Young People's Problems Committee

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Young People's Problems Committee, a standing committee of five of the Mennonite General Conference (Mennonite Church), appointed in 1924, merged into the Commission for Christian Education and Young People's Work in 1937. Its purpose was to assist the church in improving its ministry to its youth, and to help guide the youth organizations springing up in many local churches, especially the literary societies. It introduced and for a time sponsored the Young People's Institute and promoted the holding of Christian Life Conferences. Major leaders in the committee were Noah Oyer (d. 1930) and O. O. Miller. Similar committees were established about the same time in a number of the district conferences (MC) usually called simply "Young People's Committee."


Shenk, J. B. "A History of Organized Youth Work in the Mennonite Church." (unpublished paper in Goshen College Library).

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1010. All rights reserved.

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