ministry is Indian Evangelical Mission's link to the outer world. It is
involved in developing IEM Magazine, audio cassetes, video cassetes etc.
media is another avenue by which we reach and cater to the need of Indian
Christians and supporters.The power of the printed word can never be measured.
Right from it’s inception, IEM has striven to inform, motivate and challenge
our supporters and prayer partners through a regular newsletter which
started as a bulletin and later graduated into a full-fledged monthly
magazine, the IEM
Outreach which is printed in English, Tamil, Malayalam,
Kannada, Telugu, Oriya, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. Apart from presenting
missionary reports, it also carries a Bible Study which serves to edify
the Church. We also publish from time to time, books on missionary- related
topics written by our leaders. Besides the IEM Outreach, we also produce
calendars with people groups and other field informations. We have also
revived the printing of our earlier books, which has been a source of
inspiration, challenge and blessing to many within India and else where.
We have already published Servants
of the cross, in several languages. The 4th edition
of the Come
Let Us Sing, a long awaited dream, which comprises
of over 290 hymns and choruses is also printed and made available to prayer
groups and congregations.
The audio cassette ministry which is committed to providing believers
with audiotapes that will nurture them in the Word has been a source of
inspiration and blessing to many since it came into existence in1982.
We produce song cassettes in Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya,
Telugu, and Tamil. These inspiring songs were born out of the heart-moving
experiences of our missionaries. We also have over 450 message titles
on cassette tape. These messages were delivered by men of God at different
conventions and Christian gatherings and are available in English and
many other Indian languages.
Apart from audio cassettes, we also produce short videos highlighting
field ministry events and other field aspects in order to use them at
prayer groups and church congregations, helping them to know more about
the work of the Mission which they are involved, through their prayers
and supports. The Lord Who has been with the work of this department since
it’s beginning, has been faithful to this very day and has used it to
bring blessings and revival to many and we look ‘upward’ for the same
in the future too.
Mobilization Tools: Now what are these ‘tools’ we are talking
about? Well they are not screwdrivers or spanners but they can be called
prayer drivers and prayer banners instead! If we ask anybody for one thing
it is prayer. We in this department produce different types of materials
that will help prayer groups and congregations to pray for specific prayer
request. They are:
Mission’s Map: These maps will help in identifying the locations
of different mission fields in their respective states. They will be used
at any Mission’s gatherings or churches to help see the land of India
as a land of need for Christ and raise prayer warriors who will pray to
the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers and pray for the laborers.
Slide Films: Before videos came into usage, slides were the only
means of showing visuals to prayer groups and congregations. This media
still remains powerful and makes it easy for presentation to groups of
any size as slide films and projectors can be carried any were any time
with only need is the power supply. Photographs and slides can be converted
to slides and copies made available for the promotional work by church
Photo gallery: We are also engaged in keeping the record of the
Mission’s history and progress by maintaining photographs in its order.
This not only serves as a visual record but also a mechanism by which
these photographs can be retrieved for publishing in any of the mission’s
print media. We also provide the church ministries department with placards
with people-groups’ photographs and descriptions. We are also planning
for prayer-cards with people group photographs and descriptions which
will be available to praying friends who will adapt one or more people-group(s)
which they will pledge to pray for that people group all their life. This
again will help our supporters and prayer-partners to know the people-group
and pray for them more effectively and meaningfully.