North East India Christian Council
North East India Christian Council (NEICC) is a regional council of the National Council of Churches in India for the region of North East India. The NEICC was affiliated to the NCCI in the year 1939.
The North East India Christian Council (NEICC) was established on 23 November 1937 by the American Baptist Mission; the Santal Mission of the Northern Churches; the Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Mission; the Co-operative Baptist Mission of North America- “the Mid Mission”, the English Baptist Mission South Lushai Hills; the Church of God; the Welsh Presbyterian Mission; and the Church of India.
The Council has:-
- Two Vice Presidents,
- Full-time Secretary
The Office bearers are for a term of two years, except the Secretary whose term is three years (four years commencing from 2012)
The Council has the following Committees:
- Executive Committee
- Working Committee
Six Standing Committees as the following:
- Christian Home and Stewardship Committee
- Church Union Committee
- Mission & Evangelism Committee
- Peace and Justice Committee
- Theological Education Committee
- Land and Property Committee.
Youth and Women Assembly
The Council has Youth and Women Assembly called NEICCYA and NEICCWA having a separate functions and administration under the guidance of the NEICC. Each of them has biennial Assembly respectively. Women Assembly has full-time Secretary. Both the assemblies often organized various activities.
Annual Session/Biennial Session
The Council meets once every year in the third week of May in which each member Church and associate members send their representatives according to the basis of representation made by the Council. In the year 2012, the Council celebrated its 75th anniversary and Session passed to have biennial session from 2012 onward and the first biennial Session will be in 2014.
Union Christian College (UCC)
The NEICC runs a College called, ‘the Union Christian College’ at Umiam Khwan (Barapani), Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya, 27 km away from Shillong. It is fully residential and co-educational. It offers courses in Arts and Science at Higher Secondary Education level and Degree level. It has been placed under the Deficit System of the Government of Meghalaya. A Chaplain and a Doctor is also posted to care for spiritual and physical life of the community. The College is affiliated to North Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
NEICC Day of Prayer
A permanent date for the NEICC Day of Prayer is fixed on the 3rd Sunday of October every year. All affiliated bodies are expected to observe this date annually, and the collections on this special day shall be sent to the NEICC Office for its general administration.
- Council of Baptist Churches in North-East India
- National Council of Churches in India
- List of Christian denominations in North East India
- "Regional Christian Councils". nccindia.in. Retrieved 2014-06-06.