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Call for revitalization of missionary works
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, NOV 21 (NPN):
Published on 22 Nov. 2010 12:32 AM IST
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The four day 2nd missionary conference organized by Naga Missionary Movement (NMM), the mission department of Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) under the theme “Deeper into mission” concluded Sunday at Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA), Duncan Basti.
The conference on the concluding day came up with four point resolutions for reinforcement and commitment in strengthening the mission movement. The resolutions included revitalizing and mobilizing the 1970s prophetic voice in sending 10,000 missionaries; urge Churches and believers to reinforce their commitment; take measures towards strengthening mission works; call for co-ordination and networking among Churches.
The members were also determined on making missionary approach more holistic and contextual based on strong Biblical challenge and also encouraged believers and Churches to effectively involve in spiritual warfare by mobilizing prayer network rallying to will down the stronghold of the enemies both in forefront and mission fields.
On Sunday, Rev. Bony Resu, general secretary, Asian Pacific Baptist Federation (APFB) who was the speaker urged Churches and missionaries to take up challenges collectively with commitment for the mission of God.
Rev. Resu said both the Church and missionaries should hold accountability in changing the lives of people.
He however added that without love, one could not feed people and transform lives.
Bringing into light the statistics of Christains in the country, where Christians constitute only 8% of the population, Rev. Resu termed the country as the “Largest field of mission” and urge missionaries to reach to the places where many people still do not know the Gospel.
Maintaining that a Church should be self established, holistic and transforming etc., Rev. Resu urged the Church to ponder on what kind of Church they want to establish.
He expressed the need for believers and Churches to be well prepared to go to any extent for missionary work. He said God is doing something new and that believers should be firm to work with God.
Emphasizing on the responsibility of the Church, Rev. Resu said the Church must pray and support missionaries, and added the Church should be more organized; collaborate for greater things with zeal and proper administration for effectiveness of missionary work.
In the programme, the congregation prayed for NCF pastors, chaplains, missionaries and evangelists sent by individuals and Churches. The dedication prayer was offered by Dr. Anjo Keikung, general secretary, NBCC.
Special songs were also presented by NMM team, NCF pastors, Rev. Alem Meren, Oriental Theological College and Trinity Theological College.

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