The Diocese of Chandigarh, CNI is committed to the Great Commission vision of multiplying disciples. The multiplication of churches is an effective tool to opening the door to making more and better disciples.
There are an estimated 190+ million unchurched people in the India.
There are areas of the India that are experiencing strong population growth but have inadequate numbers of churches.
New communities respond to new churches.
God has given us a vision for the unchurched, which includes those who are church damaged, church dropouts or have previously experienced no felt need to seek the Lord.
Our objective is to obey our Lord in His command to make disciples.
Through the broadening of our home church base we have a greater capacity to develop churches worldwide.
Each new church provides the opportunity for the expression and development of specific and unique spiritual gift among Christian leaders.
While growing from 290 churches to 500 churches, the Missionary Church has become a leader in disciple making and church planting.
The work God is doing is resulting in 30-40 new churches and 6,000 to 7,000 new disciples each year. In most of the past 15 years, the Missionary Church has been one of the three fastest growing denominations in the India
The need for more disciples and more churches has never been greater. In nearly every part of the India, two-thirds or more of the people are in need of a relationship with Christ.
Often the question is asked, “What kind of churches do you start?” The answer is, “All kinds.” The bottom line is we will start any model of new church that is biblically sound and multiplies disciples. Such churches reflect who the Diocese of Chandigarh, CNI is and has been throughout its history-committed to Scripture and the Great Commission.
Our methods have changed. Many of our new churches are started by bi-vocational church planters. Most of our new churches receive only 12 Lacs in start-up funds from district, regional or national sources within The Diocese of Chandigarh, CNI . For many it is less than half that amount.
Yet the fact is we have more opportunities to start new churches than we have funding to support. We need your help. We need you to join us in funding new churches.
We value the church as the visible expression of Christ in the world.
We value new churches for the fresh and stronger bonding they bring to our network of churches.
We value a spontaneous and multiplying indigenous church planting.
We value the Great Commission through winning, building, equipping, sending and multiplying disciples.
We value connection, cooperation and relationships among people, churches, districts, ministry agencies and even other denominations that are committed to building God’s kingdom.
We value relevancy to the culture to which a church is ministering.
We value a biblical orientation and foundation.
We value the utilization of both lay and pastoral gifts and involvement.
We value the power and direction of the Holy Spirit
Church multiplication is a challenge for the The Diocese of Chandigarh, CNI to reach our world for Christ. We recognize the importance of utilizing the resources of the denomination to assist in developing a vital church multiplication ministry. In 2010 The Diocese of Chandigarh, CNI committed to planting 250 churches in the next five years.
The denomination is also committed to the development of new districts. New districts are being envisioned and developed within existing regions and districts as well as in areas outside current regional or district boundaries. The shared vision of the denomination anticipates 20 new districts being started in the next five years.
With a new awareness and passion for the cities of India, The Diocese of Chandigarh, CNI as committed to initiating discipling and church multiplication ministries in 20 new cities in the next five years.
Church Planting doesn’t just happen. We recognize it takes the work of God to change lives and build the church.
We approach the fulfillment of our church planting vision with plans and strategies that we believe God has enabled.
Prayer is foundational to our strategy. Church planting is a spiritual matter. Without the power of God we cannot take the strongholds of Satan.
We ask church planters to build a team of at least 25 prayer partners who will pray for them daily.
We are also building a team of people who will pray for our church-planting ministry and for God to send more church planters into the harvest field.