Equipping future leaders to communicate God’s word clearly.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
- 2 Tim 3:16-17
South Asia is in ‘red-zone’ meaning most unreached & hostile to the gospel. Jesus tells us to be a visible light in a darkened world. "A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
" Matt 5:14-15
The urgent need in order to accelerate the great commission is to equip & release healthy trained church planters to mobilise the gospel among those who may never have access to the good-news.
Roots of the vision began in 1983 through planting of a house church by 'Ramesh & Gloria' in Delhi, India which still continues to thrive in the area. Over 4 decades the church & vision has flourished from Delhi to neighbouring regions by equipping of indigenous leaders & mobilisation of healthy disciples. We are grateful for many families & Godly leaders globally who laboured with us to reach South Asia with the gospel.
The new facility will accelerate our vision to make healthy disciples & release them for kingdom work. 'Light House Delhi' will be dedicated to board & host theological trainings for next gen.
Light house will be an incubation centre for learning systematic theology & language acquisition for International partners while also learning in-country contextualisation methodologies from some of the best missions practitioners.
Matt 28: 6-20
It is estimated that by 2027 Delhi will surpass Tokyo in population and in land size. Mega city of Delhi to become home to over 50 million people.
India, with its 1.44 billion people, is the world’s most unreached nation. Yet it is also a nation brimming with opportunity for the global church. South Asians are very religious people who are increasingly open to the gospel. And, since India’s influence dominates South Asia, if the church flourishes in India, the entire region will be impacted for Christ.
“Training Christian workers is an important need that is immediately urgent and essential in the long term. The life and health of the Church depend on the proper development of healthy - pastors, teachers, evangelists and missionaries … New, creative ways for multiplying leaders must be developed. The need is greater than what residential institutions can produce, and 95% of pastors lack access to adequate theological training.”
“95% pastor’s & kingdom workers lack access to adequate theological training’s”
During 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, many countries around the globe were put under strict home confinements. This time was also labeled as a time of 'Great Reset' by many; the pandemic forced our teams to regroup and revisit our existing approach, vision & future strategy.
In June 2020, Ravi led the discussion/vision with the local board about the necessity & importance of providing consistent healthy short term (1 - 2 week) theological intensives also mid term (1-3 months) theological trainings to next generation leaders and respond to the huge vacuum of equipping, mentoring & nurturing healthy disciples by opening a safe learning space. It was a call to provide not just education but to nurture the hearts and minds of the next generation of leaders. These leaders would be equipped with the tools to carry forth a message of hope, amid a world fraught with false gospel teachers who bring confusion & division within the church.
Over the following four months, amidst fervent prayers and relentless research during the summer months, the team's efforts bore fruit. They identified a parcel of land, a modest 1.5-acre parcel nestled in the burgeoning new suburb of New Delhi, this was the most strategic lot out of the 4 lots that were shortlisted from a location stand point. We were able to get possession of the land in Nov 2020 and since then the price of the plot has skyrocketed 250%. The new suburb south-west of Delhi is the fastest developing regions in India. We are grateful & excited to see next generation bible communicators recognized, recruited & released from this space.
After getting possession of the land we began construction of 7ft boundary wall in Dec 2020 & planted some local flowering & fruit bearing plants.
We are grateful for many friends who have already walked & prayed on the property for the vision to become a radiant ‘light house’ for the cause of the gospel in this region.
The Property is located 40 minutes from Delhi, India Airport. 75 mints from down town Delhi and railway station.
20,000 sqft, 3 floor facility, 150 auditorium, 4 class rooms & capacity to board 75 people.
Light House will have three floors including basement also will be able to board 75 people.
Light house will have a library, class rooms, studio & auditorium with seating capacity for 150 people.
We have received some first draft rendering images from the architects in Sep 2023. Pray with us that the Lord will give us wisdom to design a meaningful space that will be used for equipping of the saints.
We are grateful for the architects that are working with us on this project at lightening speed. We have requested them to bring more local architectural design into the final renderings.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Warm greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We hope this message finds you well and filled with the joy of His grace. We write to you today with a compelling opportunity to join hands in a transformative mission—a mission to bring the light of the Gospel to unreached people groups in South Asia, through the establishment of a Theological training & missions incubation centre.
As followers of Christ, we are united by the Great Commission—to go into all the world and make disciples of every nation (Matthew 28:19-20). In the heart of Delhi, a vibrant city teeming with diverse cultures and traditions, countless unreached people yearn to hear the message of salvation. It is our firm conviction that through theological education and the nurturing of healthy, dedicated leaders, we can fulfill our divine mandate to mobilize the Gospel in this region.
Our Vision for the 'Light House'
Equipping Leaders: The space we envision will serve as a beacon of hope, equipping the next generation of Christian leaders. These leaders will be trained not only in theological knowledge but also in the wisdom and relationships needed to effectively communicate God's love.
Nurturing Spiritual Health: In a world marked by confusion about one true God and division about gospel truths, we are committed to nurturing leaders who embody spiritual health and unity. Our curriculum and mentorship programs will emphasize not just theological education but also the development of Christ-like character.
Missions Empowerment: Our campus will be a haven for missions, a place where individuals are empowered to be healthy disciples who bring the Gospel to the unreached. Here, they will be equipped to face the unique challenges of mission work in this region.
Your Support Can Make the Difference:
Eternal Impact: Your financial support is an investment in eternity. By contributing to this learning centre, you are sowing seeds of faith that will yield an abundant harvest of souls won for Christ.
Multiplying Effect: Trained leaders are not just recipients of knowledge but also vehicles for multiplying the message. Your support will create a ripple effect as these leaders go on to train and empower others.
Global Reach: Delhi is a strategic location, and the impact of the Gospel radiating from this city will extend far beyond its borders, touching lives not only in India but around the world.
Ways to Partner with Us:
1. One-Time Donation: Consider making a one-time donation to jumpstart this transformative project.
2. Monthly Support: Commit to providing regular monthly support to sustain the training operations and expansion.
3. Prayer: We earnestly request your prayers for wisdom, guidance, and spiritual protection over our students, faculty, and staff.
Join Us in This Sacred Journey!!
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are entrusted with a divine mission to share His love and grace with a world in need. By supporting the establishment of this learning centre, you are not just investing in an institution; you are investing in the eternal destiny of countless souls.
To contribute or learn more about our vision, please visit [Website Link under construction] or contact us at email@example.com. Your partnership will be a testament to your unwavering commitment to sharing the Gospel and raising up dedicated, healthy leaders for Christ.
In His service and with deep gratitude,
20 Sep 2023
We believe this vision is an answer to a lot of prayers. The bible reminds us that the harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few. This vision responds to that vacuum of sending healthy labourers into the harvest field to plant healthy churches & mobilise the gospel among the most challenging regions of our times.
We are grateful that you are reading this vision and we ask that you pray with us for the architects, construction workers, various contractors and resources that are needed to finish this project.
We plan on breaking ground in Dec 2023. Pray with us that all the blue prints & permits will come together for us to finish this project by Jan 2026.
It would be amazing if you can share this news with your small group, family or church. Please reach out to us we will be delighted to communicate with you in more detail about various partnership opportunities. We are looking for advocates who will journey with us in making this vision more meaningful.
We need suggestions about teaching faculty members, christian colleges & training partners who would commit to equip the next generation. We need financial resources to construct; the project is estimating $60 per sqft build cost totalling to $1.2 million USD.
We want to invite you to join in prayer & giving towards this legacy vision of investing in the lives of next generation pastors, leaders & kingdom workers. All contributions will be critical no matter how big or small will enable us to reach our $ target of finishing the construction on time.
Understanding missions from the life of Jesus & Paul. Study of the Gospels & Book of Acts.
Who was Martin Luther? What are the major doctrines of reformed theology?
Why did God institute us to be part of a community?
Understanding Biblical leadership and it's pillars.
What is healthy evangelism? Why do we proclaim the good news? Different approaches to evangelism today?
How to preach and teach effectively from God's word? What is sound doctrine?
Role of artists & creativity in the kingdom of God. How art's & music influences culture?
Understanding the role of media to maximise our outreach effectiveness.
Study of defending the Christian faith against different world views.
Call to make healthy disciples? What approaches are fruitful?
The need of mobilising the gospel among the uupg's in cities & beyond. Understanding the Gap areas in our regions so we can effectively reach the unreached.
Necessity of kingdom businesses & role of God centred entrepreneurs in shaping our culture & providing leadership to the people through employment opportunities.
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