The Association of Free Lutheran Congregations - India is headquartered in Chirala, AP, India. The headquarters is the location of the AFLC-India, St. Paul's Lutheran School, Horeb Children's Home, a church and the residency of the President of the AFLC-I.
The congregations of the AFLC of India are lead by national shepherds who teach the Word of God reaching the lost and discipling the saved. The AFLC-I has 40-50 national pastors.
Some congregations are unable to secure pastors. These congregations are held together by Bible Women who share the Word of God with their neighbors between visits of a nearby pastor.
The AFLC of India carries out the Great Commission by planting churches in the towns and villages of Andhra Pradesh. Gospel Meetings are held in a village. Then the new Christians are discipled and a church is planted.
As new churches are planted additional pastors are needed. We help in the training of pastors through our Ambassador Institute Department. Indian pastors are trained using oral learning methods and by pastors and teachers from the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations in the United States traveling to India. The goals is to have Indian pastors who can train new pastors in the future.
As a village forms a congregation they desire to have a permanent building to worship Christ. Most congregations begin worshiping in a thatched building they can afford. Unfortunately these structures don't stand up to the rainy season and must be rebuilt almost every year.
A program called the Kattudamhmu Randi (Come Let Us Build - CLUB) Project has been developed to help provide permanent structures for worship. This special project attempts to raise $15,000. per year which will build two churches in India.
St. Paul's Lutheran School
One of the ministries that people in the AFLC have supported in India is the St. Paul's Lutheran School. St. Paul's Lutheran School attempts to give an educaiton to the lowest cast and poorest children.
Horeb Children's Home
Horeb Children's Home takes in children who's parents have died or can not take care of them. The children are cared for and educated at St. Paul's Lutheran School. People in the United States support individual children for $20.00 per month.
Medical and Relief Aid
Through gifts from people throughout the AFLC we provide medical care and food and necessities in times of disaster.