Mennonite Publication Office (General Conference Mennonite Church)

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Mennonite Publication Office was organized by the Board of Publication of the General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM) in 1939 to provide an office at Newton, Kansas, to have charge of all business affairs connected with the publication of General Conference periodicals and Sunday-school materials, a task which had formerly been invested in the manager of the Mennonite Book Concern, Berne, Indiana. The Publication Office functioned as the publisher for the General Conference. In 1956 it adopted Faith and Life Press as its publishing name. Besides serving as a wholesaler for Conference publications the Publication Office maintains three retail stores: Mennonite Bookstore, Rosthern, Saskatchewan; Mennonite Book Concern, Berne, Indiana; and Mennonite Bookstore, Newton, Kansas. As part of its publication and distribution functions it also provides an editorial department, art department, Sunday-school order department, and audio-visual library. Following the merger of the Board of Publication and Board of Education, the manager of the Publication Office also served as the business manager of the Board of Education and Publication. Managers have been: J. M. Suderman 1939-46, Bernhard Bargen 1946-51, Abe M. Wiebe 1951-56, Walter D. Unrau 1956-    .

Author(s) Maynard Shelly
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1108. All rights reserved.

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