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Eglise évangélique du Congo
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Evangelical Church of Congo
EEC
BP 3205
Brazzaville
Congo, Republic (Afrique)
Téléphone: +242 810 454
Fax: +242 810 454
E-mail: e.e.c@caramail.com
N° de l'adresse: 12140 / 1045

In 1909 missionaries from the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden came to Madzia in the then French Equatorial Africa (Moyen Congo) across the border from Belgian Congo (later called Za?re, then Democratic Republic Congo) to start mission work. The Swedes were later joined by missionaries from the Covenant Churches of Norway and Finland. In 1961 an independent church was formed, The Evangelical Church of the Congo. It regards the Holy Scripture as the sole source of faith, and it has no creeds. Only adult baptism is practiced. Communion is celebrated by the pastor, and members distribute the elements. Pastors have been trained at the church’s seminary at Ngouedi and Mansimou. The church has a fairly large social and community work program, especially in the health and medical sector, three schools for girls, and an “Institute for Training and Information,” a joint undertaking with the Covenant Church of Sweden at Pointe Noire. In 1947 a revival occurred at the Ngouedi pastors seminary and spread throughout the whole of Congo in the following years. It is considered to be one of the great African revivals. The number of members rose to 120,000 in the ’70s from a population of 1.5 million people. The Synod is the highest decision-making body, and all the property — church buildings, schools, etc. — is owned by this central church body. The executive board is elected by the Synod. The church is divided into districts with superintendents. The church has cooperated with the RCath Church, the Kimbangist Church, and the Salvation Army in the “Conseil Oecuménique des Eglises chrétiennes du Congo” since 1970. A monthly paper,Le Chemin,is published by one of the local congr in Brazzaville.
The EEC is working in a country which has had great upheavals and economic problems during the last five years. The church is itself facing an economic and leadership crisis aggravated by ethnic tensions within the church. The EEC is actively trying to influence the democratic process in the Congo Republic through the Institute at Pointe Noire and through its seminaries and local congr. During the civil war in 1997 church property was heavily damaged by violence and looting.
The EEC cooperates in mission and development with evangelical churches in Sweden, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, India, Japan, Nicaragua, Norway, and Congo-Kinshasa.In the mid-80s a pastor was sent to serve for some years as a missionary to Ecuador.
 


 


Données statistiques sur l'église

Membres
total: 135264
paroisses
(traditionnel): 111
Études bibliques
(Paroisses naissantes): 1670
Ordonnés
total: 153
 
Existence de l'ordination des femmes
Anciens
total: 0
Diacres
total: 0
  Pas d'information sur d'éventuelles institutions diaconales
Missionaires
total: 0
 
Non-existence de missionnaires à l'étranger
Baptême
Baptême des adultes
Parrains
Pas d'information sur les parrains
Eucharistie
par an: 15
Publications
Pas d'information concernant la publication de magazines
Institutions de formation théologiques

 
Nombre: 0

Écoles généralistes
Pas d'information sur d'autres écoles
Année de fondation
1961
Structure de l'organisation
Synod, Synod council Consistories, Parishes
Langues officielles
  • French
  • Lingala
  • Kituba
Confessions appliquées
  • Credo apostolique
Affiliations

Contacts internationaux

 

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