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Denominational Profile

History

Mennonite Brethren in Christ

split into  Bible Fellowship Church (1947)

 

The Bible Fellowship Church was formed in 1947 by churches withdrawing from the Mennonite Brethren in Christ when the Brethren changed their name to the United Missionary Church and dropped all Mennonite connections. Members see themselves as continuing the tradition of the Mennonite Brethren of Christ.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1995 121 58 7,132
1998 112 56 7,169
2000 113 57 7,258
2001 122 55 7,197
2002 115 57 7,308
2003 127 57 7,427
2005 130 61 7,470
2007 141 60 7,605
2008 136 62 7,621
2009 147 63 7,661

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]


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