Geraja Masehi Injili Halmahera
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The Christian Evangelical Church in Halmahera
Jalan Kemakmuran
Tobelo Halmahera 97762
Maluku Utara
Indonesia (Asia)
Teléfono: +62.924 21166
Fax: +62 924 21302
E-Mail: sin-gmih@manado.wasantara.net.id
No: 1338 / 4244

From the 15th century Halmahera belonged to the sphere of influence of four regional sultanates, among which Ternate was the most important. Christianity arrived after 1520 with the Portuguese and Spanish. In 1534 thousands of inhabitants of Halmahera were baptized. However, the wars between the Portuguese and Ternate destroyed these congr. Around 1600 the Prot Dutch arrived. They established a church in the Central Moluccas but left Halmahera to Ternate. Not until 1866 did a Dutch missionary society send missionaries to the island. Until 1900 the mission was characterized by a very negative attitude towardadat(customary law) and a careful selection and preparation of individuals to be baptized. This policy and the opposition of Islam from its center in Ternate caused progress to be extremely slow. After 30 years of missionary work there were 150 Christians on Halmahera. But in 1896 a group movement toward Christianity started. The young missionary, Hueting, let himself be guided by it to a new approach. In 1938 there were 17,000 Christians. As on many Dutch mission fields in Eastern Indonesia, Halmaheran Christianity was ill prepared for the events of World War II. The population of Halmahera, including the Christians, had a particularly hard time as Halmahera was an important Japanese base; they had to labor for the Japanese; meanwhile their villages were bombed by the Allies. An independent church was established with the name of Gereja Protestan Halmahera. After the Allies reconquered, Halmahera church independence was renegotiated with the missionaries. In 1949 the GMIH was constituted as an independent church with a membership of 30,000, and, not much later, all Dutch missionaries had to leave, since during the conflict between the Indonesian Republic and the Netherlands, Halmahera was on the front line. After 1965 government pressure on the adherents of the ancestral religion to choose one of the state-recognized religions resulted in increased church growth. The church has a hospital, several homes for the elderly, and a considerable number of schools from kindergarten to university level. It publishes a tri-monthly magazine,Buletin GMIH. It considers September 6, 1949, as its birth date.


datos de la iglesia

total: 150000
(tradicional): 328
comunidades domésticas
(comunidades en desarrollo): 0
total: 141
la ordenación de mujeres para el ministerio es usual
total: 0
total: 0
  existen instituciones diaconales
total: 0
no seencuentran datos acerca de la labor misionera en el extranjero
bautismo de niños y creyentes
padrinos de bautizo
no hay informaciones acerca de padrinos
Santa Cena
por año: 4
no hay informaciones acerca de la edición de revistas propias
instituciones de formación teológica

número: 2

colegios científico-humanistas
existen otros colegios
año de fundación
estructura organizacional
Congregation, Presbytery, Synod
idiomas oficiales
  • Indonesian
  • Daerah Suku
  • Credo de los Apóstoles
  • Credo Niceno (381)
cooperación con
participación en

asociaciones internacionales


última actualización: 08.02.2006
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