Overview

  • Population:  20,409,000
  • Evangelical & Pentecostal Christians: 1.2% – Annual Growth 2.3%


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Mission District

  • FM Ministry Began: 2003
  • FM Churches: 25
  • FM Membership: 1590
  • Ordained Ministers: 13
  • Ministerial Candidates: 7

Beginnings
Canadian Tamil FM churches began ministry involvement in Sri Lanka in 2003, as a direct response to our Gateway Cities Initiative. In 2004 a Mission District was inaugurated under the oversight of The Free Methodist Church in Canada. Today, a fellowship of more than 30 congregations is overseen by local leadership with encouragement from a group of partnered Canadian churches. Ministry leaders in this challenging country value ongoing Canadian participation in the development of new pastors and church plants. International Child Care Ministry (ICCM Canada) began a child sponsorship program in 2011, specifically helping children of pastoral families.

Present Ministries
Committed and caring pastoral families are attending to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of this deeply wounded country. FM churches are planted amongst the most challenged socio-economic groups, attending to persons of all ethnic backgrounds. Pastoral training, development and encouragement are the most significant needs that Canadian FM churches are invested in. On a regular basis, teams from Canadian churches are invited to conduct children’s ministry teacher training programs.

Scholarships
We provide scholarships for approved ministerial candidates at several different bible colleges.
$1,500
Projects 2017 (see below)
Each year local churches identify small specific ministry development projects for such things as musical instruments, building repairs, or rent for worship facilities.
$20,000
Leadership Development
Each year two training programs for pastors are offered, including a family camp for pastors’ families.
$15,000
Colombo Ministry Centre
Maintenance support for the National Office.
$4,000
Church
Project
Amount
Small Projects
Badulla
TBA

TBA

Digenne (PEV Church)
TBA

TBA

Digenne (Victory Church)
TBA

TBA

Jaffna (IR Church) TBA

TBA

Jaffna (Mercy Church) TBA

TBA

Jaffna (Power of Prayer Church) TBA

TBA

Katagustota TBA

TBA

Kundsale
TBA

TBA

Nanuoya TBA

TBA

Nikagolla
TBA TBA
Pallakelle
TBA

TBA

Passara
TBA

TBA

Rangalla
TBA

TBA

Talawakalle
TBA

TBA

Wattala TBA

TBA

TBA

If you would like to donate to Sri Lanka – Ministry, click on “Donate Now.”This will take you to the Free Methodist page on the Canada Helps website,
a secure site for online donations.Click on “donate now” and scroll down to Fund/Designation;
highlight Global Missions.Just below you will see a box – Message/Instructions – type in clearly
“Sri Lanka Ministry” or “Sri Lanka – Projects”.
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