THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MYANMAR
The Congregational Church of Myanmar (formerly Burma) is the newest international mission project to be sponsored by The Missionary Society. Christian missionaries first arrived in Burma during the 1500’s and again in the 18th century but with little result for their efforts. During the 1800’s other missionaries, including Adoniram Judson (Haystack Meeting), arrived in Myanmar. Gradually, Christianity began to take hold – especially among tribal groups. During the 1960’s, foreign-born missionaries were expelled from Myanmar. Today Christian mission efforts are being served by indigenous missionaries.
The Congregational Church of Myanmar was founded in June of 2000 through the Rev. Sa Do. The mission is committed to preaching the Word through local churches. Therefore, church planting is at the forefront of CCM ministries. Since its inception, CCM has planted four churches that minister to those who have converted to the Christian faith. Five pastors and seven mission workers share the Gospel message with the churches and those served on the mission fields. Mission workers and pastors do not receive salaries but rely primarily on the generosity of those they serve. In addition to worship and evangelism, CCM oversees the following mission ministries:
· Personal Evangelism · Discipleship Training
· Christian Tract Ministry · Preschool Education
· Church Planting · Primary Healthcare Programs
Myanmar’s population is approximately 60 million people. Population estimates take into account an excess mortality rate due to AIDS. Malaria is an additional major health concern for the population and government. The median age in Myanmar is 26 years. The major religion is Buddhist (89%) followed by Christianity with 4%, and Muslim with 4%. Other religions make up the remaining 3% of the population.
Printable bulletin insert
History of CCM
Statement of Faith
Bio of SaDo and Family