Bethel Fellowship

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Bethel Fellowship (formerly known as Bethel Conservative Fellowship) originated in 1983, when four congregations that had withdrawn from the Conservative Mennonite Fellowship began a loose association. Eventually, other congregations joined the fellowship. The fellowship started the Bethel Bible School in Seymour, Missouri and a mission work in the northern part of Belize.


In 2010 the Bethel Fellowship had 935 members in 22 congregations:

Congregation Location State/Province/Country Founded Members
Biserica Betel Cristine Paltinis Romania 1998 30
Farmington Mennonite Church Farmington Missouri 2008 20
Grand Lake Mennonite Fairland Oklahoma 1996 78
Iglesia Menonita Rio Hondo Orange Walk Belize 18
La Monte Mennonite Church La Monte Missouri 1991 20
Lifeline Christian Fellowship Pickardville Alberta, Canada 2007 20
Mount Joy Conservative Mennonite Raglesville Indiana 1969 50
Mountainside Christian Fellowship Eden Manitoba, Canada 1999 35
Northern Light Mennonite Church Wasilla Arkansas 2000 21
Ozark Mennonite Church Seymour Missouri 1966 140
Pelkie Mennonite Church Pelkie Michigan 1987 34
Salem Mennonite Church Keota Iowa 1962 19
Salisbury Mennonite Church Salisbury Maryland 1983 46
Santa Fe Mennonite Church Starke Florida 2004 16
Shalom Mennonite de Carmelita Orange Walk Belize 1987 20
Shekinah Mennonite Church Green Top Missouri 2003 42
Shiloh Mennonite Church Conrath Wisconsin 1985 105
Sparta Mennonite Church Sparta Wisconsin 1992 30
Strawberry Mennonite Church Jesup Arkansas 1993 80
Summersville Mennonite Church Summersville Missouri 1981 86
Temeleuti Mennonite Church Temeleuti Moldova 2005 10
Zaragoza Mennonite Chimaltenango Guatemala 1980 15
Total 935


Mennonite Church Directory (2010): 51-53.

Scott, Stephen. An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups. People's Place Book #12. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1996: 178-179.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2010

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