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Mennonite Church Church Polity Committee Records


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Church Polity Committee Records

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Mennonite Church Church Polity Committee Records, 1934-1943 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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ID: I/04/016

Primary Creator: Church Polity Committee

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Subjects: Church polity - Mennonites, Mennonite Church - Governance

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This small set of records consists primarily of drafts of the (old) Mennonite Church's polity statement and correspondence reacting to those drafts.  The correspondence is addressed to John L. Horst, Secretary of the Church Polity Committee.  Also included in these records is one set of minutes from a church polity committee meeting in 1935.

Biographical Note

The Church Polity Committee of the (old) Mennonite Church appears to have been formed in the late 1920s to create a formal statement of the denomination's polity, or governing structures and practices.

Subject/Index Terms

Church polity - Mennonites
Mennonite Church - Governance

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals: 1974, Mennonite Publishing House, Acc. 2777

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 half archives box

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: D. A. Yoder, Acc. 2452

Preferred Citation: Mennonite Church Church Polity Committee Records, 1934-1943.  I-04-16.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.

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