This is a tale about how two MB churches became one – on opposite sides of the Fraser River. Northview Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., and Northside Community Church, Mission, B.C., minister in their respective communities. Northview’s current weekly attendance usually runs around 3,000, while Northside’s was as high as 400, but recently dipped to about 200.
Imago Dei, self-described as “A Community Drawn to Christ”, was born in October 2002 out of spiritual longing. There were at first 15 to 20 people who, while not disgruntled with their current churches, were burdened by a feeling that they wanted to do more than they could do in their churches.