PRAY for impact

PRAY for impact

1 in 4 Christians lives in sub-Saharan Africa. But approximately 90% of the pastors in Africa are untrained and rely on traditional religions, forms of witchcraft, dreams and visions, and the examples of prominent televangelists to lead their churches. The African Church is often described as being like a river “a mile wide and an inch deep” because the Word of God has not taken root.

Even if every Christian training institute in the world operated at 120% capacity, less than 10% of these unequipped leaders could be trained. Still, most Christian leaders are EAGER to receive the training that will increase their fruitfulness and impact in their churches. They just need someone to provide them with GOOD TRAINING in a manner that is affordable and accessible to them.

Our Mission is to train church leaders in Africa in order to advance the true gospel through strong, vibrant, healthy churches. Motivated by the scope of the need, ITEM has raised up an indigenous training force of almost 100 pastors who are ready to train and mentor pastors throughout Central Africa. As they are released, our goal is to impact more than 5,000 pastors a year!

For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God. (HCSB)

Colossians 1:9-10

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"Through  ITEM seminars Kenyan pastors, who could not afford to get money to attend a Bible college have been trained and equipped for the work of ministry. Now they are able to study, understand, interpret, and apply the Word accurately. ITEM training warns people of error and helps them avoid the influence of unholy teachings."

-- Pastor Apollo Oluoch

ITEM Coordinator for Kenya

"ITEM seminars have not only had influence in Uganda but have had impact in the lives of ministers and the church at large for eternity. A number of pastors have confessed how ITEM seminars have touched their mental, emotions and the will as compared to other seminars that only stirs up emotions which fade away in a moment especially when you engage the mind.

 

Pastor Stephen Wandera said that when Dr. Stephen Van Horn teaches, you see the real meaning in Scripture which arrests the mind for sincere application of Scripture in life and ministry.

 

I am proud of ITEM philosophy of teaching the Scripture alone. In every seminar we have had, everyone has left desiring for more. With the new strategy of training key leaders in the regions with the view of those leaders becoming trainers in their respective regions, we will reach the entire country in a short time with the truth that impacts lives and ministries for eternity."

-- Pastor Hillary Wafula

ITEM Coordinator for Uganda