Gereja Lutheran Indonesia (GLI) is a sister church of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). It is also a member of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC) – a global fellowship of Christian believers who are united in doctrine and practice. Members of Gereja Lutheran have a wonderful evangelical spirit and are sharing the Word with various linguistic and ethnic groups spread across the archipelago. GLI is also concerned about nurturing its members by helping them to “grow in the grace and knowledge of their Lord” and guiding them in sanctified Christian living. Like WELS, GLI has an active worker training program which is preparing future ministers and leaders. In addition to traditional seminary-style classes, distance learning courses, and seminars are also being used. Under God’s grace, GLI’s ministry efforts also include collaborating with WELS representatives from the Asia-Pacific Rim Administrative Committee, Multi-Language Publications, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, and Kingdom WorkersLearn more about WELS mission history in Indonesia.

Mission statistics

Baptized nationals: 1,240
National pastors and evangelists: 25
National Vicars: 11
Seminary students: 7
Congregations/Preaching Stations: 30

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Praying for Indonesia

Please pray for the members of Gereja Lutheran Indonesia, that they continue to lead Christian lives with the boldness to invite others to learn more about Jesus. Pray the Lord continues to expand the spiritual wisdom of the church’s leaders and those who are preparing to enter the public ministry.


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