What a privilege it is to be a child of God and being a part of the kingdom of God. It is exciting to be part of the Indian Pentecostal Church of God, the largest indigenous Pentecostal movement in India. This movement was started in Kerala. From the early days, our forefathers were keen to take the gospel to all the parts of India. IPC has played a key role in the spreading of the Gospel in Kerala. Today, IPC Kerala state is the backbone of IPC.
IPC is a big family spread across India and other nations, and has the largest presence in Kerala state with over 3000 churches. IPC Kerala state is divided in to 105 Districts/Centers and 24 Areas for administrative purposes. While the Districts have established churches and pioneer works, Areas are in the unreached places where evangelism needs more focus. Area conveners and the missionaries play a key role in establishing churches in remote areas and unreached areas.
There are many challenges and opportunities. People who concentrate just on obstacles and opposition never achieve anything. Let us listen to apostle Paul who said, "For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries:(1 Cor 16:9)". Paul didn't concentrate on the adversaries and challenges but focused on the open door and established a great church in Ephesus. IPC Kerala moves forward with this vision and sees the open door before us. We invite you to partner with us in the evangelistic, spiritual and administrative opportunities and needs of IPC Kerala. Our vision is a vibrant, Holy Spirit empowered movement in Kerala that can spiritually, socially and morally influence the community.
Though we may have many accomplishments, we are not done. There is a long race to run. We cannot rest till all have heard the good news of salvation through Jesus by Grace. Whatever we have gained, it didn't happen by chance. We recognize the sacrificial lives of the pioneer missionaries of IPC. They have given us a vision to carry on. Their lives are a motivation for us. Therefore, let us arise and build. For if God is for us, who is against us. The gates of hell cannot defeat the powerful church of Jesus Christ.
Yours in the work that counts,
Pastor. Philip P Thomas
IPC Kerala State Secretary