Big things from a small place

There I was. A cold Sunday morning in January. Sitting on the far end of the bench, up against the west wall in the Bergfeld church. This area northeast of Altona, Manitoba was known as Rudnerweide school district, and was the birthing ground of the Rudnerweide Gemeinde, which later became the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference. […]

Final Message: Overcoming

The annual Prayer Band banquet is a highlight for many at Glencross Church. It is held the first Monday in December and is a time of good food, fellowship, music and a message. It is also the evening when the Prayer Band participants discover who has been praying for them all year (if they have […]

Celebrations continues

Ordination of Pastor James Friesen took place on January 12, 2020. Conference Pastor Al Kehler officiated this part of the service and also provided the message for the morning. Several other pastors from the community shared comments of encouragement and blessings. Affirmation for Pastor James and his prayer ministry came from many individuals who expressed […]

Farewell leader, mentor and friend

It was September 1, 2009 when Kellin Friesen started in his role as Youth Pastor at Altona EMM Church. Little did Kellin or the church realize the impact his ministry would have over the next 10 years. Reflections of that ministry time were shared at his farewell on January 5, 2020. The casual evening, hosted […]

Oh, how he showed up!

Wow! Wow! Wow! God blew our minds in so many ways in how he showed up for Treasured Foundation 2019. These intentional events are put on every 3 years as part of the EMMC vision to engage youth and leaders as part of the bigger EMMC body of churches. We made our plans around the […]

Roots to Fruit: Embrace the Mission

My office looks out on a small creek that today is covered in a blanket of white. On the banks, hoarfrost grips the tree limbs and snowflakes gently fall. Peaceful. Believe it or not, I do see beauty in a Manitoba winter – a LONG Manitoba winter! At this time of year, like a child […]

The EMMC exists to EQUIP and ENCOURAGE our churches for effective ministry, EMPOWERING them to participate in God’s work in the world. Our international, regional and local ministries will focus on:

INSPIRING and FACILITATING local outreach and global missions.

EQUIPPING and RESOURCING local church ministries.

DEVELOPING and SUPPORTING pastors and leaders in our congregation.


We are the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference. We are a diverse family of churches that are both urban and rural, stretching from Alberta to Ontario and into Mexico, Belize and Bolivia and all have a unique ministry we are called to. As disciples of Jesus we desire to reflect the heart and character of God. Disciples of Jesus grow, not for the sake of growth or the sake of increased knowledge, but for the sake of loving God with all we are and loving our neighbor as ourselves. As we grow in our understanding of who we are and the church God has called us to be, we take action to a renewed obedience and response to Jesus’ exhortation to “Make Disciples” in Matthew 28:18-20. This focus will result in God glorified.


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