"Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world," – John 1:29

GROWING IN FAITH

MEMBERSHIP OF MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH

The Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea had 24, 878 members in the late 1990s but the membership has grown to over thirty thousand in the last six years.  The registered members are living in Western Highands Province and around Papua New Guinea.  The Church has three ecclesias similar to districts.

  • Ecclesia One               Mul and Baiyer Circuits and Murip Congregations

  • Ecclesia Two               Melpa, Block Hasimo, Ogelbeng and Tiria Circuits

  • Ecclesia Three             Konta, Kopon and Engal Circuits.

    Statistics of MLC-PNG Members

Ecclesia

Children

Adults

Total

Ecclesia One

  1. Mul Circuit

  2. Baiyer Circuit

  3. Murip Congreg

 

1382

852

214

 

1965

1983

136

 

3347

2835

350

Ecclesia Two

  1. Melpa Circuit

  2. Tiria Circuit

  3. Ogelbeng Cir.

  4. Hasimo Block C

 

2254

1705

40

78

 

3349

2603

56

202

 

5603

4308

96

280

Ecclesia Three

  1. Kopon Circuit

  2. Engal Circuit

  3. Kotna Circuit

 

555

638

1105

 

2528

1083

2150

 

3083

1721

3255

Total Members

8, 823

14, 855

24, 878

 MLC-Pastors

Pastor James Uki (left) and two other pastors of MLC-PNG standing with members of a congegration in the Dei District of Western Highlands Province.

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