Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia

Research Article

The Existence of the Church as an Institutional Symbol of Minority Community in Dealing with Diversity in Grace Bible Church of Kedungwungu, Blitar, East Java

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302102,
        author={Agus Marulitua Marpaung and Lekris Anugrah Hizkia Laurika},
        title={The Existence of the Church as an Institutional Symbol of Minority Community in Dealing with Diversity in Grace Bible Church of Kedungwungu, Blitar, East Java},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCIRS},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={diversity church existence community},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302102}
    }
    
  • Agus Marulitua Marpaung
    Lekris Anugrah Hizkia Laurika
    Year: 2020
    The Existence of the Church as an Institutional Symbol of Minority Community in Dealing with Diversity in Grace Bible Church of Kedungwungu, Blitar, East Java
    ICCIRS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302102
Agus Marulitua Marpaung1,*, Lekris Anugrah Hizkia Laurika1
  • 1: Institut Agama Kristen Negeri Manado and Hoseo University InstitutInjili Indonesia Malang
*Contact email: agus.marpaung@iakn-manado.ac.id

Abstract

Diversity often become the reason of disruptive in community and church. Cultural and religion issues are the sensitive area to disrupt the situation. Social media easily spreads all the issues and accepted by all people without any filters.Church as part in community needs to develop a lot of approaches in dealing with diversity.Grace Bible Church in Kedungwungu, Blitar, East Java.This church is the only church in the village in which people are mostly Muslim Religion The purpose of this research is to explore how Grace Bible Church In Kedungwunguas a minor community but can exist in dealing diversities among the Moslem people as the major community. By using qualitative method with triangulation approach, researcher found that the Church should fullfill its calling in different cultures and religions society without losing its characteristics, thus exclusively church has its own belief and religious practices but inclusively the church has its way to build relationship with community.