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'''Sinode Jemaat Kristen''' is an Anabaptist related conference in Indonesia, and is associated with [[Mennonite World Conference]]. JKI was created as a result of a split from the GKMI synod, due to wanting to explore a more charismatic and evangelistic worship style.<ref>Hiendarto, Joyce. "Re: School Project." Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 11 March 2011. E-mail. </ref>
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'''Sinode Jemaat Kristen''' is an Anabaptist related conference in Indonesia, and is associated with [[Mennonite World Conference]]. Currently there are almost 40,000 members and 155 congregation of the JKI synod. The strongest numbers reside in Indonesia, with few scattered congregations in USA, Australia, and the Netherlands. JKI was created as a result of a split from the GKMI synod, due to wanting to explore a more charismatic and evangelistic worship style.<ref>Hiendarto, Joyce. "Re: School Project." Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 11 March 2011. E-mail. </ref>
  
 
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Sinode Jemaat Kristen

Location

Central Java, Aceh, Lampung, Jakarta, Bandung, Kalimantan, Jawa Timur, Bahkan di Bali, and Sulawesi

Date Established

1984-5

Presiding Officer

Sutanto Adi

Number of Congregations

155 within Indonesia. 12 in USA, Australia, and the Netherlands.

Membership

40,000 baptized members (including those in USA, Australia, and the Netherlands)

Sinode Jemaat Kristen is an Anabaptist related conference in Indonesia, and is associated with Mennonite World Conference. Currently there are almost 40,000 members and 155 congregation of the JKI synod. The strongest numbers reside in Indonesia, with few scattered congregations in USA, Australia, and the Netherlands. JKI was created as a result of a split from the GKMI synod, due to wanting to explore a more charismatic and evangelistic worship style.[1]

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History

"Sinode Jemaat Kristen" was founded by Adi Sutanto. The fellowship began as an evangelistic association called Yayasan Keluarga Sangkakala "trumpet". It differs from most Anabaptist denominations within Indonesia because it was not started as a movement from the States or Europe. Instead it was an internal spilt due to a evangelistic revival. [2] Sutanto Adi started a small prayer group with 8 people in 1977 that grew to large formal gatherings in '79. Sutanto saw the beginning of a congregation forming and went to the GKMI (Gereja Kristen Muriah Indonesia), where he was a member at this time, and asked to join with the GKMI. Sutanto's fellowship had a unique and evangelical worship style (speaking in tongues, faith healing, prophetic words and visions) that the GKMI did not support. [3] The GKMI and Sutanto met, but the GKMI required the charismatic worship style to be dropped in order to be part of the church. There was a split within the GKMI church as this time due to disagreements and the GKMII was formed under Dr. Lukas, a relative of Sutanto. The GKMII joined Sutanto's fellowship and in 1985 the "Jemaat Kristen Indonesia" was officially formed. [4]

Key Individuals in the Life of the Church

Adi Sutanto-Founder of the JKI, former member of the GKMI, studied at Fuller Theological Seminary School [5]

Looking to the Future

The main concentration of JKI congregations is in Indonesia, however there has been a slow movement to the USA and Australia. As of 2001, there were 5 churches in California and 1 in Australia. [6] JKI congregations located in South West USA are making difficult decisions to either stay within Indonesia's JKI synod or become linked with the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference. [7] In Semerang, Indonesia the largest Anabaptist church building resides. The "Holy Stadium", pastored by Petrus Agung, has the ability to seat 12,000 people. The congregation has 8,000 members, mostly young people (2005). [8]

Electronic Resources

http://www.mounttziyon.com/en/ http://www2.yidio.com/purim-day-at-our-church---jki-injil-kerajaan/id/124061081 ==Citations==

  1. Hiendarto, Joyce. "Re: School Project." Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 11 March 2011. E-mail.
  2. Hiendarto, Joyce. "Re: School Project." Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 11 March 2011. E-mail.
  3. Adi, Lydia. "Re: JKI Project" Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 13 April 2011. E-mail.
  4. Lawrence Yoder. "re: JKI school Project" Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 12 April 2011. E-mail.
  5. Lawrence Yoder. "re: JKI school Project" Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 12 April 2011. E-mail.
  6. Oswald, Laurie. (2001). Making peace while answering a different call. The Messenger: Evangelical Mennonite Conference. vol 39 (3), p. 13.
  7. Hiendarto, Joyce. "Re: School Project." Message to Jalisa Heyerly. 11 March 2011. E-mail.
  8. Pacific Southwest Conference of the Mennonite Church. (Fall 2005). What's the scoop: people and events. Panorama, 1-10.

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