FOWM #244 -Church Planting in India

This month’s FOWM project in South Asia invites you to join an endeavor to plant 50 new churches that will serve communities throughout India with the whole gospel. IFCM, a Covenant church and partner of Serve Globally in India, draws its inspiration from Matthew 9:37-38: “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'” IFCM’s hope is to reach all 29 states of India with the whole gospel by working toward the holistic needs of these communities. They strive to bear witness to God’s love and concern, by addressing the full gamut of need—physical, social, and spiritual.

With this vision, IFCM has identified specific areas in India to plant Spirit-empowered churches that will in turn plant other churches. Churches planting churches in Jesus’ name and by the power of the Holy Spirit!

The IFCM way of ministry is, upon prayerfully identifying communities ripe for the gospel, sensitively trained staff will be sent to share the good news in word and deed. Then new believers will be gathered together to be nourished by the Scriptures, prayer, and fellowship. In time, as these believers are formed into communities of discipleship, they will be ready to do the same with and for others. Before, during, and after the church-planting process, IFCM will seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus, addressing the physical and material needs of the community. IFCM works with other local ministries and churches, particularly those that strive to empower women through sustainable livelihood programs, as well as children and youth through various development programs.

I invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with FOWM Project #244 and supporting IFCM as they seek to plant 50 new grassroots, Christ-centered churches in India.

For the sake of the whole gospel,

AL TIZON, Executive Minister of Serve Globally

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