• Christliche Initiative für Indien

    Christliche Initiative für Indien

  • Women and girls

    Women and girls

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  • Christians in India

    Christians in India

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  • Christliche Initiative für Indien

    Christliche Initiative für Indien

  • Women and girls

    Women and girls

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  • Christians in India

    Christians in India

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  • Good Shepherd World Prayer Centre
  • Nehemiah Bible Institute
  • Good Shepherd World Prayer Centre

    The Church Federation comprises of over 300 churches throughout India and is led by the “World Prayer Centre” in Trichy. This is the main church and has over 5,000 attendees.

    The secret of the rapid growth of the churches in India is due to the fact that the Gospel is preached clearly, the Holy Spirit is at work and there are hundreds of missionary home cell groups praying for the churches.

    The main focus is on missionary work with children and young people, as well as events involving many different churches for both women and men, and ecumenical Pastoral Conferences.

    Our aim: “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God, like the waters covers the sea”. (Habakkuk 2:14)

  • Nehemiah Bible Institute

    Sustained growth in the roughly 200 church planting projects can only be achieved by a solid theological training for Indian Christians in both church work and pioneer outreach projects. This training should include both deep theological and practical training.

    Our Bible School offers courses which run for several years at many locations, and if required, a Bachelor Degree can be awarded. The programme is complemented by discipleship training programmes.

    “I am convinced that the churches should be the class rooms for the world.” (Vishal Mangalwadi)

  • Good Shepherd World Prayer Centre
  • Nehemiah Bible Institute

Good Shepherd World Prayer Centre

Good Shepherd World Prayer Centre

The Church Federation comprises of over 300 churches throughout India and is led by the “World Prayer Centre” in Trichy. This is the main church and has over 5,000 attendees.

The secret of the rapid growth of the churches in India is due to the fact that the Gospel is preached clearly, the Holy Spirit is at work and there are hundreds of missionary home cell groups praying for the churches.

The main focus is on missionary work with children and young people, as well as events involving many different churches for both women and men, and ecumenical Pastoral Conferences.

Our aim: “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God, like the waters covers the sea”. (Habakkuk 2:14)

Nehemiah Bible Institute

Nehemiah Bible Institute

Sustained growth in the roughly 200 church planting projects can only be achieved by a solid theological training for Indian Christians in both church work and pioneer outreach projects. This training should include both deep theological and practical training.

Our Bible School offers courses which run for several years at many locations, and if required, a Bachelor Degree can be awarded. The programme is complemented by discipleship training programmes.

“I am convinced that the churches should be the class rooms for the world.” (Vishal Mangalwadi)

  • Christian Persecution
  • Christians  in Orissa
  • Christian Persecution

    Although religious freedom is anchored in the Constitution, the persecution of Christians has become an everyday occurrence: discrimination, misuse of justice, violent attacks and even the killing of pastors.

    Several Federal States have passed so-called anti-conversion laws, which are mainly applied, when people are converted to Christianity. Due to the increase of Hindu nationalism, the pressure on Christians is growing all the time. In the year 2016 India moved up the league to position 17 on the worldwide persecution index (Open Doors).

    As Christians we believe that we are responsible for each other worldwide, and that we can do something to help each other!

  • Christians in Orissa

    In 2008 some 400 Christians were violently killed in the Federal State of Orissa during a wave of persecution there, among them were 39 pastors.

    In order to support the survivors, a Home for Widows and Orphans was opened in the Khandhamal District where 100 half-orphans live today. Local families of pastors receive financial support or aid to help themselves through the water buffalo project.

    The Church Federation helps Christians who have endured a terrible tragedy. The Church Federation supports them so that they will not give up, and that the Gospel will reach their Federal State.

  • Christian Persecution
  • Christians  in Orissa

Christian Persecution

Christian Persecution

Although religious freedom is anchored in the Constitution, the persecution of Christians has become an everyday occurrence: discrimination, misuse of justice, violent attacks and even the killing of pastors.

Several Federal States have passed so-called anti-conversion laws, which are mainly applied, when people are converted to Christianity. Due to the increase of Hindu nationalism, the pressure on Christians is growing all the time. In the year 2016 India moved up the league to position 17 on the worldwide persecution index (Open Doors).

As Christians we believe that we are responsible for each other worldwide, and that we can do something to help each other!

Christians in Orissa

Christians  in Orissa

In 2008 some 400 Christians were violently killed in the Federal State of Orissa during a wave of persecution there, among them were 39 pastors.

In order to support the survivors, a Home for Widows and Orphans was opened in the Khandhamal District where 100 half-orphans live today. Local families of pastors receive financial support or aid to help themselves through the water buffalo project.

The Church Federation helps Christians who have endured a terrible tragedy. The Church Federation supports them so that they will not give up, and that the Gospel will reach their Federal State.

  • Women and Girls
  • Prayer Day for Women and Girls
  • MoseMinistries
  • 5 Loaves German Bakery
  • Women and Girls

    The situation of women in India is not easy. In the heavily patriarchal society of India, a woman has no intrinsic worth.

    In some areas, female infants are killed directly after birth due to the controversial subject of dowry. There are child weddings and child prostitution.

    According to official figures, a woman is raped in India every 20 minutes, and a crime is committed against a woman every 3 minutes. Women and girls have very little chance to receive justice, or to defend themselves against these crimes.

    CIfI actively supports these women and girls through the MoseMinistries Project, as well as the annual prayer day on 24th January.

    Prayer changes things.

  • Prayer Day for Women and Girls

    Women and girls in India face a great deal of discrimination. Boys are given preferential treatment in the areas of nutrition, education and medical care. It is essential that the purity, and the honour of the girl and the whole family is preserved until the time of the wedding. For this reason, girls in rural areas especially, are often married off early and to men who are considerably older than them.

    It is only when the woman gives birth to a son, that her worth actually increases in the eyes of society and her family-in-law. However if her husband should die, she loses her purpose for living in the eyes of society.

    But – it doesn’t have to stay like this! Prayer changes things. Pray with us!
    On January 24th India will celebrate “National Girl Child Day”. We are declaring this day as a Prayer Day for women and girls in India.

    Magazine 2017 2016 2015

  • MoseMinistries

    Some 89 lively young ladies live in a Home together, and they would otherwise have been killed by their own parents just because they were born girls.

    Training projects like the “5 Loaves German Bakery”, the theological training at the NBI, as well as a housekeeping school, all offer the girls a secure framework for their vocational education and their emotional and spiritual development.

    A prayer team prays for the situation of women and girls in India, as well as the start of new MM projects.

    Values. Change. Life.

  • 5 Loaves German Bakery

    5 Loaves German Bakery Logo

    The 5 Loaves - German Bakery offers young girls from MoseMinistries a training place and thus a solid basis for life.

    By selling the products - high-quality baked goods with good and healthy ingredients - it is not only possible to finance the training business itself in the long term, but also to finance the MoseMinistries projects.

    It is planned that every year ca. 10 girls will complete their education. In 3-5 years, the revenue will cover the cost of schooling and clothing for this home. In the medium term, further bakeries are to be established in other cities. Furthermore, it is also aimed at including external children in the training.

  • Women and Girls
  • Prayer Day for Women and Girls
  • MoseMinistries
  • 5 Loaves German Bakery

Women and Girls

Women and Girls

The situation of women in India is not easy. In the heavily patriarchal society of India, a woman has no intrinsic worth.

In some areas, female infants are killed directly after birth due to the controversial subject of dowry. There are child weddings and child prostitution.

According to official figures, a woman is raped in India every 20 minutes, and a crime is committed against a woman every 3 minutes. Women and girls have very little chance to receive justice, or to defend themselves against these crimes.

CIfI actively supports these women and girls through the MoseMinistries Project, as well as the annual prayer day on 24th January.

Prayer changes things.

Prayer Day for Women and Girls

Prayer Day for Women and Girls

Women and girls in India face a great deal of discrimination. Boys are given preferential treatment in the areas of nutrition, education and medical care. It is essential that the purity, and the honour of the girl and the whole family is preserved until the time of the wedding. For this reason, girls in rural areas especially, are often married off early and to men who are considerably older than them.

It is only when the woman gives birth to a son, that her worth actually increases in the eyes of society and her family-in-law. However if her husband should die, she loses her purpose for living in the eyes of society.

But – it doesn’t have to stay like this! Prayer changes things. Pray with us!
On January 24th India will celebrate “National Girl Child Day”. We are declaring this day as a Prayer Day for women and girls in India.

Magazine 2017 2016 2015

MoseMinistries

MoseMinistries

Some 89 lively young ladies live in a Home together, and they would otherwise have been killed by their own parents just because they were born girls.

Training projects like the “5 Loaves German Bakery”, the theological training at the NBI, as well as a housekeeping school, all offer the girls a secure framework for their vocational education and their emotional and spiritual development.

A prayer team prays for the situation of women and girls in India, as well as the start of new MM projects.

Values. Change. Life.

5 Loaves German Bakery

5 Loaves German Bakery
5 Loaves German Bakery Logo

The 5 Loaves - German Bakery offers young girls from MoseMinistries a training place and thus a solid basis for life.

By selling the products - high-quality baked goods with good and healthy ingredients - it is not only possible to finance the training business itself in the long term, but also to finance the MoseMinistries projects.

It is planned that every year ca. 10 girls will complete their education. In 3-5 years, the revenue will cover the cost of schooling and clothing for this home. In the medium term, further bakeries are to be established in other cities. Furthermore, it is also aimed at including external children in the training.

  • CIfI Center
  • Prayer and Worship
  • CIfI Center

    The CIfI Center offers cultural training for home and abroad, mission school and preparatory weeks, assignments to India, internships and Profilers programs, open seminars on church and mission as well as prayer. In addition there are public meetings and open prayer meetings.

    On request, CIfI staff will be happy to visit Christian communities for organizing services and events, for preaching or reporting. There is also the provision of qualified cultural training in Christian churches.

    To India. And back.

    Events:
    CIfI Live Seminars

  • Prayer and Worship

    "Prayer is not an addition, it is fundamental. It does not support mission work, it is missionary work. We can only reap what was previously won in prayer."(Oswald Smith)

    Because we believe that prayer is not just a side issue, we have teams in India who are praying in full time, and are launching prayer houses as pioneering projects in unrivaled areas.

    This includes prayer trips to the Hindu world as well as worship festivals.

    Co-operation partners:
    Prayer House Augsburg
    Under construction:
    Prayer House Hamburg

  • CIfI Center
  • Prayer and Worship

CIfI Center

CIfI Center

The CIfI Center offers cultural training for home and abroad, mission school and preparatory weeks, assignments to India, internships and Profilers programs, open seminars on church and mission as well as prayer. In addition there are public meetings and open prayer meetings.

On request, CIfI staff will be happy to visit Christian communities for organizing services and events, for preaching or reporting. There is also the provision of qualified cultural training in Christian churches.

To India. And back.

Events:
CIfI Live Seminars

Prayer and Worship

Prayer and Worship

"Prayer is not an addition, it is fundamental. It does not support mission work, it is missionary work. We can only reap what was previously won in prayer."(Oswald Smith)

Because we believe that prayer is not just a side issue, we have teams in India who are praying in full time, and are launching prayer houses as pioneering projects in unrivaled areas.

This includes prayer trips to the Hindu world as well as worship festivals.

Co-operation partners:
Prayer House Augsburg
Under construction:
Prayer House Hamburg

CIfI magazines

CIfI magazines

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CIfI Contact

CIfI Contact

Christian Initiative for India
Holstenstraße 119, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49(0)40 31 13 51
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