Organisation Profile

Name of Organization

Reformed Presbyterian Church,North East India

Address

Peace Lane,Post Box-4,Churachandpur-795128,India 

Contact Person & Position

Rev. Lungawiruol Khawbung,  General Secretary

Email:

 General Secretary         : rpcneigs@gmail.com                               Mission Department     : rpcneimissions@gmail.com         Development Department: readsdirector@gmail.com             Evangelism Department  : rpcneievangelism@gmail.com

HISTORY:

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North East India (herein after referred to as RPC, NEI) came into existence as a missionary church and a non-profit charitable organization on the 8th of April 1979. Its headquarters at Churachandpur,Manipur,India

 

RPCNEI is the first Reformed denomination existing in the North Eastern States of India. Now the Church is an association of 104 local churches with more than 14,038 members in North East India in Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and the neighbouring country of Myanmar, which is organized in five Presbyteries and four Mission fields.

 

From its inception in 1979 until 1995, RPCNEI was associated with the Saharanpur Presbytery and Delhi Bible Presbyterian church in north India. In 1996 it became an independent Synod.

 

The RPCNEI is a founding member of the Reformed and Presbyterian Fellowship (RPF) and a member of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) at National Level and  the International level  member of International Council of Reformed Churches (ICRC) Beside these,RPCNEI is a member of Micah Network International and North East India Council of Churches(NEICC) at its headquartered at Shillong,Meghalaya.Also, RPCNEI is working in partnership with Compassion East India in the field of child development in Tripura.

 

RPCNEI exist as an organisation since 1979, and began her outreach to society in 1980 amongst the 18 tribes in North-eastern India, drawn from different background who are living in deplorable conditions in the 4 North Eastern States as mentioned above.

 

She has since then a long track record of the following initiative:

 

  1. Out reached works among the Meiteis in Manipur; Karbis ,Bengalis and Kacharies in Assam and Tripuri tribals in Tripura in different capacities.
  2.  Capacity building among her members in different local churches.
  3. Integrated Community Child Care program 
  4. Micro-enterprises Development- productive and commercial income generating activities.
  5. Intensive agriculture training on “Sustainable Agricultural Land Technology” (integrated with environment, WATSAN and community Health Program) with the upland farmers,
  6. Relief & Rehabilitation and Livelihood Program (during ethnic clashes in N.C Hills and Bamboo famine in Tipaimukh,and  Manipur  Flood Relief, Fire outburst in Tripura in 2010/2011, Drought etc. 
  7. Basic Education Rebuilding program as a follow-up program of Relief and Rehabilitation
  8. Vocational Training Program for Youth and school dropped-out
  9. HIV/AIDS – Prevention, Care & Support
  10. Covid -19  Relief and Post Covid Response Program  

Area  of Operation (State wise):

  1. Manipur
  2. Assam
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Tripura
  5. Mizoram

Manpower:

Sl No

Office/Name of Departments

No.of staff

1

Pastors

60

2

Outreach Workers

43

3

Project Staffs

82

4

Institutions(Schools/VTI/MED)

177

(clerical staff and support staff are not shown in the table)

SYSTEMS IN PLACE;

a) Constitution

b) Church Manual & Departmental Bye Laws

c)  Financial Policy

d) Child Protection policy

e) Human resource  Manual & Policy

f) Gender Policy

g) M & E Policy

h) Pay Rule

CAPACITIES OF THE ORGANISATION:

 

PRESENT ACTIVITIES:

 

1. Church Activities

· Outreach

· Fellowships and Decipleship

· Youth Ministries 

· Children Ministry

· Women  Ministies

 

2. Relief and Development

· Emergency relief & Rehabilitation with livelihood restoration programs

· Integrated Community Development Project

· Rural After School Program for Children

· Micro enterprise development project

· Formal Education project

· Vocational Training to School drop out and young adults

· Health and HIV/AIDS

 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

1. Emergency relief & Rehabilitation with livelihood restoration programs

2. Ethnic Relief & Rehabilitation

3. Livelihood Restoration Program

4. Education Rebuilding Program

5. Mautam(Famine) Relief

6. Naisingpara Relief Program

7. Hamsapara Relief Program

 

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR STAFF AND MEMBERS:

1. Theological education for bachelor and higher level studies

2. CT Course 2000 under EFICOR

3. PRA under Traction Consult, Holland 2002

4. Project Cycle Management under Traction Consult, Holland 2002

5. NGO Management under Search NGO Management 2005

6. TP Course under EFICOR

7. Adult Learning Process under EFICOR

8. TOT under SHRISTI Bhubaneswar, Odisa

9. Peace Building in Mindanao, Philippines

10. ARA JBS/TVET Conference Philippines

11. Theory of change Kenya and Netherlands

12. CDO course (Community Development Organizer course)

13. SALT training in the Philippines

14. HIV/AIDS (and many more courses which are not recorded here )

 

TRAININGS / WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED BY RPCNEI:

1. CT Course in collaboration with EFICOR

2. SALT & BOKASHI training

3. RTE/RTI/Child Right/Protection/Teaching Method/Slow learners/Local governance etc

4. Vocational Training

5. Teachers training

6. Development Education Course

7. Peace building

8. Organizational Development workshop with consultant

9. Many in service training and workshop & Seminar conducted at community level

 

Methodology:

  1. The RPCNEI impart Education to the children who are the now and next generation of the Nation.
  2. Participatory Integrated Community Development approach.
  3. Capacity building of members and Community at large

MEMBERSHIP IN NETWORKS:

1. Reformed and Presbyterian Fellowship (RPF)

2. Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) at National Level

3. International Council of Reformed Churches (ICRC) at the International level

4.Micah Network at International and National level

5.North East India Council of Churches(NEICC)

6. World Reformed Fellowship (WRF)

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

1

Elder L. Kiemlo Plamte

Chairman

2

Rev. Lungawiruol Khawbung

Secretary

3

Elder Lalthlamuon Joute

Treasurer

4

Elder Selthangvel Selate

Member

5

Rev. Ros Infimate

Member

6

Elder Lalvuonthang

Member

7

Elder Dr.L. Fimate

Member

8

LTS Daniel Khawbung

Member

9

Mr Bula Hmar

Member

10

Rev. Saithanglur Joute

Member

11

Rev. Chalrosang Huolngo

Ex- Officio Member

12

Rev. Huolthanglur

Ex- Officio Member

13

Rev. Dr. V. Lalnghakthang

Ex- Officio Member

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:

1. Synod

2. Council

3. Executive Committee

4. Department Committee

5. Staffs

6. Administrative staff

7. Program staff