North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois

Christ-Led Courage

Our Vision

As a living body of Jesus Christ, our vision at North Suburban Mennonite Church is to be a Christ-centered community, embodying Christ-like compassion, living with Christ-led courage.

Living with Courage

To live with Christ-led courage, we will follow in Jesus' footsteps as He shapes our convictions and empowers us to live our His commands. We will be peacemakers in word and deed, finding and advocating nonviolent resolution to conflicts. We will live in an environmentally responsible and economically just manner to honor and sustain all of God's creation. We will live as true disciples, conforming to Christ, set apart from the world.

Jesus and Courage

To understand what Christ-led courage is, we look toward the example of Jesus and the way he demonstrated courage in the face of temptation and societal conventions by acting on his convictions.

Demonstrating Courage

Some of the ways we show courage are a testament to our convictions.

  • teach our youth and others about peacemaking
  • confront injustice
  • help youth to file conscientious objector status
  • provide a children's ministry in Waukegan
  • start a Ten Thousand Villages store
  • live a simple, different lifestyle
  • be truthful with each other, allowing for dissenting voices to be heard
  • invite most of the church, including children and youth, to provide leadership
Do Justice
Illustration by Lindy Swan based on Micah 6:8
"I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!"
John 16:33