William Tobias Ringeltaube, or Wilhelm Tobias Ringeltaube (1770- ?) was the first Protestant Missionary in the far south of India.[He spent much of his time in Travancore. He was born on 8 August 1770. The cause and date of his death are uncertain, but it is widely believed that he died of liver failure whilst on a voyage to Africa. The Missionaries who came from different countries are being exalted here to Praise our Father, Son and Holy Spirit who brought them all the way from a Foreign land to teach His Word.
First of all, in order to build the church you need to be a preacher, so you’ll have to obtain a proper education.
Education is a keystone of being a preacher. As a rule, a preacher has to take a 4-year degree to start a career. The majors for a religious leadership career include Bible or pastoral studies, theology and ministry. The program courses include topics in the Old and New Testament, ethics, theology, sociology, and pastoral studies.It should be noted that the above is an essential requirement. Various congregations and churches have different requirements. Some of them may require a strong background in Bible studies or several associated courses. Other religious groups may require bachelor’s or master’s degree of seminary university.Talking about master’s degree, we should note that most of these programs include hands-on experience. E.g., a preacher-student may be sent to some local church or student ministry. Defining the scope of your church, drafting its bylaws and rules, and forming membership could take about a year, depending on your abilities and willingness to attract people. You also shouldn’t forget about the preparation of documents to form a non-profit. In total, the creation of your own church can take from one to four years. The world is full of kind and good people, who can provide their help and services in order to assist you in your challenging task. Find the educational facility with good religious studies programs.
After Education You need to be a Licensed Priest to start a Church for which you need to be Ordained by a Main Line Church which is recognised by the Local Government.
Anglican Communion of Churches in India guides you and your Church for this need of Affliation process in a better way step by step.
Regarding the Theological Studies you need, Anglican Communion of Churches in India runs a the St.Andrews Theological University International with a Well Qualified Professors to teach.
1. Do not haste to hiring people, but let volunteers developing.
2. Fair and softly goes far. This means not to hurry with starting new things, such as various programs and ministries. Time for them will come gradually and there is no need to accelerate.
3. Ignore the critics. The God will test your faith and the main objective is to believe in your calling.
4. Try to separate family and activities related to starting a church. You will need strength and energy, so try not to spill it.
5. Do not ignore other local churches and ministries. Of course, the baseline principles of various churches often do not comply with each other. But this is not a reason to ignore and neglect the environment.Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
6. Affliate your Church with a nearby Main Line Church to assist in all ways in the development of your Church.
7.Affliation helps you grow in Spiritual and in Material under a Leadership of that Church to which you are affliated and strengthens your Congregation in all ways as to your excitement.
Before starting your life as a preacher, ask yourself if you really want to do it, and if you are confident in your faith enough to share it with others. Learning to be a preacher requires a lot of time and strength, so make sure that you have made the right decision and be prepared to dedicate yourself to the cause.
You also need to ask yourself if you feel passion for becoming a preacher, and if you have a strong compassion for all people.
Meet with representatives of the church you're interested in to talk about the requirements for becoming a Priest and discuss other minor details. Make the list of questions that concern you beforehand. Ask about your future responsibilities and duties. Usually, a preacher provides different kinds of services. You should know how to perform weddings, funerals and baptisms, provide psychological, marital, and grief counseling, arrange for adult religious instruction and Sunday school classes, plan community outreach activities, and so on Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
There is no central governance of the Anglican Church. Each of the member churches or provinces of the Anglican Communion is governed independently. The rules under which a church is governed are called canon law.
The structure of canon law is not altogether unlike that of modern civil law. A parish has rules or bylaws, which must conform to the rules or canons of the diocese of which it is a member; that diocese in turn must stay within the canons of its province or national church. The provinces and national churches, by choice, have inherited the canons of the Christian church dating back to its earliest days. This accumulation of canons over the centuries and throughout the world is collectively referred to as Anglican Canon Law.
Some of the member churches of the Anglican Communion have placed their constitutions and canons online; so have many dioceses and even a parish or two. You can find these by using a search engine and the key words 'Anglican' 'Canon' Law' and whatever other modifier you like.
Every 2 years once there is a Synod Conference at which all of the bishops of the Anglican Communion gather to debate issues of doctrine. Doctrine can indirectly affect church governance, but resolutions passed at the Synod Conference are not binding on any member churches unless they choose to modify their own canons to be bound by them. However, a church that rejects too much of the doctrine of the Anglican Communion may find itself unwelcome to be or remain part of that Communion.
You are Welcome have questions and you have answers replied. Feel free to email us to develop your Church and One of our Bishops would be there to assist You. Be Blessed.
Archbishop Gunasekaran Samuel Dedicated a CSI Church of Trichy Tanjore Diocese due to the absence of the CSI Bishop Trinity Baskaran (Vellore CSI Diocese).
Mission among children are done in the City in the Churches.In Villages special Good News Club are done under the trees on the roadside and sometimes in some house lawns. Vacation Bible Schools are regularly being done for 10 days during Vacations.
Special Care are been taken for Teens who are the deciding authorities of their LIFE during this age.Talent shows are being done to attract to bring them into the Saving Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Youth are reached in Colleges and Camps are being conducted once in three months in the cities and Villages. They are given Physical care by training them in different Sports and Physical exercises during which time they are shared the GOSPEL.
Housewife are specially reached and given training to make their own earnings in different fields of the Society to finance themselves. Every week they gather together and share their situations of their home and encourage and advice each other with the Help of the Word of God.
Men are trained to be preachers of the Word of God and have regular Bible Studies. They are Nurtured to manage their Home and Family and are taught to lead a better life to be a witness along with their family in the Society.
We have regular Visits to the Senior Citizens home. We have special team to visit them and spend time with them and encourage them in doing the best with their physical strength. We have Special Homes for them and medical care is done.
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