Christian Church of Sumba

Church family:Reformed churches
Based in:Indonesia
Present in:
Membership*:

About membership

Statistics of church membership, number of churches, congregations, pastors, etc. are those given by the churches and organizations, unless otherwise indicated. WCC member churches have various ways of defining their membership: state churches in which virtually every citizen is baptized and thus counted as a member, churches which include in their membership persons who are baptized but not actively participating, churches in which only adult baptized or communicant members are counted, etc. No attempt has been made to classify the membership figures in such categories, because agreed upon indicators to so do not exist.

256000
Pastors:126
Congregations:97
Member of:
 WCC (1998) 
Associate member of:
Website:
(Gereja Kristen Sumba, GKS)

The Christian Church of Sumba (GKS) grew out of the missionary work of the former Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (now Protestant Church in the Netherlands). The church became autonomous in 1947. It confesses the Nicean-Constantinopolitan and Apostolic Creeds. The GKS is organized according to the presbyterian-synodal tradition with a synod as the supreme governing body, meeting every four years, and councils of elders in the local congregations. Evangelism is one of the priorities. The church has been growing steadily in the past years. It runs various schools (primary, secondary and higher education), two hospitals and programmes of welfare and development. In all, the GKS employs more than 700 full time workers.

Last updated: 1.1.2006