Christian Church of Sumba

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Christian Church of Sumba is Protestant Calvinist church, a member of World Communion of Reformed Churches.[1] The denomination was established in January 15, 1947. Today the church has congregations in various cities outside the island of Sumba.[2]

There are churches in Sumba, Flores, Rote-Ndao, Kupang, Timor, Bali, Java, Sulawesi.[3]

It has 550,000 members the majority of the Christian population in Sumba in 2004. The church has been growing steadily.[4]

In 2012 the church has approximately 600 000 members and 712 congregations.[2] In 1907 Dutch Reformed started the mission in Sumba and they founded a number of congregations. By the 1940s there were 5,000 Christians in Sumba. The official founding date is 1947. The church adheres to the Heidelberg Catechism[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member churches | Bringing together 80 million Reformed Christians worldwide". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b id:Gereja Kristen Sumba
  3. ^ id:Gereja Kristen Sumba#Wilayah Pelayanan
  4. ^ www.pcimissionoverseas.org/partners/item/12/christian-church-of-sumba-gks/
  5. ^ Christoph Fasse. "Adressdatenbank reformierter Kirchen und Einrichtungen". reformiert-online.net. Retrieved 2014-06-06.