Join the ANiSA Community

The Anabaptist Network in South Africa (ANiSA) is a community made up of people, churches, and organizations across South Africa who believe that the Christian message and Gospel has something to say and something to offer the social realities in South Africa.

Although some of our Pilgrims come from the historic denominations that emerged from the Anabaptist movement (e.g., Mennonites, Mennonite Brethren, Brethren in Christ), many of ANiSA's Pilgrims do not have the same historical links with Anabaptism. Anabaptist values and perspectives have influenced and impacted different Christian traditions, such as Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Quaker, Methodist, Baptist, Reformed, Pentecostal, House Church, and other traditions, in different ways.

The Anabaptist Network in South Africa is a network of people and groups who draw on the teachings, experiences, and perspectives from the Christian faith movement of Anabaptism as we strive to embody the Gospel in our daily lives. (See About ANiSA for more information and Our Community to see which other Pilgrims live near you).

Become a Pilgrim

As a Pilgrim you will:

  • Receive a quarterly ANiSA newsletter that highlights the activities of ANiSA, upcoming events, and resources available through our resource centre (in electronic or hard copy).
  • Be able to share and post comments on ANiSA news articles and opinion pieces as part of the ANiSA Alternative News source.
  • Be able to contribute articles and opinion pieces for ANiSA News and have them included in the ANiSA News and ANiSA’s News Bulletin “A Peaceful Perspective…” (subject to editorial discretion).
  • Be able to borrow books and have access to other resources from the resource centre. (There may be a cost for those living outside of Pietermaritzburg in order to cover cost of postage. Ask a Librarian to get further details.).
  • Receive discounts for ANiSA conferences and publications.
  • Participate in regional study or discussion groups. ANiSA provides support to those who organize such regional groups with relevant resources and study suggestions. For more information about ANiSA study/discussion groups, click here.

You can become a Pilgrim by registering on this site. You can also become a Pilgrim by downloading the membership form and sending it via email to join@anisa.org.za or via standard post to:

PO Box 100594
Scottsville 3209
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa

Register your church, organization, or institution as an Affiliate of ANiSA

ANiSA invites churches, organizations, and institutions to become Affiliates of ANiSA. Affiliates of ANiSA share an affinity with other churches, organizations, and institutions who have similar values, and who want to draw on the teachings, experiences, and perspectives from the Christian faith movement of Anabaptism.

ANiSA seeks to:

  • Create opportunities for churches, organizations, and institutions to meet, link, and grow friendships with one another.
  • Create opportunities to share news and updates with one another.
  • Create opportunities to collaborate with one another.
  • Learn from one another.
  • Provide Anabaptist faith communities an opportunity to develop their own presence on the internet through the ANiSA website.

Click here for an application form if you would like to register your church, organization, or institution to become an Affiliate of ANiSA. Send the application to us via email to join@anisa.org.za, or send them to our postal address:

PO Box 100594
Scottsville 3209
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa