Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario
The Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario (Mennonite Church) was the home mission agency of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario. The conference, seeing the need for urban evangelization within the conference area, organized the City Mission Board in 1907 when the Toronto Mission began, and four years later the Mennonite Board of Finance. In 1914 the conference, to build up isolated and declining congregations in the conference district, appointed a committee of five to provide for rural mission work in Ontario. A constitution was prepared and at the 1915 session the Mennonite Board of Rural Missions was established. After some years it seemed advisable to unify the various mission interests in Ontario; accordingly on 11 September 1929 the former organizations were dissolved and the Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario was fully organized in their place. In 1953 changes were made in the constitution to provide for a missions council. Until 1952, when a conference charter was inaugurated, this mission board was also the charatered body of the conference for the holding of properties.
In 1987 when the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec merged with the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference and the Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario into the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada, the Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario was a fourth merging partner and then ended as an incorporated body.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 632. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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