Our Missional Strategies
Producing biblical content that lifts Christ high through GospelLife.TV
Our first strategy for fulfilling our mission is producing biblical content that lifts Christ high through GospelLife.TV. This biblical content takes many forms. To find out more about our biblical content, visit gospellife.tv
Mobilizing Indian Christians through life-on-life discipleship
Our second strategy for fulfilling our mission is mobilizing Indian Christians through life-on-life discipleship. We pursue this strategy in several ways.
- Discipleship Cohorts
We are committed to personally investing in Indian Christians, both in India and in the global diaspora, through life-on-life discipleship classes. By studying the Bible together, sharpening one another, and considering the Gospel together, we believe God will raise up a new generation of leaders who exalt Christ in and through their lives.
We mobilize Indian Christians by attending and planning conferences together. This will allow leaders to be strengthened by biblical content and also cultivate a missional mindset together – as they serve alongside us in offering Christ-centered resources to other believers.
Supporting Christ’s work in India through partnering with gospel leaders and networks.
Our third strategy for fulfilling our mission is supporting Christ’s work in India through partnering with gospel leaders and networks. This takes various forms.
- Shepherdship Classes
We support Christ’s work in India by cultivating godly character and strengthening ministry competencies in established leaders through Shepherdship classes. This emphasis on character and competency is based on Psalm 78:72. Our desire is to see Indian leaders in every Gospel-proclaiming church and in every Gospel-oriented network demonstrating faithful, fruitful, and flourishing lives and ministries for the glory of Christ.
We support Christ’s work in India by identifying called and gifted future leaders and developing a personalized leadership development pathway to nurture their growth and maturity. This pathway may include programs of study, ministry apprenticeships, active coaching, and support in deployment.
- Church Planters’ Training
We will support Christ’s work in India by coming alongside existing church-planting networks, training aspiring church planters to clarify vision, build teams, shape strategy, and create a sustainable plan that allows them to persevere in their calling and bear fruit for the Gospel.
Ebi & Esther
Ebenezer (Ebi) G.P. Perinbaraj and Esther T. Rajamani have been in vocational ministry for 26 years. They are the founders of Gospel Life Resources. Born and raised in Chennai, India, they trained at Asbury Theological Seminary where they earned M.A in Intercultural Studies. Ebi completed his PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), where Esther is in the final stages of her PhD. Before coming to the States in 2012, Ebi and Esther served as missionaries with Friends Missionary Prayer Band (FMPB). Married in 1998, Ebi and Esther have 2 sons, Ricky and Roni.
Advisory Council Members
After leading Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka, for 35 years Ajith Fernando now serves as its Teaching Director. An Adjunct Lecturer at Colombo Theological Seminary, he spends much time teaching and discipling/mentoring younger Christians and pastors. He is the award-winning author of 20 books and his books have been published in 24 languages. Ajith and his wife Nelun have two married children and four grandchildren.
Pastor, The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
COLIN SMITH is senior pastor of The Orchard Church, a thriving, multi-campus church in the Chicago area. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he trained at London School of Theology, where he met his wife, Karen. He served as pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in England for 16 years before coming to The Orchard in 1996. Colin’s teaching extends through Unlocking the Bible (UnlockingtheBible.org), a ministry that proclaims Christ through media, mobilizes believers in evangelism, and equips next-generation leaders for the church. Colin has also authored more than a dozen books and can be heard on Premier Radio in London. Colin and his wife Karen have two married sons and five granddaughters.
Tom Nelson earned a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Liz, moved to Kansas City in 1989 to begin Christ Community Church, where he continues to serve as senior pastor. Tom is also president of Made to Flourish, a nationwide pastors’ network for the common good, where he provides overall strategic direction and is a regular speaker and facilitator.
Along with other books, Tom is the author of:
- The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity
- Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work
Statement of Faith
Gospel Life Resources adheres to the following ten articles of faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Become a Gospel Partner
Your prayers and gifts will help Gospel Life Resources to advance the gospel work for the glory of God. As a growing ministry, we desire more Gospel Partners to join us as we bring as many people as we can to behold Christ. Would you become a Gospel Partner?
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us using the contact form provided.