What Good News for India is doing to reach India?

1. Training National Christians.

Supports New Theological College, North India

With the conviction that one of the most important keys in reaching India with the Gospel is training national Christians, Good News for India supports several training centers in India. One of them is New Theological College, a first class training center in North India. Dr. Ted Engstrom, President Emeritus of World

Vision, dedicated the Luther W. New Jr. Theological College (commonly known as New Theological College or NTC) 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 260 students. So far nearly 2000 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. It is fully accredited by two recognized accrediting agencies in India (Serampore University and Asia Theological Association). NTC offers bachelor and master degrees in addition to some very strategic courses such as diploma in Worship and Music in its School of Music and Worship and linguistics training in the Institute of Languages and Linguistics. 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.

a) 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 over 3,000 needy children.

b) Orphanages and Child Care Centers

We also serve scores of children who either do not have parents to care for them, or whose parents are incapable of caring for them. We do this through the orphanages and child care centers that we fully support. We keep the number of children small in each home so that each one receives the best care possible. We make sure 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.

c) Churches

We are a Christian ministry. Everything we do is motivated by the two supreme commandments of the Lord Jesus as 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 will 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.

This can be done only through communities of believers who worship God and serve others. We desire to see such communities all through the country.