Christian Fellowship Church (Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada)
The Christian Fellowship Church in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, held it’s first service on 5 November 1972 in St. Patricks Catholic Church with 13 in attendance. This was a project of the Mennonite Brethren Mission of Saskatchewan. The building itself was soon moved to Lanigan from 7 miles (11 km.) west of Leroy by the Christian and Missionary Alliance and was purchased by Mennonite Brethren Missions in 1972. Lawrence and Martha Redekopp were asked to serve as interim pastors. They agreed and spent the first nine months driving in from Saskatoon to hold 2 services each Sunday. By spring of 1973 they had accepted the invitation to become full-time pastors, and moved to Lanigan. In 1975 the church was accepted into the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and in 1976 it became self-supporting.
One thing that influenced the life of the church was the ministry of the Messenger Quartet. Upon the invitation of the church they visited the community three different times. People responded to the gospel message through their ministry and church growth resulted. By their 10th anniversary, the little church, with seating capacity of 100 was full. The Sunday School facilities were taxed to the limit. After much prayer and discussion a decision was made to build a new building to seat 250 people. The first service in the new sanctuary was held on September 1982.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Christian Fellowship Church." Web. 13 September 2010. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/saskatchewan_archives/christian_fellowship_church/.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 67.
Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 616.
Address: 58 Mayo Street, Lanigan, Saskatchewan
Website: Christian Fellowship Church
Christian Fellowship Church Ministers
|Abe Unrau (interim)||1992-1993|
Christian Fellowship Church Membership
|Date Published||August 2011|
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