Mennonite Mission Network works in partnership with Bihar Mennonite Mandli (Church) by facilitating pastoral training and church building projects.
Bihar Mennonite Mandli dates to mission initiatives in a new location by Mennonite Board of Missions workers in the 1940s and 1950s. For 50 years, Mennonite missionaries in India had pursued holistic mission by means of building large educational and health care institutions. The new Bihar initiative was designed to focus on building congregations, and creating a conference that would not be dominated by large institutional structures. The conference was officially established in 1948 and became self-sustaining with the departure of missionaries in the 1980s. In 1999, the state of Bihar was divided into two states, with Bihar Mennonite Mandli being in the new state of Jharkhand. The conference, which still retains the name Bihar Mennonite Mandli, is very evangelistic-minded, and regularly plants new churches in the surrounding villages of the region.