Hutterian Brethren

Hutterian Brethren

3610 N. Wood Rd.
Reardon, WA 99029
United States


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Philip J. Gross

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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.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2000
36,800
0
6,200
43,000
444
1997
36,000
0
6,800
42,800
428
1996
35,350
0
6,250
41,600
398
1994
35,254
0
6,221
41,475
395
1992
0
0
0
6,700
95
1990
38,000
0
0
38,000
375
1987
0
0
0
3,988
77
1985
3,988
0
0
3,968
77
1984
3,968
0
0
3,968
77
1980
0
0
0
3,684
35
1979
3,443
0
0
3,443
35
1976
3,500
0
0
3,500
35
1968
0
0
0
3,405
29
1967
1,280
0
2,125
3,405
29
1966
2,835
0
0
2,835
28
1964
0
0
0
7,600
77
1963
0
0
0
2,488
22
1962
0
0
0
2,308
21
1961
0
0
0
2,215
20
1959
0
0
0
2,250
20
1957
0
0
0
1,994
26
1956
0
0
0
2,917
26
1955
0
0
0
2,850
29
1954
0
0
0
2,695
25
1953
0
0
0
2,324
25
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2000
600
0
0
600
1997
500
0
0
575
1996
398
0
0
814
1994
780
0
0
795
1992
0
0
0
195
1990
600
0
0
600
1976
36
0
0
36
1968
20
0
0
20
1967
20
0
0
20
1966
35
0
0
29
1964
111
0
0
90
1963
31
0
0
23
1962
31
0
0
23
1961
31
0
0
23
1959
25
0
0
20
1957
31
0
0
28
1956
43
0
0
34
1955
46
0
0
33
1954
42
0
0
24
1953
39
0
0
29
1952
43
0
0
28
1951
1
0
0
1
1923
0
0
0
40
1921
0
0
0
32
1916
0
0
0
32
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2000
0
444
0
0
1997
50
0
0
8,900
1996
398
0
0
6,638
1994
395
0
0
5,830
1992
95
0
0
2,455
1990
375
0
0
14,300
1967
29
0
0
2,125
1966
28
0
0
1,100
1964
77
52
0
0
1962
20
49
1,794
1,843
1961
20
49
1,794
1,843
1959
19
49
1,794
1,843
1957
18
49
1,794
1,843
1956
18
40
1,846
1,886
1955
18
40
698
738
1954
17
40
729
769
1953
17
21
681
702
1952
17
17
738
755
1951
28
56
1,094
1,150
1949
15
30
720
750
1923
25
0
800
800
1921
14
0
621
621
1919
14
0
621
621
1916
14
16
605
621
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1950
$0
$900
$0