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In existence since 1974, this task force was the successor to the Konferenz pfälzisch-hessischer Mennonitengemeinden and the Mennonitische Hilfskasse. The task force was made up of the Altleiningen, Enkenbach, Eppstein, Friedelsheim, Ibersheim, Kohlhof, Kühbörnscheshof, Ludwigshafen, Monsheim, Neudorferhof, Obersülzen, Sembach, Weierhof, and Zweibrücken congregations (2,305 members). Its purpose was to work together in the encouragement and support of Christian and Mennonite faith in mission and social projects. A general business meeting was held once a year. The task force offered regular courses for volunteers, a yearly fellowship meeting, and a mission day. The preachers' conference took place six times a year and was attended not only by full-time church workers, but also by members of the board. Theological and administrative questions were discussed during these meetings. The organization owned the Mennonitenhaus in Kaiserslautern, which was built by the Mennonite Central Committee in 1956 and was used as retreat and conference center. In 1982, the task force began missionary work in cooperation with the Deutsches Mennonitisches Missionskomitee in Kaiserslautern.

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Mennonitisches Jahrbuch (1951-)

Published congregational histories from Enkenbach, Ibersheim, Ludwigshafen, and Weierhof.

Author(s) Klaus-Dieter Wahl
Date Published 1989

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Wahl, Klaus-Dieter. "Arbeitsgemeinschaft südwestdeutscher Mennonitengemeinden (Task Force of Southwest German Mennonite Churches)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1989. Web. 25 Jun 2017.

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Wahl, Klaus-Dieter. (1989). Arbeitsgemeinschaft südwestdeutscher Mennonitengemeinden (Task Force of Southwest German Mennonite Churches). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 34. All rights reserved.

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