DIMAPUR: The 25th anniversary of Council of Naga Baptist Churches (CNBC) was held from March 19 to 20, hosted by Mao Baptist Churches Association and attended by over thousand of people from 19 associations (including 10 apologies). In a press statement, Rev. V.K. Nuh general secretary CNBC stated the Resolution Committee members resolved to adopt resolutions as acknowledgement along with confession of sins, failures and shortcomings for not being able to keep up many of the commitments to God and to one another, to reaffirm commitment to support the ongoing Naga Peace and Reconciliation process and also urged all believers to keep praying till the desired goal of the Nagas was realized.
Further having felt the need to adopt a more accommodative name, the CNBC - Council of Naga Baptist Churches was changed to FNBA - Fellowship of Naga Baptist Associations (FNBA) with a view to receive wider participation from Naga Baptist Churches Association and Fellowships nationally and internationally.
According to the press statement, the vision of FNBA would be to emphasize Christians to help Churches grow in faith, love and sacrifice and service through renewal, Bible fellowships and revival crusades, to motivate and mobilize Churches by commission conferences, seminars and trainings and also practical participation in world mission.
It further resolved to continue involvement in ministry of Peace and Reconciliation of Naga people, to focus on neglected part of family especially the Nagas in Myanmar and participation in social-human concerned areas.
It also urged member associations to establish model schools in implementing quality education with pragmatic development towards efficient, holistic and practical impact in the consummation of developing human skills and resources in their respective areas.
Besides, it has also planned to set up a comprehensive Christian Ministry Institute with a component of pastoral care training, indigenous studies related 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.
Meanwhile, a planning committee known as the Master Planning Committee would be formed to work out detailed concept of the vision with layout and explore a suitable site and strategy towards its vision.