About Us

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE OF  REFORMED  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NORTH EASTERN INDIA

Name of Organization

Reformed Presbyterian Church,North Eastern India

Address

Lamka,Peace Lane,Post Box-4,Churachandpur-795128,India

Contact Person & Position

Rev Dr. V. Lalnghakthang, General Secretary

Email:

General Secretary: rpcneigs@gmail.com

Mission Department: rpcmission@gmail.com

Development Department: rpc.devdept@gmail.com

Legal status:

  • Registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on the 8th April,1979 bearing Society Registration No.2899 of 1979.
  • FCRA(Foreign Contribution Regulation Act)1976 bearing Registration No. 194160022 dated 12.11.1985
  • Registered under 12A of the Income Tax Act,1961 bearing account No.OC-1119/12A/CIT/JRT/2010-11
  • Registered of Pan of Income Tax-AAAAR9697M

Vision:

The vision of the church is - Self-governed, empowered communities, who are co-existing and peaceful, and where love, justice, compassion and socio-economic prosperity is in reach of all, without exclusion.

 

Mission:

The mission of the church is - To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the wholeness of mankind and creation, through words and deeds

 

Core Values:

 Servant leadership; justice, commitment, team work, loyalty, transparency and faithful stewardship over God’s creation; Existing for the underprivileged and marginalized

 

OBJECTIVES:

The aims and objective for which the society is established are:-

  • To do evangelistic works
  • To do missionary works
  • To do educational works
  • To do Relief works
  • To do Medical works
  • To do literary works
  • To do Reformation works
  • To raise funds from any sources for the furtherance of its aims and objects
  • To acquire, buy or own moveable and immoveable properties

HISTORY:

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North East India (herein after referred to as RPC, NEI) came into existence as a missionary church and a non-profit charitable organization on the 8th of April 1979 with only about 7 households.Its headquarters at Churachandpur,Manipur,India

 

RPCNEI is the first Reformed denomination existing in the North Eastern States of India. Now the Church is an association of 104 local churches with more than 14,038 members in North East India in Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and the neighbouring country of Myanmar, which is organized in five Presbyteries and four Mission fields.

 

From its inception in 1979 until 1995, RPCNEI was associated with the Saharanpur Presbytery and Delhi Bible Presbyterian church in north India. In 1996 it became an independent Synod.

 

The RPCNEI is a founding member of the Reformed and Presbyterian Fellowship (RPF) and a member of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) at National Level and  the International level  member of International Council of Reformed Churches (ICRC) Beside these,RPCNEI is a member of Micah Network International and North East India Council of Churches(NEICC) at its headquartered at Shillong,Meghalaya.Also, RPCNEI is working in partnership with Compassion East India in the field of child development in Tripura.

 

RPCNEI began her missionary activities in Manipur since its inception in 1979 and began her outreach to society through opening Children’s Home at Saikawt Churachandpur in 1980 amongst the 18 tribes in North-eastern India, drawn from different background who are living in critical conditions in the hills of Churachandpur District, Hmarkhawlien Area and Diphu Area (all within the 4 states mentioned above).

 

She has since then a long track record of the following initiative:

 

  1. Out reached ministry among the Meiteis in Manipur. Karbi Anglong,Bengali and Cacharies in Assam, Tripuries tribals in Tripura, Myanmaris  in Myanmar.
  1. Church Planting in all the Mission Fields.
  1.  Evangelism and capacity building among her member local churches
  1. Child Care program through Children, Home (residential in 2 location Churachandpur and Diphu) and Family Knit program ( Community based)
  1. Micro-enterprises Development- productive and commercial income generating activities.
  1. Intensive agriculture training on “Sustainable Agricultural Land Technology” (integrated with environment, WATSAN and community Health Program) with the upland farmers,
  1. Relief & Rehabilitation and Livelihood Program (during ethnic clashes in N.C Hills and Bamboo famine in Tipaimukh,and  Manipur  Flood Relief, Fire outburst in Tripura in 2010/2011, Drought etc. 
  2. Basic Education Rebuilding program as a follow-up program of Relief and Rehabilitation
  1. Vocational Training-taking care for children who lack opportunities in their families and communities  and school dropped-out

  10 HIV/AIDS – Prevention, Care & Support  

 

Area  of Operation :

  1. State of Manipur
  2. State of Assam
  3. State of Meghalaya
  4. State of Tripura
  5. State of Mizoram
  6. Myanmar

Manpower:

Sl No

Office/Name of Departments

No.of staff

1

Pastors(6 are in the mission field)

39

2

Missionaries (6 pastors are working as missionary in the field)

43

3

Evangelist

2

4

Development department

82

5

Institutions(schools/VTI/Children Home)

177

(clerical staff and support staff are not shown in the table)

SYSTEMS IN PLACE;

a)   Constitution

b) Church Manual

c)  Financial Policy

d) Child Protection policy

e) Human resource  Manual & Policy

f) Gender Policy

g) M & E Policy

h) Pay Rule

CAPACITIES OF THE ORGANISATION:

 

PRESENT ACTIVITIES:

 

1.. Church planting

 Mission outreach

 Formation of fellowships and

 Establishing new churches

 

2. Evangelism

 Youth Ministries (KTP)

 Children Ministry (NSSU)

 Women missionary society

 Ecclesiastical ministry

 Gospel Crusade & Camps

 Fund raising for church ministries

 

3. Relief and Development

 Emergency relief & Rehabilitation with livelihood restoration programs

 Integrated Community Development Project

 Family Knit Program

 Child sponsorship program

 Children’s Home

 Micro enterprise development project

 Formal Education project

 Vocational Training to young adults

 Health and HIV/AIDS

 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

1. Emergency relief & Rehabilitation with livelihood restoration programs

2. Ethnic Relief & Rehabilitation

3. Livelihood Restoration Program

4. Education Rebuilding Program

5. Mautam Relief

6. Naisingpara Relief Program

7. Hamsapara Relief Program

 

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR STAFF AND MEMBERS:

1. Theological education for bachelor and higher level studies

2. CT Course 2000 under EFICOR

3. PRA under Traction Consult, Holland 2002

4. Project Cycle Management under Traction Consult, Holland 2002

5. NGO Management under Search NGO Management 2005

6. TP Course under EFICOR

7. Adult Learning Process under EFICOR

8. TOT under SHRISTI Bhubaneswar, Odisa

9. Peace Building in Mindanao, Philippines

10. ARA JBS/TVET Conference Philippines

11. Theory of change Kenya and Netherlands

12. CDO course (Community Development Organizer course)

13. SALT training in the Philippines

14. HIV/AIDS (and many more courses which are not recorded here )

 

TRAININGS / WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED BY RPCNEI:

1. CT Course in collaboration with EFICOR

2. SALT & BOKASHI training

3. RTE/RTI/Child Right/Protection/Teaching Method/Slow learners/Local governance etc

4. Vocational Training

5. Teachers training

6. Development Education Course

7. Peace building

8. Missionary training

9. Organizational Development workshop with consultant

10. Many in service training and workshop & Seminar conducted at community level

 

Methodology:

  1. Bringing the  gospel through education in the Mission field. The RPCNEI impart Education to the children to pave the way for bringing the gospel to the people living in that particular areas. The RPCNEI is practicing direct and indirect Evangelism
  2. Extensive survey with field visits was conducted and discussed with community leaders to know their opinion and the openness of the community motivate us to start school which is to be instrumental to bring the good news to the community.
  3. Some development program have been implemented like Child Development Center, holistic Child development, relief and rehabilitation, and other community development programs so as to enable RPCNEI to organize indirect evangelism to the community whom we are working.
  4. Conduct open air service with the children in the locality.
  5. Bible tracts distribution from door to door and in the market places

Training of Missionaries:

Proper Training are not provided to our Missionaries except in service training organized by RPCNEI within the organization in order to build their capacity to improve their skill and their theological thinking.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN NETWORKS:

1. Reformed and Presbyterian Fellowship (RPF)

2. Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) at National Level

3. International Council of Reformed Churches (ICRC) at the International level

4.Micah Network at International and National level

5.North East India Council of Churches(NEICC)

6.Compassion East India

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

1

Rev. Ros Infimate

Chairman

2

Rev. Dr. V. Lalnghakthang

Secretary

3

Elder L. Kiemlo Pulamte

Treasurer

4

Elder. Lalthlamuon Joute

Member

5

Pastor Lalthlunglien

Member

6

Elder Lalvuonthang

Member

7

Elder Dr.L. Fimate

Member

8

Pastor Ramenglien

Member

9

Mr Saichunghnung

Member

10

Rev. Saithanglur Joute

Member

11

Rev Edwin Darsanglur

Member

12

Rev. Huolthanglur

Member

13

Rev. Lungawiruol

Member

14

Mr Bula Hmar

Member

 

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:

1. Synod

2. Council

3. Executive Committee

4. Department Committee

5. Staffs

6. Administrative staff

7. Program staff