FOS Community Profile
Footprints On the Sand Community (FOS COMMUNITY) was first established in Dec 31’st 2006 on a corner of Jakarta City, for exactly at house of Kristian, one of our first founder, in an end-of-year annual meeting of our small group. They who are involved at first in building the concept of this community are Yoseph K. Tandian, Henri Harianja, Andreas Chrismanto, Kristian Satrio W and Hothlas Sitanggang.
Simply, we build a Christian youth community which is established in the strong concept of Friendship Evangelism to reach the unreached by the churches and ministries. We are not standing in one flag of church or denomination, but we use the Youth Interdenominational Movement instead.
We named our community “Footprints On the Sand” inspired by two powerful songs from Giving My Best, a well-known Christian band in Indonesia, titled “Sands of History” and “Teladan”.
We move in a mission to build the powerful character of youth in a simple way – that’s why we have a motto “Simple but Powerful!” – and we have a focus to do the character building through Friendship, CARE concept, Fellowship (in FOSCA or FOS Community Altar), and through our monthly bulletins that we give for free, especially for youth. At first, we spread the bulletins only in Jakarta and only in our campus, but now we have spread our bulletins to some campus, communities, churches, and schools in Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Jambi, and Kalimantan. Here is the further introduction to FOS COMMUNITY.
“To bring the testimony of Christ to the generation through the example of young people in simple things.”
“To build a powerful example movement of young generation through friendship evangelism, CARE concept, fellowship and bulletins”
1 Timothy 4:12, “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.”
John 13:15, “I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you.”
1 Ptr 2 : 21, “It was to this that God called you, for Christ himself suffered for you and left you an example, so that you would follow in his steps.”
- Strong Friendship
- Powerful character to be an example
Youth CARE Concept
C- Community : Building a strong relationship, togetherness, character building, self motivation, etc.
A- Answer : Giving the answers for the youth questions, counseling, gospel, salvation, faith, etc.
R- Reason : Giving the reason to the youth to reach the other, community care, evangelism, etc.
E- Experience : Training through example, leadership, praise, worship, and intimacy in prayer.
* Building relationship with other youth ministries in Indonesia
* Worshiping Band
* Discipleship and leadership training
* Literature and music
* Social community service
* Event Organizer
FOS COMMUNITY is only a simple community for youth, it is not an organization, not also a ministry that is like churches. We are FOSTERS (Footsteps Followers) of Jesus Christ; a community consists of youths who want to be an example for this generation. Fosters also meant by “a helper to develop something”. We are present to help the other ministries in their activities, events, or programs, and to motivate the ministries to stand in unity. Those who are in FOS Community are not members, but all of us are the COMMUNITY LEADERS.