Cedar Springs Amish Mennonite Church (Clarkson, Kentucky, USA)

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The Cedar Springs Amish Mennonite Church in Clarkson, Kentucky, USA, was established in 1993. The congregation started as a daughter congregation of the Plainview Mennonite Church.

For more background on Cedar Springs, see the article on the Ambassadors Amish Mennonite Churches.

In the 1990s the congregation began the bimonthly devotional periodical, Beside the Still Waters. By 2014 only about one-third of the 170,000 postal subscribers were members of plain Anabaptist groups; the rest — including more than 40,000 prison inmates — represented a broad range of diverse readers. Each one-page devotional began with a Scripture reference and verse on a theme. Next was a 300-word reflection on the theme, followed by an inspirational aphorism or a line from a hymn, and a few additional biblical references for those who would like to read through the entire Bible in a year. The themes have been simple — temptation, trust, hypocrisy, nonconformity, integrity — and usually combine a short story or illustration with a biblically-based admonition. Costs to produce Beside the Still Waters have been covered by donations, and the work is overseen by the Still Waters Ministries board on behalf of the Ambassadors Amish Mennonite Church. It also distributes “pocket sermons,” a cappella choral CDs, sermon CDs, and several books in Russian and Spanish.

In 2021 the church was a member of the Ambassadors Amish Mennonite Churches and had a membership of 87. The bishop was Gary Raber, and the ministers were James O. Miller and Elvin Schrock.


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Additional Information

Address: 270 Antioch Road, Clarkson, Kentucky

Phone: 270-242-7000


Denominational Affiliations:

Ambassadors Amish Mennonite Churches


Cedar Springs Amish Mennonite Church

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2018

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Cedar Springs Amish Mennonite Church (Clarkson, Kentucky, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2018. Web. 26 Feb 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cedar_Springs_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Clarkson,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=172365.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2018). Cedar Springs Amish Mennonite Church (Clarkson, Kentucky, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cedar_Springs_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Clarkson,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=172365.

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