The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM) celebrated it’s 110th anniversary in Malaysia on 13 August 2011. The church has grown from it’s humble beginnings to well over 20 Congregations, 10 Outreach centres and numerous Diakonia Ministries including Bethany Home and Rumah Hope.
For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life (John 3:16) This is the Gospel, the “ good news “ of Jesus Christ. This Gospel is the heart of the Christian faith. It is also the heart and foundation of the Lutheran Church. Jesus Christ is the centre of what the Lutheran church believes and teaches.
EACH ONE REACH ONE EACH YEAR (GROWTH PLAN)
Decade of Growth Campaign 2010-2020
“I tell you open your eyes and look at the field. They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35b
The coming decade will be a decade of reaping. The ELCM with God’s help has sowed bountifully over the last 100 years. Now is the time of Harvest. Being involved in God’s work is not an option but rather an obligation. Sharing the love and the blessing of God that we enjoy with others is the call of the time. Every member of the ELCM is urged to be involved in this campaign for “Each one Reach one Each Year.”
Why the excitement? It is God’s timing for us to involve in this harvesting work. God has promised us saying that he is doing a new thing through the prophet Isaiah. The government of Malaysia allows us to evangelize 45% of our population who are non Muslims. read more