Historical Sketches: Amor Viviente

Amor Viviente began in 2000 and joined the Mennonite Church British Columbia (MCBC) in May 2001. The congregation had 80 members in 2002, 7 cell groups and an average attendance of 60-85 in the worship service. They were led by Pastor Mauricio and Iris Solorzano. The congregation was not directly planted by the Evangelism and Church Development Committee of Mennonite Church British Columbia but chose to relate to the Conference. They originated out of the Honduran Amor Viviente movement, an Anabaptist inspired group in Honduras.

Amor Viviente worshipped at the Surrey Vineyard Church in 2002. They had two weekly worship services on Saturday and Tuesday with about 110 people in attendance. The congregation also had a radio ministry on CJVB, broadcasting in Spanish at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The congregation was released from formal membership within MCBC in December 2004.