With a passion to bring the Gospel to the unreached, our pastors have established more than 550 churches since 1992, many of them in rural villages that, until very recently, had never heard a whisper of Jesus’ name. And though we’ve said it before, it bears repeating: it’s not an easy thing to establish a church in a community with no known Christian presence. Many of our pastors experience varying degrees of hostility and opposition as they begin sharing the Gospel in a new place. It’s not uncommon for the saving message of Jesus to be perceived as a threat. Stories of persecution, even martyrdom, have garnered international attention in one state where we work. Planting churches in a country like India is a challenging, rewarding, and sometimes dangerous endeavor, but the faith of our pastors compels them to make disciples no matter how difficult the circumstances.
For as little as $10 a month you can support church planting in the heart of the 10/40 Window.
As a movement of first and second generation Christians eager to proclaim and demonstrate the Good News of Jesus among the least-reached and least-resourced people on earth, we are certain that Christ is the key to human flourishing. And it’s that conviction that fuels our efforts to identify, equip, and support church planters in South Asia. If you were to strip everything away and distill Vision Nationals down to its essence what we hope you’d discover is a ministry committed to bringing the Gospel to the nations through the local church. We want people to know that Jesus changes everything.
Building a new church in India isn’t very expensive, usually around $5,000 from start to finish.
The growth of our church planting ministry has created an extraordinary opportunity to give towards the building of new churches. In most cases, a new church — like the ones we recently completed in Uppaluru, Duggivalasa, and Kalvapalli — costs around $5,000 to build. Typically, the pastor oversees construction of the building, and the congregation makes a small but sacrificial contribution towards the project. We are then able to provide a generous grant so that building materials can be purchased and construction can commence. With dozens of churches waiting to be built, your tax-deductible donation to the Church Building Support fund can make a tremendous difference on the ground.
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