National Children’s Network Summit – India

by BeckyD on January 12, 2016

DSCN5619Over the years several initiatives to reach and disciple children have come into existence, both in India, and across the globe. The task however, continues to remain bigger than any one church or organization can accomplish alone. The needs and challenges across the India are diverse and therefore call for a concerted effort to work together like never before. There’s so much expertise; there are so many tools, resources and strategies available in the country today that this seems the opportune time for us to join hands with the one goal of reaching and discipling the children of our nation.

The vision of India’s National Children’s Network (NCN) is that every city in India will have a Children’s Ministry Network, where Children’s Ministry leaders in churches and organisations come together to relate with, pray with, partner with one another whenever possible to reach and disciple the children in their own city, thereby reaching every child in our country with the Gospel of Jesus.

DSCN5737The Network is steered by a Facilitation Team of leaders from across India. On the 16-18th November they held their annual Summit in Hyderabad. There were an average of 70 participants who attended from 8 states across India and from 47 organisations and churches. There was a great sense of unity in vision and purpose and an urgency to work together to expand this movement of partnering amongst those working with children.

During the Summit they learned more about discipling children as they were introduced to various effective ministries and models being used in India and around the world. 1for50 and KidsHubs led workshops and the 2fish5bread discs were distributed. Another emphasis was on finding new ways to work together and plans were made to set up Children’s Ministry Networks in at least 5 Indian states. Important conversations were also had on expanding the work of 1for50 in India and ways that NCN could work more closely with the 4-14 movement.

DSCN5725The time was a blessing to many of the participants. A lady called Sunitha expressed her excitement at being able to attend the meeting, even though it was a last minute decision she made. She said that she has a network of about 40-50 children’s ministry leaders which meets every month but she had no idea that there was something like this at a national level. She is committed to being a part of the NCN and to see it grow in Hyderabad.

Joel Kerimu January 12, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Greater surely will be a combine effort than a single effort. More grace for more accomplishment.

David Shepard February 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm

I would like to contact NCN and share about our 30 year old, very effective, discipleship program for children. How can I do it?

Becky February 2, 2016 at 12:20 am

I will be in touch with you via email with this information. Thanks!

Birendra Oraon February 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Beloved Bro. Mike,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately I miss the NCN Summit on Nov. 16th to 18th 2015.
We had a great experience in strengthening the NCN in and around the Nation India.
Which needed to be share among our fellow leaders and Ministries for the upliftment and encouragement of all.
Thanks for conducting the summit. Hope next time we will meet and be in touch with e-mail, Phone or other modes. Thanks with Prayer & Hope.

In His Service,
Birendra Oraon

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