Launch of Discipleship Course and Grace Course in India

Monday, 21 September 2015

Dear Freedom Partners,

An estimated quarter of a million people in about 8,000 churches in Great Britain have studied Freedom in Christ’s Discipleship Course

We now have the opportunity to bring that same study which has proven to be so fruitful, along with other proven discipleship materials, to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and possibly into the UAE (United Arab Emirates) where so many expatriate Indians are living. 

Over the past 26 years, our ministry has grown from its beginning in India to now include those additional three surrounding countries. Throughout those 26 years there have been pivotal points, times of newly opened doors, times when special needs coincide with ideally suited ministry resources. This is such a time. 

We invite your prayers and partnership to help make this opportunity a reality. 

The need . . . 

Lately, the whole spiritual landscape is rapidly changing. Pastors and church leaders are finding that many are being lured from a true Biblically based discipleship to the two extremes of legalism that keeps believers in lifeless religion, and a “hyper-grace”movement that leads to licentiousness and liberalism in the church. 

In order to combat the growing hyper-grace movement, a network of Pastors and Christian Leaders have come together to form a "GRACE and TRUTH” coalition, with many mainline churches and denominations represented. We introduced them to the Discipleship Course and the Grace Course.The coalition members responded eagerly, feeling these courses will be a strategic discipleship resource to combat these teachings and build healthy churches. 

With your help we can be ready to offer these materials early in 2016 . . . 

We have now been given the rights to reprint these two core Freedom in Christ resources: 

The Discipleship Course: 

This 13 sessions study helps people grasp all that happened the moment they became Christians: who we are in Christ; the truth of God's unconditional love; why there is no condemnation; why we don't have to languish in cycles of sin, negative thinking and hopelessness. 

The FIC course has given us a framework that has allowed people to examine their history and lifestyle without fear and humiliation, and provide a way for them to walk from the shadows into the certainty of their new life in Christ. Graham Marsh, Kings Church Eastbourne (New Frontiers)

$4,186 will provide: 

500 copies of the Leaders Guide.

3,000 copies of the Participant Guide.

200 Sets of DVDs (5 DVDs in a set). 

The Grace Course:

The Grace Course is a tool for churches to help Christians recover their first love for God so that they go on to love others and make a great impact on the world.It teaches the wonderful truths of grace but has an emphasis on helping people experience that grace.

Several times during The Grace Course there was the sheer joy of lights being suddenly switched on, and I myself gained many fresh insights into God’s amazing love in Christ. Be prepared for life-changing encounters with God and experience how Bible passages as familiar as the story of the Lost Son can speak in powerful new ways. A truly compelling course. Revd. Charles McMullen, West Church (Presbyterian), Bangor, Northern Ireland 

$2,482 will provide:

300 copies of Leaders Guide.

1,500 copies of Participant Guide.

150 Sets of DVDs (5 DVDs in a set). 

Please join with us, with your prayers and support, to help make this happen . . 

The total cost for both the projects will be: $6,668.00 

It is our sincere prayer that all of you will be prayer partners in this life-changing project.

Some of you may be able to help sponsor the printing of one of these two courses or the text book.

Many may be able to respond with a financial gift, large or small.

Most importantly, we would simply invite you to pray and ask the Lord to show you how He would want you to be involved. Together, we can see this project become a reality, with the result of changed lives and the furthering of the gospel in a truly needed part of the world, where church leaders are ready to implement these studies.

We are so grateful for your partnership with us in the past, and also now, in this present outreach.

Yours, to help fulfill the Great Commission to make disciples, Matthew 28:20,

Isaac Manogoram

Regional Director for Freedom in Christ, South Asia

P.S. Just as “many hands make light work,” many with hearts aflame to spread the gospel and make disciples will make “light work” of meeting this $6,668.00  challenge. Thank you for however God leads you.