Clearview Mennonite Fellowship (Montezuma, Georgia, USA)
Clearview Fellowship is located in Montezuma, Georgia. The church was organized in 1989.
Because of overcrowding, in the late 1980s the Montezuma Amish Mennonite congregation began erecting another meetinghouse in the community and made plans on distributing its membership. However, some members expressed dissatisfaction with the standards enforced within the congregation. An outside bishop committee made recommendations, but they were not accepted by the dissidents, who then began to meet in the new facility.
Noah Yoder was ordained minister in 1992 and bishop in 1997; Dennis Swartzendruber was ordained minister in 1993. Some reconciliation later took place between the churches.
In 2017 the church had 98 members and was a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship. The ministerial team included Bishop Noah W. Yoder, Ministers Henry Overholt, Jr. and Clyde Yoder, and Deacon Wesley Yoder.
"Amish Mennonite Churches in Georgia." The Beachy Amish Mennonites. 2013. Web. 2 February 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/churches/ga.htm.
Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 68.
Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis." Unpublished paper, 2006: 34. Web. 2 February 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/librarybooks/Anderson(2006)_Diffusion.pdf.
Mennonite Church Directory (2014): 38; (2017): 40.
Address: 5187 Mennonite Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||February 2018|
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Thiessen, Richard D and Sam Steiner. "Clearview Mennonite Fellowship (Montezuma, Georgia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2018. Web. 17 Aug 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Clearview_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Montezuma,_Georgia,_USA)&oldid=160151.
Thiessen, Richard D and Sam Steiner. (February 2018). Clearview Mennonite Fellowship (Montezuma, Georgia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 August 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Clearview_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Montezuma,_Georgia,_USA)&oldid=160151.
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