We would like to congratulate Dr. Hery Susanto on his appointment as the new Director for the Christian Church Theological School of Indonesia (CCTSI). A special service was held where Mr Petrus, who served as CCTSI Director for the past ten years, was presented with a plaque of appreciation. The CCTSI flag was also passed to Hery as a symbol of taking over the responsibility. Hery’s former role as Academic Dean will now be performed by Mr Theodorus Miradji. The theme for this special service was “Lead and Be Led by the Spirit”.
Hery gave a devotion based on the verses taken from Exodus 33:13-15. Hery said, “If you (God) alone, don’t guide us, don’t ask us to move from here,” acknowledging that it is only through God’s Spirit that can we truly carry out the task of leadership. Mr Daniel Trihandarkha, the Churches of Christ National leader, also gave an address encouraging the four personnel of the CCTSI leadership to lead together as a team. “The four of us knelt and submitted before God, that we are going to wholeheartedly and faithfully serve,” Hery said. CCTSI is based in Salatiga, Indonesia, and has a vision to train church planters and equip young people to follow Jesus.