Reformed Mennonite Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Mennonite Church USA

split into  Reformed Mennonite Church (1812)

 

The Reformed Mennonite Church, a very conservative Mennonite body known for its use of shunning (or avoidance) of deviating members, was founded in 1812 by John Herr and former members of the Mennonite Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 35 34 1,764
1929 34 34 1,650
1935 27 23 1,200
1936 - 27 1,044
1937 - 23 1,040
1942 - 25 1,500
1950 23 5 275
1951 - 16 727
1952 23 16 714
1953 23 16 685
1954 22 16 680
1955 23 16 670
1956 23 16 650
1957 22 13 628
1958 41 17 615
1961 25 17 576
1962 37 17 553
1963 36 17 550
1964 36 17 550
1965 36 17 550
1966 35 14 500
1967 38 14 500
1968 20 14 500
1969 21 12 500
1970 21 12 500
1993 20 10 346
2000 19 10 300
2001 - 10 -
2002 - 10 295
2003 - 10 155
2005 38 8 161
2006 22 8 164
2008 37 8 270
2009 33 8 268

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]