Indonesian Christian Church (GKI)

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.

220000
Pastors:295
Presbyteries:18
Congregations:208
Member of:
 WCC (1965) 
Associate member of:
Periodicals:Majalah GKI (quaterly, in Indonesian)
Website: www.gki.or.id
(Gereja Kristen Indonesia, GKI)

The Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) is a uniting church. It was formed by three churches which came together in 1962 and established one church in 1988. The three were the Indonesian Christian Church of West Java, the Indonesian Christian Church of Central Java and the Indonesian Christian Church of East Java. Formerly, these three were Chinese churches developed by the former Netherlands Missionary Society. The new church approved its "Church Order" at its 13th general assembly, held in November 2002. The Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) is a reformed church, and an ecumenical church. It recognizes the interdependency of churches around the world, particularly those of the same confession. It has developed fellowship with other churches in a mutual relationship. It actively promotes the ecumenical movement locally, regionally and internationally.

Last updated:01/01/06