Mission Priorities


CNI MISSION PRIORITIES FOR THE DECADE (2011 – 2020)

1) Evangelism and spiritual revival
• Spiritual revival within worshiping communities
• Renewal of commitment for discipleship and evangelism
• Inculcating a spirituality rooted in prayer, fasting, offering, reflection and action

2) Congregational renewal
• Locating the congregation at the Centre of missiological praxis (action and reflection)
• Ministerial formation of laity
• Broadening the vision and mission of pastoral praxis towards service of the marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable
• Developing theologies, liturgies and lectionaries rooted in context of local congregation

3) Restructuring the structure
• Transparency, accountability and responsibility
• Devolution of hierarchical power and authority
• Financial accountability at all levels
• Stewardship of resources including God’s whole creation
• Equipping weaker dioceses for holistic development

4) Education for liberation and social inclusion
• Contextually relevant theological education for laity, clergy and bishops
• Value based education at all levels
• Strengthening Sunday school movement
• Equipping youth for governance structure including civil services
• Special education for those with special needs
• Building leadership through residential child care

5) Building communities of healing and reconciliation
• Working with vulnerable communities: Children, senior citizens, people with HIV/AIDS and differently abled Persons
• Commitment to gender justice and overcoming violence
• Women’s empowerment through self-employment
• Working towards health and healing for all
• To create healing communities through interfaith and interfaith initiatives for common action

6) Protection of life and livelihood for the fullness of life
• Solidarity with dalits, adivasis and tribal communities
• Strengthening advocacy for humane structure, human rights and minority rights
• Struggle for land, forest and water rights