Norwegian Missionary Society

The Norwegian Missionary Society or the Norwegian Mission Society (Norwegian: Det Norske Misjonsselskap, NMS) is the first and oldest mission organization in Norway.

Norwegian Missionary Society
Headquarters of The Norwegian Missionary Society in Stavanger, Norway.jpg
Headquarters in Stavanger, Norway
FormationAugust 1842; 179 years ago (1842-08)

It was started by a group of approximately 180 people in the town of Stavanger in Norway in August 1842. The goal was to spread the Christian religion to other peoples, mainly in Africa. Hans Paludan Smith Schreuder became the first missionary, leaving for Zululand in 1843.

NMS is currently working in the following countries or regions: Estonia, United Kingdom, France, Cameroon, Mali, Ethiopia, South Africa, Madagascar, Brazil, Pakistan, China, Thailand, and Japan. The society also works in the Middle East through satellite television.[citation needed]

The chairperson of the board is Rev. Helge Gaard. Rev. Jeffrey Huseby has been general secretary since 2011.[1]


  1. ^ Eikeland, Martin (2010-12-04). "Jeffrey Huseby blir ny NMS-general" [Jeffrey Huseby becomes new NMS secretary-general]. Vårt Land (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2017-07-06.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Reichelt Collection 艾香德紀念圖書館藏書 Preservation for the Documentation of Chinese Christianity by Hong Kong Baptist University Library. The Reichelt Collection was originally part of the Karl. L. Reichelt Memorial Library Collections held at the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies (漢語基督教文化研究所).