Paresh Halder, Workplace Missionary

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What are some job titles you’ve held?

Mission network facilitator

What industries have you worked in?

Transform East Alliance

How old were you when you were baptized?

On 11th August 2002

20 year of my age I took a water baptism.

How did a failure set you up to have success being a missionary at work?

I was born and brought up in a traditional Bengali Hindu family. As a young man, I was living a miserable life and was seeking peace. On 20th July 1998, I heard about Jesus, when I was listening to a radio program. Matthew 11:28 touched my heart where Jesus calls people with heavy hearts that he can give peace and rest. I felt rest when I responded to the call. I began to listen more about Jesus on the radio. Also I was attending a local church in my area. The pastor of the church encouraged me to go for 6 months Discipleship training in Bihar. I attended discipleship training for six months in 2000. I understood that I am a sinner and I need forgiveness, which only Jesus can provide. According to Acts 4:12, I believed in Jesus and obeyed him in Baptism on 11th August 2002.

I did my Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) from Allahabad Bible Seminary during 2002 to 2005. I was married in 2006. We began our ministry in Kolkata area in 2007. We were involved in church planting, and ministry among children. We are blessed with two sons, 11 years and 7 years old.

We were introduced to Disciple Making and Church Planning through one of our mutual friend. We learned and implemented and found this strategy very fruitful. Our ministry grew and the Lord enlarged our territory and helped us form a network, Transform East Alliance (TEA).

Vision Statement

Every Bengali community worshiping, living in harmony, and financially thriving.

TEA Purpose/Mission

TEA networks ministries to train and resource for Disciple-making and sustainable community development among Bengali speaking unreached people groups of East India.

What’s a Bible verse that you want to share with your fellow workplace missionaries? Why?

Mathew 24:14

Rev 7:9

Mathew 28:18-20

2 Tim 2:2

Joel 1:3

If you could tell the CEOs of the biggest companies in the world one sentence about Jesus, what would it be?

Jesus is the prince of peace

What’s the best spiritual investment you’ve made?

  1. Pray
  2. Share
  3. Discover
  4. Testimony
  5. Love

What seed planting tip would you share with your fellow workplace missionaries?

Forgiveness and love

What would you tell young Christians who are entering the workforce for the first time?

John 3:16

When you find yourself focusing on worldly things, what do you do to refocus on following Jesus?

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 23:17 – Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Isaiah 26:3 – You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you