April 3, 2013


Faith Mennonite Church has decided to report its membership numbers more honestly.  The congregation has 353 members, but a recent analysis and count by church leaders determined that there are 178 “active members.”  The names of active members plus regular participants will be listed in the front of the church directory, and the other members will be listed in the back.  The congregation will use the “active member” number of 178 for all reporting and budgeting purposes, as well as for calculating delegates to conferences.  For a congregation with 150 in attendance on an average Sunday morning, 178 feels like a number with more integrity.

     –submitted by Weldon Schloneger, Transitional Pastor

       Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, KS

       316-283-6370, wschloneger@hotmail.com

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