Gereja Kristen di Luwuk Banggai
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Christian Church in Luwuk Banggai
Jalan Imam Bonjol No. 65
Luwuk Kabupaten Banggai 94714
Sulawesi Tengah
Indonesia (Asia)
Telephone: +62 461 22218
Address-No.: 1327 / 4209

The Gospel was brought to Luwuk Banggai in 1912 (first baptism: January 31, 1912) by Dutch and Indonesian functionaries of the established Protestant Church (GPI) in a way typical of that church at the time: group conversion, brief preparation for baptism, use of a foreign language (Malay), and a negative attitude toward local culture. In 1934, when the Prot congregations in nearby Minahasa became independent (GMIM), Luwuk Banggai was transferred to that church as a mission field. So the church here belongs to the “established” variety of Indonesian Presbyterianism. After the war, however, the congr there were combined with those on the NZG mission field, in adjoining Poso, to become the Gereja Kristen Sulawesi Tengah (1947). The amalgam did not last. Regionalism and differences in tradition caused the congr in Luwuk Banggai to break away and found an independent church (1966). Half of the church classes are situated on the mainland of Sulawesi and half on the islands of the Banggai Archipelago. In 1992 some leaders of island classes seceded and formed a new church, the Gereja Protestan Indonesia Luwuk Banggai (GPILB). The GKLB requested the government to intervene, and to declare the new church illegal. The GKLB has a number of schools. It considers January 27, 1966, as its birth date.

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Statistic data of church

total: 73000
(conventionally): 226
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 70
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons not available
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 4
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregation, classis, Synod (every five years)
Traditional type
  • reformed
Official languages
  • Indonesian
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Nicene Creed (381)

International assiciations


last update: 08.02.2006
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