The Shared Convictions express Anabaptist beliefs that moved our founders to form a credit union with a radical vision for expanding mutual aid. Living out this vision today motivates us to connect values and faith with finances inspiring peaceful, just, and prosperous communities.
By the grace of God, we seek to live and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in Jesus Christ. As part of the one body of Christ at all times and places, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:
In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebears of the 16th century, who modelled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ’s return and the final fulfillment of God’s kingdom.
Adopted by Mennonite World Conference
General Council, March 15, 2006
Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) draws on its Anabaptist heritage to uniquely shape its vision and direction. The Anabaptist vision is centred on the belief that God works in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. This vision focuses on three fundamental beliefs:
We have joined together and become members of Kindred to help us apply the biblical concepts of stewardship, economic justice and service in our day-to-day economic lives and financial transactions.
Kindred is a contemporary vehicle for continuing and building our commitment to responsible stewardship of all resources and to being responsive to needs within our communities.
*This is a modified version of the original Philosophy Statement, adopted March, 2001, that reflects our credit union's name change in 2016 and the expansion of our bond of association in 2010.