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Romania


 

Romania

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 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 195 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

Romania is bordered by Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south Its capital and largest city is Bucharest. From 1947 to 1989, Romania was a Communist country under the dominance of the Soviet Union.

Religion

Orthodox 86.5%, Roman Catholic 4.6%, Reformed 3.2%, Pentecostal 1.9%, Greek Catholic 0.8%, Baptist 0.6%, Seventh-day Adventist 0.4%.

Stone-Campbell Presence

In 1938, American Frank Vass (1880-1957), sponsored by Central Europe Christian Mission, worked to plant churches in Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Hungary. By the time he returned to the United States in 1939, he had convinced eighty-five Baptist congregations to become part of the Stone-Campbell Movement.

Early missionaries to Romania from Churches of Christ included Bob Hare and Hans Novak in the 1960s and 1970s. After the fall of Communism, several missionaries entered in the early 1990s and planted at least 20 churches. A Bible correspondence course program launched in 2003 has resulted in about 60 baptisms and four new churches in southwestern Romania. Churches of Christ support medical missions and orphanages in the country.In 1994 the International Churches of Christ planted the Bucharest church.

Several ministries associated with Christian Churches/Churches of Christ work in Romania. TCM International Institute trains Romanian ministers. Forget Me Not Ministries and Remember the Children care for orphans and also sponsors evangelists in Romania.

 

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 14, 2013

Contact Information

A. National Office

 

B. Congregational Information

 

C. Educational Institutions

 

D. Social Service Ministries

 

Forget Me Not Ministries http://www.fmnministries.org

Remember the Children   http://www.remember-the-children.org/

 

E. Magazines/Periodicals

 

F. International Ministries

 

G. Conventions/Lectureships/Assemblies/Forums/Conferences

 

H. Points of Interest