A series of four seminars during April and May in the Lancaster, Pa., area will examine the roots and impact of the Anabaptist movement.
In explaining the Anabaptist roots of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, the late Grace Brethren historian Dr. David Plaster wrote, “The Anabaptist movement had a strong commitment to the Bible alone as the primary source of direction for the believer and the church.”
“They were deeply committed to living out high Christian standards,” Plaster said, “and they practiced very strict church discipline on the members of the local assembly” (from Finding our Focus: A History of the Grace Brethren Church, BMH Books).
The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches has a rich history, rooted in the Anabaptist and Pietist movements in 16th century Europe. The four sessions on Anabaptist history are explained in this article from the Lancaster News, introducing a series on the topic at the Spring Senior Life Institute at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, Pa.
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