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Cote d’Ivoire


Cote d’Ivoire

Location of  Ivory Coast  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)

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.

Description

Ivory Coast, officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is a country in West Africa bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana. The country’s population is estimated to be 24 million. Its de jure capital is Yamoussoukro and the biggest city is Abidjan with a metropolitan population near 6 million.

Religion

Christians (primarily Roman Catholics)  and Sunni Muslims each make up 35 to 40% of the population, while an estimated 25% of the population practices traditional religions.

Stone-Campbell Presence

Barry Baggott, a missionary for Churches of Christ in the Ivory Coast from 1987 to 2000, estimates that there are 60 to 65 congregations there with a combined membership of 1,300 to 1,500. Ghanaian evangelists from Churches of Christ have also planted churches in  Cote d’Ivorie.

Christian Churches/Churches of Christ have worked through CMF’s team in Ivory Coast works in the areas of church planting, leadership training, medical evangelism, Community Health Evangelism (CHE), and Muslim evangelism. Seventeen churches have been started among the Agni and Attie people groups. The team also works in partnership with the Association of Christian Churches in Ivory Coast to plant churches among a new people group, the Baoule, in the Beoumi region of central Ivory Coast, and started four in the first three months of its efforts. The team also reaches out to Djoula Muslims through contacts in the community and in the clinic. One home church has been established in a Djoula family courtyard.

International Churches of Christ have four congregations in Cote d’Ivoire, including the 870 member Adidjan church.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, November 14, 2013. Revised July 7, 2016

Contact Information

A. National Office

 

B. Congregational Information

 

C. Educational Institutions

 

Bouaké Bible School, a two-year preacher training program.

The school has trained over sixty-five evangelists who now serve churches in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, the Congo, Cameroon and Chad.

Contact Barry Baggott

http://www.frenchworldoutreach.org/

French World Outreach
4806 Trousdale Drive
Nashville, TN 37220 USA

by email:  fwo.ceb@gmail.com

 

D. Social Service Ministries

 

E. Magazines/Periodicals

 

F. International Ministries

 

G. Conventions/Lectureships/Assemblies/Forums/Conferences

 

H. Points of Interest