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Manitoba Conference of MB Churches

Proper Title

Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba fonds

Dates of Creation

1912–2007

Physical Description

7.5 m of textual records and other material

Administrative History

The first Mennonite Brethren congregation in Manitoba was organized at Burwalde (near Winkler) in 1888 by Gerhard Wiebe and several other recently immigrated Mennonite Brethren from Russia. This congregation started as a result of an earlier visit to the area in 1884 by American Mennonite Brethren evangelist Heinrich Voth from Mountain Lake, Minnesota. In 1883, in Hamilton County, Nebraska, at the meeting of the American Mennonite Brethren Conference, a motion was carried that "we send Heinrich Voth of Minnesota and David Dyck of Kansas to Manitoba to investigate the feasibility of beginning a missionary work there" (quoted in William Neufeld, From Faith to Faith [Kindred, 1989], 23). Voth made several trips to Manitoba for evangelistic services, not without some opposition from the Mennonite villagers, eventually baptizing several new converts in Dead Horse Creek in 1886. Voth corresponded with Mennonite Brethren minister Gerhard Wiebe, who was planning to emigrate from Russia, suggesting that he come to Manitoba and lead the new group, which he did in 1888.

In 1889, a building was constructed at Burwalde. By 1895, the membership had grown to 84 members. Daughter congregations were established at Grossweide in 1896 and at Kronsweide in 1897. The first North American Mennonite Brethren convention outside of the United States was held just outside Winkler in 1898. In 1903, the Winkler Church was officially incorporated. In 1907, several Mennonite Brethren families living in Winnipeg began meeting in Winnipeg being served by Winkler leaders. In 1913, together with the Mennonite Brethren Churches in Saskatchewan, the first inter-provincial conference was formed, as the Northern District of the Mennonite Brethren Church [of North America], which eventually became the Canadian Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church of North America (1945). In 1913, the conference also assumed responsibility for the mission outreach in Winnipeg. William and Anna Bestvater was assigned as city missionaries in 1913. In 1915, Anna Thiessen was assigned as full-time mission worker in Winnipeg. In 1919, Helen Warkentin of Winkler was ordained as the first missionary of the Manitoba churches to India.

A great migration of Mennonites from Russia from 1923–1930 resulted in many more local congregations being founded. The Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Conference was formally organized in 1929 and a decision was made to meet twice annually for conventions, in spring and fall. By 1930, there were 20 congregations and about 1,500 members. These conventions (Vertreterversammlungen) would consist of listening to reports of the traveling itinerant ministers and occasionally making decisions to call a specific evangelist to work in their midst and to support some cause financially. The meetings also functioned to clarify issues and problems faced by the new churches which could not be resolved on their own without breaking the conformity of the whole brotherhood, such as issues related baptism, reception of members, ordination and communion. When debating such questions became too cumbersome and time-consuming at the conventions, a Committee of Reference and Counsel (CRC) (Fuersorgekomitee) was elected in 1937.

The first provincial Sunday School committee was elected in 1937, as well as a provincial youth committee. In 1939, the Winnipeg City Mission (Stadtmission) was transferred to the Manitoba Conference. A Music committee was elected in 1945. As early as 1904 there was an organized choir in the Winkler Church, and in 1912 a society of choir directors of the Northern District of the Mennonite Brethren Church was formed, one that promoted the use of common hymnals in the various churches and encouraged song festivals. The Sunday School Committee, Youth Committee, and Music Committee eventually became sub-committees under the Board of Christian Education.

The formal incorporation of the “Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba” took place in 1940 through “an act to incorporate” passed by the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba April 5, 1940.

The first outreach mission church directed toward non-Mennonites was formed at Lindal near Morden in 1933. In 1941, the Winnipeg City Mission became the Logan Gospel Light Mission. In 1945, outreach mission stations were established at Winnipegosis and Ashern. Outreach through radio broadcasting began in 1947 when the Gospel Light Hour was begun by four students from the Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Winnipeg. A committee reported annually to the Manitoba Conference delegates about this work. It was officially accepted as an organ of the Manitoba Conference in 1954. The Radio Committee which governed this ministry eventually became the Board of Mennonite Brethren Communications, the name accepted in 1976. In 1957, the City mission committee (Stadtmission) and the home missions board (Inneremission)combined to form one committee. In 1969, the first executive director for home missions was appointed. After 1978 this committee was called the Board of Missions and Church Extension and functioned to promote and coordinate the establishment of new churches in Manitoba.

In the area of Education, the Manitoba Conference accepted the Winkler Bible Institute (WBI) (founded in 1925) as its school in 1944. The Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (MBCI), founded in 1945 as a Mennonite society school, was accepted by the Manitoba Conference in 1964. A combined Education Committee was formed to govern MBCI and WBI. This committee was known as the Board of Education Institutions after 1975.

At the end of 1996 the “Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba” consisted of 35 congregations and the following elected boards and committees: Executive, Board of Church Ministries (including Education, Youth and Music), Committee of Congregational Caregivers (formerly the Ministers and Deacons Committee), Committee of Reference and Counsel, Board of Communications, Constitutions Committee, Board of Directors, Board of MBCI, Board of WBI, Minute Review Committee, Board of Missions and Church Extension and the Personnel Committee.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of the following series and sub-series: Annual yearbooks , minutes and constitutions, Executive correspondence and other files, Committee of Reference and Counsel files, Board of Directors (Trustees) files, Board of Educational Institutions files, Board of Christian Education files, Board of Missions and Church Extension files (including sub-series), Ministers’ and Deacons’ Committee files, Personnel committee files, Constitution Committee files, Student Services Committee files and Women’s Conferences files, Mennonite Brethren Communications (see also its Institutional Record in "Other Mennonite Organizations"), Winkler Bible Institute (see also its Institutional Record in "Other Mennonite Organizations"), and Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (see also its Institutional Record in "Other Mennonite Organizations").

Notes

  • Location: Volumes 209–216, 266–268, 285–291, 293.
  • Title based on the “Classification scheme for use in Mennonite Brethren Conference Archives Depositories.” The title is also based the name used on the publication of convention proceedings from 1965 to 1975 and on the content of the fonds.
  • Other materials include sound and video recordings.
  • Some restrictions apply.

Series Descriptions

I. Annual yearbooks, proceedings of conventions and constitutions.
1929–2007.
1.3 m of textual records and 69 audio cassettes.

  • This series consists of a hand-written “Protokol” book with minutes from 1929–1947, a folder of printed typewritten minutes from 1929–1941, the annually published yearbooks, audio recordings of the proceedings at annual conventions (1980–1987), delegate packets and a folder of constitutions. These materials record the proceedings of the annual conventions (conferences) of the Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Churches.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC100 and BC115. The annual published yearbooks are in the reading room reference shelves.
  • Finding aid: Volume 209, file list 1–24. Index to Tape Collection – see NA-12–01 to NA-12–08, NA-12–15 to NA-12–68 and NA-12–73 to NA-12–79.

II. Conference Executive correspondence and other files.
1930–1990.
40 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the files of the executive officers of the conference. General correspondence, financial statements, MCC Canada moderator & secretary consultation minutes, Centennial Committee minutes, Convention Planning committee minutes, clergy registration correspondence and lists of delegates (for several years) are included in the series.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC210.
  • Finding aid: Volumes 210–211, file list 25–49.

III. Committee of Reference and Counsel minutes, reports and correspondence.
1949–1991.
32 cm of textual records.

  • The Committee of Reference and Counsel (known as the Fuersorgekomitee from 1949–1963) functioned as an advisory body to the conference in matters of doctrine and church polity.
  • This series contains the minutes and correspondence of the Fuersorgekomitee 1949–1963 and its successor the Committee of Reference and Counsel 1964–1991.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC220.
  • Finding aid: Volumes 211–212, file list 50–70.

1984–1988.
40 cm of textual records.

  • These records (i.e., "Moderator's Files") are an update to the series, including Committee of Reference and Council correspondence regarding CRC referrals to churches in Altona, Morden, Niverville, etc.
  • Location: Volume 266, file list 1–30.
  • Some restrictions apply.

1982–1998.
40 cm of textual records.

  • These records (i.e., "Moderator's Files") are an update to the series, including Post Secondary Education Review Committee minutes, Concord College, Winkler Bible Institute, CRC referrals to churches in/at St. Vital, Jubilee, and River East, etc.
  • Location: Volume 267, file list 1–50.
  • Some restrictions apply.

IV. Board of Directors minutes, reports, budgets and correspondence.
1939–1991, predominantly 1964–1991.
25 cm of textual records.

  • This series includes three financial reports from the early period of the Manitoba MB Conference (i.e. 1939, 1941, 1946), the minutes and report of the “Study Commission on Distribution of Conference Funds (1963–1964) and minutes, reports and correspondence for Board of Trustees (1966–1974) and Board of Directors (1979–1991). This series also includes the two financial ledgers for the Manitoba Conference for 1964–1971.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC230.
  • Finding aid: Volume 212, file list 71–81.

1975–1997.
40 cm of textual records.

  • These records (i.e., "Administrator's Files") are an update to the series, including Board of Directors correspondence regarding: Home Missions, MB Communications, Concord College, Winkler Bible Institute, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, etc.
  • Location: Volume 268, file list 1–33.

V. Board of Educational Institutions minutes and reports.
1964–1992.
20 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists begins with the minutes of the Education Committee formed in 1964 from a proposal of the Winkler Bible School and the MBCI boards to create a “combined Education Committee” which would have such functions as approving salary schedules, staff, budgets, general policies, curricula and capital expenditures. (See Manitoba Conference 1964 Yearbook, p. 25.) This Education Committee is called the Board of Education until 1975 and then called the Board of Educational Institutions. The series includes minutes, reports and correspondence. Included with the regular reports from the two schools there are often copies of minutes of some of their separate executive and board meetings.
  • Related records – see Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute fonds and Winkler Bible Institute fonds.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC240.
  • Finding aid: Volume 213, file list 82–91.

VI. Winkler Bible Institute Committee/Executive minutes, reports and correspondence.
1926 – 1990.
18 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the records of the governing body of the Winkler Bible Institute. In the minutes this governing body is referred to as the “Schul-komitee”, “Direktorium”, “Board of Directors” and the “WBI Executive Committee”. The series also includes a financial ledger for 1970–1971.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC242.
  • See related material: Winkler Bible Institute Fonds.
  • Finding aid: Volume 213–214, file list 92–102.

VII. Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Committee/Executive minutes, reports and correspondence.
1946–1991.
23 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the records of the governing body (called MBCI Committee from 1946–1970 and MBCI Executive Committee after 1970). The series also includes a financial ledger for 1967–1970.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC243.
  • See related material: Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Fonds
  • Finding aid: Volume 214, file list 103–112.

VIII. Board of Christian Education minutes, reports and correspondence.
1966–1995.
8 cm of textual records.

  • This series includes the records of the Christian Education Committee of the Manitoba Conference. The committee was named the Board of Christian Education in 1987. It had sub-committees for Sunday Schools, Youth and Music programs.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC250.
  • Acc. No. 1998–013
  • Finding aid: Volume 215, file list 113–118.

IX. Sunday School Committee minutes, reports and correspondence.
1939–1975.
12 cm of textual records.

  • This series includes minutes, reports and correspondence of the Manitoba Conference Sunday School Committee which assisted in the development of Sunday School programs in the congregations through organizing worker conferences. There are also reports from the congregations which include data about the number of students in each level. Prior to 1966 this committee also promoted Christian Education generally. After 1966 the Sunday School Committee was a section of the Christian Education Committee.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC251.
  • Finding aid: Volume 215, file list 119–125.

X. Youth Committee minutes, reports and correspondence.
1937–1980, predominantly 1957–1980.
9 cm of textual records.

  • This series includes a letter from 1937 from F.C. Thiessen, Winnipeg to H.J. Wiebe regarding arranging to meet with the “Jugendvereinskomitee” (Youth committee), programs for youth worker conferences held in 1946 and 1954, correspondence, reports and minutes of the provincial youth committee for 1957–1980. Since the chairman of each Provincial Youth Committee combined to form the Canadian Conference Youth Committee, there are also some reports and minutes of such meetings.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC252.
  • Finding aid: Volume 215, file list 126–132.

XI. Music Committee minutes, reports and correspondence.
1912–1936, 1942–1946, 1968–1972, 1978.
5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of three files. The first file contains the minutes of a Manitoba Association of Mennonite Brethren choir directors covering the years 1912–1936. This organization received its leadership from J.A. Kroeker, J.M. Elias, H.H. Neufeld and William Bestvater. The file is a hand-written copy of the original minutes. (Location of the original is unknown.) A second file contains 2 letters and a 1946 program of the “All-Mennonite Symphony” conducted by Ben Horch in Winkler. The third folder contains minutes, reports and correspondence of the Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Conference Music Committee for 1968–1972, and 1978.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC253.
  • Finding aid: Volume 215, file list 133–135.

XII. Mennonite Brethren Communications.

  • This series appears as its own institutional record under "Other Mennonite Organizations." Family Life Network (the name used since 1998) became incorporated as its own entity on January 1, 2008, approved at delegate session of the Manitoba Conference of MB Churches February 2006.

XIII. Board of Missions and Church Extension records.
1930–1991.
1.4 m of textual records.

  • This series consists of the following sub-series: a) minutes, reports and correspondence b) Personnel files c) Finances d) Publications e) Mission stations and local congregations f) Daily Vacation Bible School g) Miscellaneous files (maps, poster, photographs).
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC270.
  • Volumes: 285–289.

XIIIa. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, reports and correspondence sub-series.
1930–1991.
1 m of textual records.

  • This sub-series begins with the minutes, reports and correspondence related to the “Winnipeg City Mission” (Stadtmission). (Winnipeg City Mission was governed by a committee of the Northern District Conference Mennonite Brethren Church of North America from its founding in 1913 till 1939 when governance was transferred to a provincially based committee.) This sub-series includes a financial ledger for the Winnipeg City Mission for 1939–1951, minutes of the Manitoba Home Missions Committee (Innere Missions Komittee) as early as 1943, reports of other projects such as the Girl’s Home (Mary Martha Home) and a Mennonite Brethren rescue mission for the “destitute” in Winnipeg (1955), and the minutes, reports and correspondence of the Board of Missions and Church Extension (a name used since 1978). The sub-series documents the activities of the Manitoba Mennonite Home Missions committee in urban ministries, hospital and prison chaplaincy, church planting and inter-church cooperation in remote Northern communities.
  • Finding aid: Volume 285–288, file list 1–50.
  • Some restrictions apply. Files marked "**" require consultation with CMBS administration.

XIIIb. Board of Missions and Church Extension personnel files sub-series.
1961–1983.
3 cm of textual records.

  • This sub-series contains worker applications for people who taught Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) during the 1960s, as well as employee resumes for some workers from 1978–1983.
  • Finding aid: Volume 288, file list 51–52.
  • Restricted. Requires consultation with CMBS administration.

XIIIc. Board of Missions and Church Extension finances sub-series.
1963–1985.
15 cm of textual records.

  • This sub-series consists of financial statements and other items related to the finances of the board.
  • Finding aid: Volume 288, file list 53–71.

XIIId. Board of Missions and Church Extension bulletin inserts, brochures and other publications sub-series.
1968–1991.
3 cm of textual records.

  • This sub-series contains the publications used as bulletin inserts, newspaper clippings, prayer bulletins, Simonhouse camp brochures and other items pertaining to the activities of the board.
  • Finding aid: Volume 288, file list 72–75.

XVIIIe. Board of Missions and Church Extension mission stations and new congregations sub-series.
1945–1985.
15 cm of textual records.

  • This sub-series begins with files on the mission stations at Winnipegosis and Lindal. The sub-series also has files on Valley Gardens, Selkirk, Leap Rapids, Vietnamese, Transcona and Cornerstone congregations planted under the board’s jurisdiction during the early 1980s.
  • Finding aid: Volume 289, file list 46–87.

XIIIf. Board of Missions and Church Extension Vacation Bible School files sub-series.
1961–1969.
10 cm of textual records.

  • This sub-series minutes, reports, correspondence and other material related to the Daily Vacation Bible School program sponsored by the Manitoba MB Missions Committee during the 1960s.
  • Finding aid: Volume 289, file list 88–95.

XIIIg. Board of Missions and Church Extension history, maps and photographs sub-series.
1955–1965.
7 cm of textual records.

  • This sub-series contains posters of the staff from 1983–1993. It has transcripts of interviews conducted by V. Adrian with Home Missions workers around 1965. It also has a paper entitled, Manitoba MB Home Missions : Our Field and Our Force by Peter J. Loewen done in 1963. This file contains topographical maps of various regions of Manitoba as well as a copy of Gazetteer of Canada : Manitoba published by the Canadian Board on Geographical Names (1955). These materials indicate the locations of various Mennonite Brethren outreach during the late 1950s and early 1960s. There is also a file with a brochure of workers John Block, Henry Willms, John Froese, J.J. Neufeld, Joe Wiebe, Rudolf Willms, Abe Quiring and William Wiebe with accompanying photographs from around1965.
  • Finding aid: Volume 289, file list 96–102.

XIV. Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Ministers and Deacons Committee records.
1934–1991.
0.5 m of textual records.

  • This series consists of minutes and correspondence 1934–1991, financial information about pulpit support 1975–1990, ordination policies and procedures as well as the ordination statements of candidates for ordination 1969–1990, published proceedings of ministers and deacons conferences 1952–1965 and conference lectures and reports 1966–1979.
  • Location: Classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – BC280.
  • Finding aid: Volumes 290–291, file list 1–34.

XV. Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Personnel Committee files.
1969–1974, 1980–1990.
5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the minutes, correspondence and employment policies of the committee responsible for the welfare of the employees of the Manitoba MB Conference. Information pertaining to salary schedules and employee benefits are included.
  • Finding aid: Volume 293, file list 1–3.

XVI.  Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Constitution Committee file.
1966–1969.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of minutes and correspondence related to the review of the constitution. The committee was an ad-hoc committee established by the CRC.
  • Finding aid: Volume 293, file list 4.

XVII. Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Nominating Committee files.
1976–1985.
3 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of correspondence, nominating committee worksheets and reports. The material reflects the selection process for electing people to committee and board positions at the annual conventions.
  • Finding aid: Volume 293, file list 5–6.

XVIII. Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Student Services Committee and Student Services Coordinator’s files.
1970–1980.
7 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the correspondence of the student services coordinator and the student services committee, minutes of the Student Service Committee meetings, minutes of the Inter-Mennonite Campus Ministries Committee and the Mennonite Brethren Student Address directories for 1977–1980.
  • Finding aid: Volume 293, file list 7–12.

XIX. Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Women’s Conference files.
1955–1982.
13 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of general correspondence, reports minutes of president’s meetings and annual conferences.
  • Finding aid: Volume 293, file list 13–23.

File List

Volume 209
1. Printed minutes (typed). – 1929–1941.
2. Protokoll Book. – 1929–1947.
3. Delegate packet. – 1964.
4. Delegate packet. – 1969.
5. Delegate packet. – 1973.
6. Delegate packet. – 1974.
7. Delegate packet. – 1975.
8. Delegate packet. – 1977.
9. Delegate packet. – 1978.
10. Delegate packet. – 1979.
11. Delegate packet. – 1980
12. Delegate packet. – 1981
13. Delegate packet. – 1982
14. Delegate packet. – 1985
15. Delegate packet. – 1986
16. Delegate packet. – 1987
17. Delegate packet. – 1988
18. Delegate packet. – 1991
19. Delegate packet. – 1992.
20. Delegate report & agenda book. – 1993.
21. Delegate report & agenda book. – 1994, 1995.
22. Delegate report & agenda book. – 1996.
23. Delegate report & agenda book. – 1998–2007.
24. Constitutions (including copy of Act of Incorporation, April 5, 1940). – 1941, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1967.

Volume 210
25. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1930–1968.
26. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1969–1971.
27. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1972.
28. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1973.
29. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1974–1976.
30. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1977–1978.

Volume 211
31. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1975–1978.
32. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1976–1980.
33. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1981.
34. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1982–1983.
35. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1984.
36. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1985.
37. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1986.
38. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1987.
39. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1988.
40. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1989.
41. Conference Executive correspondence. – 1990.
42. Convention delegates. – 1980, 1984.
43. Convention delegates. – 1989, 1990.
44. Clergy registration with Vital Statistics. – 1980–1986.
45. Convention programs. – 1963–1990.
46. MCC Canada Moderators and Secretaries consultation. – 1979, 1984–1986.
47. Centennial Committee minutes. – 1987.
48. Plans for General conference in Winnipeg. – 1975.
49. Financial Statements. – 1972, 1978–1981.
50. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1949–1960.
51. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1961–1965.
52. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1965–1967.
53. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1968–1969.
54. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1970–1971.
55. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1972–1976.
56. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1975–1980.
57. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1980–1981.

Volume 212
58. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1982–1984
59. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1985–1986
60. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1987.
61. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1988
62. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1989.
63. CRC minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1990–1992.
64. CRC correspondence. – 1982–1986.
65. CRC Exeuctive minutes. – 1988–1990.
66. CRC issues. – 1982–1987.
67. CRC Dismissal procedures hearing. – 1982.
68. CRC re. Horndean MB Church property title. – 1981–1983.
69. CRC re. Revision of “My Church Covenant”. – 1984.
70. CRC Task force on Christian Economic Lifestyle. – 1986.
71. Financial reports. – 1939, 1941, 1946.
72. Board of Trustees reports & materials. – 1963–1969.
73. Board of Trustees minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1970–1974.
74. Board of Directors minutes. – 1979–1981.
75. Board of Directors minutes. – 1982–1983.
76. Board of Directors minutes. – 1984–1986.
77. Board of Directors minutes. – 1987–1989.
78. Board of Directors minutes. – 1990–1991.
79. Board of Directors reports, correspondence & financial statements. – 1984–1988.
80. MB Conference of Manitoba : financial ledger. – 1964–1970. (Over-sized)
81. MB Conference of Manitoba : financial ledger. – 1970–1971. (Over-sized)

Volume 213
82. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1964–1967.
83. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1968–1969.
84. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1970–1973.
85. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1974–1975.
86. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1975–1976.
87. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1976–1977.
88. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1977–1978.
89. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1978–1979.
90. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1980–1984.
91. Board of Educational Institutions minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1995–1992.
92. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1926–1928.
93. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1929.
94. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1930–1936, 1941.
95. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1944–1961.
96. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1962–1965.
97. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1966–1968.
98. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1969–1972.

Volume 214
99. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1973–1975.
100. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1976–1983.
101. WBI Executive minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1985–1990
102. WBI Financial ledger. – 1970–1997. (Oversized)
103. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1946–1950.
104. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1951–1959.
105. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1960–1963.
106. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1966–1969.
107. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1970–1972.
108. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1973–1977.
109. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1978–1980.
110. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1980–1985.
111. MBCI Executive Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1986–1991.
112. MBCI Financial ledger. – 1967–1970. (Oversized)

Volume 215
113. Christian Education Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1966–1968.
114. Christian Education Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1969–1971.
115. Christian Education Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1972–1975.
116. Christian Education Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1976–1979.
117. Christian Education Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1980–1989.
118. Board of Christian Educations minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1990–1995.
119. Sunday School Workers’ conference minutes. – 1939.
120. Sunday School Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1943–1944.
121. Sunday School Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1945–1952.
122. Sunday School Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1953–1957, 1963–1975.
123. Congregational reports regarding Sunday Schools (A-L). – 1964–1973.
124. Congregational reports regarding Sunday Schools (L-W). – 1964–1973.
125. Sunday School Conference programs. – 1965–1975.
126. Youth Committee correspondence & reports. – 1937, 1946, 1954.
127. Youth Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1957–1959.
128. Youth Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1960.
129. Youth Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1961.
130. Youth Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1962.
131. Youth Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1963–1974.
132. Youth Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1975–1980.
133. Manitoba Choir director meeting minutes (copy). – 1912–1916, 1924–1936.
134. Music Committee correspondence and Mennonite Symphony program. – 1942, 1944, 1946.
135. Music Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1968–1972, 1978.

Volume 266
1. CRC correspondence and reports. – 1987-1988.
2. CRC correspondence and reports. – 1991.
3. CRC correspondence and reports. – 1992.
4. CRC minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1993.
5. CRC minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1994-1995.
6. CRC minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1996.
7. CRC minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1997-1998.
8. Sexual harassment and children’s ministry policy books. – 1998.
9. CRC Mission Statement Task Force minutes. – 1997.
10. CRC Economics of Discipleship Task Force reports and correspondence. – 1984-1985.
11. CRC Pastor’s Handbook and ordination certificates. – 1984.
12. CRC correspondence regard performing marriages. – 1987-1997.
13. CRC church visitation reports, eastern district. – 1989.
14. CRC church visitation reports. – 1989-1992.
15. CRC church visitation reports. – 1990.
16. Altona referral to the CRC (restricted). – 1990.
17. Morden referral to the CRC (restricted). – 1990-1992.
18. Niverville referral to the CRC (restricted). – 1992.
19. CRC correspondence. – 1991.
20. CRC correspondence. – 1992.
21. CRC correspondence. – 1993.
22. CRC correspondence. – 1994-1995.
23. Moderator\Board of Directors correspondence. – 1992-1995.
24. Moderator’s correspondence. – 1992-1996.
25. Moderator’s correspondence. – 1993-1996.
26. Moderator’s correspondence. – 1996.
27. Moderator’s correspondence regarding MB Communications. – 1992-1996.
28. Secretary’s correspondence. – 1993-1997.
29. Executive Committee minutes and correspondence (restricted). – 1992-1994.
30. Executive Committee minutes, reports, correspondence, and financial reports. – 1994-1998.

Volume 267
1. MB\GC minutes, reports, and correspondence regarding WBI and Elim Bible School (restricted). – 1987-1990.
2. WBI Review Committee, presentations to. – 1993.
3. WBI Board minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1994-1997.
4. New college (MBBC\Concord College) proposals, reports, and correspondence. – 1987-1990.
5. Higher Education Commission minutes and proposals. – 1990.
6. PSCERC (Post-secondary Christian Education Review Committee) surveys and summary report. – 1996.
7. PSCERC, Harry Olfert fundraising report to. – 1996.
8. PSCERC minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1996.
9. PSCERC education “delivery vehicle” report to the CRC. – 1997.
10. PSCERC minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1997.
11. PSCERC delivery vehicle proposals to the CRC. – 1997.
12. PSCERC reports to the CRC. – 1997.
13. Mennonite College Federation minutes, proposals, reports, and correspondence. – 1996-1998.
14. Mennonite College Federation MOU with the Government of Manitoba (drafts). – 1996-1997.
15. CMU financial projections report. – 1996.
16. Convention on Post-Secondary Christian Education minutes and reports. – 1997.
17. Mennonite Federated College program (draft 2). – 1997.
18. Mennonite University Act (drafts). – 1998.
19. Concord College Board minutes, reports, correspondence, and bylaws. – 1992-1994.
20. Concord College Board minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1995.
21. Concord College Board minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1996.
22. Concord College\MB Herald\moderator correspondence regarding an investigative article on the Mennonite College Federation. – 1996.
23. Concord College Board minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1997.
24. Secretary’s correspondence regarding convention. – 1982-1992.
25. Treasurer’s correspondence and reports. – 1984-1988.
26. Ad Hoc Committee on Conference Involvement in Incidents of Abuse minutes. – 1993.
27. Music Committee minutes. – 1993.
28. Church Ministry Board minutes. – 1994, 1996.
29. Personnel Committee minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1982-1989.
30. Personnel Committee minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1990-1997.
31. Personnel Committee Safe Place Handbook, minutes, and correspondence. – 1996-1998.
32. Conference pastor survey and related correspondence. – 1990-1991.
33. Nominations Committee minutes and reports. – 1985-1987.
34. Nominations Committee minutes. – 1997.
35. Youth Committee minutes and correspondence. – 1995-1996.
36. Youth Committee minutes and reports. – 1997-1998.
37. Worship Committee minutes. – 1997.
38. Committee of Ministers and Deacons minutes, ordination papers, and correspondence. – 1992-1994.
39. Committee of Congregational Caregivers minutes and correspondence. – 1994-1997.
40. Constitution Committee reports and correspondence. – 1994-1996.
41. Transcona Community Church minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1992-1993.
42. St. Vital MB Church minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1995-1996.
43. Jubilee Mennonite Church correspondence, reports, and constitution. – 1994.
44. Elmwood, Central, and Valley Gardens correspondence and minutes. – 1992-1993.
45. River East MB Church minutes, correspondence, and constitution. – 1993-1994.
46. River East MB Church minutes, correspondence, and reports. – 1995-1996.
47. Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence, and reports. – 1992-1998.
48. MBCI Executive minutes. – 1992-1993.
49. MBCI Board minutes, correspondence, and reports. – 1994-1998.
50. Board of Educational Institutes minutes. – 1992-1994.

Volume 268
1. Board of Directors correspondence, reports and some minutes. -- 1975-1979.
2. Board of Directors correspondence, reports, and some minutes. -- 1980-1983.
3. Board of Directors minutes and financial reports. – 1992.
4. Board of Directors minutes and financial reports. – 1993.
5. Board of Directors minutes and financial reports. – 1994.
6. Board of Directors minutes and financial reports. – 1995.
7. Board of Directors minutes. – 1996-1998.
8. Board of Directors correspondence regarding Home Missions. – 1972-1978.
9. Board of Directors correspondence regarding MB Communications. – 1973, 1978.
10. Board of Directors correspondence and other materials regarding education. – 1971-1976.
11. Board of Directors correspondence regarding Concord College and personnel issues. – 1993-1995.
12. Manitoba Conference employment, financial, and insurance policies. – 1986-1989.
13. Property titles held by the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba. – 1990
14. WBI lease agreements. – 1997.
15. WBI closure and sale, correspondence and other records. – 1997-1999.
16. WBI president’s correspondence. – 1996-1997.
17. MBCI bulletins, catalogues, reports, and correspondence. – 1976-1989.
18. Board of Educational Institutes minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1990-1992.
19. College and Career Committee reports, minutes, correspondence, and special events materials. –1989-1991.
20. College and Career Committee minutes, correspondence, and retreat materials. – 1992-1993.
21. Hordean MB Church subsidy issue, correspondence and minutes. – 1974-1981.
22. Domain MB Church closure, correspondence and reports. – 1981-1984.
23. Concord College reports, audit, financial records, and correspondence. – 1990-1997.
24. MB Communications minutes, reports, and correspondence. – 1977-1985.
25. MB Communications building plan, minutes, reports, and employee interviews. – 1980-1982.
26. MB Communications building proposals, reports, correspondence, and blueprints. – 1981-1985.
27. MB Communications resource booklet. – [ca. 1985].
28. MB Communications organizational review by Helmut Klassen. – 1992.
29. MB Communications minutes. – 1992-1993.
30. MB Communications minutes. – 1994-1995.
31. MB Communications “Strategic Plan” (draft one). – 1996.
32. MB Communications “Strategic Plan” (draft two). – 1996.
33. MB Communications minutes. – 1996-1997.

Volume 285
1. Winnipeg City Mission (Stadtmission) minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1930–1939.
2. Winnipeg City Mission (Stadtmission) minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1940–1944.
NOTE: Includes Home Missions Committee (Innere Missions Komittee) minutes after 1943).
3. Winnipeg City Mission (Stadtmission) minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1945–1949.
NOTE: Includes Home Missions Committee (Innere Missions Komittee) minutes.
4. Winnipeg City Mission Financial Account book. – 1939–1951.
5. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1950–1953.
6. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1954–1956.
7. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1957–1959.
8. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1960–1962.
9. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1963–1964.
10. **Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1965.**
11. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1966.
12. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1967.
13. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1968.
14. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1969.
15. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1969.
16. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1970.
17. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1970.
18. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1971.

Volume 286
19. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1972.
20. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1973.
21. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1974.
22. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1975.
23. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1976.
24. Home Missions Committee minutes, reports & correspondence. – 1977.
25. Home Missions Committee minutes. – 1978–1979.
26. Board of Missions and Church Extension reports & correspondence. – 1978–1979.
27. Board of Missions and Church Extension reports & correspondence. – 1979.
28. Board of Missions and Church Extension special reports. – 1978–1979.
29. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes. – 1980
30. Board of Missions and Church Extension reports. – 1980.

Volume 287
31. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1981.
32. BCE personnel assignments and project expansion proposal. – 1981.
33. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1982.
34. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports (a). – 1983.
35. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports (b). – 1983.
36. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1984.
37. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1985.
38. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports (a). – 1986.
39. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports (b). – 1986.
40. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1987.
41. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1988.
42. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1989.
43. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1990.
44. Board of Missions and Church Extension minutes, correspondence & reports. – 1991.
45. Winnipeg East Steering Committee (Transcona) minutes. – 1982.
46. Vietnamese & Chinese Advisory Council minutes. – 1985–1987.

Volume 288
47. BCE chairman’s correspondence. – 1978–1979.
48. BCE chairman’s correspondence. – 1980.
49. BCE chairman’s correspondence. – 1981.
51. Personnel : DVBS worker applications. – 1961–1967.
52. Personnel : Policies and employee resumes. – 1978–1983.
53. Financial reports. – 1963.
54. Financial reports. – 1964.
55. Financial reports. – 1965.
56. Financial reports. – 1966.
57. Financial reports. – 1967.
58. Financial reports. – 1968.
59. Financial reports. – 1969.
60. Financial reports. – 1970.
61. Financial reports. – 1971.
62. Financial reports. – 1972.
63. Financial reports. – 1973.
64. Financial reports. – 1974.
65. Financial reports. – 1975.
66. Financial reports. – 1976.
67. Financial reports. – 1977.
68. Financial reports. – 1978–1979.
69. Financial reports. – 1979–1980.
70. Financial reports. – 1981–1982.
71. Financial reports. – 1983–1985.
72. Publications : Manitoba Missions bulletin inserts. – 1968–1991.
73. Publications : Prayer bulletins. – 1988–1993.
74. Publications : clippings, brochures and other material.
75. Publications : Simonhouse Camp brochures. – 1971–1991.

Volume 289
76. Mission station : Winnipegosis. – 1945–1950.
77. Mission station : Winnipegosis. – 1951–1958.
78. Mission station : Winnipegosis. – 1961–1966.
79. Mission station : Winnipegosis. – 1962–1969.
80. Mission station : Lindal. – 1964–1965.
81. Local Congregation : Valley Gardens. – 1983.
82. Local Congregation : Valley Gardens. – 1983.
83. Local Congregation : Selkirk. – 1982–1984.
84. Local Congregation : Leap Rapids. – 1979–1982.
85. Local Congregation : Vietnamese. – 1983–1985.
86. Local Congregation : Transcona. – 1980–1984.
87. Local Congregation : Cornerstone. – 1983–1984.
88. DVBS : Reports and minutes. – 1963–1969.
89. DVBS : Finances. – 1961–1969.
90. DVBS : Correspondence. – 1961–1969.
91. DVBS : Reports. – 1961–1962.
92. DVBS : Reports. – 1963–1964.
93. DVBS : Reports. – 1964–1967.
94. DVBS : Counselor Training Camp evaluations. – 1964.
95. DVBS : “Helps.”
96. Posters : BMCE staff. – 1983–1993.
97. Oral history : Transcripts of interviews conducted by V. Adrian with Home Missions workers. – ca. 1965.
98. Manitoba MB Home Missions : Our Field and Our Force / Peter J. Loewen. – 1963. This files contains topographical maps of various regions of Manitoba as well as a copy of Gazetteer of Canada : Manitoba published by the Canadian Board on Geographical Names (1955). These materials indicate the locations of various Mennonite Brethren outreach during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
99. Photographs and brochure of workers : John Block, Henry Willms, John Froese, J.J. Neufeld, Joe Wiebe, Rudolf Willms, Abe Quiring and William Wiebe. – ca. 1965.
100. Local congregation: Maples. -- 1979-1983.
101. Local congregation: Maples. -- 1983-1991.
102. Manitoba Home Missions reports. -- 1965-1966.

Volume 290
1.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1934–1949.
2.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1950–1965.
3.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1966–1967.
4.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1968.
5.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1969.
6.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1970–1971.
7.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1972–1973.
8.  Minutes & correspondence. – 1974–1975.
9.  Minutes. – 1974–1982.
10. Minutes. – 1983–1986.
11. Minutes. – 1986–1988.
12. Minutes. – 1989–1991.
13. Joint meeting of MDC & CRC. – 1989–1990.
14. Southern District of Manitoba Ministers & Deacons. –1967–1974.
15. Western District of Manitoba Ministers & Deacons. – 1958–1968.
16. Correspondence – misc.. – 1975–1991.
17. Correspondence, reports & notes. – 1977–1980.
18. Correspondence, reports & notes. – 1981–1983.
19. Correspondence, reports & notes. – 1987–1991.
20. Finances – pulpit support. – 1975–1982.
21. Finances – pulpit support. – 1983–1989.
22. Finances – pulpit support. – 1989–1990.
23. Church visits. – 1989–1991.
24. Pastor’s Retreat. – 1989–1990.
25. Ordination Questionairies/policies/procedures.
26. Ordination Process in Sask. & BC. – 1990.
27. Ordination Statements. – 1969–1975.
28. Ordination Statements. – 1977–1980.
29. Ordination Statements. – 1981–1983.
30. Ordination Statements. – 1984–1986.
31. Ordination Statements. – 1987–1990.

Volume 291
32. Printed Reports. – 1952–1965.
33. Conference lectures & reports. – 1966–1969.
34. Conference lectures & reports. – 1970–1979.

Volume 293
1. Minutes and correspondence. – 1969–1974.
2. Minutes and correspondence. – 1980–1990.
3. Employment policy manuals. – 1980?, 1984, 1990.
4. Minutes and correspondence. – 1966–1969.
5. Correspondence, nominating worksheets and reports. – 1976–1980.
6. Correspondence, nominating worksheets and reports. – 1981–1985.
13. Minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1955–1959.
14. Minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1960–1967.
15. Minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1967–1969.
16. Minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1970–1971.
17. Minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1972–1974.
18. Minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1975–1976.
19. Minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1977–1982.
20. President’s Meetings. – 1967–1976.
21. President’s Meetings. – 1977–1981.
22. Constitution. – 1980.
23. Conference bulletin. – 1986.
24. Mennonite Brethren churches of Winnipeg, Manitoba directory. -- 2003.

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