Africa Church-planting & Training In Vocational Education Contributes to the Biblical great commission as it establishes new churches in Zimbabwe through training preachers and developing church leaders, empowering them with occupational skills for socioeconomic stability.
The International Institute of Bible & Vocational Training intend to plant churches by way of training church planters, preachers, and developing church leaders, equipping them with vocational skills.
Education for Church planting
The established International Institute of Bible & Vocational Training (IIBVT) trains church planters with intent to provide Christian moral grounding and to groom the people through Christ-centered spiritual, academic, and practical education in the arts and sciences. The encouragement for volunteer work and community involvement will provide students with real life situations to prepare them for the greater successful ministry and to bring about reasonable restoration of the country.
The practical training in technical skills provides employment opportunities as students embark in several income generating projects to support their families, thereby reducing the unemployment percentage in the end.
Student training will take four years with one year of fieldwork during which time students start new congregations. The idea is to establish Churches in the Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe comprising of districts such as Mudzi, Mtoko and others. Students will return to the classroom during the fourth and final year to complete their course work and to graduate. Upon graduation, the next group to go to fieldwork will continue with the establishment of the Churches. As such, the developing church will always have a minister until the time to hand over to the permanent minister. Each planted Church will have three to five years of anticipated maturity while the congregation identify and call its own minister.
Entrepreneurship derived from Vocational Training
IIBVT offers vocational training to equip Church planters with technical skills for self-support. Experience has revealed that in Zimbabwe many preachers leave the ministry because most Churches cannot afford to pay salaries, consequently, if the ministers receive skills training, they can work part time to meet their physical needs. Vocational training consists of hands-on-skills as well as income generating projects, small business initiations, and employment.
Entrepreneurship provides expertise, innovations, and new small businesses as students put their knowledge and skills into practice.
Community development gets us to where people are and provides and understanding of the needs of the market in order to serve them better.
Africa Church-planting & Training In Vocational Education (ACTIVE) Ministry is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization formed for religious and educational purposes. Specifically, ACTIVE facilitates the planting of new churches in Zimbabwe by training preachers and equipping them with technical skills for self-supporting.
ACTIVE Ministry practices the Biblical Great commission by training and developing Christians in whole, preachers in general and Church planters in particular. [Matthew 28:18-20],
ACTIVE Ministry plants churches. The goal of ACTIVE Ministry in facilitating church planting in Zimbabwe is to become instrumental in carrying out the great commission and to expand the Christian platform. Churches provide Christian moral grounding and help groom people through Christ-centered spiritual, academic, and practical education. Churches hold weekly worship services and midweek Bible study activities to inject spiritual growth among its members. The students-in-training establish these churches.
ACTIVE Ministry provides socio-economic stability through vocational training. Vocational training equips church planters with technical skills for self-support. Occupational skills’ training focuses on practical areas, providing employable skills and promoting entrepreneurship. Vocational training is part of the church planting strategy because students (Church Planters) go to new unreached areas, which do not have established churches that can support them. Therefore empowering them with self-employment occupational skills provides a source of livelihood for the students as they work to plant churches as part of their education curricular.
ACTIVE Ministry partners with missionaries for outreach. Missionaries and volunteers from the United States to Zimbabwe help with general, administrative, and academic work. ACTIVE Ministry works with local churches as a sending agent to provide accountability oversight and spiritual support. The missionary’s connection with ACTIVE Ministry is an association by mutual agreement. All the support received by the missionary is tax deductible. Each missionary establishes their own course of action and maintains complete financial independence in the stewardship of funds sent for their work. The missionary partnership is done on a short, mid and long-term basis. Missionaries work as volunteers governed through the established institute’s bylaws.
ACTIVE Ministry procures funds solely through public donation. Contributions are received from Individuals, Churches, and businesses interested in supporting the advancement of quality education rooted in God’s Word. Educational organizations may donate funds and learning materials such as books, vocational training equipment, human resources, etc. ACTIVE Ministry devotes 100% of its time, effort, and funds to the fulfillment of the planting of churches in Zimbabwe through preachers training. All donations to Active ministry are tax deductible.
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Vision, Mission, Values
Africa Church-planting & Training In Vocational Education (ACTIVE) Ministry is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization formed for religious and educational purposes. Specifically, ACTIVE facilitates the planting of new churches in Zimbabwe by training preachers and equipping them with technical skills for self-supporting.
Vision: ACTIVE intends to plant churches in Zimbabwe by way of training church planters / preachers, and equipping them with vocational skills for self-support. Additionally, IIBVT intends to provide a platform for individuals who desire to identify and effectively pursue their God-given destiny with impact. (Jeremiah 29:11-12).
Mission: ACTIVE fulfills The Great Commission and The Greatest Commandments by developing Christians in whole, preachers in general and Church planters in particular. [Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 22:36-40, 2 Timothy 2:2] As well as to help build multiplying leaders of integrity who are equipped to spearhead the moral, social, and economic transformation of Africa and the world.
Faith and Practice
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