Fria Missionsförbundet
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The Mission Covenant Church of Finland
Högbergsgatan 22
FIN 00130 Helsingfors 13
Finland (Europe)
Telephone: +358 9 681 245 10
Fax: +358 9 681 245 15
Email: expen.fmf@dlc.fi
Address-No.: 12184 / 6530

Information in the internet:

URL: www.missionsforbundet.org
Languages of the website: Swedish

The first local congr was founded in 1880. The Fria Missionen (the Free Mission) was constituted in 1889 as a result of revivals in the 1880s and 1890s. In 1921 the Free Mission was divided into a Finnish and a Swedish group. As a rule pastors of this church baptize only believers, while children are baptized by a pastor of the Finnish Lutheran Church. The church emphasizes renewal, teaching, prayer, and personal evangelism. It does not have congr abroad, but it cooperates in mission with other denominations in some eight countries around the world.

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Further partner churches and associations:
Full Gospel Fellowship in Guyana
Youth with a Mission
Unevangelized Fields Mission International
People International

Council of Free Churches of Finland
Swedish speaking Ecumenical Council of Finland
Finska Missionsradet

Statistic data of church

total: 1500
baptised: 1500 
(conventionally): 19
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 33
Men: 31
Women: 2
women´s ordination
since 1970
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 14
Men: 6
Women: 8
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
Infant´s baptism
child baptism is possible but seldom: most pastors decline to baptise children
no godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
"Church allowes everybody who believes to attend, or even those who want to meet with the Lords. It is Jesus who inviteds to the supper."
Newspapers/ Periodicals
Publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Pastoral-leadership (optional)/elders executive board (most elders + most deacons) general meeting
Traditional type
  • evangelical
Official languages
  • Swedish
Languages during church services
  • Swedish
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Partner churches


last update: 14.07.2003
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