All India Association for Christian Higher Education

Area of Operation- India

Objectives of AIACHE- Value Education, Human Resource, Development, Gender Justice Education, Minorities’ Education, International Higher Education, Library and Information Centre, Peace and Interfaith Education, Curriculum Development, Adolescent Education, Science and Spirituality, Combating Child Labour.

Dr. Daniel Ezhilarasu
General Secretary, AIACHE
39, Institutional Area, D-Block, Janakpuri
New Delhi-110 058
Tel: 011- 28521190, 28522341, 28525570, 28524752, 28525557
Fax: 011-25555033
Email: aiache@nda.vsnl.net.in; aiache2011@gmail.com; danielezhil23@gmail.com

Association of Theologically Trained Women of India

Area of Operation- India
Objectives of ATTWI- Empowerment of Women, Fostering theological Education among women, Helping theologically trained women to explore ways and extend responsible participation in the total life and mission of the Church, to focus attention of Churches on the presence of theologically trained women among them and to recognise their potential, to encourage theologically trained women to organise themselves into an all India association to develop strategies for meeting their needs.
Rev. Dr. Mrs. P. Syamala Sukumar
President
Association of Theologically Trained Women of India
A.B.M. Compound
Knigiri Road
Kandukur -523105, Andhra Pradesh
Cell: 9849964352
Email : syamalasukumar@rediffmail.com

Bible Society of India

Area of Operation- India

Objectives of BSI- Assists and serves all Indian Churches and Christians in translating, publishing the Bible in their own languages and distributing it among their constituencies aiming at transformation of the WORLD through the WORD. The objective of the Bible Society of India is to make the Bible available to anyone who wants it in languages they can understand and at prices they can afford. The complete Bible is available in 65 of our languages, NT in 70 additional languages and Portions of the Bible in 204 India languages. At present our Translation Department carries out 45 language projects as first time translations. There are different versions in the same language due to reasons like, Languages develop and change along with time and different translation principles are employed in different situations; New vocabulary is added frequently and new meanings are given to existing vocabulary over a period of time; Some of the minor languages are limited in their vocabulary and when it becomes difficult to explain concepts or communicate the exact meaning new words are coined or words are borrowed and adapted from another language to suit the situation. Language revisions of older versions also became necessary as several words lost its original meaning or became archaic. Since the older generation likes the older versions and the present generation prefers the modern language versions, the Bible Society continues to publish the different versions. In order to cater to the needs of the large number of illiterates, non-readers and neo literates we provide the Word of God in audio and video forms. In addition, we have been able to secure a slot for broadcasting with the All India Radio through FM medium. We have also pioneered the development of a wide range of new Scriptures for different audiences like the visually challenged, terminally ill, victims of HIV, semi-literate and rural audience, hearing impaired etc.
The Bible Society of India operates within the territory of India and there are respective National Bible Societies operating in each country.
The General Secretary is the Chief Executive of the Bible Society of India. Under him there are Directors heading various departments and staff teams who work with them. The Central Council of the Bible Society of India which comprises of representatives from various Church denominations from all over the country is the decision making body. An Executive Committee constituted from this body and headed by the President and assisted by the Vice Presidents and Treasurer governs the affairs of the Society.

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko
General Secretary
Bible Society of India
LOGOS, 206 M.G. Road
Bangalore 560 001 Karnataka
Tel: 080-41124714, 41124715 | Cell: 09449833158
Fax: 080-25584701
Email : bsico@vsnl.com; mani.chacko@hotmail.com; modayilmanichacko@gmail.com

Board of Theological Education of Senate of Serampore College

Area of Operation- India

Objectives of BTESSC- Theological Education
Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos
President, BTESSC
Mar Thoma Bhavan
No. 77, 6th Avenue
Harrington Road, Chetput
Chennai 600 031 Tamil Nadu
Tel. 044-28363165, 28362705 | Cell: 09846074191 | Email: mtbhavan@gmail.com; isaacmarp@yahoo.co.in

Dr.P. Mohan Larbeer
Secretary, BTESSC
3rd Floor, 73, Miller’s Road,
Benson Town,
Bangalore-560 046
Tel: 080-23536868 ; Fax: 23538274 | Cell: 09686835388 | Email: secretary@btessc.org

Christian Association for Radio and Audio Visual Services

Area of Operation – India

Objectives of CARAVS: Radio ministries, Training and Research, Communication and Counselling, Devotional Music ministries, Film/Video Production Training, Christian Fine Arts  Department, Printing and Publications.
Rev. Vinay Peter
Executive Director – CARAVS
15, Civil Lines
Jabalpur 482 001, M.P.
Tel: 0761-2621924 / 2622156 (R)
Fax: 2677933, Cell: 09425412667
Email : caravs1@hotmail.com; vinaypeter_mci@yahoo.co.in

Christian Endeavour in India

Area of Operation – India

Objectives of CEI- building communities for Christ and the Church
Mr. Purnananda Pradhan
General Secretary
Christian Endeavour in India
Qr.No. C-28, 5th Block,
Near Police Station,
P.O. Nayapalli
Bhubaneswar-751 015, Orissa
Cell: 09437151421 | Email: pnpradhan_2008@yahoo.co.in

Christian Union of India

Area of Operation –  India

Objectives of  CUI- Mission, Ecumenical Relations and Unity & Dialogue among Churches

Contact Person:
Rev. Vincent Rajkumar
Director – CISRS
# 73, Millers Road, Benson Town,
Bangalore – 560 046. India
Tel: 080-23332981, Fax: 080-23330335
Cell: 09980036926 | Email: cisrsblr@hotmail.com; vincentrajkumar1953@gmail.com

Ecumenical Council for Drought Action and Water Management

Area of Operation– India

Objectives of ECODAWM- ECODAWM is a Rehabilitative agency that lends hand in drought struck areas and also takes care of water management systems.

Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Area of Operation – India

Objectives of ISPCK- To serve the Indian Church as a value based Corporate Christian Communication Agency with a prophetic and proactive agenda.  Committed to the cause of Christian Communication with a compelling vision and a commitment beyond the market.  To continuously invest in existing and new capabilities constantly exploring opportunities for growth and partnerships by multiple core competencies, synergising and blending its priorities to change with time, situation and context. Encouraging indigenous talent in publishing and music. Engaging in equipping, churches, communities and people through its inclusive training programmes.

Rev. Dr. Ashish Amos
General Secretary /Director
I S P C K, Post Box 1585
1654, Madarsa Road
Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110 006
Tel: 011 –23866322, 23866323

Email: ashish@ispck.org.in


ISPCK Through the Centuries

ISPCK’s travel through three centuries has been an inspiring saga of challenge and change. The story began way back in 1710 when the Germans, Danish Lutherans and British Anglicans got together to establish the SPCK in South India. Since then the SPCK has traversed through a long and rewarding journey of Indianisation and diversification. Moving towards a transformational change from a single mission society to one of India’s largest multi ministry Christian organisation. This spectacular transformation is manifest not only in the strategic expansion of its footprint, in range, scale and scope of ISPCK ministries today. The Society has made a large contribution to the Indian social and spiritual fabric through multi-dimensional efforts in creating spiritual and societal capital.

Publishing
Leveraging enterprise strengths of over three centuries in terms of deep consumer insights, unwavering focus on quality, innovation, reader led differentiation, product excellence have helped the ISPCK create vibrant brands. This has helped ISPCK gain remarkable market stand. Christian fiction and value education is a new take in the publishing spectrum.
The Super ordinate vision to create enduring value for the entire church and Christian community is manifest in the inclusive and sustainable value publishings that stand alongside and rub shoulders with the most significant names in Christian publishing worldwide.
ISPCK’s new venture of the 10 volume Human Value series produced for national schools is a distinguishing innovation to contribute to the continuous character development for nation building.
ISPCK awards excellence in publishing each year through 3 designated awards: The Henry Devadas Christian Book of the Year, The Rev. A. Lobban for Indigenous Literature and Christian Music Award.

Mission
ISPCK’s mission initiatives are oriented at building assets for the future. In recent times, Christian religious leaders have expressed concerns on the slow down in the pace of Mission ventures putting at risk the future of the church in India. It has become all the more important to repose faith in the Gospel and invest in creating leadership in the long term prospects of the Indian Church. ISPCK has charted an investment plan of at least 25% of its annual income for over the next decade to support the development of mission engagement in the Indian Church. At present over seven projects large and small are in various stages of implementation across the country.

  • Bible and Bicycle has enrolled over 300 evangelists for mission engagement in the regions of Haryana, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Nagpur and Ahmednagar.
  • Publishing subsidies for liturgy and worship of the Church of North India.
  • Book grants each year to over 2000 theological students in first and final year.
  • Library development programmes of churches and institutions.
  • Pastors gift schemes: Books on issues challenging the church and community are gifted to Clergy and Bishops on an ecumenical basis.
  • Indigenous church support.
  • Thomas Bray Scholarship for a theological student each year, are a part of ISPCK’s mission agenda.

Training
Writer’s Workshop
Capacity enhancement of potential writers is at the heart of Writer’s Workshops, conducted by the ISPCK both nationally and internationally. Hundreds of women, dalits, tribals and indigenous clergy and laity have been trained in writing skills under the “ISPCK’s How to Write Right” writers development programme of over three decades now. Development of content in their context for global impact is the high point of these workshops.
Publishing Institute
Human potential development of personnel in Christian publishing in the majority world has encouraged the ISPCK to engage in Theme Oriented Publishing training from 1990. Professionals drawn from world class publishing organizations train personnel from the Christian publishing network, honing their skills for optimum performance. Themes vary from publishing, editorial, diffusion, finance, production, quality control to green publishing. Engaging participants from Madagascar, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Phillippines, United Kingdom and Nepal. Scholarships are provided to women and subaltern.
Christian Teachers Training
Free School teachers are provided regular training in skills development to enrich their teaching methodology.
Diffusion
ISPCK’s abiding vision to serve the national church priorities has led to the creation of unique and innovative distribution models. This simultaneously delivers the twin objectives of stake holders value creation and societal capital formation. This is manifest in ISPCK’s conscious strategy to contribute to the regional outreach in the context of its impact through the value chains. Expanding each year through its outlets of bookstores, booktables, retail outlets, through church and theological institutions participation. Spread of Christian literature and creation of sustainable livelihood is at the heart of this strategy.
The internet friendly community can visit the ISPCK website on www.ispck.org.in, or Google us “Print Title-ISPCK” and track us on amazon.com for online ordering or read books on Kindle and download ISPCK songs from Youtube.
In addition, the Society supplies high-quality items for the church i.e., a wide range of candles, vestments, clerical garments, religious gifts and accessories through its bookshops and mail-order service.
Social Intervention
Based on the dictum “Investing in a child is investing in your future”. The ISPCK teaming up with World Literacy Free Schools Programme, Canada took on board the Free Schools Programme for the 4-14 window. Over 5000 children from backgrounds as diverse as bonded labour, rag picking communities, migrant groups, sex workers and street kids have been invested into from 1998 in over six centers managed by the ISPCK Free Schools. These centers of learning provide education and values to children upto primary level preparing them to join secondary education in neighbourhood schools. ISPCK’s child centric development creates a generation of educated and socially aware front liners for a rapidly developing and changing India.
The Ghaziabad Free School is being constructed to cater to various training programmes for the teachers by resource persons from academic communities in India and overseas.
Refugee Services
Around 11,000 Burmese Refugees living in the vicinity of Uttam Nagar, New Delhi have over 750 school going children under the primary level. These children have a handicap of the Hindi language. They are being taught by the volunteers from the Burmese communities. Despite support from the United Nations and other organizations these centers are in regular need of infrastructure, textbooks, uniforms, drinking water, better wages for their teachers. The ISPCK underwrites considerable expenses each year for the forementioned things.
The lack of legal status in India and proper education and unfamiliarity with both Hindi and English make it rather difficult for them to fit in socially and to find jobs. Besides, a majority of employers in Delhi are not comfortable with the idea of hiring refugees. Most of the Burmese-Chin and Matu refugees in Delhi live in overcrowded rooms not knowing how to make a living in an alien country and are often discriminated, abused and harassed by the locals.
Life Skills Development
From 1998 more than 5000 women have benefitted by ISPCK’s globally acknowledged Women’s Empowerment Programme.
‘Disha’ one of the most celebrated women’s empowerment initiative has helped raise rural incomes by energizing village communities into vibrant economic organizations. Producing clergy shirts which are being sold in the Diocese of Derby and at several ISPCK outlets, transforming rural lives and landscapes through this economic independence. Women’s training programme helps in inculcating sustainable livelihood practices for women in over six villages spread across Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Punjab and Maharashtra.
Women’s Empowerment Programme—a literacy and vocational skills training for women at the grass-roots level is an instrument for transforming lives of women victims of human trafficking, climate change, migrant labour, widows or former sex workers. Educated and informed women become game changers in their family and community development.

Inter Church Service Association

Area of Operation– India

Objectives of ICSA- Finance and Property Management, Manufacture and supply of essential medicines for mission hospitals all over India, Training and rehabilitation of physically challenged, Publication and promotion of Christian literature, Conducting training programmes for Indian and overseas participants on various aspects which are crucial to the life and witness of the Church in India, Providing a conducive and affordable Conference facility to Civil Society organizations.
Dr. Moses P Manohar

Executive Director,

ICSAPost Box no. 771107, (old no. 93) Pantheon Road

Egmore, Chennai 600008,

Tamil NaduTel: 044-28193143,4093; 42145727 | Cell: 09840976488 | Email: icsa@vsnal.com | website: www.icsa.org.in

Lott Carey Baptist Mission in India

Area of Operation – India

Objectives of LCBMI- working among the Leprosy patients by providing medical relief, training them for various jobs and providing education to their children. Services have also been extended to other poor, needy and under-privileged people.  The Mission has also established and administers exemplary schools to provide value-based education to all children regardless of their caste, creed or religion.

Mrs. Mary George

President
Lott Carey Baptist Mission in India
5, Ansari Road, Darya Gunj
Delhi-110 002
Tel: 011-2325 5964/ 2327 1567
Fax : 011-23279108
Email : lottcary@nda.vsnl.net.in; georgemary1953@gmail.com | Website: www.lottcary-india.org


The first activity in association with the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention was the establishment of a Church in Tundla, a town 25 kms. away from Agra, in 1949. In 1950 a school for children from the economically weaker section was started in Meerut. The Mission shifted its focus to New Delhi in the mid 1950s as a prayer fellowship in a rented house in Daryaganj. Later a leprosy colony was established by the Government in Shahdra, East Delhi in 1960, named Anandgram. A Chapel and a clinic were built there by the then Superintendent Dr Abner Nelson and his wife Dr Mrs Ivy Frey Nelson. The Indian Mission was registered as a Society in November 1962 with the building at Daryaganj, New Delhi as its Headquarters. A chapel was built on the premises in 1967 which was dedicated to the Glory of God by late Rev. Dr. W C Somerville, the then Secretary/Treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA.
The Mission has three pastors who look after Churches in Daryaganj, Anandgram and Karnal. Outreach work is being done in Gannaur, Haryana where it is proposed to build a suitable Church for the small congregation.
At present the geographic areas being served are the States of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in North India. The Mission expanded its medical work in leprosy colonies to cover Karnal, Panipat and Faridabad. Clinics are also held in slum areas in Delhi and Faridabad.
As far as Education is concerned at a time when girls education was rather neglected, a school for girls was opened in 1968 in Daryaganj, New Delhi. Further schools going upto Senior Secondary level were opened in East Delhi, Noida and Greater Noida. A fourth school is under construction in Noida. Three charitable schools are run in Meerut, West Delhi and Faridabad. These cater to children of the economically weaker section and orthopedically handicapped children.
In recent years the Mission has taken up work in the area of HIV/AIDS with a Care & Support Home with 7 beds and full supporting staff functioning in West Delhi and doing excellent work. Assistance is extended to deserving cases in the areas of education and health.

Lutheran World Service Trust India

Shaju V. Joseph
Executive Director                          

Lutheran World Service India Trust

84, Dr. Suresh Sarkar Road,

Kolkata – 700 014

Email: director@lwsit.org

Cell: 09432646891

Tel: 033 22849200/ 9730/9731

Direct- 22659872

National Council of YMCAs of India

Area of Operation – 578 affiliated local associations all over India

Objectives of YMCA- seek to unite young men who believe in Jesus Christ and to associate their efforts for the extension of His kingdom among young men.  Integrated approach to development of young people, irrespective of caste, creed, gender and religion.  Emphasis on human excellence in every human endeavour from sports to educational and socio-cultural and economic-welfare activities both in urban and rural areas.
Ch. R.P. Mani Kumar
National General Secretary
National Council of YMCAs of India
Bharat Yuvak Bhavan, Gate No. 5
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi 110 001  | Cell: 09848130580;09910024857
Tel: 011-23360769, 23364309, 23346193 (Dir.),Fax: 011-23342859
Email: ymcaindia@gmail.com; manikumarc@hotmail.com

The Leprosy Mission

Area of Operation – India

Objectives of TLM- serving the needs of people affected by leprosy and people with disabilities.  Research in eradicating its causes and consequences, providing rehabilitation and vocational training to the leprosy affected.  Advocacy and Networking with Partner and Mission agencies  and with Government for people affected by leprosy and disability.

Sunil Anand

Director, Leprosy Mission

CNI Bhavan,16, Pandit Pant Marg
New Delhi -110 001
Tel : 011-43533300 / 23716920
Fax: 011-23710803
Email : info@tlmindia.org


The Leprosy Mission (TLM) was founded by Wellesley Cosby Bailey in 1874. It is an international non-profit Christian charity having its presence in 51 countries working in partnership with communities, national governments and other agencies. It aims at eradicating the causes and consequences of leprosy through appropriate methods and help people affected by leprosy to live with dignity.
TLM Trust India has its presence in 10 States through its 14 hospitals, 6 Vocational Training Centres, 5 Snehalayas (homes for the elderly), 14 Community Development Projects, 1 Research Laboratory and 1 Media Centre.
In the year 2011, through our hospitals 5,337 people were newly diagnosed for leprosy and treated. Additionally, 13,807 leprosy patients were treated for complications of leprosy; 1,154 people for reconstructive surgical procedures to correct deformities. In all, 4,50,369 people from leprosy and non-leprosy communities were cared for through our hospital out-patient and in-patient services.
Our Vocational Training Centres equip nearly 1000 students from leprosy background for sustainable livelihoods through training in formal and non-formal vocational trades.
Our Community Development Programmes empower marginalized communities including the leprosy affected people, people with disabilities, women and other social groups to take charge of their lives and advocate for themselves for their rights and justice.
The organization is governed by a Board of Trustees and the day-to-day management is headed by Dr. Sunil Anand, Director for India.

National Missionary Society of India

Area of Operation– India

Objectives of  NMSI- Mission Works, Social works, Ashram Ministry, Human Resources: Recruitment training and development, Literary works, Hospital (Medical Relief), Hostels for Tribal children (boys & girls)

Rev. Dr. Suresh Rajan Devid
General Secretary – NMS of India
126 Peter’s Road, Royapettah
Chennai 600 014, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 044 – 28418614, 28583804
M : 9444051314 ; 09686191740
Fax : 044-28591090
Email : nmsofindia@gmail.com; sureshrajand@gmail.com | website: www.mnsofindia.org

Student Christian Movement of India

Area of Operation– India

Objectives of SCMI – committed to dialogue, ecumenism, social justice and peace. Her mission is to empower students in critical thinking and constructive transformation of our world by being a space for Prayer and celebration, Theological reflection, Study and analysis of social and cultural processes and Solidarity and action across boundaries of culture, gender and ethnicity.

Mr. Inbaraj Jeyakumar

General Secretary
Student Christian Movement of India
# 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound , Mission Road
Bangalore 560 027, Karnataka
Tel: 080-22223761, 22124717, 22215606 (R), Fax: 080 -22215606,  Cell:09916709513
Email : scmindia@gmail.com | Website: www.scmindia.org

United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India

Area of Operation – eleven member churches spread out mostly in the East and Central India including North Eastern states.

Objectives of UELCI- Addressing and responding to the Gospel demands for social, economic, spiritual and gender justice.  Helps in deepening of the understanding of our faith in God and to commit to closer and deeper cooperation in witness and service. Constantly explores effective and relevant ways to participate in the ecumenical movement in the midst of struggles.
Rev. Dr. A.G. Augustine Jeyakumar
Executive Secretary, UELCI
“Martin Luther Bhavan”
No. 95, Purasawalkam High Road
Kellys, Chennai-600 010 T.N.
Tel: 044-26430008, 26421575
Fax: 044-26611364
Email: augustinejkumar@uelci.org

Young Women’s Christian Association of India

Area of Operation– 5 regions-85 associations all over India

Objectives of YWCA– Advocacy, Women Empowerment, Justice Issues, Climate change, Victims of crime with special reference to women and children.

Ms. Vinodhini Moses
National General Secretary
Young Women Christian Association of India
10, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 011-23340294, 23345235 | 23361561 (Guest House) | Fax: 011-23341763
Email : ywcaind@airtelmail.in; ngs@ywcaindia.org; vinomoses@gmail.com