In the mid 1700’s a spiritual movement called ‘Restoration Movement’ was started to restore the faith and practices of the New Testament Churches. As a result, the brother-hood of Christian Churches was started by those who were committed to global evangelism. Missionaries from the Restoration Movement arrived in Mumbai, India in September 1882, to start churches and restore the existing churches to New Testament Christianity. Hundreds of Christian Churches and other welfare organizations were started all over India. As a result of this effort, India Christian Bible College was established in June 1984 by Dr. John Philipose, who is the Founding President, and his wife Annamma Philipose in Thengode, Cochin, Kerala, India which is supported by Christian Churches and individuals who believe in global Christian services. Because of God's blessings, thousands of young people have graduated from ICBC and are working throughout India and the neighboring countries.
INDIA CHRISTIAN BIBLE COLLEGE provides necessary skills and tools to those young men and women who are called by God and committed to serve Christ anywhere they are called. Our goal is to reach the un-reached with special emphasis in reaching the marginalized, and millions of oppressed and suppressed people groups. We uphold the holistic education of our students and that they might be bold enough to face any odd or unforeseen circumstances in their ministry. It is our challenge to transform them through integrated learning in five main areas: Physical Formation, Spiritual Formation, Academic Formation, Ministry Formation, and Practical Formation.
SATELLITE SCHOOLS are among the important mission and vision which extends to other parts of our country. There are short term Bible schools to meet the spiritual needs of the local people, in Vishakpatnam, Angara, and Bobbili in Andhra Pradesh. In addition to these, there are two secular schools; Emmanuel Public School in Andhra Pradesh and Carmel Mission School in Bihar, under the leadership of Rev. Wilson K.M and Rev. James Mathew respectively
Provide existing and new preachers a formal and extensive one year training course in theology so that they can return to their village and continue their pastorship with the skills and knowledge gained through this training.
CHURCH PLANTING. An important part of the ICBC ministries, Church Planting has been at the forefront since the beginning. At this time, we have 10 churches in Kerala, 30 in Andhra Pradesh, 32 in Bihar, 1 in Punjab and Karnataka for a total of 74 churches planted to date.
Jesus Said "For i was an hungred, and ye gave me meat ..." (Mt 25:35)
A humanitarian service to the less fortunate tribal people in Gundalupet Taluk, Karnataka State.
Jesus said "I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink . . ." (Mt 25:35)
We provide drinking water for villages in need.
Jesus said "I was a stranger, and ye took Me in." (Mt 25:35)
A lonely widower receiving friendship and fellowship.
Jesus said “Naked, and ye clothed me . . .” (Mt 25:36)
Clothes distribution to the children in the villages.
Jesus Said " I was sick, and ye visted me . . . " (Mt 25:36)
We provide medicine and food to the poor.
Jesus Said " I was in prison, and ye came unto me. " (Mt 25:36)
He was mentally sick and was chained in a room- but healed by prayer.
" . . . Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me. " - Mt 25:40
Hospice Meal Kits is another mission project ICBC has been doing for the past 2 years in the town of Chungathaa, which is 140 miles from the main ICBC campus. We provide meal kits to individuals who are stricken with cancer, on dialysis or have other terminal illnesses. Regardless of their religion, we want to show them the love of Jesus.
James Abraham, and his wife Valsamma, are seeing this work through. They also oversee the work in Gundalpet.
Currently we provide 33 meal kits each month. These kits consists of: rice, dal, rava (cream of wheat) sugar, wheat flour, legumes, garbanzo beans, tea leaves, cooking oil, oats, ragi (millet), and Horlicks (protein powder). This is a joint effort between a local store, Hospice Care Center in that location, and ICBC.
ICBC has been supporting the Gundlupet Ministries for the past 5 years. We distribute rice and beans once a month and conduct a devotion with the locals. These families live around the forest area in the state of Karnataka. They live off of government support which only comes during the election time. Other times they hunt for anything they can take to the market to sell to purchase alcohol. The homes they live in are built by the state government. Each family gets one room. Bathroom is a separate, communal building, used by everyone in the area. Children are expected to help their family, so they cannot go to school. Boys, starting at the age of 10, have to look for food and are gone for days into the forest. If they can sell anything, that’s priority. Even if we wanted to give them blankets, sheets or clothes, we have to put holes, or make them otherwise unsellable, so the men won't sell them to purchase alcohol.
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