Theological and School Education Department

This College is not a new one, but it is dated 1915. The ICM Church maintained a Theological College during 1915-55 at Bhogolu Parish in a 25 acre Mango Garden and unfortunately it was closed due to financial constrains in 1955.

We have considered the dire need for a theological College for training of youth for the Ministry and for the Order of the Church, we have re-started the College at ELURU in the Diocesan head quarters for the time being and have plans to shift to the previous 25 acre Mango Garden after constructing proper structures.

This College is providing instruction to many more youth belongs to different churches as this is only the College run by a traditional Church ( Non-Roman Catholic ) throughout 7 districts of the north coastal region of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Christian Theological College run in unity by the traditional Protestant Churches is at SECUNDERABAD which is about 400 Kms. away from ELURU. So this College has its IMPORTANCE in the region.

At present, The College has temporary structures. We have to raise funds for the construction of permanent structures with an estimated cost of US $ 15,000. The Library is also not adequate and it needs US $ 1000 at least for the development. The infrastructure is also to be provided adequately and needs at least US $ 1000.

The Church is funded previously by the Anglican families of the founders ( the PAYNTERS and GREETS )headquartered at Sri Lanka but they became so old and left to England and gave us autonomy to live on our own.

Though the Church has its limited funds for running the College, still it needs US $ 400/- per month (recurring expenditure ) to function the Theological College.

  1. 3 Years B.Th ( Bachelor of Theology ) for Secondary School Certificate holders
  2. 2 Years B.Th (Bachelor of Theology ) for Graduates.
  3. 2 Years M.Th ( Master of Theology ) – Distance Mode

The Most Revd.Dr.JERRY L. OGLES, D.D.,

The Primate : Anglican Orthodox Church Worldwide Communion

The Rt.Revd.Dr.Joshua Raj., MD, FRCSED, FICS, AMM, MCS, Th.D.

Bishop : Province of Asia & Visiting Bishop : ICM Church, India

Principal

The Most Revd. Dr. JOHN SDR Nakka,
OSJ.,MA.,MTh.,BEd.,DD.,

Co-Coordinator / Registrar

Revd.D.Yobu, B.Th.,

Librarian

Mr.P.Suresh, BA.,BEd.,B.Li.Sc.,

Office Superintendent

Ms.Ratna Kumari,B.Sc.,

The India Christian Mission in Andhra Pradesh is running 28 primary schools and 02 secondary schools which are fully recognised and partly aided by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Rural village children are educated form Standard 1 (age 5 years) onwards. Many of theses children face two problems: inadequate diet and poor educational facilities (ICM schools were built over 90 years ago and do not receive any government aid to rebuild or renovate).

With dedicated funding, we can hire more teachers and subsidize educational materials. At present, through a government grant, all children receive lunch. We hope that God will lead you to support in the following ways:

For the students of our 30 schools, we have to provide them with Note Books, pens / pencils, uniforms and play articles apart from Teaching Learning materials for the teaching staff. It costs about US $ 6.80 for each student ( excludes uniforms ). We have about 2,400 students in all.. We can choose some schools atleast for one budget year if we could not assist all the students every year.

Any single donation amount is helpful and gratefully received.

See the Contact Us page for addresses. All donations can be sent to :

(a) The AOC head office, checks payable to Anglican Orthodox Church, and designated for South Asia Mission- ICM Children (tax receipts available)

(b) Directly to the India Christian Mission Church, Bishop John – bishopeluru@gmail.com.

Your prayerful loving gifts and donations may be drawn on

INDIA CHRISTIAN MISSION CHURCH and sent to :

The Most Revd. Dr. JOHN SDR NAKKA,
Bishops House, ICM Church Compound,

ELURU-534005, Andhra Pradesh, South India.

CHILDREN SPEAK!

I am Lanka Suresh, son of Sri.Adinarayana and Parvathy of Hanuman Junction village of BapulapaduMandal.   I have one younger sister and brother. We are all studying in the ICM Schools right from L.K.G., Now I am in 9 th Class in ICM Jubilee High School, Hanuman Junction.

Ours is a poor hindu religious  family but due to free education, we could be able to study. We have no bar to study though the School is being run by the Christian Church.  The Bishop and the other officers are very kind enough with us.I am very much interested to studying higher education.

I am Neelapu Beaulah, daughter of  John Babu and Paramjyothi, a poor agricultural labourer, resident of Hanuman Junction. I have a younger sister, studying  8 th class in the same school. We both were educated in the ICM Jubilee primary school in Hanuman Junction.

I am a student of 9 th Class of ICM Jubilee High School, Hanuman Junction.

I am getting free education from the school. The management is very keen about our studies. We have evening tuition classes also for free of cost. Many number of  poor students  are studying and getting better education than the other corporate paid schools around Hanuman Junction. I will study well by utilizing the services of our school and help my parents also in future.