The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies is your resource center and archives for information about the Mennonite Brethren, Tabor College, and related subject areas. The Center at Tabor College was organized in response to the resolution adopted at the 1974 U.S. Conference at Henderson, Neb.

Peggy Goertzen, Director, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, with Rolando Mireles, Latin American Mennonite Brethren Conference
Peggy Goertzen, Director, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, with Rolando Mireles, Latin American Mennonite Brethren Conference

Mission

  • 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. We are normally open 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., five days per week, with reduced summer hours, 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.

Resources

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies has a rich library of resources and databases that are available online and in person.

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We’ve Come This Far by Faith

CMBS Staff:

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

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies Staff

Anita Boese

Anita Boese

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies Assistant
Peggy Goertzen

Peggy Goertzen

Director/Archivist of Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies