Stauffer Mennonite Church

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Stauffer Mennonite Church was founded by a conservative group led by Jacob Stauffer who believed the "ban" against deviating members should be applied more severely. In protest they withdrew from the Mennonite Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1937 - 2 160
1940 - 2 171
1943 - 2 190
1944 - 2 167
1950 14 3 273
1951 - 3 279
1952 11 3 287
1953 7 2 220
1958 - - 36

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of 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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