INDIA MISSIONS PLEDGE CARD | Click here (or the image above) if you’d like to partner with us in this very strategic trip. If you want to use the CLC giving app, click the QR code on the form. Thank you so much for your partnership. We are One team: praying, giving, going!
ABOUT DHARAMSALA | Dharamsala is the capital city of the northern, Himalayan, state of Himachal Pradesh and the home to India’s largest Tibetan population who fled China after the Dalai Lama established his headquarters there. In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa, Tibet, after a failed uprising against the Chinese government. He crossed the Himalayan mountains into India seeking refuge and the Indian government offered him land in the town of McCleod Ganj, a suburb of Dharamsala.
This has since been the center of the scattered Tibetans (Tibetan diaspora), the home to the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan government-in-exile, as well as the largest Tibetan temple outside of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
Losar, also known as the Tibetan New Year, is a major festival in Tibetan Buddhism and falls on February 23, 2023, the day after our team leaves Dharamsala!
- Full Syllabus | Confidential, sensitive information
- Christian Life Center’s Missions Video
- Church Models
- Reaching, Restoring, Equipping, Extending
- Basic Discipleship Institute module | Mentoring Chart
- Stages of Pre-Evangelism
- Seven Journeys to Tibet, an Overview
- DL Letter
- Dharamsala Video
- India team, February 2023
PRAYING, GIVING, GOING
As God’s people, we are commanded by Christ to go into all the world with the Good News of the Gospel and make disciples of all nations/ethnos. (Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8). Christian Life Center’s unique calling is to go to people groups where the Gospel has not had a visible presence and to lay a foundation of prayer, crucial to any future missions work. We are called to the:
- Unreached: A people group is considered unreached (UPG) when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting.
- Unengaged: Unreached people groups are unengaged (UUPG) when they do not know Christ nor do they know anyone who is believer. There is no way, socially, religiously, geographically, etc., for them to know and understand God’s love through Christ.
Access to many of these countries must be done in a creative, non-Christian manner and must first meet an immediate need. Our approach is to provide personal solar lights and personal/community water filters to people living in China, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, India and elsewhere. Click here to see some of the things we have done.
As a church, we are one team: Praying, Giving, and Going. We are all involved in prayer, many can be involved in giving, and some are able to go into these difficult and sensitive areas of our world.
If you’d like to give… click here to go to our Aplos giving page, go to “Select a Purpose,” and select “Special Offerings.” Thank you!
- Pre-Evangelism Chart (Unreached/Unengaged)
- Bringing Light!
- Missions Projects (202-2021)
- Things we’ve done in the past.
- Tibet Autonomous Region of China
- The Tibetan Bible Project
- Fiona and Sonam
- Lobsang and the Chang Thang nomads
THE STATE OF THE WORLD
33% of the world is considered Christian (roughly 2.5 billion).
72% of all world missionaries go to people that have Bibles and churches.
$39 Billion (87%) of missions money goes to countries already considered Christian.
38% of the world has access to the Gospel but has not chosen to follow Jesus (roughly 2.9 billion).
25% of all world missionaries go to people that have some access to Bibles and churches.
$5.4 Billion (12%) of missions money goes to countries that have access to the Gospel.
29% of the world has never heard of Jesus (roughly 2.3 billion).
3% of all world missionaries go to people that have no way to hear the Gospel.
$450 Million (1%) of missions money goes to countries that have no access to the Gospel.
In other words, 3% of our missionaries, armed with only 1% of the finances is going out to reach the 2.3 billion people who have NO access to the Gospel!
OTHER RESOURCES AND VIDEOS
- The Joshua Project — Bringing definition to the unfinished task
- Unreached People Groups — There around 196 Countries with over 16,000 distinct people groups in the world. Over 7,000 people groups, almost 3 billion people, are unreached! Almost half have no churches, no believers, no missionaries, and know no one who knows the Gospel!
- The Greatest Story Never Told — Almost 2,000 of the world’s 7,000 languages are still waiting for their first portion of Scripture.
- Lost — Unapproachable, inaccessible in location or situation, untouched, untouchable, disconnected, unable to be met or out of touch. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached.
- Tears of the Saints
- Beautiful Feet — There are places where the Good News has never been heard. The area of the Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range, is one of the least evangelized regions on earth and where the Good News has never been heard.
- Transformations 2, The Inuits (George Otis, The Sentinel Group)
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