A key part of extending the Kingdom of God in Canada is through church planting. In order to reach an increasingly diverse and “post-Christian” society in Canada, we need new churches reaching out in creative ways.
The Canadian Church Planting Task Force was established in 2006. These dedicated volunteers work as an overseeing committee, with church planting coordinator Charlie Koop, in giving focused attention and direction to church plants in Canada.
Recently established churches are reaching not only English-background Canadians, but also Hispanic and Low German immigrants. Our church plants include small town churches as well as inner city churches.
The Church Planting Task Force superintends the Church Subsidy Program, which enables all of our conference churches to financially support their “new siblings” in getting going.
Our newest church plant initiatives are in Redcliff, AB., Dauphin, MB. and Two Hills, AB. In Dauphin, Oscar and Myrna Hernandez pastor Iglesia Cristiana Tabernacule Ebenezer, a Spanish-language church. Abe and Anna Bueckert work with the Low German Mennonites in Redcliff and area, while John and Helen Froese do the same in Two Hills. We also have an interest in Canadian cities such as Edmonton, AB., or London, ON.