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<h3>1958 Article</h3>  The Manitoba Conference of the [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church]], was called in its Act of Incorporation "The Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba." The MB Church of Manitoba had its beginning on 30 May 1886, when [[Voth, Heinrich (1851-1918)|Heinrich Voth]] baptized two couples. The place of beginning was Burwalde, near Winkler, where a little chapel was constructed. In 1898 this chapel was moved to Winkler. Then other churches sprang up around Winkler. A large influx of new immigrants arrived in 1922-1925, most of them settling in or near Winnipeg. In the 1950s the Mennonite Brethren Church was spread over the southern portion of the province, with a membership of 3,462 in 22 congregations.
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=== 1958 Article ===
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The Manitoba Conference of the [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church]], was called in its Act of Incorporation "The Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba." The MB Church of Manitoba had its beginning on 30 May 1886, when [[Voth, Heinrich (1851-1918)|Heinrich Voth]] baptized two couples. The place of beginning was Burwalde, near Winkler, where a little chapel was constructed. In 1898 this chapel was moved to Winkler. Then other churches sprang up around Winkler. A large influx of new immigrants arrived in 1922-1925, most of them settling in or near Winnipeg. In the 1950s the Mennonite Brethren Church was spread over the southern portion of the province, with a membership of 3,462 in 22 congregations.
  
On 5 April 1940 it was decided to incorporate the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, which was done. "The objects of the corporation are to promote, engage in and carry on the Christian Religion and Christian Worship and religious education according to die religious belief of the members of the corporation." The doctrines of the church were the fundamental teachings of the [[Bible  |Bible]] about God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, as given in the <em>Glaubensbekenntnis </em>of the Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1955 there were 22 local churches in Manitoba, including five missions. The following institutions were owned by the Manitoba MB Church: one Bible school, one high school, one old folks' home, five mission stations, one Bible college (owned and supported by the whole Mennonite Brethren Church of Canada). The Conference met twice annually until 1942, since then only once annually.
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On 5 April 1940 it was decided to incorporate the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, which was done. "The objects of the corporation are to promote, engage in and carry on the Christian Religion and Christian Worship and religious education according to the religious belief of the members of the corporation." The doctrines of the church were the fundamental teachings of the [[Bible  |Bible]] about God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, as given in the <em>Glaubensbekenntnis </em>of the Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1955 there were 22 local churches in Manitoba, including five missions. The following institutions were owned by the Manitoba MB Church: one Bible school, one high school, one old folks' home, five mission stations, one Bible college (owned and supported by the whole Mennonite Brethren Church of Canada). The Conference met twice annually until 1942, since then only once annually.
  
 
The Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba was a member of the [[Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Northern District (Canadian) Conference]], which held its meetings once annually in one of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, North Saskatchewan, South Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and [[Ontario (Canada)|Ontario]]. The [[Northern District Conference (Mennonite Brethren Church)|Northern District Conference]] was a member of the [[General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|General Conference of the M.B. Church of North America]].
 
The Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba was a member of the [[Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Northern District (Canadian) Conference]], which held its meetings once annually in one of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, North Saskatchewan, South Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and [[Ontario (Canada)|Ontario]]. The [[Northern District Conference (Mennonite Brethren Church)|Northern District Conference]] was a member of the [[General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|General Conference of the M.B. Church of North America]].
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Outstanding personalities of the Manitoba Conference included [[Voth, Heinrich S. (1878-1953)|H. S. Voth]], [[Unruh, Abraham H. (1878-1961)|A. H. Unruh]], [[Wiens, Johann G. (1874-1951)|J. G. Wiens]], [[Janzen, Henry H. (1901-1975)|H. H. Janzen]], D. D. Derksen, and G. D. Pries. -- <em>H. H. Redekop</em>
 
Outstanding personalities of the Manitoba Conference included [[Voth, Heinrich S. (1878-1953)|H. S. Voth]], [[Unruh, Abraham H. (1878-1961)|A. H. Unruh]], [[Wiens, Johann G. (1874-1951)|J. G. Wiens]], [[Janzen, Henry H. (1901-1975)|H. H. Janzen]], D. D. Derksen, and G. D. Pries. -- <em>H. H. Redekop</em>
  
<hr/> <h3>1990 Update</h3> In 1929 the Mennonite Brethren congregations in Manitoba united to form a conference, which was incorporated in 1940 and amended its organization in 1982. Total membership in 2001 was 6,081, distributed among 33 congregations, with a heavy concentration of members in Winnipeg. A vigorous and active conference program concentrates on building the Kingdom of God. The Board of Missions and Church Extension supervises and supports [[Church Planting|church planting]], student ministries, prison chaplaincy and counselling programs. MB Communications oversees television programs and English, German, [[Dialect Literature and Speech, Low German|Low German]], and Russian radio releases. The German and Russian releases are broadcast all over the world. The Board of Educational Institutions directs Winkler Bible School and the [[Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) |Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute]]. The conference is also very active in inter-Mennonite projects, including [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]], [[Mennonite Disaster Service|Mennonite Disaster Service]], and Eden Mental Hospital in Winkler. -- <em>William I. Neufeld</em>
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=== 1990 Update ===
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In 1929 the Mennonite Brethren congregations in Manitoba united to form a conference, which was incorporated in 1940 and amended its organization in 1982. Total membership in 2001 was 6,081, distributed among 33 congregations, with a heavy concentration of members in Winnipeg. A vigorous and active conference program concentrates on building the Kingdom of God. The Board of Missions and Church Extension supervises and supports [[Church Planting|church planting]], student ministries, prison chaplaincy and counselling programs. MB Communications oversees television programs and English, German, [[Dialect Literature and Speech, Low German|Low German]], and Russian radio releases. The German and Russian releases are broadcast all over the world. The Board of Educational Institutions directs Winkler Bible School and the [[Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) |Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute]]. The conference is also very active in inter-Mennonite projects, including [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]], [[Mennonite Disaster Service|Mennonite Disaster Service]], and Eden Mental Hospital in Winkler. -- <em>William I. Neufeld</em>
  
<hr/> <h3>2010 Update</h3> In 2010 the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches had 39 congregations and 6,433 members. In 2010 the following congregations were members of the conference:
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=== 2015 Update ===
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In 2015 the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches had 42 congregations and 6,433 members. In 2015 the following congregations were members of the conference:
  
<div align="center"> <table class="vertical listing">  <tr> <th> City</th> <th> Congregation</th> <th>Members</th> </tr> <tr> <td> Altona</td> <td> [[South Park Mennonite Brethren Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)|South Park Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">136
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! Church
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! City
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! Members
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! Average Weekly<br />
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Attendance
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|-
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| [[Boissevain Mennonite Brethren Church (Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada)|Boissevain Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Boissevain
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| style="text-align: right;" | 132
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| style="text-align: right;" | 100
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|-
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| [[Christian Family Center (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Christian Family Center]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 19
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| style="text-align: right;" | 25
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|-
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| [[Community Fellowship Church (Newton, Manitoba, Canada)|Community Fellowship Church]]
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| Newton
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| style="text-align: right;" | 142
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| style="text-align: right;" | 122
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|-
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| [[Cornerstone Community Church (Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada)|Cornerstone Community Church]]
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| Flin Flon
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| style="text-align: right;" | 35
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| style="text-align: right;" | 45
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|-
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| [[Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 110
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| style="text-align: right;" | 75
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|-
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| [[Eastview Community Church (East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada)|Eastview Community Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 467
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| style="text-align: right;" | 622
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|-
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| Église Communautaire de la Rivière Rouge
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 13
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| style="text-align: right;" | 26
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|-
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| [[Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church (Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada)|Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Elm Creek
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| style="text-align: right;" | 224
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| style="text-align: right;" | 250
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|-
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| [[Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 268
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| style="text-align: right;" | 150
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|-
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| FaithWorks
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 61
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| style="text-align: right;" | 120
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|-
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| [[Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 417
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| style="text-align: right;" | 750
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|-
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| [[Fourth Avenue Bible Church (Niverville, Manitoba, Canada)|Fourth Avenue Bible Church]]
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| Niverville
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| style="text-align: right;" | 99
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| style="text-align: right;" | 102
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|-
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| [[Friends Community Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada)|Friends Community Church]]
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| Carman
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| style="text-align: right;" | 16
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| style="text-align: right;" | 70
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|-
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| [[Grace Church (Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada)|Grace Church]]
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| Cranberry Portage
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| style="text-align: right;" | 8
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| style="text-align: right;" | 20
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|-
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| House Blend Ministries
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" |
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| style="text-align: right;" | 15
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|-
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| House of Covenant International Church
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 28
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| style="text-align: right;" | 55
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|-
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| [[Jubilee Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Jubilee Mennonite Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 119
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| style="text-align: right;" | 92
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|-
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| [[Justice Mennonite Brethren Church (Justice, Manitoba, Canada)|Justice Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Justice
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| style="text-align: right;" | 49
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| style="text-align: right;" | 125
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|-
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| [[La Salle Community Fellowship (La Salle, Manitoba, Canada)|La Salle Community Fellowship]]
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| La Salle
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| style="text-align: right;" | 86
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| style="text-align: right;" | 140
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|-
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| [[Lakeview Community Church (Killarney, Manitoba, Canada)|Lakeview Community Church]]
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| Killarney
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| style="text-align: right;" | 117
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| style="text-align: right;" | 142
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|-
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| [[Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church (Manitou, Manitoba, Canada)|Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Manitou
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| style="text-align: right;" | 71
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| style="text-align: right;" | 60
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|-
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| [[McIvor Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|McIvor Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 513
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| style="text-align: right;" | 293
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|-
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| [[North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 700
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| style="text-align: right;" | 566
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|-
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| One88
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| Winnipeg
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|
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|
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|-
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| [[Philadelphia Eritrean Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Philadelphia Eritrean Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 130
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| style="text-align: right;" | 250
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|-
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| [[Portage Avenue Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Portage Avenue Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 217
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| style="text-align: right;" | 138
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|-
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| [[Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada)|Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Brandon
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| style="text-align: right;" | 96
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| style="text-align: right;" | 165
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|-
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| [[River East Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|River East Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 219
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| style="text-align: right;" | 150
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|-
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| [[Salem Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Salem Community Bible Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 51
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| style="text-align: right;" | 90
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|-
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| [[Selkirk Community Church (Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada)|Selkirk Community Church]]
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| Selkirk
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| style="text-align: right;" | 43
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| style="text-align: right;" | 62
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|-
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| [[Slavic Evangelical Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Slavic Evangelical Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 33
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| style="text-align: right;" | 50
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|-
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| [[Snow Lake Christian Centre Fellowship (Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada)|Snow Lake Christian Centre Fellowship]]
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| Snow Lake
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| style="text-align: right;" | 6
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| style="text-align: right;" | 30
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|-
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| [[South Park Mennonite Brethren Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)|South Park Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Altona
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| style="text-align: right;" | 152
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| style="text-align: right;" | 115
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|-
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| [[Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada)|Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Steinbach
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| style="text-align: right;" | 437
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| style="text-align: right;" | 332
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|-
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| [[Meeting Place, The (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|The Meeting Place]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 240
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| style="text-align: right;" | 790
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|-
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| [[Christian Centre Fellowship (Thompson, Manitoba, Canada)|Thompson Christian Centre Fellowship]]
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| Thompson
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| style="text-align: right;" | 31
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| style="text-align: right;" | 46
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|-
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| Walls of Freedom
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| Winnipeg
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|
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| style="text-align: right;" | 80
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|-
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| [[Westside Community Church (Morden, Manitoba, Canada)|Westside Community Church]]
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| Morden
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| style="text-align: right;" | 247
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| style="text-align: right;" | 408
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|-
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| [[Westwood Community Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Westwood Community Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 182
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| style="text-align: right;" | 193
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|-
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| [[Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada)|Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Winkler
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| style="text-align: right;" | 601
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| style="text-align: right;" | 709
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|-
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| [[Winnipeg Chinese Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Winnipeg Chinese Mennonite Brethren Church]]
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| Winnipeg
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| style="text-align: right;" | 54
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| style="text-align: right;" | 120
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|-
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| '''Totals'''
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| style="text-align: right;" | '''6,433'''
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| style="text-align: right;" | '''7,693'''
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Boissevain</td> <td> [[Boissevain Mennonite Brethren Church (Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada)|Boissevain Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">123
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Brandon</td> <td> [[Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada)|Richmond Park Church]]</td> <td align="right">180
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Carman</td> <td> Friends Community Church</td> <td align="right">18
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Cranberry Portage</td> <td> [[Grace Church (Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada)|Grace Church]]</td> <td align="right">8
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Elm Creek</td> <td> [[Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church (Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada)|Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">242
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Flin Flon</td> <td> [[Cornerstone Community Church (Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada)|Cornerstone Community Church]]</td> <td align="right">31
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Justice</td> <td> [[Justice Mennonite Brethren Church (Justice, Manitoba, Canada)|Justice Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">51
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Killarney</td> <td> [[Lakeview Community Church (Killarney, Manitoba, Canada)|Lakeview Community Church]]</td> <td align="right">113
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> La Salle</td> <td> [[La Salle Mennonite Brethren Church (La Salle, Manitoba, Canada)|La Salle Community Fellowship Church]]</td> <td align="right">55
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Manitou</td> <td> [[Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church (Manitou, Manitoba, Canada)|Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">80
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Morden</td> <td> [[Westside Community Church (Morden, Manitoba, Canada)|Westside Community Church]]
 
 
</td> <td align="right">254
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Newton</td> <td> [[Community Fellowship Church (Newton, Manitoba, Canada)|Community Fellowship Church]]</td> <td align="right">152
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Niverville</td> <td> [[Fourth Avenue Bible Church (Niverville, Manitoba, Canada)|Fourth Avenue Bible Church]]</td> <td align="right">127
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Selkirk</td> <td> [[Selkirk Community Church (Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada)|Selkirk Community Church]]</td> <td align="right">51
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Snow Lake</td> <td> [[Snow Lake Christian Centre Fellowship (Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada)|Snow Lake Christian Centre Fellowship]]</td> <td align="right">6
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Steinbach</td> <td> [[Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada)|Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">407
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Thompson</td> <td> [[Christian Centre Fellowship (Thompson, Manitoba, Canada)|Thompson Christian Centre Fellowship]]</td> <td align="right">33
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winkler</td> <td> [[Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada)|Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">500
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> Bethel Evangelical Christian Assembly</td> <td align="right">16
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Christian Family Center (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Christian Family Center]]</td> <td align="right">41
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Winnipeg</td> <td>Connect Community Church</td> <td align="right">0
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">101
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Eastview Community Church (East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada)|Eastview Community Church]]</td> <td align="right">490
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> Église Communautaire de la Rivière Rouge</td> <td align="right">34
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">354
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> Faithworks
 
 
</td> <td align="right">74
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">349
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Jubilee Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Jubilee Mennonite Church]]</td> <td align="right">122
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[McIvor Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|McIvor Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">546
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">602
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> Philadelphia Eritrean Church</td> <td align="right">80
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Portage Avenue Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Portage Avenue Church]]</td> <td align="right">287
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[River East Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|River East Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">218
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Salem Community Bible Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Salem Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">46
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> Slavic Evangelical Church</td> <td align="right">33
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Meeting Place, The (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|The Meeting Place]]</td> <td align="right">210
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Westwood Community Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Westwood Community Church]]
 
 
</td> <td align="right">214
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Winnipeg</td> <td> [[Winnipeg Chinese Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|Winnipeg Chinese Mennonite Brethren Church]]</td> <td align="right">49
 
 
</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Total
 
 
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</strong></td> <td align="right"><strong>6,433
 
 
</strong></td> </tr>  </table> </div>
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Manitoba MB Conference yearbooks.
 
Manitoba MB Conference yearbooks.
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Winkler MB Church minutes.
 
Winkler MB Church minutes.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Address</strong>: 83 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB  R2L 1L2
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'''Address''': 83 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB  R2L 1L2
  
<strong>Telephone</strong>: 204-594-3050
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'''Phone''': 204-594-3050
  
<strong>Website</strong>: [http://mb.mbconf.ca/index.en.html Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]
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'''Website''': [http://mb.mbconf.ca/index.en.html Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]
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[edit] 1958 Article

The Manitoba Conference of the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church, was called in its Act of Incorporation "The Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba." The MB Church of Manitoba had its beginning on 30 May 1886, when Heinrich Voth baptized two couples. The place of beginning was Burwalde, near Winkler, where a little chapel was constructed. In 1898 this chapel was moved to Winkler. Then other churches sprang up around Winkler. A large influx of new immigrants arrived in 1922-1925, most of them settling in or near Winnipeg. In the 1950s the Mennonite Brethren Church was spread over the southern portion of the province, with a membership of 3,462 in 22 congregations.

On 5 April 1940 it was decided to incorporate the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, which was done. "The objects of the corporation are to promote, engage in and carry on the Christian Religion and Christian Worship and religious education according to the religious belief of the members of the corporation." The doctrines of the church were the fundamental teachings of the Bible about God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, as given in the Glaubensbekenntnis of the Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1955 there were 22 local churches in Manitoba, including five missions. The following institutions were owned by the Manitoba MB Church: one Bible school, one high school, one old folks' home, five mission stations, one Bible college (owned and supported by the whole Mennonite Brethren Church of Canada). The Conference met twice annually until 1942, since then only once annually.

The Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba was a member of the Northern District (Canadian) Conference, which held its meetings once annually in one of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, North Saskatchewan, South Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. The Northern District Conference was a member of the General Conference of the M.B. Church of North America.

Outstanding personalities of the Manitoba Conference included H. S. Voth, A. H. Unruh, J. G. Wiens, H. H. Janzen, D. D. Derksen, and G. D. Pries. -- H. H. Redekop


[edit] 1990 Update

In 1929 the Mennonite Brethren congregations in Manitoba united to form a conference, which was incorporated in 1940 and amended its organization in 1982. Total membership in 2001 was 6,081, distributed among 33 congregations, with a heavy concentration of members in Winnipeg. A vigorous and active conference program concentrates on building the Kingdom of God. The Board of Missions and Church Extension supervises and supports church planting, student ministries, prison chaplaincy and counselling programs. MB Communications oversees television programs and English, German, Low German, and Russian radio releases. The German and Russian releases are broadcast all over the world. The Board of Educational Institutions directs Winkler Bible School and the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute. The conference is also very active in inter-Mennonite projects, including Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service, and Eden Mental Hospital in Winkler. -- William I. Neufeld


[edit] 2015 Update

In 2015 the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches had 42 congregations and 6,433 members. In 2015 the following congregations were members of the conference:

Church City Members Average Weekly

Attendance

Boissevain Mennonite Brethren Church Boissevain 132 100
Christian Family Center Winnipeg 19 25
Community Fellowship Church Newton 142 122
Cornerstone Community Church Flin Flon 35 45
Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Winnipeg 110 75
Eastview Community Church Winnipeg 467 622
Église Communautaire de la Rivière Rouge Winnipeg 13 26
Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church Elm Creek 224 250
Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church Winnipeg 268 150
FaithWorks Winnipeg 61 120
Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church Winnipeg 417 750
Fourth Avenue Bible Church Niverville 99 102
Friends Community Church Carman 16 70
Grace Church Cranberry Portage 8 20
House Blend Ministries Winnipeg 15
House of Covenant International Church Winnipeg 28 55
Jubilee Mennonite Church Winnipeg 119 92
Justice Mennonite Brethren Church Justice 49 125
La Salle Community Fellowship La Salle 86 140
Lakeview Community Church Killarney 117 142
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church Manitou 71 60
McIvor Mennonite Brethren Church Winnipeg 513 293
North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church Winnipeg 700 566
One88 Winnipeg
Philadelphia Eritrean Church Winnipeg 130 250
Portage Avenue Church Winnipeg 217 138
Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church Brandon 96 165
River East Church Winnipeg 219 150
Salem Community Bible Church Winnipeg 51 90
Selkirk Community Church Selkirk 43 62
Slavic Evangelical Church Winnipeg 33 50
Snow Lake Christian Centre Fellowship Snow Lake 6 30
South Park Mennonite Brethren Church Altona 152 115
Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church Steinbach 437 332
The Meeting Place Winnipeg 240 790
Thompson Christian Centre Fellowship Thompson 31 46
Walls of Freedom Winnipeg 80
Westside Community Church Morden 247 408
Westwood Community Church Winnipeg 182 193
Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church Winkler 601 709
Winnipeg Chinese Mennonite Brethren Church Winnipeg 54 120
Totals 6,433 7,693

[edit] Bibliography

Manitoba MB Conference yearbooks.

Winkler MB Church minutes.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 83 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB  R2L 1L2

Phone: 204-594-3050

Website: Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches


Author(s) H. H. Redekop
William I. Neufeld
Date Published December 2016


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Redekop, H. H. and William I. Neufeld. "Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2016. Web. 9 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Manitoba_Conference_of_Mennonite_Brethren_Churches&oldid=141739.

APA style

Redekop, H. H. and William I. Neufeld. (December 2016). Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 9 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Manitoba_Conference_of_Mennonite_Brethren_Churches&oldid=141739.




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