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Between 1949 and 1959 many Mennonite Brethren missionaries on their way to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire) lived briefly in Quebec to learn the French language. Some of them brought Quebec to the attention of the Canadian Mennonite Brethren Conference and its mission board -- Canada Inland Mission (1957). In 1961 Lydia Krahn Dyck and Ernest Dyck, back from the Congo, settled in St-Jérôme about 25 miles northwest of Montreal to begin a church planting ministry. The first baptismal service was held in 1964; in October of the same year the first congregation was organized with 16 members.

In July 1984 the Quebec Mennonite Brethren congregations joined the Canadian Conference as a fully-recognized provincial conference, known in French as Association québécoise des Frères mennonites du Québec. It is the only French-speaking Mennonite Brethren conference in North America. It was composed of eight congregations with a membership of 612 in 1996. With the support of the Canadian Conference, the Quebec Conference administers its church-planting program, a camp and a Bible school, and the Institut Biblique Laval in the Montreal suburb of Saint-Laurent. -- Jean Raymond Théorêt

2011 Update

In 2010 the Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (Association des Églises des frères mennonites du Québec) had 10 congregations and 575 members.
City Congregation Members
Dollard des Ormeaux The Westside Gathering 45
Laval Église Chrétienne Évangélique de Sainte-Rose 75
Montréal Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent 76
Montréal Église Chrétienne Khmer de Saint-Laurent 47
Montréal Église les Ambassadeur Chrétiens (Hispanique)
Montréal The LivingRoom
Sainte-Thérèse Église Chrétienne Évangélique de Saint-Thérèse 63
Saint-Eustache Église Chrétienne Évangélique de Saint-Eustache 124
Saint-Jérôme Église Chrétienne de Saint-Jérôme 49
Terrebonne L'Intersection 96
Total 575

[edit] Bibliography

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Yearbook (1996): 206.

Mennonite Mirror (May 1986): 11-13.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 824 chemin de la Côte des neiges, Suite 301, Montréal, QC H3V 1G5

Telephone: 514-331-0878, ext. 230.

Website: AEFMQ


Author(s) Jean Raymond Théorêt
Date Published August 2011


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Théorêt, Jean Raymond. "Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2011. Web. 17 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Quebec_Conference_of_Mennonite_Brethren_Churches&oldid=123664.

APA style

Théorêt, Jean Raymond. (August 2011). Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Quebec_Conference_of_Mennonite_Brethren_Churches&oldid=123664.




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