Berlin Mennonite Church is a place of peace in the city. We seek God, we follow Jesus, and we await the power of the Holy Ghost. We welcome all people, regardless of age or background, family situation or education, social status or sexual orientation.
The Berlin Mennonite Church (German: Berliner Mennoniten-Gemeinde or BMG) was founded in 1887 and is a federally registered non-profit association. Since 1952, the congregation has met in the Menno-House. Our congregation includes around 100 baptized members of all generations as well as a number of children and other regular attenders. Sunday services usually have around 20-30 participants, and there are almost always guests.
BMC’s work is carried out by around 20 voluntary leaders as well as a pastor with a half-time salary. All important issues are decided at congregational assemblies, which occur at least once per year. The Church Council makes decisions about weekly activities, and all interested persons are invited to attend council meetings.
The Church Council is headed by a four-person board. Currently, this board comprises Torsten Seefeld (Chair), Ulrike Stobbe (Vice Chair), Joachim Ewert (Secretary), and Dennis Flex (Treasurer).
The Church Council also includes our pastor and a representative of the Theological Working Group. The Theological Working Group engages theological topics and spiritual issues. Members of the Theological Working Group include the ordained ministers Helga Köppe, Bernhard Thiessen and Nicole Witzemann.
The Church Council includes at least one of the deacons. They are especially concerned with the welfare of people in need. Finally, the Church Council also includes the resident caretakers of the Menno-House, as well as other engaged members of the congregation.
Nicole Witzemann (*1975) is our pastor since September 2020. She is married to Markus, they have one son. Nicole is originally a baptist minister, she has served in different baptist congragations and organisations after finishing her studies at the Baptist Seminary in Elstal in 2003. She worked part-time for the Ecumanical Council Berlin-Brandenburg. She has been a pastor at the Diakonie-Hospiz Wannsee since September 2021.
BMC is a registered nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.
IBAN: DE 3110 0100 1000 6430 1100