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    Art Center Festival

    January 15, 2019 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    We hosted a Christian Cultural Arts Festival in a local Art Center. There was an Islamic leader, an ustad, who attended and competed in the Festival with his family. I asked him to share his thoughts about our event. He said: “I can see that the Arts Center spent a lot of money organizing this … Read more

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    Visions and Unlikely Evangelism

    December 15, 2018 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Today I took a trainee Greg* to two different towns to do some evangelism. We shared with two men, one in each town. One interesting thing about the man in one of the towns was that he is a civil servant in the Department of Population. He has a long Taliban-style beard—maybe a Muslim activist … Read more

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    Lay Leaders Transforming Communities

    July 26, 2018 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Earlier this month, thirty nine men and women graduated from our lay leader training program. The graduates were all ages, from four different training locations. It was heartwarming to hear each of them share how God has shaped their character, evangelism, and biblical knowledge. They went from angry and bitter to calm and self-sacrificing, from … Read more

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    Secret Viewers Come Forth

    June 20, 2018 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Our Cultural Arts Center creates, records, and performs Sundanese art forms (music, drama, dance, and comedy), all with the goal of contextualized evangelism and worship. Current programs include evangelistic television programs, Christian music, drama, live evangelistic performances, and training in simple contextualized worship for house churches.   Casper, a 52-year-old from the eastern part of … Read more

  • Suspicion may keep elder from Bible training

    April 17, 2018 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Dimas* is an elder from a church in Central Java who has been studying in our Bible training program. He initially came to one of our preaching seminars after his church tasked him to come and check us out. He liked us so much that he signed up for our monthly Bible study training program. … Read more

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    Uber Ride Proves Uplifting

    March 28, 2018 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Last Saturday, Dottie*, one of our staff members at our media productions, arranged a ride home with an Uber driver on motorcycle. These phone-based ride services have become very popular in Indonesia because they are cheaper than using a traditional taxi or official motorcycle driver. It also provides the driver with an extra source of … Read more

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    Christian television used to transform three generations

    December 12, 2017 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Mrs. Ani* had been watching our TV show regularly and decided on her own to believe! She eventually began asking questions to her boss who is a believer. Her boss had a friend, a female at a local Bible school, who was willing to help disciple Mrs. Ani.   One day while Mrs. Ani was … Read more

  • IOIC Arts Center Scene from Christmas drama 2013

    Christian television used to transform 3 generations

    December 7, 2017 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Mrs. Ani* had been watching our TV show regularly and decided on her own to believe! She eventually began asking questions to her boss who is a believer. Her boss had a friend, a female at a local Bible school, who was willing to help disciple Mrs. Ani. One day while Mrs. Ani was visiting … Read more

  • Muslim Teacher Has Change of Heart

    November 9, 2017 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Indonesians have a rich heritage of performing arts, which plays an important role in their daily lives. Over the years, Indonesian Church Growth Network (ICGN) has learned that what has been rejected by Indonesians is not the truth of the Gospel, but rather the Western style of Christianity that they associate with colonization. Therefore, we … Read more

  • No Compromise for Samantha

    October 26, 2017 | Indonesian Church Growth Network

    Samantha, an Indonesian university student, found it pays off to stand your ground in your Christian walk. Eddy, a smart, nice “cousin” young man, was seriously interested in Samantha, one of five university students who came to Christ two years ago. At first, Eddy was offended when Samantha informed him that she could only date … Read more