At the November 25, 2013 meeting of the CGBCI Foreign Mission Panel, Foreign Mission Panel goals for 2020 were discussed as Conference President Pastor Scott Libby has proposed for each panel and our Fellowship. Foreign Mission Panel chairman, Pastor Les Vnasdale led the meeting with panel members Pastors Tom Ricker, Larry Williams, Don Farner, and Russ Simpson in attendance. Secretary Jim Marsh and Pastor Ike Graham, representing India were also in attendance.
After a time of prayer, Pastor Ike Graham shared the 2020 goals of the church planting teams in India. These were published in the January India Update. It was then proposed that over the next 7 years financial support for the ministry in India be decreased incrementally. This seems like a necessary step in order to see the work in India become truly indigenous. The panel determined then the following goals for India up to and including the year 2020
7 Year Goals for 2020 as they relate to India
1. To have current mission fields maturing by 2020
2. To develop a foreign mission training program to be added to Practorium curricula.
3. To have short term mission trips
1st Year Goal for 2014
Our current written plan with financial goals be met with correspondence to Brother Paul so that he knows what the plan is.
2nd Year Goal for 2015
To continue communication and brainstorming in order to see the current church planters supported financially by the churches and other necessary means in country.
3rd Year Goal for 2016
Open a new field in a new state in India with 50% support from the CGBCI and 50% support from the churches in India.
4th Year Goal for 2017
1. Begin reduction of support to India and Cameroon to 90% (exempting new fields)
2. Organize a short term mission trip, per interest.
5th Year Goal for 2018
1. Begin reduction of support to 80% (exempting new fields).
2. Open a second field in a new state in India
6th Year Goal for 2019
Begin reduction of financial support to 70%.
7th Year Goal for 2020
Begin reduction of support to 60% in India.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of the church planting ministry in India.
Please send financial support to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111
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