Before the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, after His resurrection,
  He issued the famous
'GREAT COMMISSION' recorded for us in Matthew 28:19.
Those who heard it, took it seriously and made every effort to

`Preach the Gospel'
to the then known world.

History tells us that the Apostle Thomas brought the life-giving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to India in the first century AD. Legend reveals that after a fruitful ministry, he was martyred in India. Centuries later, missionaries from the West reached the shores of India and made sincere efforts to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with our countrymen.. They did their best. They sacrificed much for the sake of the Gospel. They made an impact on many lives. Offering themselves on the altar of martyrdom. But their efforts were not in vain.

Gradually the baton of missionary work passed on to Indian Christians. Towards the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, Indian Christians realised their responsibility. In the post independence period, the situation became desperate. Missionary visas for western missionaries were turned down. Indigenous mission agencies sprung up.

In January 1965, the Evangelical Fellowship of India were having their National Convention at Devlali in Maharashtra. During this Convention, the Executive Committee of EFI decided to revive the missionary enterprise. Thus the Indian Evangelical Mission (IEM) was born. Rev Dr Theodore Williams was its founder General Secretary. Rev. Dr. Raja Singh Elias is serving as the current General Secretary of the Indian Evangelical Mission.

With one missionary, a few hundred rupees and a bicycle, this Faith Mission grew. Christians saw growth and vitality in the Mission as it blossomed into a vital tool in the hands of God, eager to fulfill the Great Commission, in letter and in spirit. The first office of the Mission was the brief case of the General Secretary! From one missionary, it has grown now to family of 960 mission workers.

Our Mission is to :


take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unevangelized areas in India and abroad, and to plant churches among unreached people. Our goal is a church among every people group and the Gospel to every person.


challenge Indian Christians to realize their responsibility for world evangelization and to recognize their partnership with other Christians in the world in fulfilling their task.


"FOCUS ON JESUS Luke 10:20 - "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven." We were never instructed to have a Ph.D. in demonology. However, some justify focusing on Satan and his activity to an inordinate degree. This will actually encourage demonic activity and become a device that Satan can use against us. As Paul said, we should not be "ignorant" of Satan's devices. We certainly need to know that the devil and demons exist, and we need to recognize when we are facing demonic activity. But we need to keep our focus on the Lord. Some people who are excessive in "spiritual warfare" actually spend more time talking to the devil each day than they do talking to God. That's not right. The best defense against the devil is to be so "God-centered" that we give no place to Satan. People who are very sensitive to the devil's presence usually do so at the expense of being sensitive to the Lord's presence. David said, "If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there" (Ps. 139:8). Any time Satan's oppression is there, God's presence is present too (Heb. 13:5)! It's just a matter of which one we focus on. Focusing on the devil is a trick of the devil. Our total ability in the Christian life is found in Christ. It is not our ability that makes us strong, but our availability to Christ that enables us. Paul said, "For when I am weak, then am I strong" (2 Cor. 12:10). He was saying that when he recognized his inability and, therefore, relied on the Lord, then the Lord's strength flowed through him. We can do all things THROUGH CHRIST. "

LUKE 10:20

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