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Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church, 2004
The Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church was organized in 1957 as a schism from the Riverdale Amish Mennonite Church, in which the bishop, Valentine Nafziger, took a more conservative position on nonconformity in attire and withdrew with a like-minded group. The membership in 1958 was 69, with Nafziger as bishop and Kenneth Brenneman as minister. The Bethel group built its own meetinghouse in 1958.

Minister Peter Shantz served in 2004 as a non-salaried congregational leader. In 1965 there were 86 members; in 1975, 50; in 1985, 52; in 1995, 69; in 1999, 43; in 2007, 50. It has been affiliated with the Conservative Mennonite Fellowship (1956-70), and the Midwest Mennonite Fellowship (1980-) The language of worship is English.

[edit] Bibliography

Cressman, Kenneth. "The Development of the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario." 1976. Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 3968 William Hastings Road, Millbank, Ontario

Phone: 519-595-8452

Denominational Affiliation:

Midwest Mennonite Fellowship

[edit] Maps

Map:Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church (Millbank, Ontario)

Author(s) Orland Gingerich
Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989

[edit] Cite This Article

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Gingerich, Orland and Marlene Epp. "Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church (Millbank, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 25 May 2017.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91081.

APA style

Gingerich, Orland and Marlene Epp. (January 1989). Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church (Millbank, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 May 2017, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91081.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1065. All rights reserved.

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