Affiliations: Franconia Mennonite Conference and Indonesian Mennonite Association
Address: 191 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Pastor: Virgo Handojo, Ph.D., CFLE
In 1989, Rev. Virgo and Jeanne Handojo, through Ms. Ruth Heck, met with Ms. Dina Boon. They were asked to clean the house of Ibu Dina Boon from dark powers. The International House Fellowship was born in the home of Dina Boon’s mother.
At the end of 1990, this family alliance developed into 30-50 people from 10-13 different nationalities. Through this alliance, the Indonesian Christian Congregation of Grace was born on September 19, 1992 at the Free Methodist Church, Pasadena. The first service was held Sunday, September 20, 1992. A few months later the church moved to the Sierra Madre Congregational Church.
Vision, Mission, Priority and Strategy of JKIA Church
Every member is a minister. JKIA exists as a means and tool to bring God’s government (God’s Kingdom) and God’s glory by carrying out the Great Commandment (Matthew 22: 36-40, Deut 6: 5) and the Great Commission (the Great Commission, Matthew 28: 18-20).
JKIA Priority are Evangelism, Fellowship, Discipleship, Worship and Healing (Acts 2: 41-47)
The Church is the Body of Christ – not an organization (Matthew 26, Luke 12, John 10; 1 Peter 5: 1-2; Acts 20:17, 28; Titus 1: 5-7,1 Cor 12:27)
Emphasizes love and unity not profit. Focus on relationships and mission rather than organization (Ephesians 4: 3)
Function through spiritual gifts, talents, and skills, not through elections.
The formula for congregational relations: the better the relationship, the better the level of trust and the fewer rules to govern (the greater the relationship, the greater the trust level). Galatians 6:10; 1 Peter 4:17; 1 Timothy 5: 1-2
JKIA Church Structure
Service is done by lay people, and shepherds complete it so that lay people are able to serve well. The people are the ministers; the pastors and elders are the administers. (Ephesians 4: 11-12) Lay people must be given the freedom and power to determine and create services.
Pastors or elders must be given the opportunity to educate and lead (Hebrews 13:17). Each member is encouraged to create a new service. The person who creates the service is the person who has authority and control over the service, not a priest or other member.
JKIA Values: We appreciate relationship with God and with others, we respect each person and we value holistic services. We respect the values of God’s Kingdom.