Jesus for Hindu families
Explore with us a MARG (path), a way of being and doing that we believe should guide our quest to make disciples and become more faithful and effective disciples ourselves.
Sharanam means surrender. It is used in a highly devotional context in Hindu culture, describing the person who is utterly abandoned to God, and it is the call of God to the Hindu heart, “surrender to Jesus.”
Sacrifice is a deeply meaningful word in Hindu culture. Sacrifice was powerful and central to Hindu practice for many centuries and remains a central value in their lives today.
Balidan means sacrifice, and it is used to describe the core of the gospel, the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus.
Hindu people evaluate and certify religious truth by tradition or by experience. They do not consider Christ to be part of their tradition, so they automatically seek to experience Jesus.
Anubhav is an introductory experience into the benevolent power of Jesus Christ, who enters their world, demonstrating His love and grace.
A satsang is a gathering of people who intentionally meet to discuss and experience truth. During a satsang, there may be singing and discourse and dialogue. Satsang in our model of ministry is a way for Christ Bhaktas to gather for worship and fellowship.
Bhakti means devotion or worship of a specific deity and it is the heartbeat of how Hindus surrender to God. It is the way Hindus naturally respond to a positive initiatory experience of Jesus.
Seva means selfless, voluntary service.
Seva is a higher ideal of service than just work. It embodies the best images of the loyal and noble servant.
Satya simply means truth. For Hindu people it is the all-encompassing absolute truth that is experienced. It is Jesus who says that He is the way, the truth and the life.