The Meeting Place began services in 1991. The congregation began meeting in a storefront at Broadway Avenue and Maryland Street in downtown Winnipeg. The first building was occupied in December 1992. Paul Wartman was the first leading minister of the congregation. The church originated as an effort of local Mennonite Brethren congregations and the Manitoba Board of Missions and Church Extension.
The Meeting Place emphasized a more contemporary worship style at the time of its formation. The average weekly attendance was around 2,200 by the late 1990s, although attendance in 2012 was lower at around 800.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (11 January 1991): 19; (19 March 1993): 21; (31 May 1993): 12; (3 December 1993), 20; (1 August 2003); (September 2008).
Mailing Address: Box 2763, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4B4
Location: 139 Smith Street, Winnipeg, MB
Website: The Meeting Place
Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (1991-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1991-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
The Meeting Place Leading Ministers
The Meeting Place Membership
|Date Published||March 2012|
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Steiner, Sam. "Meeting Place, The (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 31 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Meeting_Place,_The_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=89586.
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