Mandala District (MP)

Madhya Pradesh – Mandala District ( all Hindi) Coordinator Deepak Sahu Komal Bhagel          – Ulna   –  +919009459093 Devi Singh Durve    – Pandiri Budh Ram                 – Bijutola Naresh Sonawane  – Tokartola – +91...
Praise God For The Progress Made In 2012

Praise God For The Progress Made In 2012

Dear Readers, It gives me great joy to give you the highlight for the year 2012. 1.       New church plants: Last year we the GMI annual report consisted of 85 churches but this year you will notice that 106 churches are listed. So that indicates that there are at least 21 new church plants. This does not include several other new outposts or worship centre that have started. There is a huge rise in churches among the Nepali speaking people. The total attendance has increased from 4500 of last year to 5300 in this year. And plans are afoot to plant other churches. For example Rajendra, from our Andheri (Hindi) church, who graduated from the ATC last year, has now been sent by Thomas Ouseph, to Nepal in November 2012 to plant a church in Nepalese near his home town. Likewise Manish & Arpita Das of Conoor church in have done a survey of the city of Kolkata and now will be shifting there to plant a church in English by early January 2013. 2.       Triple church services: During 2012, BBC Colaba church has started a 3rdservice. Likewise CBD church has also started their 3rd service. This is after the Navi Mumbai churches launched out the Kamothe church in the month of May. (The Geeta Nagar Hindi church has been running 3 church services for last several years, while Murthy Nagar runs 2 services). 3.       Churches which have closed down:  And Bethel Nagar church in MIraj,has merged with the main Miraj church, likewise the Mumbra Tamil church has merged with the Dombivili Tamil church. 4.       Inductive Bible Study: We had started having specialized events...

Teacher’s Training

This slideshow requires JavaScript. STATEMENTS OF PURPOSE “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” Proverbs 6:22 The Teachers’ Training Course of the New Alpha Academy is an extension of the Ministry of the Bombay Baptist Church. We are committed to training Christian teachers who are committed to extending God’s Kingdom into the lives of young children, through the field of education. Through Biblical principles, each teacher is personally equipped to teach primary and pre-primary children through a series of lectures, practical activities and assignments. We believe that each child is a unique individual, made in the image of God, and deserves to be treated with respect and love. We also believe that God has a unique plan for each child. Since no two children are the same, teaching must reflect the fact that the classroom has children from diverse backgrounds, with different abilities and talents, as well as gifting. The emphasis throughout the course is gaining a Perspective of education from the Bible, which would also translate into the practical reality of the Indian classroom. Besides this, those who complete the course could initiate/ support Sunday schools, Children’s Ministries, activity clubs and other related ministries of the church.   AIMS AND OBJECTIVES • To Built an awareness of the current scenario in India Education, an appreciation of the positive and negative points of our system, and an awareness of our role as “Salt and Light” in the system. • To impart an awareness of the centrality of Christ in all education. True knowledge is knowledge...

King’s online bible school

  In these days of uncertainty, the need for the Word of God is greater than ever. Here we find truth: a solid foundation, an accurate compass, a clear direction. God has given us in the revelation of His inerrant Word the final authority for our faith and practice. But how are we to help people become grounded in that Word rather than drifting with the tide? We believe that the local church has been given the mandate to equip the saints for works of service. In King’s Online Bible School we offer resources that churches may use to provide a biblical foundation. No need to go off to Bible College – the resources are available to use at home! Ideally, the courses can be pursued under the pastoral care of the local church, with special training available here to enable mentors to walk students through the material. It’s a flexible approach: you can sign up for individual courses, register for part-time study, or you can engage in the full one-year program. We want to help you run the race. We want to help you train. We want to help you find somebody to run alongside you. We want you to win!   For more information click...

Foundation Course

Do you have questions like… Is there a God? Who is God? How do I know Him? How to obtain freedom from fear of death? How do I overcome temptation? How do I belong? Is there a purpose in life…and many such questions Then this course is for you. A time to learn and a time to ask questions. Duration Three hours once a week, for 8 weeks that includes a weekend together. What happens at the course? MEAL: It starts with a meal in an informal setting TEACHING: There are 16 subjects that are taught by a trainer during this period DISCUSSION: The participants are divided into smaller groups for discussion, where their individual questions are answered. This is done over a cup of tea. WEEKEND: The group will also spend a weekend together (from Friday evening to Sunday evening). Here they will be further equipped through workshops and interaction.   Unique Features It comes with no strings attached. You need not do anything against your convictions It is an informal setting It requires no particular prerequisite to qualify It is a short course and lasts only 8 weeks   Benefits of this course Be sure and secure Be equipped to face life Be filled with hope for the future Be free from guilt & accusations Experience peace of mind Experience freedom from within Experience freedom from addiction Develop new friends And many more benefits Who can sign up? Anyone who is searching for answer to life’s questions. Anyone who is tired of living an ‘up & down’ life. Anyone who has tried other things and was disappointed Anyone who...

Equipping Tracks

As a movement of churches, we believe that Christians should be consistently growing in their faith and walk with God. To help with this, we have put together resources that will nurture this journey. For people wanting to find out more about the Christian faith, we suggest they go on our Foundation Course.   For those who are regular members of a GMI church, we run, what we call, a ‘Discovering my Ministry’ course. This one-off afternoon session will help you look at areas in the life of the church, where your skills and talents could be used. We encourage all our members to serve and function in an area of church life. We have further courses to help raise up and train leaders who seek to shoulder responsibilities for our growing churches. There is lots of training available within our churches for those who wish to embrace their potential and calling in God. Please contact your local pastor to find out how you can get...

Dynamic Leadership Course

What is it? This is a unique opportunity for pastors, leaders and potential leaders to learn the Biblical principles, about issues pertaining to Leadership in the Christian sphere. It will deal with subjects like: 1)       Dynamic Leaders spiritual formation 2)       Dynamic Leaders skill set 3)       Dynamic Leaders Ministry skills 4)       Dynamic Leaders Theology 5)       Dynamic Leader as an equipper It will be done through lectures, videos, audios, workshops, case studies, self-evaluating monitors, through field work, home assignments and exposure trips. .   Where is it? The venue is at the GMI Chembur church Hall, Bajaj Service Building, 1st floor, Opp Satabdi Municipal Hospital, Dukes factory Road, Chembur East.   What is the Cost? Rs. 10,000/- for the whole course, to cover the costs of notes, handouts, and tea.   When is it? It will be run on alternate Saturdays. June 28th – is the Orientation Day (Saturday) June 29th – DLC Inaugural service (Sunday) Schedule of DLC: July – 12th, 29th (Tuesday – Ramzan Eid) Aug – 9th, 15th (Friday – Independence Day), 30th Sept – 13th, 27th Oct – 2nd (Tuesday – Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti), 18th Nov – 15th, 22nd Dec – 6th, 20th Jan – 3rd, 26th (Monday – Republic Day), 31st Feb – 14th, 28th Mar – 14th, 28th   Who are the speakers? Stanley Mehta                                     Joemon Joseph Santosh Johny                                    David Selvan Dr. Titus George                                 Jacob & Rani Steven Abraham                                 Issac Abel Ashok Kumar                                      Paul Raj Biju & Meena                                      Anil Thomas Shobha Sreekumar                            Jaya Abraham Naren Thapa    ...

Antioch Training Centre

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The Antioch Training Centre (ATC) is a nine-month, intensive Bible college course that is committed to the holistic growth and development of men and women by discipleship. Its aim is to make them faithful stewards of God’s Kingdom, equipped not only to serve in the context of the church but also of mission and service to society.   AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. To build and strengthen Christian character and commitment by emphasizing personal and community spiritual disciplines, essential to the educational process. 2. To provide a Christ-centered, Biblical-oriented systematic course, designed to enrich the student’s faith and speak with integrity to our pluralistic society. 3. To impart social attitudes and skills that will enable students to understand relate effectively to a multifaceted community. 4. To motivate and train students to advance the growth and mission of the church, by providing regular and meaningful ministerial opportunities geared towards church planting. 5. To provide and facilitate exposure trips, to various mission fields, so as to equip them to a more holistic approach to missions. 6. To make them aware of social need and equip them to pioneer ministries among the poor and needy.   For a brochure, write to Virjil &  Sandra, giving your full details and details of your current church membership to:   Virjil & Sandra Dean, Antioch Training Centre 175 S B Singh Road Opp Colaba P O Mumbai 400 005 India Contact : 22150654   **There will be no ATC for the year 2014-15, but you could reserve your seat for the year 2015-16  If interested, please apply for the ATC 2015-16.**  ...

Amritsar

VILLAGE RORI, MAJITHIA, AMRITSAR   Leaders: Yakub Paul & Madhu Timings: Sundays, 11.00 am Phone: +91-9356488395 Cells/Home groups: Contact Thomas Ouseph for details.   Leaders: Nirmal & Sakila Timings: Sundays, 4 am Phone:...

Sewak – Hindi

SEWAK Leaders: Suban Thakur Timings: Sundays, 8 am Phone: 7679281048 Contact Suban Thakur for details....

Bengal North – Bengali

BENGAL NORTH – Baya Singh – Bamanpara & Mondalpara – +919609794303 – Gopal Basumata – Mindabari & Nimti –9733099872 – Subhan Thakor– Lothabari – 7679281048...

Darjeeling – Nepali

Anit Chettri & Geeta   –           Dhajia – 8348215019 / 8670920559 Purna Bahadur Rai     –           Rambhang- 9733202618 Neeraj Rai                     –          Badamptan – 8116763935 Sabin Rai                       –          Sewak...

Opening lines

By Stanley Mehta Welcome to the launch of the new e-magazine, “Momentum – Looking Beyond” from the GMI family of churches & ministries. For a long time, it was in my heart to start a magazine for GMI members. My main goal was that everyone, right from the pastor to the person at the grass root level, had the opportunity to receive the same degree of understanding of the core values, beliefs and practices of GMI. The goal was to ensure that we grow up as one family, having the same genes and that there is no disconnect. Now this dream seems possible through this emagazine. We have been blessed with people of high calibre who can share their insights with the rest of us. This magazine will be home produced and therefore, relevant to our Asian mind set. The first issue is dedicated to the theme of “Discipleship” and I trust you will enjoy reading all the articles. We have created a National Service Team to serve us as facilitators. We still have many challenges ahead. The biggest one is getting this magazine translated into other languages for the benefit of all our churches. Not everyone is connected to the internet so we may have to print hard copies of the same. So the second challenge is getting it printed. The third one is the need for resources to do all this. So do pray that this dream become a...

Editorial

By Mohan Varghese Times are changing. We live in an era faced with many new challenges. World views, beliefs, relationships, established practices are all changing or eroding and the very foundations of society are also being threatened. Things that were once thought sacred or considered taboo a few decades back are now forgotten in the new morality of postmodernism which has no absolutes for right and wrong. Has this shift in values and priorities made us better humans? Definitely not. Today we see the harsh, yet sobering reality of broken lives, breakdown of family values and the tragic consequences of “doing your own thing”. If the foundations are crumbling what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3) Anything of lasting value needs a good foundation to both survive and thrive amidst the pressures of our post-modern era. It is with this in view that Stanley Mehta has decided to set a right benchmark in this inaugural issue of what really defines GMI. The core value is discipleship. This issue will give you an insight into how this value has helped to develop a generation of men and women who can be counted upon to build on strong Biblical foundations. Starting with the Mandate on Discipleship and illustrative articles, real life stories and the FAQs that follow, this issue will showcase the importance that discipleship plays in moulding lives to serve the Kingdom of God. We also have a report on what is happening in Sahara and an informative write up on why every young person should make ATC a part of their future plans. Happy reading and please let us have your valuable feedback so we...