Christian missionaries in africa 1900
THE STORY OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA UP TO 1900. Today that Church has 112 congregations, with a goodly number not yet formally affiliated and with a full membership of 66, 823 and 192, 165 baptised members. The Mission Churches of the Free State and Transvaal have a full membership respectively of 29, 136 and 32, 304.1805 The first Christian missionaries arrive in Namibia, brothers Abraham and Christian Albrecht from the London Missionary Society. 1806 Haystack Prayer Meeting at Williams College; Andover Theological Seminary founded as a missionary training center; Protestant missionary work begins in earnest across southern Africa. christian missionaries in africa 1900
Current status. Only nine million Christians were in Africa in 1900, but by the year 2000, there were an estimated 380 million Christians. According to a 2006 Pew Forum on Religion and Public life study, 147 million African Christians were renewalists ( Pentecostals and
AfricanAmerican slaves and, after the Civil War, freedmen, were another target of home missions. Hundreds of white and black missionaries went to the American south after the Civil War, where in addition to religious goals they tried to ameliorate the conditions of white racism and black poverty which still prevailed there despite the outcome of the war and the freeing of the slaves. A study of missionary settlement and the spread of Christianity in southern Africa during the period 1800 1925, including a piece on the role of missionaries, a list of mission stations, and case studies of individual mission stations.christian missionaries in africa 1900 By 1900, this number had grown to 10 percent. Today, at least 67 percent of all active Protestant Christians live in countries once considered foreign mission fields. And the church is still growing rapidly, even explosively, in many areasKorea, subSaharan Africa, Singapore, and the Peoples Republic of China.