Community Bible Church (Wolf Point, Montana, USA)

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The Evangelization Committee of the Northern District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church purchased a parsonage and empty lot in Wolf Point, Montana in 1948 in the hope of establishing a church in this community of 2,500. Lawrence Goerz served as the first mission worker. He helped to organize the United Mennonite Church, with a charter membership of 18.

With conference help, the congregation built a church on the empty lot in 1949. The congregation joined the Northern District in 1956.

In 1979 the congregation changed its name to Community Bible Church.

On 15 February 1984, the congregation voted to withdraw from the Northern District Conference. It subsequently joined the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference, later called the Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches.

In 2023 the congregation included about 30 people, including young couples and families.

Bibliography

Lehman, M. M. "Advances in Montana." The Mennonite 64, no. 13 (29 March 1949): 10.

Schmidt, Diena, ed. The Northern District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church 1891-1991. Freeman, S.D.: The Conference, 1991: 83.

Additional Information

Address: 436 Indian Street, Wolf Point, Montana 59201

Phone: 406-653-1238

Website: https://www.facebook.com/p/Community-Bible-Church-Wolf-Point-100070565084258/

Denominational Affiliations: Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches

Pastoral Leaders at Community Bible Church

Name Years
of Service
Lawrence J. Goerz (1922-1986) 1948-1952
Frank H. Ewert (1915-1996) 1953-1958
Frank D. Huebert (1917-2014) 1958-1962
Frank Funk 1962-1969?
Glenn Williamson 1970?-1972?
Wilbur Goertz 1973?-1974?
Wilbur Schmidt 1975-1977
Wayne E. Deason (1917-2006) 1977-1984

Community Bible Church Church Membership

Year Members
1948 18
1956 45
1960 45
1979 71


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published September 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Community Bible Church (Wolf Point, Montana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2023. Web. 27 Feb 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Community_Bible_Church_(Wolf_Point,_Montana,_USA)&oldid=177458.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (September 2023). Community Bible Church (Wolf Point, Montana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Community_Bible_Church_(Wolf_Point,_Montana,_USA)&oldid=177458.




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