Provincial Directory - Mission Organisations

Friends Missionary Prayer Band

Indian Missionary Society

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Friends Missionary Prayer Band

General Secretary: Mr M Patrick Joshua

Address:  29 High School Road , Ambattur , Chennai , 600 053 , South India

Tel: +91 44 625 0404

Fax: +91 44 623 3353

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Description of Organisation:

FMPB is a movement of Indian Christians to preach the Gospel of Christ personally to the unreached masses. It works with 722 missionaries in 17 states, opening 135 mission stations. This work of forming worship groups planting churches and conducting Bible Correspondence Course among 136 people groups in India, mainly among 10 people groups namely the Maltos, the Santals, the Kuknas, the Rai Sikhs, the Vasavas, the Varlies, the Gounders, the Charmars, the Hos and the Kathodies. Bible translation ministry is being done in the languages namely, Vasave, Varli, Choudrie, Malto, Haryanvi and the Dungra Bhil.

Programmes & Events:

The target for 2000-2001 is to bring 25,000 people to the fold of Christ, to build 150 churches and form 400 worship groups.

Area of work:  South Asia.

Number of staff:  722 Staff and missionaries.

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Indian Missionary Society

General Secretary: The Revd Mainckam

Address:  107 Trivandrum Road , Palayakmottai , Tirunelveli , 627 002 , Tamil Nadu India

Tel: +91 462 574 814

Fax: +91 462 586 971

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Description of Organisation:

Indian Missionary Society (IMS) the first indigenous missionary movement in India was founded by the Rt Revd VS Azariah in the year 1903. It has a mission to reach the unreached people who live in abject poverty and absolute ignorance in the central tribal belt of India. It is being undertaken wholly by the Indian men, money and management since its inception.

'Winning souls for Jesus Christ through education, hostels for the tribal children, medical assistance, meeting tribal people in their respective villages with the Gospel literacy programme, church planting and so on, is our aim.'

Programmes & Events:

IMS is purely faith mission entirely depending upon the support received from the established Church of India. Their missionaries have short term training courses on leadership and theology, in order that they can be exposed to new ideas and be effective instruments in God's vineyard.

The 'Missionary Intelligencer' is an official organ of IMS carrying the missionary field news and is being widely circulated in India, informing people of the missionary activities of IMS and be motivated to mobilise intensive prayer for God's mission.

Centenary Vision:

  • To preach the gospel in 21 states by 2003.
  • To send 1050 missionaries to establish new dioceses and form prayer cells.

Area of work:  South Asia.

Number of staff:  511