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The Story of the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church 1 edition

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This book tells the story of the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren (KMB) Church, from its beginnings in 1869 through to its merger with the Mennonite Brethren in 1960. During its 90 years of life, this church had a remarkable history. Like other 19th-century revivalist movements that touched numerous Protestant denominations, the KMB emphasized a personal experiential spirituality tied to rigorous Christian discipleship and to mission and evangelism. The KMB movement began in 1869 among the German-speaking Mennonites living in Crimea, Russia (hence Krimmer, the German word for people from Crimea). The whole KMB church (a congregation of 40 people at the time) immigrated en masse to Gnadenau, Marion County, Kansas, in 1874. Even though it never grew to more than 2,000 members, scattered in six states (Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota, and California) and one province (Saskatchewan), it managed by virtue of its spiritual dynamic to minister in a surprisingly large number of areas (e.g., education, mission work, orphan & senior care, medical care, publications).

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The Story of the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church
by Cornelius F. Plett

Published 1985 by Kindred Press in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Hillsboro, KS, USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Part I: Krimmer Mennonite Brethren: Russian Background and Development
1. From Prussia to Russia 1
2. Jacob A. Wiebe and His Conversion 13
3. A New Church is Born 33
4. The "Twelve Spies" Deputation Journey 43
5. Migration to America 55
Part II: The Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church in North America
6. Gnadenau 69
7. Faith 89
8. Lifestyle 119
9. Home Missions 133
10. Churches that Continued 139
Zoar Church, Inman, Kansas
Springfield Church, Marion County, Kansas
Orchard Park Church, Hutchison, Kansas
Salem Church, Bridgewater, South Dakota
Bethel Church, Yale, South Dakota
Morningside Church, Huron, South Dakota
Ebenezer Church, Doland, South Dakota
Bethesda Church, Huron, South Dakota
Emmanuel Church, Onida, South Dakota
Zion Church, Dinuba, California
Emmanuel Church, Langham, Saskatchewan
11. Churches that Continued "for a season" 181
Kansas: Jetmore, Greensburg, Cimarron, Garden City, Syracuse, Minneola, Ingalls, Bethany
Oklahoma: Weatherford, Medford, Hooker
Nebraska: Jansen, Lushton, Paxton
Arizona: Sahuarta
North Dakota: Chaseley
Part III: The Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church at Work
12. Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Aid Plan 209
13. The Home for the Aged 213
14. Foreign Missions and the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren 223
India, North Carolina, Africa, China, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil
15. City Missions 257
16. Christian Education 275
17. Publications 283
18. Women's Missionary Society 301
19. Yearbooks 305
Part IV: The Merger
20. Merger Considerations 309
21. Hindrances to Growth 331
22. Bon Voyage 337

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xiv, 338p.
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