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.

  • Conferences

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.

  • Next Generational Leadership Training

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

Ajith Fernando GLR

Ajith Fernando

Teaching Director, Youth For Christ Sri Lanka

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.

Colin Smith GLR

Colin Smith

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 GLR

Tom Nelson

Pastor, Christ Community Church

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

Board Members

Statement of Faith

Gospel Life Resources adheres to the following ten articles of faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America.

God

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, Holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God 's saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus – Israel’s promised Messiah – was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God 's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord's Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living

We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God's Word, the Spirit's power, and fervent prayer in Christ's name, we are to combat the spiritual force of evil. In obedience to Christ's commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ’s Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

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?

Gospel Life Resources is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

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Westfield, IN 46074.

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