Disciples of Christ Church of the Congo
The Church of the Disciples of Christ of the Congo (EDCC) in the Republic of Congo, is a relatively new church founded in 1995. Global Ministries has been a key supporter since the beginning of the church. Global Ministries funded a missionary from the Community of the Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo to the newly forming EDCC from 1995 to 2003.The Republic of Congo has made great strides in recovering economically from its 1997 war. The opportunity for religious freedom, after many years in which the government discouraged worship, has caused significant growth in the number of people interested in religious practice. The church is relatively small with about 2,000 members in the country but is growing.