Gereja Angowuloa Masehi Indonesia Nias
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Christian Communion of Indonesia Church in Nias
Tetehösi Idanoi
P.O. Box 9
22871 Gunungsitoli, Nias
Sumatera Utara
Indonesia (Asia)
Address-No.: 1315 / 4239

Prot missions in the island of Nias started in 1865 (RMG). At the time, the population of the island (now over 500,000, of whom 73% are Prot, 18% RCath, and 7% Muslim) adhered to the ancestral religion. Until 1900, when the Dutch colonial power came in, growth was slow (706 in 1890). From 1916 to 1929 the Christian community on Nias experienced a great revival which resulted in accelerated growth. In 1936 the first Synod of the BNKP (cf. no. 1) convened. The AMIN split off from the BNKP in 1946. Among the issues was the supposedly legalistic style of the BNKP leadership and the authority of traditional leaders in the church. Accordingly,the church was restricted to the territory of one traditional chief. The congr are independent in financial mattters. In the ’60s relations between AMIN and BNKP were normalized, but an attempt at church reunion failed. The church considers May 1, 1946, as its birthday.

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Statistic data of church

total: 21142
(conventionally): 70
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 19
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 4
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Presbyterian Synodal
Traditional type
  • reformed
  • lutheran
Official languages
  • Indonesian
  • Niasan
  • Niasan
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Luther´s Small Catechism (1529)
  • Nicene Creed (381)


last update: 27.02.2004
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