Kingsfield-Clinton (Clinton, Ontario, Canada)

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Kingsfield-Clinton, Clinton, Ontario began as an outreach of the Zurich Mennonite Church in 2007. After years of discussion about initiating a church planting effort in a largely rural area of Ontario near Lake Huron, the congregation developed a vision of the church as a multiplying organism that grows where the people are living and working.

At the Zurich Mennonite Church's annual meeting in January 2007, the congregation called Associate Pastor Tim Doherty to lead in following the Spirit of God into multiplying the church. In Fall 2007 the congregation selected the name, Kingsfield, for the multiplying of its congregation, based on 1 Corinthians 3:9 "we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building." The formal commissioning of Kingsfield-Clinton took place 28 October 2007.

In 2018 Kingsfield-Clinton met in private homes. Leadership was provided by a three-person team of elders. About seven families, composed of 30 people, were the core of the group.

In March 2020 Kingsfield-Clinton withdrew from Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and became an associate member of the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The withdrawal from MC Canada was rooted in disagreement with the theological directions taken by that conference.

Kingsfield-Clinton ended its ministry in October 2021 because of a number of transitions within the group..


Information from the Kingsfield website.

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Discernment Documents (25 April 2020): 27.

Rogalsky, Dave. "Ten years of being good news: Kingsfield-Clinton seeks 'to become more like Jesus in Huron County.'" Canadian Mennonite 22, no. 2 (15 January 2018): 22.

Siebert, Joel and Melanie. Facebook post. 11 October 2021. Web. 6 December 2021.

Additional Information

Address: Meeting in a private home.



Denominational Affiliations:

Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Kingsfield-Clinton Pastoral Leaders

Name Years
of Service
Phil Wagler 2007-2010
Tim Doherty 2007-2011
Ryan Jantzi 2011-2015

Kingsfield-Clinton Membership

Year Membership
2015 N.A.

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published April 2020

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Kingsfield-Clinton (Clinton, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2020. Web. 29 Sep 2023.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=172654.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (April 2020). Kingsfield-Clinton (Clinton, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 September 2023, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=172654.

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