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Missio Dei Church – Edmonton, AB

Proper Title

Missio Dei Church fonds

Dates of Creation

2000–2014

Physical Description

17 cm of textual records

Administrative History

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. The church’s Quest hip-hop dance team performed across Western Canada, including at Youth Conference in Edmonton and at National Youth Conference in Calgary. Mission teams from the congregation served in Mexico and Thailand, constructing homes and church buildings. Over the last season of its life, Missio Dei Church experienced and was unable to resolve some challenges regarding how to move the church forward as well as differences in leadership style. The church chose to close in July 2014.

Leaders in the church were: Ray Wiens (2000–2007); No pastor (2008); and Tom Koop (2009–2014).

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of foundational documents, elders meeting minutes, and church ministry strategies. This fonds documents well Mennonite Brethren Church planting in Edmonton in the 2000s.

Custodial History

In 2014, conference minister Paul Loewen deposited files on Missio Dei Church from Alberta.

Notes

  • Location: Volume 1448, nos. 58–63.
  • Acc. no. 2014-25.
  • Described by Andrew D. Brown November 2017; updated by Andrew D. Brown December 2017.
  • Finding aid consists of a file list.
  • No further accruals expected.
  • Some restrictions on access apply.

File List

Volume 1448
58. Summerside Community Church Foundational Documents. -- 2000–2001.
59. Summerside Community Church Strategy for Church Ministry. -- 2012.
60. Summerside Community Church Elders Meeting Minutes. -- 2008–2011.
61. Summerside Community Church Leadership Meeting Minutes. -- 2012–2013.
62. Building a Purpose-Driven Church Seminar. -- [c. 2012]
63. Summerside Community Church Youth Events. -- 2000–2003.

Volume 1475
26. Summerside Community Church Policy Handbook. -- 2000.
27. Summerside Community Church Administration Handbook. -- 2006.
28. Summerside Community Church Song Book. -- 2002.
29. Annual Statistical Reports. -- 2001–2010.
30. Summerside Community Church Budget. -- 2001–2006.
31. Summerside Tithing Commitments and Budget. -- 2001–2002.
32. Summerside Community Church Covenant Membership. -- 2000.
33. Discovering Summerside Membership Class. -- 2000.
34. Summerside Membership Covenant Forms. -- 2000.
35. Membership Transfers from Sunrise Community Church. -- 2000–2001.
36. Summerside Community Church Directories. -- 2003–2009.
37. Church Extension Meeting Minutes. -- 2004–2007.
38. Focus Groups Report. -- 2008.
39. Assimilation and Integration Meeting Minutes. -- 2001–2002.
40. Conflict Analysis. -- 2007–2008.
41. Mexico Missions Trip Itinerary, Correspondence, and Journal. -- 2007.
42. Church Refocusing Program. -- 2008.
43. Fresh Start with God Program, Participant’s Guide. -- 2000.
44. CPG2K Ministries. -- 2000.
45. Youth Conference Booklet. -- 2004–2006.
46. Summerside Annual Hiking Trip Pamphlets. -- 2004–2008.
47. “Saturday Night Fever… in Church” Article in The Edmonton Journal. -- 2004.
48. Obituary: Roland Szabo. -- 2005.
49. Summerside Newsletter. -- 2001–2002.
50. Spiritual Gifts Discernment. --2000.
51. Pastoral Correspondence. -- 2001–2003.

 

 

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