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No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada 1 edition

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The Mennonite Brethren have been in Canada for some 100 years. During this time they have built churches across the whole country. How was it done? Who was involved? What are the ramifications of these many years of mission outreach and church planting.

These and other questions are the background for No Longer at Arms Length. Penner provides us with a well-woven fabric with picturesque designs that trace the history, not only of churches, but of individuals who spent many years in church ministries so that God's church could grow.

The numerous photographs, personal anecdotes, and insights will interest many. This is the only comprehensive work on Canadian Mennonite church planting efforts.

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No Longer at Arms Length
Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada
by Peter Penner

Published 1987 by Kindred Press in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA and Hillsboro, Kansas, USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Preface 2
Foreword 3
Introduction 4
Abbreviations 8
Part One: The Frontier of Home Missions, 1883-1945 9
1. The Mennonite Brethren Church on the North American Frontier, 1883-1918 10
2. The Threshold of Home Missions in Canada, 1918-1939 16
3. The Mission at Home During the War Years, 1939-1945 27
Part Two: The Mission Church Era, 1945-1960 35
4. Canadawide Brotherhood Concerns 36
5. Some Canadawide Voluntarist Elements of Outreach 46
6. The Mission Church Era in the Provinces, 1945-1960
a. Manitoba 54
b. Saskatchewan 63
c. British Columbia 72
d. Alberta 84
e. Ontario 89
Part Three: The Church Planting Era, 1960-1983 97
7. Some Major Themes in the Church Planting Era 98
8. The Church Planting Era in the Provinces, 1960-1983
a. Quebec 103
b. The Atlantic Provinces 113
c. Manitoba 118
d. Saskatchewan 124
e. British Columbia 130
f. Ontario 137
g. Alberta 142
Some Measurements and Afterthoughts About the Mission Church and the Church Planting Era 150
Analysis of the 126 Questionnaires 157
Index of Churches Planted and their Pastoral Couples 159
Something About the Author 165
References 166
Index 173

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