Children’s Ministry

CICM responds to the needs of people in India and surrounding countries through outreach initiatives including providing medical care, disaster relief, shelter, food, education, training, and more.

In India, the need is greater than we can meet with the number of homeless and hungry children reaching into the millions. The Children’s Ministry exists to help as many of these children as possible by providing them with food, shelter, clothing, bedding, healthcare, education and the knowledge and love of their Heavenly Father.

Child Like This

Because the need is great and constantly growing, the CICM Children's Ministry has over 6,000 children in the Child Like This program and more that still need help.

The children come from various parts of India. Some are orphans. Others live with their family but are so poor, they couldn't feed or take care of the children without the help of CICM. Many of the children have been rescued out of slavery or child labor situations because a CICM evangelist has brought them to CICM to be part of the Child Like This program.

The goal of the Children's Ministry is transforming lives through the love of Jesus. Your gifts and prayers for a Child Like This are magnified as they learn about the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ as they grow up.

CHILD SPONSORSHIP

A recurring gift of just $30 per month, just $1 per day, provides each child with shelter, food, clothing, and education. Most of all, you are giving hope to the hopeless.

To sponsor a Child Like This, click here.

CHILD SPONSORSHIP EVENT

To learn more about hosting a Child Like This sponsorship event at your church, business or social group, click here.

STUDENT VIDEOS 

CICM offers a 5-part Child Like This student video series where your young people will see and hear the stories of God’s amazing rescues, restoration, and renewal of children in India who were forgotten and cast aside and how they can make a difference in the world today.

The NEW Child Like This student video series is made up of five videos that are 3-4 minutes each that can be used by youth leaders with young people in a variety of youth programming (VBS, Jr. Church, camp, youth groups, chapel service, etc.). See and hear the stories of these precious children that Jesus loves so much and how young people in America can pray and be involved. There are two versions; one for grade-schoolers and another for older youth. Both are excellent!

Youth leaders and their students can impact the CICM Children’s Ministry when you choose from several offering project goals that will make a difference in a child’s life.

We invite you into the lives of these children through the New Child Like This video series for young people and their family to encounter a Child Like This. We hope you will take a look at the Child Like This video series! To learn more, click here.

Please contact the CICM Sponsorship Coordinator with any questions.

Children's Homes

With over 6,000 children impacted by the Children's Ministry, more than 1,200 are loved and cared for in one of seven CICM Children’s Homes. These children were abandoned or orphaned for various reasons, and as such, CICM has given them shelter, food, clothing and educated them. 

We call these "Children's Homes" rather than orphanages. The word for "orphan" in Hindi means fatherless. We want these children to know that they have a Father who loves them very much and that they have a safe place to live and grow up. 

Bal Bhavan, CICM’s first children’s home, takes in babies who are abandoned by their parents or whose parents are unable to care for them. 

The Raigarh home cares for over 135 children with 90 special needs children who are deaf, blind and/or mute. The children living here were abandoned by the government and as a result, taken into the home of a local CICM pastor. 

Jakarhandha and Montipur are home to over 600 abandoned children from the jungle and other tribal or remote areas of India. 

Orissa houses and cares for 65 children who have lost their parents due to severe persecution in the area. 

CICM’s children’s home in northeast India cares for children surrendered by their mothers who work in brothel communities.  

Operating Children’s Homes is extremely important and, as one would expect, can be a rather expensive task paying for necessary operations like food, electricity, hot water, caretakers, teachers, building upgrades and repairs, supplies, and the like. Your gifts to the Children’s Ministry provides the foundational resources that CICM needs to give these little ones with the love and care they need. CICM could not operate these homes and shelter these precious children without the generous gifts of our supporters.  

To provide the foundational care and resources for operating these children’s homes, click here.

Youth Ministry

CICM’s Children’s Ministry exists to provide a safe place for India’s youth to gather. CICM operates a youth center where those in their teens and twenties can have a place to hang out, play games, listen to music and learn about God in a safe and positive environment. These young people often bring friends and neighbors, allowing CICM to reach even more people for Christ that otherwise may have never heard His name. 

CICM hosts various youth conferences throughout India each year. These conferences reach thousands for Christ and year after year we see hundreds commit their lives to Him for the very first time and to full-time Christian service.  

CICM is able to offer these youth conferences through the generosity of our ministry partners like you. To give to the Youth Ministry, please click here.