Christian Leader (Periodical)

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Christian Leader was originally the official youth paper of the Mennonite Brethren Conference of North America, was begun 1 March 1937 as a monthly 32-page paper, 9 x 6 in. The size was changed to a 16-page paper, 8x11 in., in March 1943, and it became a semimonthly in April 1946. It served the conference young people as well as English-speaking adults, and became an official conference publication in 1951. It contains devotional articles, missionary reports, field notes from various churches, peace and voluntary service notes, educational articles, and other news and features that might inform and edify a conference constituency. The paper is printed and published by the Mennonite Brethren Publishing House, Hillsboro, Kansas, and edited by J. W. Vogt of Corn, Oklahoma.  The circulation in 1949 was approximately 2,300, mostly in the Mennonite Brethren churches of the United States.

Editors have been J. W. Vogt (1937-1953); Orlando Harms (1953-1975); Wally Kroeker (1975-1985); Don Ratzlaff (1985-1998); Carmen Andres (1998-2003); Connie Faber (2004- )


"CL history." U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churchs. Web. 7 April 2010.

Author(s) J. W Vogt
Date Published 1953

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Vogt, J. W. "Christian Leader (Periodical)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 6 Jul 2022.

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Vogt, J. W. (1953). Christian Leader (Periodical). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 July 2022, from


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 582. All rights reserved.

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