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
IPM, the Institute of Pastoral Management for the second batch in phase-II began on 11th September 2018 at CSI Synod Centre with the inaugural service lead by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vadapally Prasada Rao, Deputy Moderator, CSI and Rev. K. James Cecil Victor, Director, Pastoral Concerns. In his inaugural address, Bishop Prasada Rao encouraged the participants to be more vigilant in ministry to build accountability and good governance by having an agenda that is beneficial to the community. The department of Pastoral Concerns felicitated Rev.Dr. Praveen Prabhu Sudheer, the CSI-EMS Liaison Officer. Dr. Praveen shared his greetings and motivated the clergy to be firm in their convictions and to their calling. Dr. Agna Fernandez, the Associate Professor from Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai lead the session on 'Leading with Agility-Enhancing Performance with People' where she brought out the key factors of administrative skills and performance managementRead Next...
Thursday, Sep 13,2018
Periodical Meetings.Publication of Bible Studies, Advent Meditation, Lenten Thoughts, Sermon Outline
Almanac 2017 Daily readings
Almanac 2017 Prayers for special occassions & Liturgical colours
To equip the local congregations, pastors, lay people, especially youth and children, towards being transformed to transform. Believing in the motto, 'Be Servants of the Servant Lord', the department focuses on equipping each one of them to have a clear vision about God, Church and Society and deeper passion for Christ and His gospel, rooted in justice and truth.
To provide continuing education to pastors towards equipping them to serve the Church.
To publish Bible study materials and other literature in order to help the pastors and the congregations to meaningfully participate in God's ministry.
To empower the children and youth to bear witness in a changing and challenging world.
To foster leadership qualities among the pastors, youth and children.
To equip the pastors' spouses and other women involved in God's ministry to engage in the same fruitfully and relevantly.
Publication of Bible Studies, Advent Meditation, Lenten Thoughts, Sermon Outlines, Almanac.
Publication of Ministerial Roll, Prayer Diary, Confirmation Curriculum and other Resource Materials.
In-service Training, Personality Development Programmes, Pastors' Summer Family Conference, Young Pastors' Meet, Rural Pastors' Meet.
Regional Youth Programmes, Leadership Development Programmes for Youth and Children.
Regional Children Meet, Sunday School Teachers' Licentiate Course, Peter-Cater Scripture Examination.
Scholarship Programme for Theological Higher Studies, Training in Counselling, Journalism, Homiletics, Liturgy and Worship.
Holy Land Study Tour.