Preaching is done by 28 lay preachers and two salaried preachers. In the second half of the 20th century congregational life became more active, and activities became more varied. Numerous meetings in groups and circles were held. Women's involvement increased. Young people determine for themselves when they are baptized. The small congregation of Hasselbach, together with the Evangelische Landeskirche (Protestant State Church), annually organized a children's camp, which was well attended. The old congregational meetingplace of Hasselbach was expanded. The neighborhood center, presented to the Heilbronn congregation by American Mennonites in 1948, was replaced by a newly constructed building in Kochendorf. The church in Möckmühl intended to build its own meetingplace.
Although there was a tendency to give up farming due to changes in economic conditions, in 1986 there were still 42 Mennonite farms in Baden-Württemberg.
See also Baden (Germany)
Mennonitisches Jahrbuch (1965- )
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Lichdi, Elfriede. "Baden-Württemberg (Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 19 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Baden-W%C3%BCrttemberg_(Germany)&oldid=90963.
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