The Lutheran Reform Church is celebrating 30 years of existence in Western Highlands Province.
A week-long anniversary celebration started yesterday and will end next Monday.
Many Christians around the world are gearing up for the Christmas season and Lutheran Reform Church is no different.
They got together for a dual celebration, Christmas and the 30 years of existence.
They broke away from the mainline Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1989, after some congregation members mainly youths who felt a spirit of revival in their lives.
They started to change their approach of praise and worship to a more liberated way.
The main Lutheran Church did not accept this action and decided that the liberal group leave the church.
Today the church has over 2500 members and sixty churches only present in Western Highlands, Morobe and Port Moresby.
The Church is planning to have a hundred and twenty more churches built in the next ten years.
They are also planning to build a bible college, build a business arm of the church to support their work, and partner with the government to be part of the change in society in all aspects of life.
The church is expected to unveil its ten year strategic plan to move forward.
This church was part of a spirit movement that took place in the 1980s all around the world.
People started to break away from the mainline Christian churches and formed the revival or reformed churches, altering to some of the mainline churches beliefs and way of worshiping.
By Vasinatta Yama,EM TV – Mt Hagen