IDN Mission Statement
To take the Christian gospel message to all of India
IDN strives to connect Indian Christians to training, education, and equip both adults and young people to BE disciples and to MAKE disciples. IDN actively collaborates with private and public sector partners in southern India for ongoing projects providing the basic necessities of life, including clean, safe drinking water and primary education. Support is provided for schools, orphanages and rescue efforts for abandoned girls. Our model partnerships with both Indian and American individuals, churches and other organizations have helped us to establish and operate five distinct ministries. We want to change the way we embrace our global neighbors one person and thus, one village at a time.
Our Name, “India Discipleship Network”
India has a current population of over 1.2 billion souls, second in the world only to China and quickly becoming the most populated country on earth. This staggering number is a clear indication of the need to share God’s love with others.
“…and make disciples baptizing them…”
IDN’s goal is to support, train and encourage the people of India to carry the saving message of the cross throughout their country… and beyond. IDN helps adults and young people BE disciples and then to MAKE disciples.
We partner with other ministries to provide the tools and encouragement for Indian Christians to carry out God’s mission in their own country and surrounding regions. We offer ourselves and our resources to encourage, facilitate and accelerate the work of the Indian mission.
What We Do
In our target country of India, IDN provides our Indian brethren with the following types of assistance:
- Access to training materials and seminars
– Discovery Bible Study (DBS)
– Disciple Making Movement (DMM)
– NewLife Behavior International (NLBI)
– Garden of Praise – website and training
- Developing a “Global Launch Site” to evangelize surrounding nations
- Encouragement and mentoring
- Financial assistance with special projects
- Water wells in remote areas
- Bibles and study materials in Telugu and Kannada
The Next Chapter
IDN recently partnered with Missions Resource Network (MRN) to establish a Global Launch Site (GLS) in India. The churches in Bangalore have accepted the task of preparing missionaries to go into all of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal with the gospel of Christ. These native missionaries are trained in the knowledge of the Bible and exhibit the love of Christ for others. They will also confidently face persecution and possible death in the name of Jesus. A waiting list of applicants indicates that many Indian Christians are serious about their faith and willing to take the good news to their lost neighbors, even under life threatening circumstances.