General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Denomination type: Mennonite Bodies
Year Reporting: 1996
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Description: A small group, requesting that closer attention be given to prayer, Bible study and a consistent lifestyle, withdrew from the larger Mennonite Church in the Ukraine in 1860. Anabaptist in origin, the group was influenced by Lutheran pietists and Baptist teachings and adopted a quasi-congregational form of church government. In 1874 and years following, small groups of these German-speaking Mennonites left Russia, settled in Kansas and then spread to the Midwest west of the Mississippi and into Canada. Some years later the movement spread to California and the West Coast. In 1960, the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Conference merged with this body.
Today the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches conducts services in many European languages as well as in Vietnamese, Mandarin and Hindi. It works with other denominations in missionary and development projects in 25 countries outside North America.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 4812 E. Butler Ave.
Address line 2:
City: Fresno
State: California
Zip Code: 93727
Country: United States
Phone: (209)452-1713

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Exec. Sec., Marvin Hein
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Marvin Hein
Position: Exec. Secretary
Phone: (559)452-1713
Email: n/a

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 50,915
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 50,915
Total Churches: 368
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 590
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 590

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $15,018,667.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $50,832,814.00
Total Financial: $6,585,148,100
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures