Framework of religous intitution contribution in community development: Lesson learned from Tomohon, North Sulawesi

Grace Sumbung, Agus Suman, Kliwon Hidayat, Paulus Kindangen
2014 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
The study aimed to construct the framework of religious institution in Christians community in Tomohon, North Sulawesi Indonesia. This study shows that the activity of Church as a main religious institution in Tomohon provides significant role in community development. Community empowerment pattern is performed by the church through the establishment of training institution (i.e. BLPT Kaaten, Tomohon), which is actively provides opportunities to increase community skill and knowledge on coconut
more » ... wood based industry. Such institution also assists in participant training so that the participants can open their own business independently to support daily expenses, education fees, and health costs. Significantly, the Church programs contributes to community health, eeducation, works opportunities and therefore decrease number of jobless and crimes. The programs significantly contributes to community social and economic status.
doi:10.9790/0837-19665762 fatcat:llqniyoozzem5e3umuaxrkk4bi