Algemene Nederlandse Doopsgezinde Predikanten-Vereniging (ANDPV)

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From 1913 to 1926 several Dutch Mennonite ministers met regularly once a year at Amsterdam to discuss practical questions, in which Marc Leonard Deenik of Leeuwarden and Fokke Dijkema were leaders. Besides this, in Friesland the Friesche Doopsgezinde Predikanten-Vergadering held yearly meetings at Leeuwarden after 1847. In 1926 Arjen Binnerts, Szn. took the initiative to found a general Mennonite ministerial association; on 25 April 1927, the first meeting of this Algemene Nederlandse Doopsgezinde Predikanten-Vereniging was held in Amsterdam, with sixty-five ministers present. The first members of the board were Arjen Binnerts, Szn., president; Jan IJntema, secretary-treasurer; and Simon Henri Nicolaas Gorter. In the course of time nearly all Dutch Mennonite ministers joined the association. The ANDPV met twice a year, at Amsterdam in the second week after Easter and in one of several other towns in the second week of September. At each meeting usually two subjects were introduced and discussed, one of a theological nature and the other more practical (problems of catechetical instruction, visitation of the sick, etc.). After the founding of the ANDPV the Frisian meetings and those led by Deenik and Dijkema were no longer held.


Meihuizen, H. W. "Een kwart eeuw A.N.D.P.V." Stemmen I (5 November 1952).

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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