Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

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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

2015 Update

In 2015 the Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (Association des Églises des frères mennonites du Québec) had 14 congregations and 545 members.

Congregation City Members Average Weekly

Attendance

Centre D'Adoration Assemblée De La Grace St-Leonard 30 35
City Church Montréal 45 134
Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent Saint-Laurent 44 40
Église Chrétienne de Ste-Thérèse Sainte-Thérèse 70 70
Église Chrétienne Évangélique de Saint-Eustache Saint-Eustache 127 130
Église Chrétienne Évangélique de Sainte-Rose Laval 46 62
Église Chrétienne Khmère de Saint-Laurent Saint-Laurent 27 24
Église l'Essentiel Montréal 6 10
L'Intersection Terrebonne 35 57
La Clairiére: Église Chrétienne de Saint-Jérôme Saint-Jérôme 21 21
Les Ambassadeurs Chrétiens Saint-Laurent 54 75
The Living Room Montréal 40 45
The Westside Gathering Dollard-des-Ormeaux 140
Totals 545 843

Bibliography

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

Mennonite Mirror (May 1986): 11-13.

Additional Information

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

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

Website: AEFMQ


Author(s) Jean Raymond Théorêt
Date Published December 2016


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Théorêt, Jean Raymond. "Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2016. Web. 26 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Quebec_Conference_of_Mennonite_Brethren_Churches&oldid=141837.

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Théorêt, Jean Raymond. (December 2016). Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Quebec_Conference_of_Mennonite_Brethren_Churches&oldid=141837.




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