The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), one of the biggest national alliances of evangelical Christians and organizations in India, has members from nearly forty-five Protestant denominations and more than eighty-eight church-related mission organizations. There are also thousands of individual members. EFI functions with the three-dimensional focus of networking, capacity-building and advocacy.
Every year EFI has one major national level convention and several regional level pastors’ conferences. There is also a leadership training programme and several capacity-building seminars.
The theme of the 2006 EFI Annual Convention on 24-27 May 2006 is “I Know Your Deeds…You Have Kept My Word,” taken from Revelation 3:8. This year the national level programme will be conducted in southern India. The Bishop of Tirunelvely, Rt. Rev. Dr. S. Jayapaul David, expressed his willingness to host the programme at Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu.
The purpose of the conference is threefold:
- to bring together servants of God to have mutual fellowship, love, encouragement and celebration in the victory of the Lord.
- To equip participants to be bold, strong and faithful in responding to the current challenges and to press on with the broader picture of mission in mind.
- To motivate and mobilize participants to have a synergy in their function in mission, evangelism and church-planting.
The meeting is for young pastors who pastor a congregation, second-line leaders of organizations, assistant pastors, women’s ministry leaders, youth leaders, Sunday School leaders and cell group leaders. Participants represent many denominations, including Church of South India, The Evangelical Lutheran Church, Methodist, Evangelical Church of India, Baptist, Salvation Army and Assemblies of God, along with other independent pastors and evangelists.
Anointed speakers from national and international teams will be sharing and teaching in the conference. In addition, pastors and leaders will be involved in selected interest group learning. The pastors and leaders are encouraged to choose from the following relevant topics and attend the sessions regularly: leadership, Christian Education Department of Evangelical Fellowship of India (CEEFI), women, persecution, doubling the congregation, partnership and networking, urban missions, pastor’s family and expository sermon skill.
Registration for the conference is Rs. 100/-. For more information, visit http://www.efionline.org/.