The Mission
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

The Goals

Develop an indigenous church planting movement through team church planting

  • Desire to see the church planting movement move out from beyond Nairobi and surrounding areas to the rural and coastal regions & city centers

  • Develop sustainable seminary & ministerial training programs

  • Leave a viable ministerial training program and institution for the Kenyan church
  • Investigate the possibility of beginning another sound, strong Bible college in other regions
  • The Priorities

    1. Uphold a God-centered approach

  • God's glory is the ultimate reason we exist and minister
  • Practice prayer reliance (expression of our dependence upon God)

  • 2. Maintain intentional, daily contact with the lost

    3. Plant indigenous churches that also plant churches

    4. Train and disciple believers

  • Accomplishing the Great Commission is about making disciples!

  • 5. Communicate in Swahili

    6. Cultivate a team approach

    The Strategy

    1. How do we make contacts?

  • We must have direct connection with the lost, the people in our churches, and those we are actively discipling.
  • Be meaningful and intentional in our planning of integrating the contacts and gospel into our daily plans. Look for opportunities and depend on God to show them to us.
  • Be able to briefly and clearly tell the story of Jesus, how he saved me, and is impacting my life.
  • - 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?

  • Assemble local believers, current discipleship projects, and those interested in the gospel into small groups
  • Begin meeting in homes (aim is indigenous & reproducible)
  • - 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.

  • As the group expands then look for either larger homes or meet in "public, open places"
  • Build significant relationships with believers in order to disciple and cast a vision of church planting and church growth.
  • - 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.

  • Invest in those believers who are obedient to the Word and yearning to grow.
  • - 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

  • Evaluate, are we...
  • - 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?

  • Focus on prayer
  • Model Christlikeness
  • Always look to mentor
  • - "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.

  • Fellowship and spend time working with others in the church
  • Passionately and aggressively evangelize
  • - 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

  • Teach the basic doctrines
  • Teach inductive methodology so people can mine for themselves

  • 4. We have begun a seminary to train the leaders of the church-planting movement. How will the program be constructed and funded?

  • Focus on block classes in order to train and then see the men take the information back and begin utilizing in their environments.
  • Focus on seeing the men learn and study, then prepare lessons and watch/critique them as they teach to others
  • It is imperative that financial paternalism does not find root; therefore, students will be required to pay or work to support their education and room/board (as appropriate). Alternatively, they may seek to receive assistance from their church, but it must not be funded by western money.

  • The Metrics

    After every two years in Kenya, we evaluate our ministry and begin preparations for expansion

    The evaluation will take place on three levels:

  • Self-evaluation. We will make a timeline of our activities and compare them with our entry plan. We will prepare a strength-weakness-opportunity-threat analysis and compare it with the analysis in our ministry prospectus.
  • Local pastor evaluation. We will seek input from the perspective of the local pastors and church members through conducting interviews and possibly distributing a questionnaire.
  • Seek input from other missionaries who are successfully implementing a church planting movement. This may be accomplished by holding a training event and inviting others to teach and evaluate our ministry.

  • 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.

    Other Necessary Areas of Consideration

  • Is God honored?
  • Is the Church growing?
  • Are we growing?
  • Are we motivated & passionate?
  • Are we spreading the passion?