Products & Servicescrack
Alphabetical Listing
Forms and Documents
Interactive
Resources & Training
Church Health
Leadership Development
Reaching Out
Finance
Kindred Productions
Publications
Theology
Tools for the local church
Christian Press
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies
Mennonitische Rundschau Index
Canadian Conference of MB Churches
General Conference of MB Churches
John A. Toews Library
Katie Peters Genealogical Collection
MB Provincial Conferences and Churches
British Columbia Archives
British Columbia Provincial Archives
Alberta Archives
Saskatchewan Archives
Manitoba Archives
Ontario Archives
Quebec Archives
Maritimes Archives
Periodicals and newspapers
Other Mennonite and MB Organizations
About the Centre for MB Studies
Links to Related Sites
Archival Holdings
Theological Resources
Text To Terabyte Project
Mennonite Mirror
Festival Quarterly
Odessaer Zeitung
Mennonite Reporter
Sophia
PrintShareText Size:Small TextMedium TextLarge Text
 

1973–1985.
1 mm of textual records.


Administrative history
In 1972 the Fraserview Mennonite Brethren Church, together with the British Columbia Mennonite Brethren Board of Missions and church extension initiated some programs for the recent immigrants from India. Contacts were made on the street as well as in the shopping area with members of the Sikh community.

In fall of 1974 a group of 4 (2 people of Sikh background and 2 people of Hindu background) were baptized in the Fraserview MB Church.

In 1977 the attendance grew to about 20 and the group was named the Hindi Gospel Chapel and they met Sunday afternoons in the Fraserview facility. In 1978 it was suggested that the name be changed to Hindi–Punjabi Gospel Chapel so that the community would be aware that there were Sikh Christians in the fellowship.

In 1979 the Fraserview Church moved from South Vancouver to Richmond into newly constructed facilities. The Chapel also moved with Fraserview, and thus started morning services as of January 1, 1979. The church continued to grow in the new community, and as of 1985 they had 21 members, 7 adherents and an average attendance of 35–40 people.

Santosh K. Raj, who pioneered the work since its inception in 1973, was ordained in 1978 and was still there in 2006. Membership as of 2003 stood at 57.

Scope and content
This fonds consists of a brief history.

Custodial history

It is unclear when this material came to the archives.

Notes
Textual file list

Volume 394 Date
1. History. 1972–1985