Our Partners

CommonWord is a hub for Anabaptist and related resources. 

We partner with other Anabaptist resource providers to offer a wide selection of items to buy, borrow or access online.   




Founding and Governing Partners


Canadian Mennonite University | CMU

Canadian Mennonite University

CMU is an innovative Christian university, rooted in the Anabaptist faith tradition, moved and transformed by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Through teaching, research, and service CMU inspires and equips women and men for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. 

CommonWord is located at CMU and serves its community, particularly the student body, as a vibrant campus bookstore and resource centre.  

We also offer CMU-produced resources to buy, borrow or access online.


Mennonite Church Canada

MC Canada is a covenanted partnership among the congregations of Mennonite Church Alberta, Mennonite Church British Columbia, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, Mennonite Church Manitoba, and Mennonite Church Saskatchewan. 

CommonWord serves the nation-wide church with curated congregational resources.  

We also offer all of Mennonite Church Canada’s resources to buy, borrow or access online.





Herald Press

Herald Press (an imprint of MennoMedia, Inc.) is a Christian publisher known for transformative books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, theology, and Amish and Mennonite life and faith.  They reach a broad spectrum of readers - from evangelical, mainline, and Anabaptist backgrounds - and offer a "third way" approach between the sometimes contentious camps of the culture wars. 

Herald Press is the denominational publisher of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.  We are pleased to offer all Herald Press titles to buy or borrow.  Curriculum and periodicals are available to buy directly from https://mennomedia.ca/.



CMU Press

CMU Press is an academic publisher of scholarly, reference, and general interest books at Canadian Mennonite University. Books from CMU Press address and inform interests and issues vital to the university, its constituency, and society. Areas of specialization include Mennonite studies, and works that are church-oriented or theologically engaged.

We are pleased to offer all CMU Press titles to buy or borrow.


Retail Partner



Mennonite Heritage Archives

MHA works to collect, preserve, interpret, and make accessible the history of the Mennonite people and communities.

MHA sells all of its online retail titles from our website.  Please contact them directly if you have questions about your order.




Other Partners



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Together in Worship

Together In Worship is a curated website that supports worship in Mennonite and Anabaptist communities with hundreds of free spoken word materials, visual art pieces, new music and brief demonstration videos.  

We are pleased to offer all Together In Worship materials online.



The MennoCast

A new podcast featuring genuine, enriching, and stimulating conversations about faith from an Anabaptist perspective.

We are pleased to share all their episodes



Abuse Response and Prevention

A Canadian-based website that addresses various types of abuse, offering definitions, guidelines and additional resources for both individuals and communities of faith.  

We are pleased to collaborate with MCC on this project with a growing contribution of resources.



Canadian Mennonite

An Anabaptist publication and media presence with news and viewpoints of the people and churches of Mennonite Church Canada.

We link to each featured article.



Anabaptist Faith Formation

A faith formation resource website for Anabaptist formation leaders, curated by Mennonite Church USA.



Canadian Foodgrains Bank

A partnership working together to end global hunger.  The Foodgrains Bank is rooted in the belief that humankind is created in the image of God and that it is God’s desire that no person should go hungry. 

We link to CFGB resources.



Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Institute of Mennonite Studies

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s primary avenue for research, conversation, and publication on topics vital to Mennonite and Anabaptist traditions, and of interest to the broader church.  

We offer IMS titles to buy or borrow.





 Mennonite Central Committee

A worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, MCC shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. 

CommonWord values the educational and advocacy resources that MCC produces for North American congregations and is pleased to offer MCC resources to borrow or access online.



 Mennonite World Conference

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) exists to be a global community of faith in the Anabaptist tradition, to facilitate relationships between Anabaptist-related churches worldwide and to relate to other Christian world communions and organizations. MWC’s member churches in 58 countries represent the majority of the global family of Christian churches rooted in the 16th-century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. MWC creates worship resources for congregations and statements and teaching resources for leaders.

We are pleased to offer MWC worship and education resources online.  



SmallTall Ministries

Bryan Moyer Suderman is an itinerant singer/songwriter and Bible teacher who creatively engages all ages in the scriptural drama of God’s love for the world.  Suderman’s passion is to inspire people to see themselves (and sing themselves) as part of the ongoing scriptural drama of God’s great mission in the world.

We are pleased to offer all SmallTall Ministries resources to buy or borrow.