About Agape Christian Mission

Agape Christian Mission - a registered non-profitable (12 AA of the income-tax Act, 1961) organization (religious and charitable trust 219/2002).  We are certified and registered with the government of India under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976. Yearly auditing is done March to March and monitored by the managing board and board members. On request we will be happy to provide our last three years of auditing report (financial accountability).

Brief History

Agape Christian Mission was begun with the Home for Children on April 1, 2006. We initially had only enough resources to care for a small number of boys, but today we have grown to where we are able to provide full care for over 75 boys and girls ages 5 - 16. We have also expanded our ministry efforts over the years to include a free Bible College for Christian leaders, an outreach ministry to lepers, rural development including the digging of fresh water wells, a gospel film ministry, and other outreach efforts.

Tamil Nadu Region of India

GEOGRAPHY

Area 130,000 sq.km. India's most south-easterly state and close to Sri Lanka. Well-watered with a strong agricultural economy.

Population 65.3m; 502 people/sq.km.

Capital Chennai (formerly Madras) 6m. Other major cities: Coimbatore 1.2m; Madurai 1.1m.

PEOPLES

400+.

Main groups Vanniyan 9.4m; Tamil Muslim 3.7m; Ahir/Tadava/Golla 2.9m; Maravan 2.6m; Viswakarma/Kammalan 2.4m; Shaikh(Muslim) 2.3m; Nadar/Channan 2.2m; Brahmin 2.2m; Ilavan 2m; Vellalan 1.6m; Kaikolan/Sengunthar 1.5m; Boya/Gangavar/Vaddar 1.5m; Nair/Nayar 1.2m; Kallan 1.2m; Telaga 1.1m.

SC (95) 19.2%. Adi Dravida 5.7m; Pallan 2.4m; Paraiyan 2.1m; Chakkliyan 1.1m; Arunthathiyan 567,000.

ST (53) 1.03%. Yenadi 823,000; Kuruba 683,000; Malayali 276,000; Irular 149,000;Konda Reddi 43,000; Kattunayakan 26,000; Kuruman 21,000.

Languages Tamil 86.7% ,one of the oldest literary languages of India;Telugu (largely Chennai) 7.1%; Kannada 2.2%; Urdu 1.9%; Malayalam 1.2%.

RELIGION

Hindu 88.6%; Christian 5.7%; Muslim 5.5%; Other 0.2%.

Source:

Operation World; http://www.operationworld.org/country/indi/owtext.html; 25 Oct. 2009

What We Believe

"...Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have...” 1 Peter 3:15

Agape Christian Mission is a non-denominational ministry with an strong emphasis on doctrinal integrity based on the historical core beliefs of Christianity. This is what we believe:

GOD

We believe in One God, Creator and sustainer, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Sprit, who in the Bible and in Jesus Christ has revealed Himself to be the living and true God. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to HIM through Jesus Christ.

CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s eternal Son, our Lord, the only Mediator between God and man who, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, fully shared and fulfilled our humanity in a life of perfect obedience. By His death in our place, He made a sacrifice for the sin of the world and by His bodily resurrection gained victory over death and the powers of evil. He ascended into heaven where He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all. He will personally and visibly return to the world to consummate His Kingdom.

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came to renew our hearts, calling us to repent of our sins and confess Christ as Lord, thereby receiving the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life, being justified through faith in Jesus Christ. The work and gifts of the Holy Spirit enable the believer to live a holy life, to witness effectively to the Gospel, and to serve responsibly in the world.

SCRIPTURE

We believe that the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, written by men divinely and uniquely inspired, is the Word of God, the only infallible, absolutely trustworthy authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Scripture is to be interpreted according to its context and purpose and in obedience to the Lord, who speaks in living power through each book.

MAN

We believe in the dignity of man created in the image of God for fellowship with the Creator and to share responsibility towards the creation. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God. All men are sinners by nature and by choice, estranged from God and subject to His wrath, depraved and apart from Grace, incapable of returning to God. All men are sons of Adam, made of one blood, and have equal access to God in the church of Jesus Christ.

THE CHURCH

We believe in the Church, the universal Body of Christ, the new redeemed humanity which is being called out of the whole human race and formed in every culture and transforming every culture and which is summoned to worship God and to serve Him by preaching the Gospel and discipling the nations by striving for social justice and relieving human distress and need. To enable the Church to fulfill these ministries, God gives gifts to the members of His Church for tending the flock and equipping the saints for ministry. We believe that proclaiming the Gospel to all people is the first priority in the mission of the Church between the Resurrection and the Second Coming of Christ.

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to complete God’s work of redemption and judgment. We believe that those who believe in Christ as Savior and Lord will rise to live and reign with Him forever in a new heaven and new earth. We believe that judgment and separation from the presence of God awaits those who do not believe. This motivates our service in expectation of Him who makes all things new.

THE GREAT COMMISSION

We believe in Christ’s Commission: “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). The supreme mission of the people of God in this age is to preach the Gospel to every creature.

Where We're Located

Salem District, Tamil Nadu, India

Introduction to ACM

Living Water Well Project