Kêrygma is a non – profit YOUTH AND FAMILY oriented service organization, founded by Jacob and Sheela Isaac in August 1997. It was born out of a vision that they received to permeate God’s love to today’s urban society, particularly the youth and families. The very evening Jacob and Sheela lost their second child John, a young musician by a similar name, John came visiting the Isaac's.
Through this simple encounter, God impressed on their hearts a special vision and ‘John’ became the metaphor for several needy young people who were facing personal challenges and unable to cope with it. Since that time, many young people have come, stayed in their home and have moved on – refreshed, nourished and impacted by their love and attention as representatives of God’s love.
Kerygma thus is a story of hope that continues to change the lives of many.
In obedience to this vision, they offered whatever they had, their own “five loaves and two fish” - the space above their home to start the first “Coffee House” a hangout for young people in the city. This pioneering effort became a symbol of creativity and innovation and for several years was the leading edge ministry that spread across India and brought many seeking to learn from this couple and other equally creative young men and women a novel way of impacting young lives.
Roof top acoustics, box guitars, unrehearsed DJ and hot coffee was the feel of the place. Coffee House became a place where young people could unwind and just talk about life.
Salt of the New Generation.
Adding flavour and Preventing Decay
To permeate the urban society with Christ-like values of love and service and to create an atmosphere of personal vision - assisted by coaches, counselors and personality assessment tools - and spiritual growth through awareness of self, others and reality.
Volunteers passionate to reach youth, inspire one another to give their time, money and talents to impact young lives. This is the model that has borne fruit over the years
They lead in the music ministry, in leadership building, in the production of skits, manage logistics for events, offer counseling and mentoring according to the need around them and the strengths they possess.
Even our board members volunteer their time to govern the activities and to train youth workers.
Our volunteers give us the bandwidth to reach wider into schools, partner with churches and work alongside other organisations and together we are able to reach many more young lives.