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
The Department of Pastoral Concerns in partnership with the London Missionary Memorial Church, Visakhapattanam , Krishna Godavari Diocese has condected a two days conference for clergy in Telugu Region n 18th and 19th October, 2018 at LMM Church, Visakhapattanam. The conference coincided with the Telugu Bible Translation Bi-Centenary Celebrations. Hence, along with CSI Clergy from six Dioceses, there were pastors from other denominations. The theme of the conference was" Worship and Liturgy for Missional Congregations". The Deputy Moderator of Church of South India, Rt. Rev. Dr. Vadapalli Prasada Rao has inaugurated the confeence with prayer. Rt. Rev. T. George Cornelius, Bishop in Krishna Godavari Diocese delivered the Inaugural address while the Deputy Moderator delivered the Key Note Address on the theme. The conference enabled the participants to understand the missional components in woship and liturgy which educate the congregations to be vibrant in their corporate worship as well as in their individaulday todayliving. Rev. B. D. P. Ravindra, Rev. K. James Cecil Victor, Rev. Dr. Uday Kumar were the main facilitarors in the conference.Read Next...
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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.
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Regional Youth Programmes, Leadership Development Programmes for Youth and Children.
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Scholarship Programme for Theological Higher Studies, Training in Counselling, Journalism, Homiletics, Liturgy and Worship.
Holy Land Study Tour.