Presbyterian Church of Mizoram, the largest Christian denomination in the state, commenced its 98th Synod yesterday at Republic Veng Presbyterian Church, Aizawl. The 2021 Synod has been convened under the moderatorship of rev. Dr. Vanlalnghaka Ralte, former principal of Aizawl Theological College. 

The Synod will discuss important agendas related to the administration and functioning of the church within the state for the first 5 days of the convention i.e from 7-11th December 2021. Agendas have been brought in regarding the need to minimize church services, promotion of Mizo language in ministries and church administrations. 17 probationary pastors selected by the synod Pastoral Committee will be ordained by the Synod on 12 December, 2021 in the Sunday forenoon church service. 

Mizoram Synod is under the aegis of the Presbyterian Church of India (PCI) and is currently one of the most active among the 12 synods under PCI. According to the 2020 statistics, there are 51 Presbytery, 310 pastorates and 1141 local churches under Mizoram Presbyterian Church. The Church has a total of 424 ministers among which 309 are currently engaged with pastoral ministry.