Recognizing the need of uniting the Naga Baptist Associations (NBA) towards fulfillment of God’s mission together and in view of accommodating all Naga Christians, the CNBC - Council of Naga Baptist Churches has changed its nomenclature to FNBA - Fellowship of Naga Baptist Associations.
The change of name was unanimously adopted at 25th anniversary celebration of CNBC held at Kalinamai Baptist Church from March 19 and 20.
Among others, CNBC 25th anniversary resolutions included its renewed commitment for Biblical ministry, world mission and holistic ministry of the gospel.
Giving special emphasis on the holistic ministry, it resolved to continue its involvement in the ministry of peace and reconciliation among Naga people; focus on neglected part of the family specially the Nagas in Myanmar; participate in socio- human concern in home, nation and global family stated the resolution.
Another significant resolution was the new initiative of the fellowship wherein it resolved to urge upon its member associations to establish a model school implanting quality education with pragmatic development towards efficient, holistic and practical impact in the consummation of developing human skills and resources in their respective areas, consider setting a comprehensive Christian ministry institute with a component pastoral care training, indigenous studies relating to Naga culture and anthropology and research and data analysis on the world as a whole with special focus on Nagas and nations around for dissemination.
In order to work out and explore strategies and resources towards implementing the new Initiative of FNBA, a 16 member master planning committee composed of experts from all walks of life has been appointed with Rev. Zhabu Terhuja as the convener.
Focusing on the theme: “Look around the fields” (John 4:35) the 25th anniversary celebration was addressed by Rev. L. Bizo President of CNBC, Rev. T. Shishak, emeritus principal, Patkai Christian College, Rev. Dr. P. Dozo, founder of Missiological Research Centre.
Sano Vamuzo chairperson State Women Commission released the jubilee souvenir, while Rev. Kari Longchar, peace director, NBCC and Rev. Narola brought greetings on behalf of NBCC.
More than 1000 people from 21 associations registered their participation and support during this 25th anniversary celebration.
Representatives of fraternal associations and organized Baptist bodies from Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh also participated in this historic gathering.