We aim to impact Kenya for God's glory by making Christ known through the development of an indigenous church planting movement and by theologically influencing & educating the leadership of that movement
The Hallmarks ~
What is the ministry striving to accomplish?
* Reaching the lost = Evangelism
* Preaching the truth = Church planting
* Teaching the hungry = Theological/ministerial training
Develop an indigenous church planting movement through team church planting
Develop sustainable seminary & ministerial training programs
1. Uphold a God-centered approach
2. Maintain intentional, daily contact with the lost
3. Plant indigenous churches that also plant churches
4. Train and disciple believers
5. Communicate in Swahili
6. Cultivate a team approach
1. How do we make contacts?
- Teach our church and disciples to do the same
- Maintain accountability by practicing with one another
- Make a list of 5 who we will share the message with weekly
- Weekly meet and report how it went, pray, and exchange ideas
2. How do we assemble converts and start a church?
- Team member serves as initial pastor, with goal of training a Kenyan believer to become the pastor
- Focus on discipleship and teaching in the church (see below "vibrant, healthy, & growing")
- Train every believer in the basic evangelistic presentation
- Teaching, discipleship, & Bible studies will occupy a large amount of the time.
- Be a servant to the believers, making at least one appointment each week with a local believer for the purpose of praying with them and asking them how we can serve them.
- Model a consistent testimony of hard work and frequent evangelism. Take local believers along as I serve, to mentor in this way and to cast a vision of evangelism and discipleship to the local church members in order to advance a church planting movement.
- Facilitate continued training and mentoring, investing in their lives for the sake of the kingdom
- Arrange or rearrange the schedule to be available when people are available in the city and to give opportunities for training others
- Creating an indigenous movement
- Communicating in Swahili
- Providing comprehensive biblical instruction & training
- Ensuring believers in the church are also engaging in the Great Commission (see below)
3. How will the church become vibrant, healthy, and growing?
- "Never do anything by yourself; always take a brother along so you can model and mentor as you go."
- Foster an attitude of mentorship, wherein others are reaching out to mentor others
- Identify leaders & future teachers with the goal of beginning a Bible institute or pastoral Bible study for these individuals.
- Nurture the desires to share Christ
- Segment the city into geographic and socio-economic zones for planned approach to reaching the lost, ensuring that all population groups are a focus for receiving the Gospel
4. We have begun a seminary to train the leaders of the church-planting movement. How will the program be constructed and funded?
After every two years in Kenya, we evaluate our ministry and begin preparations for expansion
The evaluation will take place on three levels:
Having conducted an evaluation of our ministry, we modify our plans as necessary and set short-term and long-term goals for the upcoming years. This re-evaluation phase will also be a good opportunity to consider expansion.