Equipping and Empowering Indigenous Leaders / Kerusomen Gospel MinistriesPastor Saha's personal passion is to motivate, exhort and train fellow indigenous leaders to serve God in their own culture and language.
He believes they are the best ambassadors to their local communities because they know the languages, challenges and needs of their neighbors.
They have changed lives in Christ that demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit and are willing to share Christ's love as humble servants in their villages.
What these pastors do not have is:
- The time and money resources to go to a seminary or Bible College to study for years.
- The academic credentials for entry into these schools.
KGM Intensive Pastor and Church Planting Training
The KGM training is an intensive time of teaching that is on the institute level and is for students who are not ready for more advanced educational levels. All KGM pastor recruits are required to complete this training.
The 19 month training covers a curriculum that usually requires more than two years at a Bible College. It includes 8 weeks of classroom training and 11 months internship:
132 classroom hours Pastoral Training
132 classroom hours Church Planter Training
1650 hours Internship and Practical Training in the field
Classroom subjects covered are:
Pastoral Care and Counseling
Evangelism and Mission
Manual for Ministry & Church Administration
Believer Basics & Problem Solving in Ministry and Mission Fields
Church Planter Training
Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ
Basic Christian Ethics and Home
Hermeneutics and Study Methods
Christian Spirituality and Personality Development
Survey of the Bible (Introductory Study)
KGM's Instructors and Vision
Led by Pastors Saha and Anju Simon, the Kerusomen Foundation in India focuses on Christ-centered growth. Its emphasis on pastor and leadership training ensures that future KGM churches are planted and led by Believers well equipped to faithfully preach the Word of God with the heart of God, creating strong and sustainable churches and movements in India.
Pastor Sahayadas Simon achieved two Masters Degrees, one in Divinity and the other in New Testament Theology at Hindustan Bible Institute. He is currently pursuing his PhD in New Testament Studies at Martin Luther Christian University. He also serves as the Academic Dean to Trivandrum Bible College, an inter-denominational institution, where he recruits committed believers for the KGM ministry.
Our goal is to train India's youth with the knowledge and skills to empower others for spiritual and social development by proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed. May they will lead the way to win the lost, plant churches and disciple new believers, reproducing themselves throughout our culture.