PERCERAIAN WARGA GKJW DI KABUPATEN JEMBER
Suatu Analisa Teori Pertukaran Sosial
The congregation of Gereja Kristen Jawi Wetan (GKJW) in Jember is the subject of the research and an integral part that divorce rates is rising. The teaching of Christian faith is not to be divorced, but in fact divorce occurs. In the 1970s, there were no divorces; however in the 2000s divorce befell in the GKJW Christian family in Jember. The high divorce of church members in Jember in the 2000s became a challenge to Church service.
The data from Jember Regency Population and Civil Registration Office is in line with the divorce happened in GKJW Congregations in Jember. What factors cause divorce in the GKJW Church in all of Jember District? Social supports, administrative requirements, religious background are the main factors causing divorce. While supporting factors, husband and wife accountability, PIL or WIL, family conflicts and communication are the stimulants of divorce.
These are social facts that are intertwined in church service on society context. Institutionally or personally, church servants should prepare themselves and the “tools” of the services being needed, in preparation for possible problems that will occur.