The most northern North American city, Edmonton is also the fifth largest city in Canada. With a mix of college students and oil industry workers, the population of this Alberta province city is diverse and growing—as is the need for the hope of Jesus Christ. Local missionaries and churches have been working on plans to meet the needs, and they are praying for people like you to join the efforts.
CNBC Church-Population Ratio
Active SEND Church Planters
Capital of Canada’s Alberta Province, Edmonton lies along the curving North Saskatchewan River. The population has grown by 160,000 in the past 10 years. The swell in numbers has been attributed to an increase in student attendance at the area’s dozens of universities and post-secondary institutions as well as an influx of workers from China, India, the Philippines and other parts of Canada who have found employment in city’s thriving the oil business.
Though the number of people in general is growing, the percentage of those who follow Jesus is not, and it is this statistic that makes Edmonton an ideal ministry target. At present, only about 5.9 percent of people are Christians, and there is only one Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC) church per 60,645 people in the Edmonton metropolitan area.
As Canadians and immigrant populations move to the “Oil Capital of Canada” for fortunes or for higher learning, we as the Church are laying the foundation for another type of future growth.
Send City missionary Bob Shelton hopes to see local leaders and business owners join forces and be part of the vision and ministry efforts here. He says, “We are looking for partners from other places who will join us in reaching Edmonton for Christ.”
From planting a church to partnering with those already on mission in Edmonton, you and your church can make a difference; connect with us to learn how.
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