Monday, March 09, 2009

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea goes online

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea now has the opportunity to evangelise through the Internet.

This follows the launch of the church’s website - - last week which, among other things, will keep its members informed of activities within the ELCPNG.

The website contains details of the church’s history, events, education, health and other church-related activities and development programmes.

It was launched by acting Head Bishop Rev Zau Rapa last week.

“The website will introduce you to who we are, what we believe as a Christian denomination in PNG, and our ministries that puts out faith in action,” according to the home page.

“The ELC-PNG has a membership of over 1.2 million all throughout Papua New Guinea.

“This is approximately 20% of the total five million population of the country.

“The ELC-PNG anniversary day is celebrated on the 12th of July every year.

“This is the date when the pioneer missionary Rev Johannes Flierl first started his mission as a Lutheran pastor to reach to the people of Papua New Guinea in 1886

“Last year 2008, the Lutherans in PNG celebrated its 122 years of establishment.

“The official logo of the ELC-PNG shown above bears the hand of white man handing over the cross to a black man, the background image is the map of Papua New Guinea, and they are inside Luther's Rose.

“With Jesus Christ as the supreme head of ELC-PNG, we have three officials that look after and administer His work here: the Head Bishop, Assistant Bishop and General Secretary.

“ELC-PNG has 17 districts and seven departments.

“Districts are the regional settings of the Church throughout PNG whilst the department ministers the works that ELC-PNG serves God by providing to the people.”


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