Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
Rev. Dr. Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda, the General Secretary of the Church of South India (CSI)Synod and Dr. Susan Thomas, the President of the CSI Synod Women’s Fellowship attendthe Executive Committee meeting of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), which has been taking place at the Korean Presbyterian Church Centennial Hall in South Korea from 10th to 16th of May 2018. Rev. Dr. Sadananda, as the Moderator of theStrategicPlanning Committee,presented the strategic plan forWCRC 2018- 2020 and approved and Adopted by the Executive Committee. Dr. Susan Thomas ison the drafting committee. Dr. Susan Thomas extended the greetings of the CSI and WCRC to the Korean churches in a worship service at Young Aham Church.
Rev. Dr. Najla Kassab, the President of the WCRC, in her first address to the new Executive Committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, said, “We are grateful for God who brought us here in Seoul at this time where all efforts toward peace have started to bear fruits.”
Rev. Dr. Chris Ferguson, the General Secretary, presented his report to the Executive Committee, “giving thanks to the Living God for the rich and deep witness and work of our member churches, our officers group, our staff and our many networks and working groups who have sought in the past year to live out our identity as a global koinonia, called to communion and committed to justice.
This is the first meeting of the new Executive Committee, elected during last summer’s General Council in Leipzig, Germany. Besides conducting their business, the Executive Committee will deepen the WCRC’s involvement in the Korean peace process by holding a prayer vigil in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), worshipping in local churches and hearing from Korean church leaders.
Focusing on growing together in communion, the Executive Committee meetings had deliberations on the following aspects:
· Strengthening and empowering the work of the regions
· Communicating through new media to more people more regularly
· Reporting to the Executive Committee throughout the year
· Promoting the WCRC to the world
· Strengthening relations with key partners
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To help the CSI Synod to communicate the image of the Church, her mission, life and witness using effective means of communication and also to equip the congregations to communicate God's message and love relevant to our times.
To facilitate communication centres/cells in all the dioceses, share resources and expertise.
To help the CSI Synod in the documentation of events, projects and programmes and provide communication assistance to the CSI Synod in the publication of magazines, bulletins, diaries and calendars.
To organize programmes sensitizing the community on social and ecological issues using latest and relevant media.
To establish and facilitate media relations with the secular media.
To operate Church's main websites:
Seminars/conferences on information and communication technology, development communication, traditional and alternative communication.
Courses on communication for clergy and the laity for the effective proclamation of Gospel.
Workshops/Seminars for lyricists, musicians, artists, writers, and cartoonists.
Summer music courses in the Synod level and short music courses in the local levels.
Making and providing video documentaries on various issues pertaining to projects, development activities and life of the church.
CSI Life - The official magazine of the CSI.
Publication of the diary, calendar, and devotional study materials.