Challenges & Opportunities for the Northern Diocese Mardan
Struggling against the exploitation as a mission activity is a basic tenet, belief, and commitment in the ecumenical movement. Development in the context of the mission of the Church inevitably is linked with the liberation of the poor from the force, which exploit them. To identify the exploiters and create awareness of combating them is considered a key strategy in ecumenical circles. Development opportunities are discussed with reference to natural resources and Socio-economic, Political and religious issues. Northern Diocese Mardan covers the central part of the Northern areas, which is rich in its land and natural resources. The agricultural land is fertile and all major crops are grown. Whether conditions are predictable because moon soon (single season) rain fall is generally dependable, opportunities for improved education and health are not scarce. The Northern Diocese Mardan has run an educational and health system.
Diakonia and Development
To continue to use our educational and health-care institutions as the “Diakonia Centres” where we endeavour to re-enact “God’s love as experienced in Juses Christ for all people”.
To work towards the viability of our Institutions.
To engage in development programmes this responds to the marginalized and isolated communities.
To focus on the economic up-lift of the Christian Community through entrepreneurial programmes, so that the Gospel Community is worth its place in the Society.
Pastoral and Evangelistic
To provide pastoral care, security and confidence building to the scattered Christian community through out the Northern areas.
To provide the logistical need to the Christian community and work towards its sustainability.
To continue to develop Evangelistic programme, both through traditional (i.e. book rooms etc) and through other approaches.
To nurture and equip Christian leadership.
To raise financial resources through property development and door possible means which make us sustainable?
To manage and share our financial resources with equity and integrity.