Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
CSI Synod Mission and Evangelism Department has conducted A One Day Retreat for the Missionaries in Rayalaseema Diocese at Sunday School Hall, CSI Central Church in Kadapa on 3rd May 2018. Retreat theme was “Enhancing Capacities of Congregation as Missional Congregation”. Rt. Rev. Dr. B.D. Prasada Rao, Bishop in Rayalaseema has inaugurated the Retreat. Mrs. Lilly Prasad, Rev.Dr. Issac Varaprasad (Diocesan Secretary), and Rev. Benn Hinn have conveyed greetings. Rev.Maxcin John (Synod Mission Director) has led the retreat. As a part of the Retreat, there was a group discussion regarding the theme as well as action plan. Participants actively participated in the discussion and shared their burning issues which they are facing in their living context such as poverty, lack of education, malnutrition, caste discriminations, religious atrocities etc. They all unanimously decided to work together for the common well being of the community even in the midst of all those burning issues. All were dedicated themselves for the well-being of the society and church. Retreat started at 10am and concluded at 4pm. Twenty-One Missionaries were attended in the Retreat.
Retreat was the opportunity to learn and listen each other and also the time to share and have close fellowship. All were able to enhanced as well as rejuvenated more for the Mission and Evangelism.
Department is very much grateful to the Rayalaseema Diocese, especially Respected Bishop, Bishop Amma, Diocesan Secretary, all other Officers and staffs including Rev. Jeevankumar, Rev. D.Subuddhi, Mrs. Dayana, Mr. Chinna and others for their dedicated and excellent services for the blessing of the Retreat and also department is thankful to them for their remarkable as well as cordial hospitality . We are grateful to Bishop House staffs as well.
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To stimulate the evangelistic and missionary zeal in the churches with a view of equipping every member to creatively and actively witness the Risen Christ and obey His command to make disciples.
To facilitate networking among the churches and mission boards, fostering the message - 'Together in Mission'.
To empower the congregations to creatively respond to the contemporary missiological challenges.
To encourage, develop support and strengthen peoples' participation in the missio dei.
To promote and explore the new models and strategies for mission to be adopted in the context of religious pluralism.
To motivate and organize the people and resources for God's mission.
Mission meetings to equip people towards holistic mission.
Publication of relevant and need based curriculum materials for use in the missionary /evangelistic training centres in the dioceses.
Short term Training courses on Evangelism for Proclamation (STEP).
Summer institutes on Mission and Evangelism.
Exposure visits to the Mission Fields.