The Evangelical Mennonite Brethren and Evangelical Mennonite Churches, ca. 1955. Source: The Mennonite Encyclopedia, vol. 2, p. 263.
Evangelical Mennonite Conference, properly "The Conference of Evangelical Mennonites," a joint conference of the Evangelical Mennonite Church
and the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church
, was formed 14 June 1953. It did not constitute a true merger, since each conference maintained its own separate identity and name and internal organization. The joint conference had its own committees, published an official monthly organ The Evangelical Mennonite
(first number July 1953) and annual Conference of Evangelical Mennonites Calendar
. Organizationally it had an executive board, an executive secretary appointed by the Board, and four commissions as follows: Commission on Missions, Commission on Education, Commission on Promotion, Commission on Departments. An equal number of representatives of the two subsidiary conferences were appointed for a term of three years on the above. The conference met triennially.
In 1962 the two conferences terminated the joint conference.
|| Harold S Bender
| Date Published
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Bender, Harold S. "Evangelical Mennonite Conference (United States)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 5 May 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evangelical_Mennonite_Conference_(United_States)&oldid=94562.
Bender, Harold S. (1956). Evangelical Mennonite Conference (United States). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 May 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evangelical_Mennonite_Conference_(United_States)&oldid=94562.
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