Indonesia

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 Workers.

Mission updates

Recently GLI has created a publications group, a board for exploration, an education committee, a stewardship team, and revamped a foundation which overseas humanitarian projects. Under God’s grace these and other administrative structures will aid this small body of like-minded believers in their ministry efforts. The building project for its worker training school which had been temporarily curtailed is once again moving forward.

Mission statistics

Baptized nationals: 1,323
National pastors: 15
National Evangelists: 6
National Vicars: 15
Seminary students: 9
Congregations: 5
Preaching Stations: 25

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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.

PICTURES OF INDONESIA

Browse through and share pictures of Indonesia taken by WELS missionaries and national workers.