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Gereja Masehi Injili di Bolaang Mongondow
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Christian Evangelical Church in Bolaang Mongondow
GMIBM
Jalan Ahmad Yani No. 720
PO Box 104
Kotamobagu 95711
Sulawesi Utara
Indonesia (Asia)
Telephone: +62 434 21 280
Fax: +62 434 22 446
Address-No.: 1337 / 4215

Christianity entered the kingdom of Bolaang Mongondow, situated west of the Minahasa, in the 17th century, at about the same time as Islam. However, during the 18th and 19th century no attention was given to this region, and by 1900 the majority of the population had entered Islam. In 1904 the Muslim king requested the mission to establish schools in his territory. At the same time Christians from the densely populated Sangir islands and the Minahasa immigrated to Bolaang Mongondow. In 1970 about 80% of GMIBM members consisted of immigrants and their descendants. The church became independent in 1950. Between 1958 and 1961 the GMIBM, like its sister churches in North and Central Sulawesi, suffered from a revolt against the central government (PERMESTA). The church is active in the field of education and health care and publishes a monthly magazine, Bulletin GMIBM. It considers June 28, 1950, as its date of birth.
 

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
Whoever has information about this church may contact us. We will be happy to update our information.
 


Statistic data of church

Members
total: 86200
Parishes
(conventionally): 176
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 51
 
women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  deacons available
Missionaries
total: 0
 
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Godparents
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 4
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

 
Number: 1

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
1950
Organizational structures
Congregation, classis, Synod
Official languages
  • Indonesian
  • Mongondow
  • Sangir
  • Minahasa
Association

International assiciations

 

last update: 08.02.2006
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