Martensville Mission Church (Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada)
The Martensville Mission congregation began services in 1958, and formally organized in 1962. The first building was occupied in 1960, with a subsequent building program in 1968. Ed Giesbrecht is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from Mayfair Mennonite because of desire for greater evangelistic outreach.
Martensville purchased the building of the Dalmeny Evangelical Mennonite Church and moved it to Martensville in 1968. Martensville withdrew from the Conference of Mennonites in Saskatchewan, the Conference of Mennonites in Canada, and the General Conference Mennonite Church in 1990 because of issues that included biblical interpretation, homosexuality, native religion and the use of inclusive language in worship. In July 2009 it joined the Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches.
Canadian Mennonite (9 February 1962): 3; (16 March 1965): 6; (13 August 1968): 20.
Fellowship Focus (September/October 2009): 1. Web. 5 April 2010. http://www.febcministries.org/pdf/2009_vol_49/2009-49-05_focus.pdf
Mennonite Reporter (25 June 1990): B4; (23 August 1993): 3.
Address: Box 103, Martensville, Saskatchewan S0K 2T0
Location: Corner of Main St. and 5th Ave. North
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches (2009-present)
Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan (1964-1990)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1962-1990)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1977-1990)
Martensville Mission Church Membership
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