NCCI XXIX General Assembly 2023 – Program Shedule

National Council of Churches in India


21th – 24th April 2023, Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad

Program Schedule

21th April 2023 (Friday)

07:00-08:00 Breakfast (Served in place of stay)
09:00-12:00 Registration
12:00-13:00 Inaugural Worship


13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Welcome (NCCI and Hosts)

Introduction to the XXIX General Assembly

Felicitation of Guests

15:00-16:00 Biblical Theological Reflection I:

Discerning the ecclesial Mandate:

An inter-scriptural reading

16:00-16:30 Tea

01.  Roll Call

02.  Constituting the Assembly

03.  Appointment of Recording Secretaries

04.  Adoption of the Agenda

05.  Felicitation and Obituaries

06.  Release of Souvenir

07.  Appointment of

(a)   Credentials Committee

(b)  Resolutions Committee

(c)   Message Committee

(d)  Nomination Committee

08.  Receiving

(a)   Proceedings of the Last Assembly

(b)  Minutes of the Office Bearers’ Meetings

(c)   Minutes of the Working Committee

(d)  Minutes of the Finance Committee

(e)   Minutes of the Executive Committee

(f)   Minutes of the General Body

(g)  Reports of the Programs


17:30-18:30 Reports of the Pre-Assemblies (one page each)

i.               Youth

ii.              Women

iii.            Children

iv.            IDEA

v.              NEFGSD/ ESHA


18:30-19:30 Inauguration of Exhibition Stalls


19:30-20:30 Dinner (Served in the place of stay)

22nd April 2023 (Saturday)

07.30-08:15 Breakfast (Served in place of Stay)
09:30-10:15 Worship led by Women
10:15-11:00 Keynote address:                                           Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay

General Secretary, World Council of Churches

11:00-11:30 Tea

09.  Presidential Address

10.  General Secretary’s Report

11.  Treasurer’s report

13.00-14:00 Lunch



12.  Greetings from Fraternal and Overseas Guests

13.  Membership Concerns

16:00-16:30 Tea
16:30-17:30 Regional Ecumenical Expressions
18:00-20:00 Ecumenical Evening
20:00-21:00 Dinner


23rd April 2023 (Sunday)

07.30- 8.15 Breakfast (Served in places of stay)
09.30-10.30 Ecumenical Worship led by Children
10:30-11:00 Tea
11:00 -11:45 Biblical Theological Reflection II:

Compassionate Engagement and Discipleship


11:45-13:00 Thematic Plenary II

Exclusion and prejudices:

Challenges for a Transforming Church (Panel)

13.00-14.00 Lunch
14:15-16.00 Thematic Workshops

  1. Church Growing in Inclusion – Disability
  2. Church Growing in Inclusion – Gender and Sexual Diversity
  3. Living out Faiths and Beliefs Together with all
  4. Gender and Social Inclusion
  5. Climate Change and Sustainable Living
16.00-16.30 Tea
16.30-17.30 Reporting from Thematic Workshops
18:00-20:30 Ecumenical Evening with leaders of different faiths





24th April 2023 (Monday)

07:30-08:15 Breakfast (Served at places of stay)
09:30-10:15 Worship led by Youth
10:15-11:00 Biblical Theological Reflection III:

Learning to Hope

11:00-11:30 Tea

12.  Report of the Resolutions Committee

13.  Report of the Message Committee

14.  Report from the Nomination Committee


12:15 – 13:00 Business Session VI

Setting Priorities for the next Quadrennium (2023 -2027)


13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:30-15.30 BUSINESS SESSION VI (Continued):

Setting Priorities for the next Quadrennium (2023 – 2027)


15.30 – 16.30 Installation of the New Office Bearers

Vote of Thanks

Closing Worship

16.30-17.00 Tea
1800 – 19.00 First Meeting of the New Executive Committee Members
19.30-20.30 Dinner (Served at the places of stay)


There could be some departures on 25th morning also . . .



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