The roots of the Northwest Mennonite Conference go back to the Anabaptist reformation in Switzerland in the 1500s. In 1903 a bishop was sent from Ontario to facilitate the forming of a Northwest district consisting of three churches. Over the past 100 years the Northwest Conference has faithfully served its churches, mainly in rural Alberta. The Northwest Conference is now an exciting blend of Canadian and immigrant churches whose purpose it is to bring glory to God by building His kingdom on earth.