Church Planting

Since the beginning of CICM, the main focus has been on church planting and sharing the Gospel with the unreached people in India.

India is located within the 10/40 window that is home to the majority of the world’s unreached people groups. The Christian population is about 6% in India. In CICM’s focus area of Central and Northern India and surrounding countries, more than 88% of the people groups have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

CICM has a team of dedicated church planters who regularly start new ministries in these unreached regions. Many were trained at CICM’s Leadership Training Centers– Central India Biblical Academy (CIBA), Darjeeling International Biblical Academy (DIBA) and the Delhi Center. Others earned ministry and theology degrees from colleges and seminaries in India.

With God’s help, over 1,400 churches have been planted in these countries and more than 700,000 unreached people have heard the Gospel because of CICM’s church planters. CICM’s outreach programs now extend to 11 states of north and central India and 3 neighboring countries.

Most church planters serve more than one congregation. Throughout the week they share the Gospel and help provide for the needs of the people in the villages they serve. These church planters also help identify children who may be either rescued and/or sponsored through the Children’s Ministry.

Many church planters are also involved in CICM’s Prison Ministry and visit prisons throughout India. They preach to the prisoners and correspond with those who have a desire to learn about Jesus. The prison ministry also teaches and ministers to many family members of prisoners.

You can help support and grow this ministry by supporting a church planter with a gift of $250 a month.

If you would like to view a video on one of CICM’s church planter evangelists, please email


5,000 children sponsored


1,400 churches planted


400,000+ people baptized


72,000 patients treated yearly at the Mission Hospital


450+ Christian leaders trained at Bible Academies

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