Kohima: About 1,200 Baptist delegates from Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, north eastern region and south India will celebrate their common heritage in the India Mission Summit (IMS) in Kohima from October 2 to 5 under the theme "Celebrating the past, envisioning the future'.
Despite their different social cultural backgrounds, they share the same feelings for the sacrificial love of American Baptist missionaries who started their ministries in India more than 175 years ago, IMS Coordinator Rev K Linyu and general secretary BOBBCA general secretary Rev Samaresh Nayak told a press conference here today.
The summit is designed to provide joyful worship, close fellowship and mutual learning while the delegates will engage in serious Biblical reflections, he said.
Christian leaders and scholars like Valson Thampu, Principal of St Stephen`s College of Delhi University and John Dayal, Co-founder and Secretary General of the All India Christian Council, will help the congregation to understand and respond to critical issues facing the India churches, such as, 21st Century India Mega Trends, Religious Liberty, Human Trafficking, Youth and Future Leaders and Christian Stewardship.
The summit is hosted by the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) on behalf of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India.