Igreja Evangélica Congregacional em Angola-IECA
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Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola
Caixa Postal 1552
Angola, Republic of (Africa)
Telephone: +244 222 355108
Fax: +244 222 350868
Email: ieca_lob@ebonet.net

Address-No.: 127 / 1002

In 1880 the ABCFM (Congr) started work in Sailundo and began to evangelize the central highlands. It was joined by the Congregational Foreign Missionary Society of North America. In the 1950s the congr which had come into existence through their efforts in the Umbundu-speaking region founded the Council of Evangelical Churches in Central Angola (CIEAC). During the period of wars for independence, Prot were mistrusted by the colonial authorities. All foreign missionaries were forced to leave the country. In the conflict following independence the church divided. One group followed the rebels who went underground; the other established itself as the Evangelical Congregationalist Church in the People’s Republic of Angola with headquarters in Huambo. The two groups maintained contact and, from the outsest of the peace process, the church leaders sought to integrate the two groups within one church. This goal was finally realized in December 1996. The church is a founding member of CICA.

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Statistic data of church

total: 250084
(conventionally): 160
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 150
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregation, 15 regional Synods, national Synod
Official languages
  • Portuguese
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)

International assiciations


last update: 25.09.2006
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