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Cambodia


Location of  Cambodia  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]

 CAMBODIA

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 165. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at gary@worldconvention.org.

Background

Cambodia is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. It has a population of over 14.8 million.

Religion

Theravada Buddhism is the official religion of Cambodia, practiced by 96%.2% are Muslim. One percent of Cambodians are Christian. Catholics make up the largest group, with 20,000 Catholics in Cambodia, representing 0.15% of the total population. Other denominations include Baptists, The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Methodists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Apostolic or United Pentecostals, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Stone-Campbell Presence

In the late 1990s Churches of Christ began churches in Cambodia. In 2008 the International Bible Institute of Siem Reap (IBISR) was formed, supported by Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver, Colorado. Those local evangelists trained at the Institute and elsewhere have planted more than 40 congregations in Cambodia. Partners in Progress, a ministry from Churches of Christ, sponsors the Ship of Life, providing health care to the 30,000 families living on Tonle Sap Lake, largest inland lake in Southeast Asia.

Christian Churches/Churches of Christ are also active in Cambodia. Combined there are approximately over 80 churches with 10,000 members associated with the Stone-Campbell Movement in the country.

The Phnom Penh Church of Christ (associated with the International Churches of Christ) began with nine disciples in 1992, and celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 11, 2012 with over 1500 in attendance.

Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has a partnership with Church World Service and the Kampuchea Christian Council in Cambodia.

Created by Gary Holloway, October 3, 2013.

Contact Information

A. National Office

 

B. Congregational Information

 

C. Educational Institutions

International Bible Institute of Siem Reap.  http://www.wetrainpreachers.com/cambodia/

D. Social Service Ministries

Partners in Progress. http://www.partnersinprogress.org/

E. Magazines/Periodicals

 

F. International Ministries

 

G. Conventions/Lectureships/Assemblies/Forums/Conferences

 

H. Points of Interest