New Life Christian Church (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)
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 are shared 50-50 with the parent denominations. Average attendance in 2001 was about 120.
Pastoral leadership was provided by Vidya Narimalla (the pastor of New Covenant) and Walter Kelly (the pastor of Bridlewood BiC).
Kimmel, Carolyn. "A historic uniting of MB and BIC congregations." Mennonite Brethren Herald (22 March 2002)
New Life Christian Church, Toronto [Link broken 7 February 2007]
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