CTH: An effective ministry model for the urban students
College campuses which produce future leaders of the country are going through
different forms of vulnerabilities and intolerance. The politicalisation of universities,
stressed academic environment, predominance of social media, influence of alcohol
and drugs, relationship issues etc., makes the life of students miserable. Believing
students coming from good Christian families and spiritual background also seems to
have many times turned away when they were exposed to the new world around them.
How our kids be protected? How can we ensure producing Christ-like leaders for
future? In which way those who are going through similar situations be redeemed?
These are genuine concerns of many Christians. The relevance of ministries such as
Chennai Tyrannus Hall (CTH) emerges in this context.
CTH is a home away from home for believing college students (boys). CTH provides
accommodation and holistic care for the students undergoing different courses in
Chennai, with the purpose of equipping the young lives to be true disciples of Jesus
Christ who witness Christ in their-own campuses and later in professional workplaces.
The word Tyrannus is found in Acts. 19.9, which was a lecture hall were Paul had
discourses with his disciples resulting in word of the Lord reaching whole of Asia.
Formed in partnership between Tyrannus Halls International and St. Thomas
Evangelical Church of India (through its Education Board), CTH provides for the overall
personality development of the students through its excellent facilities and enlightening
activities (mentoring, evening devotions, special talks, seminars, retreats etc.). The
accommodation in CTH is provided for students who have accepted Jesus Christ as
their personal Saviour irrespective of their denominations and language.
Five pillars of CTH
The ministry in Tyrannus Halls is based on its five pillars
• Student Led Devotions
• Academic Excellence
• Physical Fitness
• Theological Lectures