Gereja-Gereja Kristen Indonesia Sumatera Utara
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Indonesian Christian Church of North Sumatera
Bakordep Sinode, Jalan Gunung Simanuk-manuk 5
21115 Pematang Siantar
Sumatera Utara
Indonesia (Asia)
Telephone: +62 622 23143
Address-No.: 1321 / 4238

This church has its roots in the Dutch Reformed (Gereformeerde) Church, which existed in the city of Medan between 1915 and 1957. Through the missionary work of this church, a number of Javanese and Toba and Karo Batak joined the church. When the Dutch had to leave (1957), the Indonesian members remained. In 1969 the congr constituted themselves into an independent Synod, which in the same year enacted a church order of a strictly Presb character (no permanent Synod). In 1970 the membership was 5,000, with 4 ordained ministers, 16 evangelists, and 120 elders, in 12 congr and 56 places of worship. The church sent some of its young people to Yogyakarta to receive theological education at the Theological Academy of the Gereja Kristen Jawa. In the 1960s most church members were ethnic Javanese, but in the meantime Bataks, originating from the Toba Batak and the Karo Batak churches, constitute the majority. In time the church changed its name from Gereja-Gereja Gereformeerd Synode Sumatera Utara to its present name. The GKI Sumut is very active in the social sphere. In 1976 the church became a member of the PGI. It considers September 1, 1969, as its date of birth.

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Statistic data of church

total: 12400
(conventionally): 34
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 19
no information about women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
Infant´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Traditional type
  • reformed
Official languages
  • Indonesian


last update: 27.02.2004
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