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1. Training National Christians.
With the conviction that one of the most important keys in reaching India with the love of Christ is training national Christians, Good News for India supports several training centers in India. One of them is the Luther W. New Jr. Theological College (NTC), a theological seminary/Bible College that is affiliated with the Senate of Serampore College (University), the first protestant theological seminary in India, started in 1818 by William Carey, the "father of modern missions." NTC is also accredited by Asia Theological Association (ATA).
The late Dr. Ted Engstrom, President-Emeritus, World Vision International, and the late Rev. Dr. Orvel Taylor, President-Emeritus, Grace International, dedicated NTC to God on April 15, 1989. NTC started its training programs with 22 students. Today NTC is the largest, fully accredited evangelical theological seminary in North India, with nearly 300 students. So far, nearly 3000 men and women have been trained by NTC and its satellite training centers.
NTC provides excellent training for grass-root level Christian workers as well as advanced Christian leadership training. NTC offers bachelor's and master's degrees in several different disciplines in addition to a Diploma in Worship and Music in its School of Music and Worship, which is affiliated to the Royal School of Music in London, England. We also provide linguistics training in the Institute of Languages and Linguistics (ILL). Courses are offered in Hindi, India's national language, and English, India's official language.
2. Sending and supporting laborers.
In addition to training national Christians, we also support them to serve needy people in the Name of Jesus.
3. Primary and Secondary Schools.
Quality primary and secondary education is a crucial need that exists in many communities that we serve. Every child is precious to God and deserves an opportunity to study in a school where he/she is treated as a human being created in God’s image. The only way out of the utter poverty in which many of these precious children are trapped is excellent education. Good News for India is currently supporting, fully or partially, ten primary/secondary schools that serve nearly 4,000 needy children.
4) Orphanages and Child Care Centers.
We also serve scores of children who either do not have parents or whose parents are incapable of caring for them. We do this through the orphanages and child care centers that we support. We keep the number of children small in each home so that each one receives the best care possible. We ensure that each child receives holistic care: care for body, soul, spirit, and mind. They receive the best education possible so that each child would grow up to be a productive citizen of the country.
We are a Christian ministry. Everything we do is motivated by the two supreme commandments of the Lord Jesus found in the Gospel of Mark 12: 29 to 31: “The most important one (commandment), answered Jesus, is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Jesus taught that all those who love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength would love their fellow human beings as themselves and serve them whole-heartedly because every human being is created in God’s image and is loved and cherished by the Creator. We desire to share this momentous teaching with all who would listen. We are one hundred percent against any use of force, deception, or any other dehumanizing methods to share the teachings of Jesus.
Loving others as themselves can be done only by communities of believers who love and worship God and sacrificially serve others. We desire to see such communities all through the country because we believe that such communities would make significant contributions in building up India as a strong and just nation.