Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Beachy Amish Mennonites: Who They Are, What They Believe

Can I visit a Beachy church unannounced, or should I contact someone first? What will people think of me when I visit? Do Beachys have electricity and other modern conveniences?
Click here for the website managed and maintained solely by Cory Anderson, who is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite congregation. He started the website in May 2005 to serve as a collecting place for various hard-to-find Beachy writings. As the site grew, there was more interest shown from visitors in learning more basic information about the Beachys and even finding a Beachy church to attend. Thus, the second purpose of the site was added, to help seekers find a Beachy or like-minded church and to provide a general overview of the Beachys. Today it is the most extensive collection of Beachy writings on the web, gathering together many hard-to-find works, many of which have been buried in university libraries across the country.