As there are thousands of poor and needy people in India we recognised the need for more indigenous pastors and their wives to take on the urgent task of reaching those in need as far as possible. This is ideally carried out by training those from within these communities. The aim of IVCM therefore was to run a regular training program for those who had a desire to reach and help those in remote parts of India.
In 2011 the Micah Seminary was started with a regular program to provide this training. Currently we have to hire a small hall for each class in which to teach the students and equip them for the task ahead. The diploma course runs over a period of two years and provides a diploma after which students are sent out to care for remote villages giving them hope.
During this time graduates need continued support until they become self-supporting. There are tens of thousands of remote villages, so this program is a vital tool to equip local pastors to minister to these villages.
Soon after Micah began, the students desired to continue their studies for a further year to achieve a BA. This was subsequently made possible and IVCM now conducts both diploma and BA courses for eager students.
There is a high demand to supply relevant books for the library which the students naturally require to borrow in between class sessions, however, without a proper owned building this presents all kinds of difficulties which is something we would like to resolve. We welcome anyone who would like to partner us in this growing project by sponsoring students and books or perhaps consider providing funds for a permanent building.
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IVCM UK is a charitable organisation (Reg: 1147538) with a heart & vision to help indiginous pastors reach often remote rural villages and to provide practical help and holistic care in India.
Mrs Kym Richards
UK president and Trustee Herefordshire
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