Overview of the Congregation Development Ministry -
The Congregation Development Ministry offer tools, resources, and training for Counselors who facilitate programs of connecting, cultivating and caring for people of their respective congregations within a particular geography. People in the congregation (Members as we call then) that ISKCON is dedicated to serving deserve the very best, and the ministry is here to facilitate ISKCON centers and temples in it’s proactive success.
The ISKCON Ministry of Congregational Development – CDM – is a One Stop Shop for Krsna Conscious training. CDM facilitates the spiritual growth of individuals and communities within the spiritual, cultural, and educational guidelines set by ISKCON’s Founder-Acarya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
Vision of Congregation Development -
To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
Offering Service at Sri Sri Radha Madanmohanji Temple
SEVADAAN - An initiative led by Congregation Development Program
There is only one goal: to serve Kṛṣṇa to one’s best ability. If there is some disagreement over service, such disagreement is to be taken as spiritual. Those who are actually engaged in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead cannot be disunited in any circumstance. This makes the Supreme Personality of Godhead very happy and willing to award all kinds of benediction to His devotees, as indicated in this verse.
- Srila Prabhupada’s purport to SB 4.30.08
Bhaktimaya Seva or loving devotional service is an expression of our hidden love for Krishna which is transcendental by nature. This love of Krishna is our ultimate goal in life. Loving Service is a what makes us more humble, more than a blade of grass on the street. It also develops Tolerance within us, something that makes us dearer to Lord Krishna. SEVADAAN is a process by which congregation members from the various congregations in and around Navi Mumbai pledge to undertake a particular service as per their convenience (mostly during festivals and Sundays) dovetailed with service opportunities at the Sri Sri Radha Madanmohanji Temple, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The endeavour is to ensure that all visiting congregation members are systematically utilized in the service of Krishna in the way is meant to be. Members shall be trained in developing their acumen to discharge devotional service at the desired level. Given below is the list of seva opportunities available in the temple along with respective seva leaders responsible for distributing and monitoring sevas within their jurisdication.