Our Mission: India

In 2011 the Presbyterian Church in India, Reformed (PCI,R), a denomination of over 10,000 members in 4 presbyteries with over 40 churches in Northeast India, Myanmar, and Cambodia entered into a formal agreement with ITEM. They requested that we send professors to help train their current pastors as well as set up a new training program at their Reformed Bible Institute. Since then we have sent numerous instructors to train their pastors and church officers with about a dozen modules.  Costs for transportation and visas total about $2,000 with accommodations, meals, transportation in India, and translators being provided.

 

 In August of 2013 a second new field opened in Bangalore, a city of over nine million people in the state of Karnataka. A large network of pastors and church planters are being trained using a twenty course curriculum already developed. The training occurs in Bangalore and Chennai.  The cost for travel here is less than $2,000.

 

 In February of 2016, ITEM began sending trainers to cities in Andhra Pradesh to train teaching and ruling elders in a recently formed reformed denomination there also.  Again, costs of travel are in the $2,000 range.