Reformed Church in Regina, Saskatchewan

Back in the mid-1970s, my Dad was posted by the RCMP to Regina.  This is where he began his career as a pilot for the Mounties.  Back in those days, our church choices in the capital of Saskatchewan were limited.  If my memory is correct, we remained members of the Coaldale CanRC, while attending the local CRC.  These days there are some interesting ecclesiastical developments taking place in Regina.  A local Presbyterian church is applying for membership in the United Reformed Churches. That’s great news!  It’s also going to be good news for the growing numbers of CanRC men (and the occasional woman) who spend several months in Regina training to be RCMP officers.  May God bless the brothers and sisters at Grace Presbyterian richly.

A few years ago, some CanRC members moved to Saskatoon.  There was some hope that we might be able to establish a church plant there.  However, the vision was lacking and the whole thing floundered.  That seems to be the sad history of much what goes for “church planting” in the Canadian Reformed Churches.  Prince George is a wonderful exception to the rule.  We need more people with vision and men who can serve as church planting missionaries.

About Wes Bredenhof

Pastor of the Free Reformed Church, Launceston, Tasmania. View all posts by Wes Bredenhof

6 responses to “Reformed Church in Regina, Saskatchewan

  • George van Popta

    The first link does not work for me. But, yes, exciting development.

  • Jim Witteveen

    Thanks for this post, Wes. This is an exciting development for our churches, and we can thank God for what He has brought about! And, I hope that as a federation we can look to our experience in Prince George, and build on it elsewhere!

  • Brian

    Hi Wes!

    My name is Brian Cochran and I am a candidate for the ministry in the URCNA from Classis Southwest and a graduate from Westminster Seminary California. The church in Regina, SK has called me to be their pastor. I am very excited about the work that God is doing there and am humbled that I have been chosen for such an important new work. Glenda Mathes recently interviewed one of the elders of the church and myself and more information about the church will be published soon in Christian Renewal. Feel free to direct anyone to e-mail me if they have any questions about the work. A web-site for the church is in the works, but probably won’t be launched for a couple of months. I might start a temporary blog for the church where people can find information. For now people can e-mail me about it at BrianTCochran@gmail.com. Please pray for this work and for my preparations for the big move of my familly from Southern California to Canada. Please pray also for my studies as I prepare for an ordination exam. Lord willing, the church will be accepted provisionally at classis this January and then officially at Synod London, 2010. I look forward to working with you and other Canadian Reformed pastors in spreading the gospel and in making disciples of Christ.

    Regards,
    Brian

  • Tom Skerritt

    The more I open my eyes the more I see opportunities for planting confessional Reformed churches in Canada. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for example.

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