This mission is carried out by IGL’s vast network of barefoot pastors. These men and women go to the most remote villages of India to proclaim the Gospel, baptize new believers, disciple them in their new faith and equip them to spread the Gospel to others.
‘New Life’ small groups are formed for Bible study, worship, prayer, and fellowship. Literacy training is provided so believers can become self-sufficient in their study of the Word. Bibles, discipleship and training materials are also provided.
Village churches are established as the small groups grow and join together. A church has been “planted” when a village has 20 or more believers. Villagers build grass hut ‘Prayer Sheds’ until funds can be raised for a church building, called a Life Center, to be constructed. Life Centers become multipurpose meeting facilities for church gatherings, literacy training, vocational training and daycare centers throughout the week.
Vision 2000, the India Gospel League’s plan to reach every unreached village of India with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, began in 1992 with a gathering of 200 pastors.
Today, this interdenominational church planting movement is a network of close to 6000 church planters in over 200 regions across India. These leaders meet monthly, quarterly, and annually for ongoing training and support. The Non-Denominational Association of Interdependent Churches, initiated by IGL (NAIC) unites thousands of these newly planted churches and provides them with much needed fellowship and support.Would you like to know more? Please visit naicindia