As young Indonesians return home from studying or living abroad, many face a large social or language barrier as they begin to reacclimatize to Indonesian society. Especially when searching for a spiritual community, many face a challenge in finding a community with similar life experiences and a common purpose in God and the Bible.
Young, spiritual, dynamic
With this demographic in mind, the GKDI English Ministry (GEM) was formed—which also stands for God, Each-other & Mission. GEM is a community of young adults, both professionals and entrepreneurs, both marrieds and singles. They primarily speak English as they focus on building spiritual community and deep discipling relationships with one another. GEM is a fun, loving, family-like fellowship that can support young people in their spiritual and professional lives.
As Christians, our faith is challenged every day, and the battle is always more difficult when we fight alone. Having a community like GEM that can support, understand, and aid young people in this transitional time of their lives will allow them to be successful not only in their careers and personal life, but ultimately in their spiritual relationship with God.
The power of community
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
The key to finding our purpose in God is found through community. As St. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12, we are all different ‘parts’ in terms of our backgrounds and our talents or gifts. It’s only when we come together however as one ‘body’ that we find our purpose in God; we learn what kind of function God designed for us. Community has the power to give us an identity and purpose in God that we could never find otherwise.
Experience the power of community with GEM and join one of our several forms of meet-ups below:
Spend Time (An informal more personal meetup)
Tailored to meet individuals needs, this casual meet up allows you to spend quality time with one or two members of the GEM community. Whether its discussing your personal struggles or learning the basics of discipleship, everyone in GEM leaves a spend time feeling refreshing and spiritually fed. “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. (Hebrews 3:12-13)
H20 (Healthy Hang-Out)
Healthy Hangs Outs consist of fun group activities that allow the GEM community to get closer to another. From dinners, rock climbing, coffee, sports, or serving in the local community, H20 always provide a fun, refreshing and constructive atmosphere. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrew 10:24-25)
GEM-Talk (A biweekly discussion event)
GEM-Talks are an opportunity to hear an inspiring talk about a range of topics such as how to be spiritual in business and dealing with conflicts in relationships. Typically GEM hosts guest speakers are Christian businessmen. There is usually great food and fellowship as well as smaller breakout group discussions to be able to engage with one another, the topic of discussion and the word of God.
We believe GEM community is building a strong spiritual foundation for the future generation. To join any of these above events, please get in touch and we will connect you with a GEM member.
Others article: GKDI Singles & Professionals Ministry