IMCC Advancing Mission Despite the Pandemic
November 20, 2020
We had a very fruitful IM sponsored India Mission Coordination Committee (IMCC) core group meeting today (Nov 20, 2020). By God’s grace, we continue to support churches and build networks in India despite the COVID impact.
Since January, We have appointed the Associate Directors of the five commissions and forums on Anti-human Trafficking; Justice for All (Religious Liberty); Women Development; Youth Development; and Evangelism and Mission. Rev. Samaresh Nayak, IMCC Executive Director, Taku and Katie Longkumer, IMCC core group members and IM global servants work with the Associate Directors to form the working team of each Commission and Forum, of which there is balance representation of gender and/or geographic regions. We have also approved the budget of 2020 to 2021 and have secured strong financial support locally and from overseas. We have laid out the plan through 2024, and if God allows, we will conduct the Third India Baptist Summit in 2024. We are also making good progress in the formation of the National Council of India Baptist Churches. The next step is to have all presented churches and conventions study and approve the By-Laws, and organize the formation celebration likely in 2021.
“We are able to do more when we are not able to travel!” Rev. Nayak shared. Thank God that we are able to conduct most planned events virtually. Here are two examples. Please continue to pray for IMCC and churches in India.
IMCC National Women Webinar
The Women Forum of the India Mission Coordination Committee (IMCC) organized this webinar on October 31, 2020. The resource persons for the webinar are; Dr. Vernette Myint Myint San, President of the Asia Baptist Women Union from Myanmar and Mrs. Mercy Johnson, former Vice President of the American Baptist International Ministries (IM). Dr. Vernette spoke on the topic, “Innovative ministry in the New Normal” and Mrs. Mercy Johnson on, “Grace Beyond Despair”. The webinar was attended by the women leaders from the IMCC partners, Executive Committee of the India Baptist Women Union and by the Forum members. Rev. Toshinaro is the Associate Director of the IMCC Women Forum. Click to watch the webinar video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dltlr2TqlAk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2cZ4blcYEHonLdx8btjksSfo6dWTNhwg8o89ArxUeGio3BYxI4Ew8-d7o
IMCC & KABC Youth Seminar
The Youth Forum of the India Mission Coordination Committee hosted a Seminar for the Karbi Anglong Baptist Convention Youth Department on the topic of “Redeem Your Time” on October 2, 2020. Mr. Monison Teron is the Associate Director of the IMCC Youth Forum and he is also the Secretary of the KABC Youth Department. The Seminar was chaired by Mr. Obed Killing, President of the KABC Youth Department. Click to watch the seminar video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSqXYI_0GUg