Missio Dei Church (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

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Missio Dei Church (originally known as Summerside Community Church) in Edmonton, Alberta was begun by Ray and Kathryn Wiens in January 2000. By 2001, 150 people were attending the worship services, and 11 people had been baptized. The church was known for doing Saturday night church with a relaxed atmosphere and upbeat music. Mission teams from the congregation served in Mexico and Thailand, constructing homes and church buildings.

Differences in leadership styles and on how best to move the church forward led to a decline in attendance and financial struggles. The church chose to close in July 2014.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (26 October 2001); (November 2014): 27.

Additional Information

Denominational Affiliations:

Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2000-2014)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2000-2014)

Summerside Community Church Ministers

Minister Years of Service
Ray Wiens 2000-2007
Tom Koop 2009-2014

Summerside Community Church Membership

Year Members
2010 87

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2014

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Missio Dei Church (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2014. Web. 15 Aug 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Missio_Dei_Church_(Edmonton,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=126949.

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