Providing Gospel Resources for All Ages
At least 750 distinct people groups live on the 6,000 inhabited islands of Indonesia. More than 80% of the population associates with the Muslim faith, and only 15% identify themselves as Christians. Animism strongly influences the religious practices of tribal people, whether Muslim or Christian.
Because of the support from people like you, people throughout Indonesia are learning the Truth of the Gospel through radio and TV programs, print materials, a growing digital outreach, and leadership training.
Yayasan Komunikasi Bersama (YKB) BTGMI Partnership Organization
BTGMI partners with Yayasan Komunikasi Bersama (YKB) in Indonesia, offering a variety of programs for all ages. The programs are summarized and linked at its main website and highlighted on its Facebook page.
This December will mark 80 years since Back to God Ministries International’s (BTGMI) first weekly radio program broadcast across the airwaves.
Times have changed since that first broadcast. People still listen to radios, but more and more often in North America, we get our news and entertainment via mobile devices, social media, and the Internet. That’s why much of BTGMI’s English ministry has switched to Internet-based programming. The same is true for many of BTGMI’s non-English programs around the...
Our radio programs are broadcast over 95 stations in three countries.
An estimated 742 local or tribal dialects are spoken in Indonesia, creating a challenge to reach so many diverse people.
A combined 39 churches in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Central Java, Bandar Lampung, and South Sumatera have started a new Coffee Break Bible study in the past year.
Rev. Arliyanus lives by the motto "make others experience what we have experienced from God; receive what we have received from God." He has lived this out during his service as General Secretary of the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) Synod and in his current role as our interim ministry leader. Rev. Arliyanus earned a masters of theology degree from Jakarta Theological Seminary in the department of mission and dialogue. He lives in Jakarta with his wife, Esther, and three children.
Indonesian Media Outreach
TV Program: Gema Kasih Indonesia (Echo Love for Indonesia)
Echo of Love for Indonesia is a 30-minute weekly news-style TV program for adult audiences, featuring a discussion of contemporary issues from a Christian perspective.
TV Program: Lentera
Lentera is a 3-minute TV program that providing guidance for Christian living.
TV Program: Small Act Big Impact (SABI)
Small Act Big Impact is a 5-minute TV program that encourages viewers to live out their faith through small things that make a big impact.
Audio Program: Rencana Agung (Majestic Plan)
Majestic Plan is a daily 15-minute audio message designed to reach younger, educated audiences. It offers both evangelistic messages and discipleship content. The program can also be heard in 38 countries over radio.net and is translated into eleven local languages.
Audio Program: Pedoman Hidup (Guidance for Living)
Guidance for Living is a 5-minute audio program providing daily direction for those seeking to live out their faith.
Audio Program: Kata-kata WASIAT (Testament Words)
Testament Words is a daily 5-minute audio devotional message for believers. The program is accessible on the ministry’s main website.
Audio Program: Kata Hari Ini (Today’s Word)
Today’s Word is a 5-minute daily audio message designed to attract listeners searching for meaning in life. The program is translated and broadcast in eleven local languages. The Indonesian radio program can also be heard in 38 countries over radio.net.
Radio Program: Seribu Satu Makna Pengalaman Hidup (1001 Meanings of Life Experience)
1001 Meanings of Life Experience is a 10-minute radio program that invites listeners to learn about life through discussions about common household themes.
Radio Program: Pelangi Kasih (Love’s Rainbow)
Love’s Rainbow is a 15-minute radio program featuring a discussion about Christian family life and problems.
Audio Program: Drama Anak Rumah Pelangi (Rainbow House Children’s Drama)
Rainbow House Children’s Drama is a weekly 15-minute audio drama that helps children deal with issues in their daily life at home and at school. Based on Christian values, the program airs on radio stations throughout Indonesia and can be heard online.
Kiddy is a daily devotional booklet for young children, available in print and online.
Devotional: Teens for Christ
The Teens for Christ is a daily devotional for teenaged youth, available in print and online.
Devotional: Youth for Christ
The Youth for Christ daily devotional is designed to help middle-school youth live out their faith, available in print and online.
Wasiat is daily devotional for adults, available in print and online.
Devotional: Jendela Hati (Window of the Heart)
Jendela Hati is a daily devotional that touches the hearts of senior citizens, available in print and online.
Bible Study: Coffee Break
Coffee Break is a small group Bible study hosted by local churches for men and women.