The New Life Christian Church was formed in early 2001 as a merger of the New Covenant Christian Fellowship and the Bridlewood Brethren in Christ Church. This was the first dual-conference congregation that was a member both of the Brethren in Christ Church and the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Both churches had a multi-ethnic makeup including persons from India, Barbados, Jamaica, China, Malaysia, El Salvador, and Guyana. The New Covenant group had outgrown their rented facilities.
The real estate (formerly owned by the Brethren in Christ) had 80% ownership retained by the Brethren in Christ, but cooperative ministries were shared 50-50 with the parent denominations.
Pastoral leadership was initially provided by Vidya Narimalla (the pastor of New Covenant) and Walter Kelly (the pastor of Bridlewood BiC).
In 2017 the congregation remained multicultural. The majority of participants came from South East Asia and Central America. It saw its mission as reaching English-speaking people who were in cultural transition.
Kimmel, Carolyn. "A historic uniting of MB and BIC congregations." Mennonite Brethren Herald (22 March 2002)
 Additional Information
Address: 480 Huntingwood Dr. Toronto, ON M1W 1G4
Denominational Affiliations: Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
 Pastoral Leaders at New Life Christian Church
|Grant Gordon (Interim)||2002-2004|
 Membership at New Life Christian Church
|Date Published||February 2017|
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Steiner, Sam. "New Life Christian Church (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2017. Web. 24 Mar 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Life_Christian_Church_(Scarborough,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147188.
Steiner, Sam. (February 2017). New Life Christian Church (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 March 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Life_Christian_Church_(Scarborough,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147188.
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