National Council of Churches – Pakistan is the united expression of the Protestant and Anglican churches in Pakistan. It is a national common platform for thought and action, by bringing together the Churches and other Christian organizations for mutual consultation, assistance and action in all matters related to life and witness.
It represents Christian people throughout the country. Ever since its inception the Council and its members are actively engaged in the work of nation building. It is an Inter confessional autonomous Council which embraces, promotes and coordinates the various forms of the Church’s Ministry for the people including the Churches and Christian Organizations
Founded in 1948 as the West Pakistan Christian Council, became the National Council of Churches in Pakistan in 1975 (forerunner: the North West India Christian Council)
NCC-P’s main focus of work is to bring in notice of the Pakistani government the issues that involve or affect all churches as well as the promotion of Human Rights to improve the present condition of Christians in this society. To foster mutual understanding among the churches, missions and Christian institutions and to facilitate cooperation and policy among them, to promote effort for evangelism, taking actions as may be possible in all matters pertaining to the social and material welfare of Christian community. In these 65 years of faithful ministry the NCCP has developed many different projects like Human Rights, Position of Churches and Blasphemy Law, Peace and Harmony, Interfaith Relations and HIV aids etc. which has indeed helped as an eye opener to the churches.
Basis of membership: The council is the representative organization of the Protestant churches and missions working in Pakistan, and which hold the following faith of confession:
“We hold the faith that the Church has ever held in Jesus Christ, the redeemer of the world, in whom men and women are saved by grace through faith, in accordance with the revelation of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We accept the holy scripture of the New and Old Testament as containing all things necessary to salvation, as the ultimate standard of faith.”
A) Member Churches
- Presbyterian Church of Pakistan
- Church of Pakistan (Along with its 8 diocese: Raiwind, Hyderabad, Lahore, Karachi, Sialkot, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar and the COP Women Synodical)
- Salvation Army
- Association Reformed Presbyterian Church
B) Missions & Para- Church Organizations
- Christian Study Centre- Rawalpindi
- Muktaba- Enavim Pakistan (MAP)
- Open Theological Seminary
- Pakistan Fellowship of Evangelical Students
- Pak Mission Society
- Adult Basic Education (ABES)
- Pakistan Sunday School Ministry
- Gujranwala Theological Seminary
- Church World Service
- Pakistan Bible Society
- Pakistan Campus Crusade for Christ
- Pakistan Christian Blind Society
- Punjab Religious Book Society.
- Student Christian Movement of Pakistan
- Technical Services Association
- Young Men Christian Association
- Young Women Christian Association
NCC-Pakistan is affiliated with the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches.