The Meeting House

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The Meeting House is part of a family of churches called the Be in Christ Church of Canada which in turn is part of a wider, international family of Brethren in Christ or BIC Churches. The BIC began in the late 18th century in Pennsylvania, when a group of Mennonites became dissatisfied with the lack of spiritual passion in the church and so ventured off in a new direction. The BIC has been influenced by key elements of a number of spiritual movements, including the Pietist focus on heart-felt devotion to Jesus, the Wesleyan pursuit of personal holiness, and the Anabaptist emphasis on simplicity, peace-making, and living out the teachings of Jesus in everyday life.

Together, our purpose is to be a growing faith community that follows Jesus, shares his message and extends his peace around the world.

Today the BIC Church has about 314 churches across North America and over 1,600 churches worldwide, including a significant presence in southern Africa. The BIC church also works closely with Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and development arm of Mennonite churches which compassionately responds to social needs around the world in the name of Christ.

To find out more go to the Be In Christ Church of Canada website.