The Iglesia Evangélica Menonita (General Conference Mennonite Church) of Colombia began work in the city in January 1964. By 1986 three active Mennonite churches have emerged with a total membership of 417. The Centro Cristiano Menonita (Mennonite Christian Center), established in 1982, was an attractive three-story building located downtown, which houses the Teusaquillo Mennonite Church, a Mennonite bookstore, the Mennonite Development Foundation (MENCOLDES), an audio-visual office, a Christian family agency, and the office of the church's executive secretary. Other Mennonite and Christian agencies use the Mennonite Christian Center for seminars, lectures, and other programs.
Three other Anabaptist-related groups had come to work in the city by 1986: the Asociación de Iglesias Hermanos Menonitas (Mennonite Brethren), the Comunidad Cristiana Hermandad de Cristo (Brethren in Christ), and the Iglesia Colombiana de los Hermanos (related to the Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio). There was a National Anabaptist Committee which cooperated on specific issues, e.g., voluntary service programs, conscientious objection, and Anabaptist identity.
|Author(s)||Hector G Valencia V|
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Valencia V, Hector G. "Bogotá (Colombia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1986. Web. 30 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bogot%C3%A1_(Colombia)&oldid=54901.
Valencia V, Hector G. (1986). Bogotá (Colombia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 January 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bogot%C3%A1_(Colombia)&oldid=54901.
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