Hutterian Brethren

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Hutterian Brethren
Denomination type: Mennonite Bodies
Year Reporting: 2000
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Description: Hutterites derive their names from Jacob Hutter, a 16th-century Anabaptist leader who was instrumental in organizing groups of believers into functioning communities. He and other believers advocated communal ownership of property and a radical following of Christ. Hutter was burned as a heretic in Innsbruck in 1536.
Many believers are of German descent and still use their native tongue at home and in church. Little denominational literature has been produced by Hutterites recently and most of the extant material such as sermons and songs is in the German language. Colonies share property, practice non-resistance, dress plainly, and operate their own schools. There are close to 500 colonies with about 50,000 members in North America. Each congregation conducts its own youth work through Sunday school. Until age 15, children attend German and English school which is operated by each colony. All unbaptized youth ages attend Sunday school. They are baptized as adults upon confession of faith, by their own personal choice.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: Philip J. Gross
Address line 2: 3610 N. Wood Rd.
City: Reardon
State: Washington
Zip Code: 99029
Country: United States
Phone: (509)299-5400

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Philip J. Gross
Phone: (509)299-5400
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 36,800
Other Members: 6,200
Total Inclusive Members: 43,000
Total Churches: 444
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 600
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 600

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 444
Total Individuals: 444

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures