LUTHERAN GOSPEL MOVEMENT OF NEPAL
We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in him. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
The proclamation of God's message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom God was pleased to reconcile all things to himself. The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world. We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the sole authoritative source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life.
We accept the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess. We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism as true witnesses to the Word of God, normative for our teaching and practice. We acknowledge that we are one in faith and doctrine with all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession. We believe, teach, and confess the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures. We believe, teach, and confess the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the priesthood of all believers for God's mission in Nepal and the nations of world.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nepal’s driving passions and vision is to reveal Christ and his compassion to a nation of lovely but distressed people. A people for whom there has been no hope, no real freedom. A people for centuries captured in the intellectual prison of a Hindu caste system and now being intimidated into the false promise of communism’s fraternal care and so called false pseudo democracy of Nepal.
To preach the gospel and reveal Christ requires the personal courage and fortitude to serve others without regard to their allegiances, motivations or intents. To serve them simply because they are God’s children created in his image and Christ died for them. To reveal Christ requires personal evangelism. To reveal Christ requires church planting. To reveal Christ requires the education and training, development of pastors and lay leaders. To reveal Christ requires organizing a bible college, conducting pastors conferences, organizing Christian gospel festivals, planting community churches, home churches, cell churches, undertaking bible translation, gospel printing, distributing concordances, theological books, and testimonies. To reveal Christ requires education, healing, caring, ministering, encouraging, suffering and the transformation of the community environment.
To reveal Christ effectively in this present information and technological age requires the use of internet and multi-media in facilities to enhance presentations. “From one man he made all nations of men that they should inhabit the whole earth and he determined the time set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so man would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
For in him we live and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, “we are his offspring”. (Acts 17:26-28 NIV)”“just as every child is precious to his or her mother, even if they are handicapped, blind, lame or deaf, so in the same way the country of Nepal is precious to us. Even though people are very poor, hygiene is not good and the culture is very backward, God has placed us in the country in order to preach the eternal gospel for Jesus Christ and to establish his kingdom in this nation.
We care deeply about the individuals, families, homes, cities, divisions, and states, districts of our nation, our continent and the world. ”we feel strongly that in addition to evangelism, the ministry of the church also includes spiritual revival ,church-planting , training leaders ,church growth , Christian education ,youth outreach, children’s outreach ,special ministries to women and men, power and training for witnessing ,desire to labor , the spirit of servant hood, hunger for the word of God , breaking of spiritual strongholds and a strong social as well as spiritual, concern for all those whose lives we touch.
When we speak of church growth in the context of Nepal, all aspects of the above are involved. Preaching, teaching, should confirm the word of God. We have to retrain our people so that they think according to the word of God. This nation has been under pagan and demonic influence for centuries and those ways have been deeply ingrained into their thinking and culture. Nothing about their lifestyles lines up with the word of God. In order to help people come out of these bondages we must be involved deeply in all kinds of education, both “secular” and Christian.
To renew their minds we must have Bible College, Christian, vocational trades and skills training schools, colleges, and universities. Not only must they be “translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of “light” through saving faith in Jesus Christ, but their minds and hearts must be translated likewise. Christianity is not “religion”. It is a relationship with the living God. It is not information oriented; it is formation –the formation of the life of Christ in the obedient believer. “So, in order to accomplish the great mission task which is before us, we are inviting your prayer and partnership your encouragement, your financial participation and contribution. We believe it is no exaggeration to say that we may never have an opportunity to see the transformation of a nation again before the Lord returns as we have opportunity to see in Nepal right now! ”winning this nation to Christ, then discipline them in him is a great challenge.
The harvest is so large and the needs are so tremendous that we know we cannot do it alone. “Will you help us?”our vision is to establish at least 3,000 new churches, train at least 6,000 pastors, leaders and Christian workers through our Lutheran bible college and to reach at least 10,000 children with love of Jesus, making them the future pillars and leaders of the church in Nepal, as well as good, responsible citizens of the nation who will be a catalyst.
Evangelical Lutheran of Nepal Gospel Movement is comprised of independent local churches, and each church is self-governing. The members of the local church have a joint financial and practical responsibility for the operation can be maintained. Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nepal has mainly a collective leadership, and consists of board of trustees and pastors and a body of elders. These act as the church’s board of directors and are elected democratically in the congregation meeting the recommendation of the church leadership. The parish meeting is the church’s highest body. Here also elected leaders of other parts of the church’s activity, giving leaders the confidence and anchoring they deserve to exercise a bold leadership. All major region matters are usually presented to the members of the congregation meeting in the light of a setting and recommendation given by elders of church leadership.
All these local churches meet for central and regional meetings where church leaders gather and where they can also give counsel and advice and recommendations to individual congregations. Among other things this applies to discussion held in leadership conference directed and associated with “annual meeting conference”. “Discussion” is the most representative gathering of ministers and leaders in the Lutheran Gospel Movement in Nepal. Here discussed a number of issues of common character.
During the preachers and pastors conference in 2010 “national assembly board for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nepal and mission movement in Nepal” was created as a trial. This board will represent the course of motion outward and has been mandated to forward the cases that are pending in discussion or conversation. National assembly board has since changed its name to “apostolic leadership council” in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nepal of Nepal, we mean in this context a community of people organized as a congregation and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nepal missions’ movement of Nepal.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nepal movement of federal republic of Nepal, we believe the community of independent churches and congregations affiliated with the Lutheran Gospel Movement of Nepal.
Chairman council of the Lutheran Gospel Movement in Nepal has been created to lead and represent the Lutheran Gospel Movement in Nepal at the national and international level.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nepal stand for model or classical and evangelical Christianity with profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ, follow him, and dedication to make him known, believed, loved and followed. Lutheran teaching and faith emphasizes the individual’s opportunity for a personal relationship with God experienced through the Holy Spirit. Lutheran faith is one of the largest growing independent churches, organized as a global network and bound together in partnership agreement by an understanding in key Biblical based doctrinal issues.
You can also send your offering and contribution to the following bank in Nepal. You could send through electronic fund transfer to our bank below.
BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION TO SEND FUNDS FOR MINISTRIES
BENEFICIARY: EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF NEPAL
A/C NO: 01200501200377
EVEREST BANK LIMITED
BRANCH: PULCHOWK, LALITPUR
SWIFT CODE: EVBLNPKA
TEL: 977-1-5549738 /5549739, FAX: 977-1-5549737
Contact Address in Nepal