As we know, that India is the second largest populated countries in the world, itis a nation with the Culmination of various religions, cultures, languages and traditions. Even in Christianity, we find denominations some of them have a Historical background.
Among all these denominations, some Independent Churches are out of the dominion so called Orthodox Churches. These Independent Churches play an important role in winning the souls for HisGlory, by not depending on wages and according to the Holy Spirit guidance the Independent pastors and churches lead their ministry, inour nation particularly to the Unreached, rural and tribal areas.
At, the same time, these Independent pastors in our nation who faithfully, whole heartedly and with great burden, doing the Lord’s service, do not have proper recognition,upliftment and encouragement by the main line denominations.
Before Independence, the Britishers gatheredthe Immovable properties and established Biblical colleges,Schools ,Hospitals and made them financially sufficient, for running the mainlinedenominations forever.
The traditions,conventions left over by the Britishers to the mainline denominations are still existing even today and these mainline denominations follow the fixed conventions left over by the Britishers and impose the same , on Gentiles. It has become very Prevalent.At the same time, the Independent Church Pastors children,have been denied by the main line Biblical colleges.
The worldknows that in India, the pastors, preachers have been Bruised andbeaten and by destroying the churches and Christian properties by the Gentiles , due to lack of administrators , political power, political leaders, and difference in denomination feelings , in the Christian communities. For the above said reasons,our Christian communities are not succeeding in spreadingthe word of God in India.
Even though,our Indian Independent pastors have faith, on ‘The Lord God’ and placing the cross to spread the gospel by abstaining food shelter,families going into the rural,slum areas thinking to get at least one perishing soul by placing the total burden on ‘The Lord God’ hopingthat one day God will certainly open the new doors to spread the Gospel, without fear.
These pastors are financially,very poor and even the believers in these Churches are daily labourers, housemaids, rickshaw pullers,vegetable sellers.They don’t have proper shelter, clothing and food and apart from this, the believers are unable to understand the scripture of Malachi, 3:8-10. But,our Indian pastors are patiently preaching without expecting anyTithe.These poor pastors are unable to provide minimum Education to their Children.
Considering, all the above facts, guided by ‘The Holy Spirit’;
IArchbishop Dr.R.Harry Sebastian, started A union called ‘AIIC-UNION’, in the year 2006, and in the year 2010 again we Established A Diocese called The “All India Independent churches diocese” (Aiic-Diocese) for the upliftment of all the Independent church pastors and preachers .At Present in India, we have more than Ten thousand(10,000)Pastors, who are members in our diocese and union.
For these pastors,we are giving free Bible training,ordinations, felicitating with the certificates along with the Aiic diocese affiliation and our diocese is providing Christian marriage license for solemnizing Christian marriages in their respective churches according to the Indian act 1872 .
Consistently, along with church, our outreach ministry has been growing.