An Increase in Time:
Story Lines of Germantown Mennonite Church and Its Historic Trust, 1683–2005
In An Increase in Time: Story Lines of Germantown Mennonite Church and Its Historic Trust, 1683–2005, Richard J. Lichty recounts the history of the oldest Mennonite church in North America. From within the congregation, he tracks its story through periods of slow growth and spiritual stagnation and renewal and vitality, through affiliation with other Mennonite bodies and through conflict and separation from them.
"We commend to the reader the story lines here that describe one congregation’s capacity to survive against great odds. Our prayer is that this book will stimulate honest dialogue and fresh reflections on the scriptures, and that it will foster greater mutual understanding about how God’s people live together with highly charged differences.” — from the Foreword by Donella M. Clemens and James M. Lapp.