It is a Holistic, Church Planting and an indigenous Missionary Movement
The Motto: Spend and Be Spent
Foundation: Faith, Prayer, Word of God, Sacrifice
Systematic “church planting” in every village chosen after a “socio linguistic survey” for a pioneer work among the unreached ethnic groups through evangelizing, baptizing and disciplining of the groups in un-reached villages of India, starting with these here in Maharashtra.
MVM was founded in 1981 by a small prayer group consisting of theological students, from the “Union Biblical Seminary”, Yavatmal. Rev. Dr. D. B. Kulothungan took up the Vision to take the Gospel to the unreached people of these villages. Through the humble beginnings, the Lord has helped the mission to grow with the passage of time.
To bring the people of the remote villages of Maharashtra into the fold of Christ through the proclamation of the Gospel by word and deed.
About the state of Maharashtra:
It is one of the largest states of our country, consisting of 43,722 villages and 305 different ethnic groups. We, 183 of us in different capacities, take responsibility to serve among the Banjara, Kolam, Varli, Pardhan, Gond, Madgi, Andh, Teli, Madia Gond, Malhar Koli, Katkari, Kunbi and Pardhi people groups in 18 districts of Maharashtra, namely Amravati, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Nanded, Nagpur, Latur, Pune, Akola, Raigad, Thane, Palghar, Wardha, Parbhani, Buldhana, Yavatmal and Ratnagiri.
- Socio-linguistic Survey
- Evangelism and Church Planting
- Community Development
- Health Education
- Mission Training – Schools of Evangelism, Fishers of Men Training Institute (FMTI)
- Vision Promotion
- Mobilize Prayer and Missionary Concern.
MVM’s Policy in Establishing Churches:
MVM works in close relationship and co-operation with churches and other Christian organizations. After establishing the church on the basis of several indigenous principles such as ‘self-support’, ‘self-government’, ‘self-proclamation’, ‘self-equipping’, the partnering churches/local churches are approached to give pastoral care to the newly formed congregation.
For all the financial support of the missionaries, we here at M.V.M above all trust God, making every effort to raise primary support from among the Indian Christians. For community development activities, we have strategic and financial partnership with other Christian agencies.
Those who were not told about Him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.” (Rom.15:21)