The main purpose of all the ministries of the Himalayan Free Church of India is to expand the work of the gospel, to bring in new souls to the Lord, to raise the saved, and to make a mature follower of Christ (discipleship).
At every Churches of HFCI, except of Sunday holy worship service, other fellowships viz. House Fellowship, Kids’ Fellowship (Sunday school), Youth Fellowship, Teenagers Classes, Women’s Fellowship, Men’s Fellowship, Fasting Prayers and other occasional fellowships are conducts on regular basis. In addition, there will be special youth gatherings, workshops for teenagers, conferences or summer camps for children, conferences for women and gospel outreach program for young people etc.
Apart from this, various social activities have also been planned and organizing for the development of local communities and families.
(School of Shepherd)
Himalayan Free Church has its own Bible School which was established in 1983. At that time, the center was at Kurseong (Darjeeling), which was operated there from 1983 to 1989. Then for some reason it could not continue at Kurseong.
Later, in 2003, with the joint efforts of the Himalayan Free Church and the Free Church of Finland, the school been shifted to Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri. From November 2003 till January 2004, a three-month Bible school been conducted successfully in Siliguri. Then from November 2005 to January 2006, another batch has successfully graduated.
After construction of new building of Himalayan Free Church at Matigara (Siliguri), the Bible School been shifted there and also named as "School of Shepherd", which continues till date. The School of Shepherd operates Bible School in two sessions. The first one-month sessions take place from January to February. Especially this session is open to all interested and dedicated believers of the congregations. And the next session runs from September to November of each year for a three-month period. This session is divided into three semesters and runs for three consecutive years. Students who graduate after three years of study are given certificates from the seminary of the Free Church of Finland. This session is solely dedicated for upcoming leaders, evangelists, preachers and Bible Women of HFCI.
HFCI-EFCDC Education Program
With the special support of Finland, financial assistance for the Pastors’ children and other deprived children of HFCI also successfully implementing as a part of education ministry. Currently 76 children are taking advantage of this sponsorship from Finland through Educational Fund for Children in Developing Countries (EFCDC).
In addition, free scholarships are also being run for the economically deprived and orphaned children under the special leadership of local congregations of HFCI.
Specialty been imparted to the majority of Pastors' and evangelical workers' children as they do not have hefty income and enough ministerial financial support.
Education support from Finland through EFCDC is a blessing for children to get better and quality education in the Himalayas.
In the field of education, the Himalayan Free Church can play a major role among the future generations as we can consider minors as a means of sharing the gospel.
HFCI's Global Mission
Since the birth of the Himalayan Free Church the major perspective of HFCI is global mission. Hence, the organization is moving forward with a global mission.
The mission work of the Himalayan Free Church is now active in neighboring states of India (Assam, Bihar etc.) and its neighboring nations - Nepal and Bhutan.
In near future, Himalayan Free Church is committed to bringing mission work (expansion of God’s kingdom) to the Himalayan nations and various Indian states.
We also involve ourselves in projects that can directly answer their needs like sustainable feeding programs and income-generating projects, and other projects which can provide them with their other immediate needs like clothing and shelter.
Some of our Projects and Charity Programs:
Care for the Orphans including feeding, and paying for their school fees
Care for Widows including empowering them by starting small businesses for them
Support Missionaries financially
Support Churches and Ministers of The Gospel.