“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
This mission is carried out by IGL’s vast network of barefoot pastors. These men and women go to the most remote villages of India to proclaim the Gospel, baptize new believers, disciple them in their new faith and equip them to spread the Gospel to others.
‘New Life’ small groups are formed for Bible study, worship, prayer, and fellowship. Literacy training is provided so believers can become self-sufficient in their study of the Word. Bibles, discipleship and training materials are also provided.
Village churches are established as the small groups grow and join together. A church has been “planted” when a village has 20 or more believers. Villagers build grass hut ‘Prayer Sheds’ until funds can be raised for a church building, called a Life Center, to be constructed. Life Centers become multipurpose meeting facilities for church gatherings, literacy training, vocational training and daycare centers throughout the week.