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Gereja Kristus Tuhan
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The Church of Christ the Lord
GKT
Kotak Pos 13, Jalan Argopuro 6
65112 Malang
Jawa Timur
Indonesia (Asia)
Telephone: +62 341 25826
Address-No.: 1335 / 4247

Unlike the Dutch Mission in West Java (cf. Gereja Kristen Pasundan, no. 15) the 19th-century mission in East Java did not work among people of Chinese descent. Christianity among the Chinese in East Java has its origins in mission work by the Chinese themselves (cf. Gereja Kristen Indonesia, no. 7) and, in the first decades of the 20th century, by the mission of American Methodists (1905-1928).In 1928 this mission was taken over by a small Calvinist church in the Netherlands. At the time there was only one Chinese congregation, in Surabaya, which was divided into three sections according to the Chinese dialects spoken. The mission started working among the Malay-speaking Chinese, and on August 9, 1934, eight congr were united into one General Assembly. In 1940 the combined membership was 900, of whom half were Malay-speaking, the total Chinese population of East Java being a little more than 150,000. However, this small church split over the language issue. Part of the Chinese-speaking Christians founded a separate Church, Gereja Kristus Tuhan, which now considers itself as Calvinist Evangelical. The church has a theological school, Institut Theologia Aletheia, a publishing house, Gandum Mas, and a small number of schools. The GKT considers December 7, 1939, as its date of birth.
 

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
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Statistic data of church

Members
total: 11000
Parishes
(conventionally): 37
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 21
 
no women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  no information about deacons
Missionaries
total: 0
 
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about baptism
Godparents
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

 
Number: 1

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
1939
Organizational structures
Presbyterian
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • Chinese
Confessions
  • Apostles´ Creed

 

last update: 27.02.2004
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