The Church Mission (Edavaka Mission) is the local chapter of the Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelistic Association (MTVEA). Every Marthomite is expected to be a true witness to Jesus Christ and sharing the joy of salvation where ever they are placed. The purpose of the Voluntary Evangelistic Association is to witness to the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to be participants in the building of the Kingdom of God and to prepare every member of the Church in that supremely noble task.
- Bible study
- Witnessing and sharing Christian experiences
- House Visit
- Helping the needy
- Work among non – Christians
- Prayer Group Activities
Prayer Group Activities
The Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association is the missionary wing of the Mar Thoma Church. MTVEA was established in the year 1924. The first and oldest of the National Missionary Movement in India, owes its origins to the enduring vision of a small band of devout men-eleven laymen and one priest- who gathered for prayer in the upper room of the Kadavil Malika (Kallissery-Chengannur) on the banks of River Pamba. This Missionary Movement was started in the wake of the Reformation Movement pioneered by Abraham Malpan, the Martin Luther of the East. It marked the resurgence of the Ancient Church in Kerala and has given new life and inspiration for the total renewal and mission of the church. The Church awoke to its missionary task and the Evangelistic Association was formed in the year 1888 ad was registered under the Company’s Act of India.
112 years have elapsed since its inception and the Association has grown far beyond the dreams and imaginations of the original founders. Rapid strides of progress have been made in evangelistic endeavors in and outside Kerala. This spectacular growth was achieved through the untiring efforts, devotion, commitment and missionary zeal of our Revered Bishops, Priests, Evangelists, and laymen.