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THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE CONFERENCE OF

MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH OF INDIA

 

Brief History

 

The missionary work of Mennonite Brethren church started in 1889 when Abraham Frieson, and Maria Frieson arrived in India from Russia. Later on Mr. & Mrs N.N.Heibert came to India in 1899 from the M.B.Conference of North America. The planting of local churches as agents of evangelism is the central objective of mission programme.”(by G.W. Peters) Therefore they sent early missionaries to preach, to teach and to heal the people that means a preacher, teacher, and a nurse were sent in this staff (by J.A. Toews).  With support of local preachers they used various methods such as touring villages, special campaigns, monthly gathering and conventions, etc., to reach non-Christians. In short they did healing, teaching and preaching ministry.

 

Right now we have one M.B.C Bible College affiliated to senate of Serampore, 8 high schools, one junior college, and one M.B.Medical centre, and we have planned to establish MB Christian Medical College. It is in process. M.B.Church is geographically located in four districts in Andra Pradesh, Sholapur, and Bombay in Maharastra, Raichur, Koppal, and Ballari district in Karnataka. We are planning to extend to North India. At present there are 1000 churches and 2, 03,074 church members.

 

 

 

Contact as on 31st July 2013

Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma

Metropolitan,

Mar Thoma Syrian Church

Poolatheen,Thiruvalla 689 101,Kerala

Tel. : 0469-2630313, 2601210

Cell: 09447370700, 9961963090

Fax : 0469-2602626

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