The Fellowship (Canada)

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Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada
ClassificationEvangelicalism
TheologyBaptism
HeadquartersGuelph, Ontario, Canada
Origin1953
Congregations503
Members71,073
Official websitefellowship.ca

The Fellowship (Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada) is a conservative Baptist association in Canada. The national headquarters are located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In 2011 Rev. Steven Jones was appointed as President.

History[edit]

In 1928, the Union of Regular Baptist Churches of Ontario and Quebec (led by Thomas Todhunter Shields) broke away from the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec as a result of the fundamentalist/modernist controversy, while the Fellowship of Independent Baptist Churches was formed in 1933. These two merged in 1953 to form the FEBCC.[1][2] The Regular Baptist Missionary Fellowship of Alberta joined in 1963, while the Convention of Regular Baptist Churches of British Columbia (founded 1927) joined in 1965.

In 1995, the Fellowship included over 503 churches with a total membership of over 66,612.[3]

In 2001, the denomination had 71,073 members.[4]

Regions[edit]

It is composed of 5 regional fellowships; Fellowship Pacific, Fellowship Prairies, FEB Central, AÉBÉQ and Fellowship Atlantic. [5]

Mission work[edit]

The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches is engaged in missions to Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East, Pakistan and South America, and offers ministry resources to assist these churches.

Schools[edit]

The FEBCC, has strong affiliation with key institutions.[6] Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario, is the main training ground for church leaders across Canada. Northwest Baptist Seminary in Langley, BC, is a partner in Western Canada, SEMBEQ in Quebec.

Publication[edit]

The official magazine of the FEBCC, The Evangelical Baptist, is published five times per year.

Convention centre[edit]

The Muskoka Bible Centre is affiliated with the FEBCC.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George A. Rawlyk, Aspects of the Canadian Evangelical Experience, McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Canada, 1997, p. 222
  2. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 213
  3. ^ Daniel G. Reid, Robert D. Linder, Bruce Shelley, Harry S. Stout, Craig A. Noll, Concise Dictionary of Christianity in America, Wipf and Stock Publishers, USA, 2002, p. 36
  4. ^ Paul Bramadat, David Seljak, Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada, University of Toronto Press, Canada, 2008, p. 411
  5. ^ FEBCC, Fellowship Region Listing, fellowship.ca, Canada, retrieved December 3, 2018
  6. ^ FEBCC, Theological Colleges, fellowship.ca, Canada, retrieved December 3, 2018

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