Yesterday, roughly 900 Amish churches across North America met for Sunday service (900 would mean roughly half of the present 1800 Amish church districts; Amish congregations meet every other week with districts alternating Sundays).  Leading the Amish congregation are a ministry consisting of a bishop, 2 or sometimes 3 ministers, and a deacon.

What roles do the Amish bishop, minister, and deacon play?  Do Amish bishops rule their congregations with an iron hand, as they are sometimes portrayed?  How are Amish ministers chosen?  More on these and other questions in this Amish Online Encyclopedia entry on Amish leaders.


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