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Indonesia


Indonesia

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

The Republic of Indonesia  is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands. With over 238 million people, it is the world’s fourth most populous country. Jakarta is the capital, with a population of 10,187,595.

Religion

Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1%.

Stone-Campbell Presence

The Church of Christ was planted in Jakarta around 1967.Churches of Christ came to Nias around 1971, when T. Laiya, who lived and worked in Medan was converted, and then promptly decided to visit his home village to take the gospel to them. Steve Cate was first American missionary from the Churches of Christ to visit that island. There are about 83 Churches of Christ with about 8,000 members on Nias. Churches of Christ also sponsor an orphanage there. In 1998, an American missionary established the Batam Bible College. In 2002, a mission team from American Churches of Christ planted a church in Surabaya, the second-largest city in Indonesia.

International Churches of Christ have 29 congregations in Indonesia, including the Jakarta Church of Christ with over 1400 members.

The Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partners with Artha Wacana Christian University, Christian University in Tomohon (UKIT), Church World Service – Indonesia, Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI), Duta Wacana Christian University, Jogiakarta, Evangelical Church in Eastern Indonesia (GMIT), Evangelical Church in Minihasa’ Evangelical Church of Sumba, Gerega Protestan Indonesia LUWU (GPIL), Jakarta Theological Seminary, Protestant Christian Church of Bali – GKPB, Protestant Church in South Sulawesi (GPSS), Satya Wacana Christian University’ Theological Seminary of Eastern Indonesia – STT, and Makassar’ Theological Seminary of Kalimantan – STT.

Several ministries associated with Christian Churches/Churches of Christ work in Indonesia. CMF supports Christian Church Theological School of Indonesia, established in Salatiga in the early 1990s to provide leadership training for Indonesian Christians. Asia Pacific International plants churches and does humanitarian work in Indonesia.

Global Mission Partners of Australian Churches of Christ work with churches in Indonesia.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 16, 2013

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