STKIP St. Paulus

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Official name Theology Program of STKIP St. Paulus Ruteng
Country / Continent Indonesia / Asia
Director of the institute Director of STKIP: Dr. Yohanes Servatius Boy Lon, MA; Director of Theology Program of STKIP: Hendrikus Midun, S. Fil, MPd.
Legal holder of the institute St. Paul’s Foundation
Sponsor of the institute The Diocese of Ruteng
Year of foundation November 11th 1959
Number of staff (employees, freelancers, volunteers) 36 lecturers (enclosed) and 2 employees
Staff members of your institute diocesan priests: 6, religious priests: 11, and lay people: 21


Particulars of your pastoral institute

Official name

Theology Program of STKIP St. Paulus Ruteng.

Director of the institute

Dr. Yohanes Servatius Boy Lon, MA.

Legal holder of the institute

St. Paul’s Foundation.

The Diocese of Ruteng.

Vision / mission statement

Qualified programmes preparing educators of religion, guide of catholic faith, manager of education and pastoral having pedagogical and professional competence and personal maturity, able to adapt to the changing situations.

Main areas of work

Catholic Religious Education.

Addressees of your work (course participants[1])

Students of the Program of Catholic Religious Education.

Year of foundation

November 11th 1959.

Organisational structure of the institute


Number of staff (employees, freelancers, volunteers)

36 lecturers (enclosed) and 2 employees.

Staff members of your institute[2]

diocesan priests: 6, religious priests: 11, and lay people: 21

Qualifications of staff members of your institute

i. Doctor: 8 ii. Master: 20 iii. Bachelor: 10

Questions relating to the work of your institute

What pastoral options do you feel obliged to?

Pastoral education (preparing the catechists and the teacher of catholic religious education.

What are the pastoral focus areas of your institute?

Teaching and research on pastoral catechetic and theology field.

What pastoral aims does your institute pursue?

i. Preparing the teachers of catholic religion education in the secondary and high schools ii. Preparing the catechists who can guide the catechesis’ activity in the parish iii. Preparing the school managers who can manage the school programs

What pastoral services does your institute provide?

i. Teachings ii. Counseling iii. Research iv. Mass v. Retreat and recollection for the students vi. Live in vii. Practical pastoral viii. Pastoral visitation ix. Collaboration with pastoral center of the diocese of Ruteng for the on going formation of the catechists, catholic religion education teacher, parish pastoral counsel, and preparing the materials for community or people catechesis.

What pastoral processes have you initiated or accompanied recently?

i. Teaching program for the academic year 2013-2014 ii. The research on enculturation of the theology of reconciliation iii. Participating in the synod of the diocese of Ruteng (2013-2015) iv. Developing the institute to be university v. Promoting the integrity of creation vi. Promoting the music liturgy and choirs

What does this mean for the areas of catechesis, deaconry and liturgy?

i. Empowering pastoral agents ii. Maturing the faith of the people iii. Educating young generation iv. Invention the new method for pastoral and catechetical activity v. Environment’s conservation vi. The enculturation of liturgy vii. Solemnity and the beauty of liturgy

What notion of God inspires your work?

i. Good shepherd ii. Father of mercy iii. Liberator iv. Prophet and good teacher

In how far does Christian spirituality shape your work?

i. Fidelity in our daily work ii. Happiness in doing our service iii. Responsibility in our duty iv. Faith and hope in every opportunity and challenge v. Cheerful love in educating students

What processes do you use or develop to analyse reality? How are these elaborated and how are they linked to pastoral care? How do you pass these processes on?

i. SWOT analyses and self evaluation, accreditation done by National Accreditation Board of Indonesian Government. ii. We have a team for these analyses that works every four years to evaluate all the services that we have. Then they presented to the institute which report to the National Accreditation Board. The evaluation helped the institute to synergize the whole service, create the condusive atmospher of the institute, and to improve the competence of the lecturers and employees. iii. In 2009 National Accreditation Board gave the accreditation with the qualification A, meaning very good.

What prophetic approaches does the institute put into practice with a view to shaping society?

i. Educational approach that tend to prepare the students to be critical and aware of the sign of time ii. Empowering the personal value of the students iii. Promoting the growth of the faith in the globalization era

What does the work of the institute involve exactly? (Framework conditions? Publications? Courses? Lectures? Congress?...)


What magazines, periodicals, books, manuals, work aids, methodological instructions etc. does your institute publish?

i. Journal “Missio”: the interdisciplinary journal (education, theology, pastoral and catechesis) ii. Collaboration with catechetic commission of the diocese of Ruteng publish the materials for community catechesis every year

What do you consider to be the most important service of your institute?

i. Lectures ii. Research

How do you evaluate the work of your institute?

i. Based on self-evaluation and the evaluation of the National accreditation board in 2009 our work is very good ii. The collaboration among the lecturers is ok iii. The atmosphere of brotherhood among students and lecturers iv. Our out-puts work well in the society as a teacher in secondary and high school and catechists in the parish

What are the most important developments that you are dealing with at present?

i. We have the good number of lecturers ii. We have a good number of students: 426 iii. The lecturers make a research on education and pastoral field iv. Every year we produce more than 75 new bachelors in religious education

What are the main difficulties your institute is confronted with in its work?

i. We still need more buildings for class room and for the lecturers ii. The library is very poor iii. The lecturer with the doctorate degree is very few iv. Sistem information on line is very limited v. The fund for research is very limited

What challenges do you perceive for your institute at present?

i. The crisis of faith ii. Globalization with its impact on materialism and consumerism iii. The majority of manggaraian people are poor iv. The turbulence of the local and national politic

What hopes, dreams and visions do you have for your institute?

i. The qualify institute that prepare the students with the proper competence ii. The competitive institute that prepare the best pastoral agent iii. We have enough lecturers with the doctorate degree iv. We have enough and comfortable building for classroom, library, etc v. We can collaborate well with the local church, local government, and local society.

To what extent does your institute support laypeople in the Church and in society?

i. Support their faith education ii. Support their competence in managing pastoral activity iii. Preparing the lay people to be teacher, lecturer, and researcher iv. Motivating them to involve in political affairs v. Support them to live the Christian values in family life

How do you communicate your experiences and results to the respective local church, to neighbouring local churches and to other addressees (e.g. institutions affiliated to you)?

i. We have annual report to the foundation and the diocese as the owner of the institution ii. Participating in pastoral meeting of the diocese iii. Participating in the synod of the diocese iv. Participating in the regional meeting of the catechetic commission v. Participating in the national congress of catechetic every 4 Years. vi. Participating in the annual meeting of KIPTI (The consortium of catechetical institute in Indonesia)

To what extent does cooperation with the Bishops’ Conference of your country or with your diocese take place?

i. Support the pastoral centre of the diocese on programming the pastoral activity ii. Providing the research for the pastoral necessity iii. Implementing the program of the diocese on pastoral education

What linkages/networks are in existence at national level?

i. KIPTI (National consortium of catechetical institute) ii. PPKI (The National congress of catechetic in Indonesia)

What linkages/networks are in existence at international level?

i. Missio Aachen ii. Society of Divine Word

What kind of interreligious cooperation does take place with non-Christian religions?

i. Collaborating with the commission of the interreligious dialogue of the diocese of Ruteng on annual interreligious meeting in Ruteng ii. Support the activity to promote the integrity of the creation iii. With other religious collaborate on movement against the mining exploitation in Manggarai. iv. Celebrating the “Idul Fitri” with the Muslims

What kind of ecumenical cooperation does take place with non-Catholic churches?

i. Celebrating the Christmas and Easter

Which theological mergers/associations are you affiliated with (personally or as an institute)?


How can we assist you with your intercontinental exchanges and with exchanges between the continents?

i. Providing information in the network ii. Helping building the network of the institution iii. Providing the scholarship for the master and doctorate in theology, pastoral, and education iv. Funding for the running of the institution

  1. It would be interesting to know among other things whether course participants are active at parish, diocesan or supra-diocesan level and whether courses are attended by priests, religious or laypeople.
  2. It would be interesting to know among other things whether the staff members of the institute are priests, religious or laypeople.