National Pastors on a Mission to Reach India for Christ
There are more people in India who are unreached with the Gospel, than in any other country on earth. Hundreds of millions of people in India are still unreached. Across India there are thousands of independent pastors who are laboring to share the Gospel with their neighbors. These pastors know the language and culture of the people they are trying to reach. In spite of great difficulties and persecution, they are willing to pay the price. However, most of them lack biblical training and the resources and guidance necessary to be able to effectively reach the masses of people who have yet to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are on a mission to change that!
An independent pastor
With little or no training, an independent pastor works to lead a small congregation in a rural area of India. Even though he labors alone, there are tens of thousands of pastors like him scattered across the nation of India.
A leader is sent
Serve India sends a seasoned leader to biblically train, mentor, and encourage the pastor right on the mission field (as part of a group of 20 pastors). Serve India provides the pastor with tools for ministry, and a vision to go beyond his village to plant churches in five unreached villages.
a ministry is multiplied
The pastor is equipped, encouraged, and enabled to do outreach. The pastor’s life is changed in the process as he is discipled and learns how to make disciples. Networks of pastors are created, and the pastor no longer labors alone. Five villages are reached with the Gospel and eventually, five new churches are started. After five years, Serve India steps away, and the pastor continues to grow his ministry.
Five Things We Give a Pastor
Our vision is for each pastor to reach out and evangelize at least five unreached villages over the course of his five-year training with us.
Pastors are gathered into groups of about twenty and placed under the oversight of a seminary trained, mature ministry leader. The leader works alongside these pastors, providing training, discipleship, accountability and encouragement. He prays for, visits and helps the pastors as they reach out to surrounding villages. Pastor networks are also formed, which provide ongoing encouragement and accountability for the pastors.
Every month, the pastors gather to study the Word of God. Our experienced ministry leader mentors and trains the pastors in biblical principles of discipleship, evangelism, church planting, stewardship and preaching.
Each month, a small travel allowance is given to the pastor. This money makes it possible for him to travel to our monthly training meetings and to reach out to numerous villages as he expands his ministry.
As the Lord provides, the group of pastors are given bicycles, motorcycles, Jesus Film kits, literature, Bibles, and in certain cases, a children’s ministry called “The Egg Project.” These tools help the pastors significantly as they seek to reach hundreds of millions of people in India who so desperately need to be reached with the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
How You Can Help
For $40 a month, you can help train and send a pastor to take the Gospel to five previously unreached villages in India.
You can help equip a pastor to expand his ministry to reach more people for Christ.
For $40 a month, you can help a national pastor take the Gospel to five villages in India.
For $800 a month, you can help a mission field of twenty pastors reach 100 villages with the Gospel and start new churches.Sponsor a Field