TULSA, Okla. – More than 30 leaders from across India and Nepal made history this week by meeting to launch the 13th Empowered21 Regional Cabinet. E21 India marks another milestone in the strength of the Spirit-empowered movement, which numbers more than 600 million people globally. Empowered21 serves every inhabited continent through a dynamic relational network.
“It was wonderful to witness the immediate adoption of the Empowered21 vision and mission by these outstanding leaders in India,” said President and Global Co-Chair William M. Wilson. “India continues to emerge into a world economic power and the church in India is also experiencing revival. Empowered21 is serving the movement of the Holy Spirit by fanning the flame of the Spirit-empowered experience in new generations and encouraging the significant leadership transition taking place between older and younger. I am very excited about the potential for the Empowered21 network in India as they serve that vast, diverse nation.”
A report from the United Nations states that India is expected to become the world’s largest country, passing China around 2028, when both countries will have populations of 1.45 billion. After that, India’s population will continue to grow and China’s is expected to start decreasing. A 2010 study commissioned by Empowered21 showed India had around 20 million Christians that identified themselves as Spirit-empowered.
Co-Chairs for the Empowered21 India regional cabinet hail from central, east and west India and include Matthew Thomas, founder and president of Central India Outreach (CIO); Shekhar Kallianpur, founder and senior pastor of New Life Fellowship International Church in Mumbai, India; and Chadwick Mohan, senior pastor of New Life Assemblies of God Church in Tamil Nadu, India.
Other attendees at the India regional cabinet launch included Lawrence Khong, co-chair of the Empowered21 Asia Cabinet as well as denomination leaders, network leaders, nationally significant local church pastors, next gen leaders and marketplace leaders.
The regional cabinet was formed as Empowered21 prepares for the Global Congress to be held in Jerusalem May 20-25, 2015. The Empowered21 Global Congress is a call to all believers from around the world to celebrate Pentecost in the land of Pentecost. Individuals can register online at www.jerusalem2015.com. Groups will get an 11th person free for every 10 people registered. Church groups of 25 or more can get special rates by emailing E21@sareltours.com.
Empowered21 aims to help shape the future of the global Spirit-empowered movement throughout the world by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation. Their vision is that every person on Earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit by Pentecost 2033. Get more information at www.empowered21.com. Registration is open for the Empowered21 Global Congress to be held May 20-25, 2015 in Jerusalem. Empowered21 is a Kingdom initiative served by Oral Roberts University, www.oru.edu.