A Brief History of Jalan Suci (The Holy Way in Indonesia)
Jalan Suci Papua (The Holy Way, Indonesia) has a long heritage that can be traced back to the very beginnings of the Charismatic movement in the late 1960's. In early 1970's the apostolic ministry of Fr. Edwin Stube from the USA came to West Papua through the apostolic ministry teams sent from Lawang Bible Training Center – East Java.
A Short History. The first team in 1972 comprised Mr. Adi Sutopo, Mr. Timotius Wiryanto, Mr. Saroba Pangaribuan and Miss Henny. The man who welcomed the team was Mr. Mulyawan Sindutomo and his house became central to the team and the Charismatic Movement in Abepura – Jayapura. After several months of Bible training and discipleship in this house, the first young native Papuan people went to many places, cities, and villages to bring the Good News. Those young native people were: Bro. Dolfinus Solossa, Bro. Andreas Athabu, Bro. Julianus Solossa, Bro. Vecky Tumbelaka, Tris Aronggear, Elvis Gunto, and Yan Agaki.
The second apostolic team that visited in 1974 was Mr. Kornelius Darto and Alfonso Tumeon. They came to Jayapura – the capital of West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) province and went to several villages around Sarmi district in a team with Mr. Rubben Wehauw, Obed Belly, Dolfinus Solossa, Andreas Athabu as the local apostolic team. The third apostolic team in 1975 was Timotius, Adul Rohim, and Philipus Sukamto. In 1976, Ester Sitorus moved from Lawang to Jayapura to work with Philipus Sukamto, but she suffered from Malaria fever and died in April 1977. As result of these apostolic team ministries from Lawang, thousands have received the Lord Jesus as their personal savior and many have experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The apostolic Ministry of Fr. Edwin Stube and his young Indonesian co-workers has brought forth a great transformation throughout Indonesia, especially in the island of Papua.
This work continues to be effective to this day. As we "run the race set before us" we ask that you would join us in prayer for God's continued blessing.
PDF's, Bahasa Indonesian
GPI Di Indonesia Tatum 1965-2002
Dari Papua ke Israel (From Papua to Israel - Jason Sentuf)
SBTC 2010 Brosur (2010 Brosur - in Bahasa)
Kop Sinode Daerah Khusus (The Special regional Synod)
Laporan Perjalanan Misi ke Israel (oleh Jason Sentuf)
Tanah & Rumah Kita Di Banjarbaru - Kalimantan Selatan
Struktur Gereja (The structure of the Church)
Zaitun News - Aug-2011 (Mission Trip)
Tahun 2008 Laporan (2008 annual Report)
Kalender - 2019, 2015 (Jason Sentuf)
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PDF's in English
Worship, Jalan Suci, and Rev. Edwin B Stube (Ps Spencer Scrutton)
A Picnic on a Beach (Fellowship in Kalimantan)
A Tropical Naturalism Painter (Paintings by Jason Sentuf)
Revival (in Papua) (A letter to a friend, by Jason)
A letter to South Africa (A letter/report on Recent Events)
Zerubbabel Corporate Meeting (Building the Temple - 2008)
Terminabuan (Evangelism in Irian, 1986)
West Papua History (1987)
Central Kalimamtan (Report 2013)
What we Believe (a summary)
Link with a Mission team from Australia
"A highway shall be there and it shall be called the Holy
Way" Isaiah 35:8
Christian life and ministry never rises above the
level of our worship. Spiritual life and ministry begins, and is
carried out in the presence of God.
Jalan Suci is dedicated to worship in the Holy of Holies. This invariably leads to powerful ministry in the Spirit.
Jalan Suci encourages people to gather around Jesus like His first set of disciples, enjoying His fellowship, learning His ways, being a part of the mighty move of God that is happening worldwide in preparation for His coming. We worship in the Spirit with the gifts of the Spirit. Often we meet God in the silence of eternity; other times we join with the high praises of the angels around His throne. We allow Jesus to disciple us. He leads us out into a variety of ministry where we see what He is doing and learn to take part.
For those that have heard God’s call to life, training, and
ministry with us, we would like to present some helpful guidelines
that express the beat of our heart and purpose for out being.
Jesus chose another way to teach his followers. The Holy Way was built on the search to understand this other way, and this Training Center is part of that result. So what method did Jesus use?
Jesus collected a little group and started moving. They saw His
miracles and His way of approaching all sorts of people. They
observed His teaching to the crowds, His silencing of the Pharisees,
His loving ministry of help to the sick and to repentant sinners.
Jesus' training of the disciples could not be separated from His fellowship with them. They ate and slept and worked together. The disciples learned by associating with Him, experiencing His love, observing His life-style and ministry', sharing in the secrets of His heart. This was theology understood through truth and relationship.
After Pentecost, the apostles must have applied these same methods to the training of new converts in Jerusalem as the people "continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayers." Paul used the same method for training Timothy, Titus, Luke, and the others who travelled with Him.
This method of training is:
1. Non-formal. Jesus never scheduled a class or drew up a curriculum. He lived a life with His disciples. They learned on-the-job (3 years of purpose driven learning where the direct understanding and application [i.e. “the authority”] of what they learnt was a major goal).
2. Fellowship-based. In regard to Jesus' training of His disciples, the training cannot be divorced from fellowship. The training method was the fellowship (The close fellowship teaches us humility and how live for the Kingdom, not our own ideas).
3. Learning by doing. Jesus plunged His disciples immediately into the experience of the ministry. Then as they had time, they sat down and talked over what they had experienced. Theory was never divorced from practice. The Christian life and ministry is something we do, not just take notes on.
4. Living in the Spirit. Jesus' ministry was carried on in the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is therefore a supernatural ministry. He said: "I do not say my own words, but those of Him who sent me. The works I do are not mine but His." On His Ascension Day Jesus said: "Wait until you receive power from on high ... and you shall be My witness." As His disciples we need to learn to live and minister in the Spirit.
Our objective is to adapt and apply these principles in every
possible cultural setting, on the theory that Jesus' methods were
deliberately chosen and therefore can be most effective. The Holy
Way Mission has applied these principles in several very different
cultural settings in Indonesia for more than 40 years with
outstanding results (Therefore there is no reason why they should
not work equally well in other cultures. I also note that they were
very successful in the middle-east some 2,000 years ago, so not much
This training is aimed at preparing people for New Testament type ministry. We are training apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, etc. (Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28).
It was never God's intention that the ministry should be totally in the hands of a few professional clergy. The Body is not one member, but many (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). It is built up and matures through the working together of all the members (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Therefore, we believe that we need to be training lay members of churches for their proper function in the Body of Christ. New Testament ministries will be trained by New Testament methods.
Such a training program might take this form:
1. A community. A small group of people will be living together in some kind of community relationship, praying, studying, and working together.
2. Priorities. First priority would be personal devotional life; second, worship together in Spirit; third, learning to hear and obey the Lord's voice; fourth, Bible study and fifth, ministry.
3. Bible centered. The patterns of life and ministry will be learned by examining in detail the biblical records and immediately putting them into practice.
4. Practical. Every effort will be made to duplicate the radical effectiveness of supernatural New Testament type ministry, realizing that this is going to require some radical adjustment in our own personal lives, our view point, our ways of doing things, our priorities. In short the Cross will be applied to our personal and corporate lives, so that the Resurrection power of Jesus may be made manifest in the ministry.
Note: The PDF of this article "Holy Way Training Guidelines" is in the Menu below.
Written by Rev. Edwin Stube
Edited by Ps. Spencer Scrutton.
PDF's - Bahasa Indonesian
Didalam Roh (In the Spirit)
Early Training Brosure (Circa 1988)
SBTC 2010 Brosure (2010 Brochure)
SBTC Silabus (2010-2011 Training Syllabus)
SBTC Formulir Pendaftaran (SBTC Registration Form)
LBTC Training Form-Brosure (2018)
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PDF's in English
1980 L.B.T.C. Training Brochure
Holy Way Training Guidelines (Brief Guidelines - Rev. Edwin B. Stube)
An Early Training Vision (8 page Vision/ Concept from 1971)
In 1968, The Holy Way began its ministry of the
written word with the magazine, API MENYALA ("A Blazing Fire" -
started by Gwan An). The circulation grew to more than 7,000 and
was mailed to all the principal islands of Indonesia. It was read,
passed around, and found its way to places we could not go,
providing people in remote areas with deeper Christian teaching.
The book ministry began in the early 1970's. The aim was and still is to stress unity, evangelism, the work of the Spirit, sanctification, New Testament order, and generally encourage Christian maturity and teaching for all believers.
PDF versions all books are available on line from the below links. Kindle and Epub books are available for most.
PDF's in Indonesian
Diubah Menjadi Serupa (Being Transformed - by Jason)
Apa yang Allah Lakukan Diantara Umat Yahudi Mesianik
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PDF's in English
Unity & The Holy Way (Ps Spencer Scrutton)
A Prophetic Company (1997 - Teaching, by Edwin B. Stube)
What We Believe (Brief Summary of Holy Way Teaching)
Bible Camp Teaching (1972 - At Prophetic Teaching)
Gifts & Ministries of the Holy Spirit (Brief Summary)
1996-Sept, 25th LBTC anniversary (By Rev. Edwin B. Stube)