With a vision of to 'Reach the Unreached', we took the Gospel of the Lord through our New Life International Ministries, far and wide, through Home Cells, Street Corner Preaching, Gospel Carol Rounds, Christmas Programs, Music-nights, Retreats, Seminars, Conferences, Gospel Crusades, Magazines and through the media for the past two decades.
We reached out to the masses through Spiritual and also through social activities such as free eye camps, medical camps, supporting orphanages, old age homes, helping the poor and needy and undertaking relief activities. Through these we were able to share the love of Christ to the lost souls and win them back to God. As days went on, we all did witness the tough times, persecutions and hardships that were carried out against the Church and its people which left an unhealable wound in our hearts. Though these are deemed to happen for the fulfilment of the words of the Bible, it is really hard and difficult to face and endure it, that too as an individual. Thus in order to do our work without fear and to be a voice for the people of God, who are persecuted and oppressed, and to continue our social presence as a recognized body in the country, the Diocese of Charismatic Churches of India was founded by The Most Rev. Dr. Reinhard C. Shekar, who in turn was ordained as its Bishop and later elevated as the Archbishop.
CCI – Charismatic Churches of India, is a Charismatic as well as an Anglican – Episcopal Communion Diocese, conceived and formed by The Most Rev. Dr. Reinhard C. Shekar. This Diocese was consecrated on the 27th of November 2012 in the city of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
CCI Diocese is based on the Pentecostal and Charismatic principles of the New Testament and functions upon the Procedures and Regulations of the Anglican Communion. We function as the Diocese of,
with The Most Rev. Dr. Reinhard C. Shekar as the Presiding Archbishop of the Province, which is a Non-Geographical Province of the,
with The Most Rev. Dr. Quintin Moore as its Presiding Archbishop. Archbishop Reinhard is also seated in the INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF ARCHBISHOPS OF CEEC, along with the other Archbishops of CEEC International.
Furthermore, CCI Diocese is also in Full Communion with,
headed by the Archbishop & Patriarch,
The Most Rev. Dr. Russell McClanahan
with The Most Rev. Dr. Reinhard C. Sekar as the ARCHBISHOP for the Province of India.
CCI Diocese is also in Complete Communion with the,
headed by The Metropolitan & Archbishop,
The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Vattappara
with The Most Rev. Dr. Reinhard C. Sekar as one of the ARCHBISHOP & VICE-CHAIRMEN for the ACI Synod.
The Diocese of CCI, which is functioning with Coimbatore, TN, India, as its headquarters, has prevailed into several parts of India, such as Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Telangana, Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Jammu & Kashmir, and also in other countries. The Diocese of CCI, being a part of the Worldwide Anglican Episcopal Communion, is an Globally recognized diocese, and it is ready and willing to offer spiritual and social guidance and covering to churches of any denomination and to be a pillar of support in their sufferings and hardships.
The Diocese works towards the edification and strengthening of the Church by offering Theological courses also to Pastors, Leaders and Believers, who desire to involve in the ministry of God, graduating and versing them well in the scriptures, providing them with an episcopal ordination, thereby opening up a way for them to be recognized as a minister of the Gospel, and guiding them further to fulfil their destiny in Christ.