Update (Feb. 19): If Boyd's congregation decides to join Mennonite Church USA, its 2,500 members would help the American denomination catch up to Anabaptist groups in India, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo that have surpassed it in size. New figures from a triennial census catalogue 1.77 million Anabaptists in 243 national conferences in 83 countries–a growth rate of almost 10 percent since 2009.
"About two-thirds of baptized believers are African, Asian or Latin American," notes Mennonite World Review.
Christian writer and speaker Greg Boyd's megachurch is weighing its affiliation options, part of a yearlong commitment to exploring Anabaptism.
According to Mennonite World Review, Boyd said Woodland Hills Church has been "'growing in this direction since the church started, without knowing what Anabaptism was.'" Now, its pastoral team is in talks with leaders of both the Mennonite Church USA and the Brethren in Christ denominations.
Other Anabaptist denominations have also ...1