Church Growth Association of India (CGAI) was started in 1978 to research church growth in India. Through study, research, and publications–particularly the study of unreached people groups–the task of evangelism in India has been furthered. With Partners’ assistance, CGAI has become a frontline training center for evangelism, developing a church-planting movement in people groups across India by training grassroots workers in cross-cultural evangelism. The ultimate goal of our partnership is the transformation of communities by the power of Jesus Christ through healthy, reproducing churches.

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Church Growth Association of India (CGAI) was started in 1978 to research church growth in India. Through study, research, and publications–particularly the study of unreached people groups–the task of evangelism in India has been furthered. With Partners’ assistance, CGAI has become a frontline training center for evangelism, developing a church-planting movement in people groups across India by training grassroots workers in cross-cultural evangelism. The ultimate goal of our partnership is the transformation of communities by the power of Jesus Christ through healthy, reproducing churches.

India is a very religious country, birthplace of four major religions, yet among its 1.2 billion people, only about two percent of the population is Christian. No other part of the world has as high a concentration of unreached people as India. With more than 4,635 distinct people groups, finishing the task of evangelism in India will require prepared workers, effective coordination, unwavering commitment, and the powerful work of the Holy Spirit.

Opposition to Christianity is steadily increasing in certain regions of India. Over the last several decades, Hindu militant groups have been growing in strength and influencing society. Hindutva ideology, “India is Hindu Only,” tries to squelch all other religions in the country. Yet, God is at work, bringing people to Himself from all strata of Indian society.

In this context, the need of the hour is to identify and replicate the best practices of church growth and community transformation toward the goal of churches planted within unreached people groups.

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Vasantharaj Albert

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CGAI January 2017 Update Mentorlink Training, Chennai, India

Praise God for His help

January 25, 2017

Join us in thanking God for the following milestones achieved in 2016: Trained 2,971 men and women for Church Plant and Community Transformation. In 2016 our trainees have planted around…

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Holistic Transformation Training

In a paradigm shift…

December 22, 2016

CGAI is an active participant in the Global Church Growth Network. CGAI is given the responsibilities of developing the network in the six southern states. All these states except Karnataka are…

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CGAI - Women - Nov 2016

Don’t Compartmentalize Mission

November 18, 2016

It is always a dichotomy that missions should address only the spiritual needs of the people. Though some are involved in addressing the physical needs; they are limited to meet…

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CGAI - Oct 2016

Empowering Women Through Job Skills Training

October 20, 2016

Between 2009 and 2012, women’s employment in India dropped from 18% to 16%. In rural areas, about 90 lakh women lost their jobs. The reasons were attributed to the families…

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CGAI - Sep

From Struggling to Sailing

September 16, 2016

“Growth without health is Cancer; All the growing churches are not healthy but all the healthy churches will grow” these two statements made me to think about the health of our church….

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Woman

Community Transforming Training

September 1, 2016

CGAI in partnership with another CP ministry are working in the tribal belt where the tribal population is about 40,000. There has been a movement among this tribal community. The…

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INCG House Church

CHURCH PLANTER TRAINING–Bless Odisha

July 5, 2016

It is amazing to see the cooperative spirit in the churches and missions of Odisha particularly the four needy districts. Even though they want to work together, they haven’t had…

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Prayer Time

Please Pray

June 1, 2016

  That the networks we are trying to establish in Odisha will be fruitful. That the leaders will focus on goals and vision constantly. For the changing political climate of…

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STORYING SEMINARS GROUP PRACTICE

Story Telling Seminars

April 25, 2016

Church planters are very excited about the storying method of sharing the Good News with oral learners. They share a story with non-literate people and then discuss it. Eventually small…

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Tribal Woman

Mission to Women

March 7, 2016

One of the biggest successes of our ministry is empowering women – holistically. For example in Odisha, the Self Help groups partner with the local church to run the Children…

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