Evangelical Fellowship of India
Evangelical Fellowship of India, founded in 1951, is the national alliance of evangelical Christians. As a central network of evangelicals and a service organization, it is the custodian of Evangelical faith, movement and values in India, representing the Evangelical voice, articulating Biblical values, building capacity, advocating for the poor and marginalized and promoting participation in nation building.
EFI is a charter member of the World Evangelical Alliance. Its membership includes over 54 protestant denominations and related congregations (over 65,000 Churches), over 150 Church related mission agencies and organizations and thousands of individual members. It is the most inclusive fellowship with membership from most Protestant denominations and organizations of India.
1951 EFI was formed
1953 Union Biblical Seminary at Yavatmal was constituted
1962 The Christian Education Department (CEEFI) was formed
1962 The Evangelical Theological Commission was launched
1965 The Indian Evangelical Mission was formed
1968 Evangelical Trust Association of North India was formed
1968 Introduction of Festival of Peace now known as Together
1969 The first National Prayer Assembly
1970 The All India Congress on Evangelism
1970 EFI monthly magazine – AIM was launched
1970 EFI Committee on Relief – EFICOR was formed
1972 Evangelical Trust Association of South India was formed
1977 The Second All India Congress on Missions and Evangelization
1977 The India Missions Association was formed
1988 The Third All India Congress on Missions and Evangelism
1998 Religious Liberty Commission was formed
1999 The Fourth All India Congress on Church in Missions (AICOCIM)
2000 EFI Commission for Dialogue and Unity was launched
2003 Formation of Christian Legal Association
2006 Evangelical Financial Accountability Council was launched
2006 EFIC@R – EFI Children at Risk was formed
2009 The Fifth All India Congress on Church in Missions (AICOCIM)
2014 EFI Commission on Freedom and Development was formed
Our Focus Areas
From its inception EFI has been at the forefront of launching strategic and timely initiatives. We initiate and strengthen campaigns, movements, networks, commissions and organizations to address specific issues facing the community and the nation.
EFI builds capacity through training programs, workshops, consultations and social development projects. We facilitate research so that our constituency is supported by strategic information and statistics.
EFI brings people together. Uniting people towards a common purpose is our passion. Bringing people together for shared reflection and action is what excites us. In this we engage with Churches, organizations, individuals as well as the nation at large.
EFI has continued to grow in recent years. Some of our newer areas of work now include advocacy (Christian Legal Association-CLA) and the Evangelical Financial Accountability Council (EFAC). Find out how these areas can assist in your endeavor to serve Christ and the nation. Finally, pray for us and support us through your involvement and contributions.