The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies (CMBS) is your resource center for information about the Mennonite Brethren, Tabor College, and related subject areas. The CMBS archives at Tabor College were organized in response to the resolution adopted at the 1974 U.S. Conference at Henderson, Neb.
- To acknowledge the work of God in the history of the Mennonite Brethren Church
- To nurture a continued sense of Anabaptist-Mennonite identity
- To establish a testimony for future generations of God’s dealings through the Mennonite Brethren Church
How can the Center help you?
- As a resource center for research regarding Mennonite Brethren history and related areas of study
- As a safe depository for congregational and family records
- As a consultation service regarding the keeping of church records, writing church histories, local histories and genealogies
- As a consultation service in planning workshops, seminars, historical celebrations and publications related to Mennonite Brethren history, life and thought
How can you help the Center?
- By being aware of the need to maintain and preserve the records of congregations, committees, conferences, institutions, families and individuals
- By submitting your contributions of historical and archival materials to the Center
- By becoming a supporter of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies
- By contributing funds for specific research projects, seminars or publications
The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies is located at the south end of the Tabor College Library. Our regular hours are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Monday – Friday with reduced summer hours. We are open to students, faculty, visiting scholars, and the public. CMBS is administered by an advisory board together with Tabor College. Your contributions of historical and archival materials are welcome.
The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies has a rich library of resources and databases that are available online and in person.
We’ve Come This Far by Faith
- Peggy Goertzen, Director, (620) 947-3121 ext. 1211
- Anita Boese, Administrative Assistant, (620) 947-3121 ext. 1212
CMBS Advisory Board
- David Brown, Chair
- Karen Penner, Vice-Chair
- Ruth Kopp, Secretary
- Larry Nikkel
- Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson
- Wes Kroeker
- Eleanor Franz
- Dr. Don Isaac
- Mark Just
- David Klaassen
- Ron Seibel
- Joel Suderman
- Janet Williams, ex officio
- Dr. Frank Johnson, ex officio