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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Teaching Life Skills to a Community

Teaching Life Skills to a Community

November 22, 2017

K* is a town in Eastern India where we are working through the churches to transform communities. Our neighbor has four daughters from ages two to thirteen. Their father comes…

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Updates from the Field

Updates from the Field

October 25, 2017

It has been a busy month at our ministry. These are some updates on projects that we have been working on: We are doing a block level survey with the…

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Micro-Finance and Community Growth

Micro-Finance and Community Transformation

October 8, 2017

M* and V* participated in the East India Partnership Summit this year. It was exciting to learn about what God is doing in this part of the country. We met…

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A Clear Goal and a Clear Strategy

A Clear Goal and a Clear Strategy

August 26, 2017

D* is a rapidly developing residential neighborhood in our city. Huge migrations have helped the real estate business boom. It also has temples, which are historically famous. Pastor S* planted…

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INCG June 2017 Update Community Transformation

Holistic Community Transformation

July 6, 2017

  CGAI’s core vision is to bring about “Holistic Community Transformation” through healthy reproducing churches. WISHALL (Women in Self Help Action in Lords love) is the community transformation wing of…

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INCG May 2017 Update - Bendaguda church reaching the needy

Word to the needy

May 29, 2017

  Most of the families in one of the four districts that we work live below poverty line. These people are often exploited. There is a huge challenge of girls…

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INCG April 2017 Update change-Basket Making skill training

Agents of change

May 12, 2017

  The Government reports that these are some of the least developed districts in the country. The area has very low literacy and high child mortality. It has the highest…

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INCG March 2017 Update-all transformation group meeting at Tondiarpet

Community transformation

March 24, 2017

  WISHALL (Community Transformation unit of CGAI) has been working with more than 550 women in two communities for the past 12 years by developing their savings habit, providing them…

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INCG February 2017 Update transformation group meeting

Transformation Group

March 3, 2017

  We had the first Transformation Group (TG) training for the missionaries and church leaders in September, 2016. This helped them to start 9 TGs (7 for women and 2…

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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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