Belleview Mennonite Church (Columbus, Kansas, USA)
The Belleview Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite Church), a Central Conference congregation located near Columbus in southeastern Kansas. Samuel Mishler, who came to Kansas from Illinois in 1880 and who lived about 15 miles (25 km) south of Columbus, preached for the Mennonites from Illinois who settled near Columbus, and was responsible for the organization of the congregation. In about 1888 Mishler ordained John Naffziger, a member of the congregation and one of the original settlers, as pastor of the church.
The congregation had no conference affiliation until 1920 when it became a member of the Central Conference of Mennonites. Its membership in 1952 was 14.
The congregation ceased to exist in November 1972. The 1973/74 Handbook of Information indicates Belleview "withdrew" from the Central District Conference in that month.
Pannabecker, Samuel Floyd. Faith in Ferment: a History of the Central District Conference. Faith and Life Press, 1968: 271.
Rich, Elaine Sommers, ed. Walking Together in Faith: The Central District Conference, 1957-1990. Bluffton, Ohio: The Conference, 2003: 100-101.
Weaver, William B. History of the Central Conference Mennonite Church. Danvers, Ill: The author, 1926: 123-124. Available in full electronic text at https://archive.org/details/historyofcentral00weav/
Address: Columbus, Kansas
Denominational Affiliations: Central District Conference
General Conference Mennonite Church
Pastoral Leaders at Belleview Mennonite Church
|Samuel A. Mishler (1826-1896)||1880-1896|
|Johannes "John" Naffziger (1848-1918)||1888-1918|
|Henry Thiessen (1888-1953)||1948-1950|
Membership at Belleview Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||William B. Weaver|
|Samuel J. Steiner|
|Date Published||November 2022|
Cite This Article
Weaver, William B. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Belleview Mennonite Church (Columbus, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2022. Web. 29 Nov 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Belleview_Mennonite_Church_(Columbus,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=174260.
Weaver, William B. and Samuel J. Steiner. (November 2022). Belleview Mennonite Church (Columbus, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Belleview_Mennonite_Church_(Columbus,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=174260.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 272. All rights reserved.
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