" REACHING THE UN REACHED MILLIONS "
Pr. Kurian Mathew (Sajan) came to Mangalore in the year 2010 with regard to his ministry. Upon his arrival at this esteemed educational destination, his interaction & careful observation of thousands of youth led him to realize the urgency of a working youth ministry. Moved by the burden in his heart to reach the youth of different cultures & religious beliefs, the Holy Spirit ignited in him a mission that reached the lost by the thousands! He began his church planting ministry in 2011 March with an average attendance of five. His ministry soon started to flourish. He was able to start 3 fellowships:
1st – At the heart of Mangalore City
2nd – Deralakatte (15kms away from Mangalore city)
3rd – Moodbidri (40kms away from Mangalore city)
A few years later, Sis. Sudha Kariappa (now she is a board member) attended one of their fellowships for a few months. Enthralled by the eagerness of the church to serve, she introduced it to her brother Pr. Manoj Subramani. Driven by the Holy Spirit, he instigated Pr. Kurian to license the church as a ministry. So in 2015, “Nazareth Church” was officially registered as “Nazareth Ministry”, guided & mentored by 7 board of directors. By the end of 2016, under the guidance of God, the ministry was used to reach thousands of people in different districts of Kerala & Karnataka; and has now entered 2017 with even greater expectations.
Why Nazareth Ministries
Hinduism is the most professed religion of India. Hindus are the most abundant in 27 states of India except Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab. India is a land where important religions originated namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism & Jainism. The country is also home for several indigenous tribal religions. Few other foreign religions like Christianity, Islam, etc also flourished in this land. As per the 2011 census 79.80% of Indians are Hindus. This is where the relevance of our vision, “reaching the unreached millions” come into play. Nazareth ministry is registered as a Christian religious organization to proclaim the Gospel to the unreached millions by using any and all possible means.