Golden Plains Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Madrid, Nebraska, USA)

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The Golden Plains Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in Madrid, Nebraska, USA was established in 1975. The congregation started when families from Alberta, Canada, and Mississippi moved to the area in search of opportunities for farming.

The early families worshipped in homes beginning in January 1974. Then for a time, they used the former First Mennonite Church in Madrid. In 1979 land was purchased west of Madrid and construction on a new church began. The dedication service was held on 24 May 1981.

The Golden Plains Mennonite School began about the same time but involved many negotiations with the Nebraska Board of Education. Initially, teachers obtained temporary certificates, but later in the 1980s regulations allowed a broader range of Christian schools and homeschooling.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Rod Frank, Shawn Becker, and Ray Frank.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1996-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 410-413.

Additional Information

Address: 33420 Road 760, Madrid, Nebraska 69150

Location: 7.1 km. (4.4 miles) west of Madrid on Road 760, at: 40.843°N, 101.609°W

Phone: 308-352-4118

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Golden Plains Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Lynn Wedel
(Deacon)
1975-1977
Arvid R. Ensz (1926-2019) 1977-2001
Lynn Wedel 1984-1994
Ray Frank 1984-present
Shawn Becker 2001-present
Rod Frank 2010-present

Membership at the Golden Plains Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1995 127
2000 154
2010 161
2020 189


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Golden Plains Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Madrid, Nebraska, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2021. Web. 17 Apr 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Golden_Plains_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Madrid,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=170015.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (February 2021). Golden Plains Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Madrid, Nebraska, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Golden_Plains_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Madrid,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=170015.




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