Developing Missionaries in Zambia and India

Jeff and Lou Ann’s ministry in Africa and India. The HUB Model of pastoral training, church planting and disciple making.  READ MORE

Testimony from Zambia

Pastor Matthew Daka and wife Judi with Jeff and Lou Ann

Pastor Matthew Daka and wife Judi with Jeff and Lou Ann

TESTIMONY from Matthew Daka, HBM Zambia Administrator

During the time I have been working with Hope Builders Ministries Zambia, I have seen many things which the Lord has done here in partnership with HBM USA and local Indigenous pastors. Much of what I am going to share is based on growth of this ministry.

1. Discipleship and Pastoral Training
Hope Builders Ministry has now reached all the 10 provinces of Zambia. Western and Eastern provinces were the last 2 provinces to be reached. In Western province, I have met Bishop James Nswana who is based in Mongu which is the capital of the province. James has started training 3 pastors in Mungu who will train others and plant new 3 churches. Initially, James was ready to start with more than 20 pastors in this province but I had to ask him to choose 3 for a start. In Eastern province, Pastor Joseph Phiri who is our Regional leader in the Northern Province has opened hubs in Petauke, Chipata and Lundazi. The training of pastors in this province is going on well.

Pastor Daka teaching the Word

Pastor Daka teaching the Word

As HBMZ Administrator, I want to testify that the demand for enrollment of pastors who want to be trained has multiplied. I have been receiving requests from all the districts in Zambia from our pastors who are being asked to start receiving new pastors for training. Some churches in the villages are asking their pastors to train with HBMZ as they are not willing to be led by untrained pastors.

All the pastors who started training in 2012 and 2013 now have 3 disciples each in training. Apart from training their 3 men, these pastors are teaching the members of their congregation what they are learning. In some villages, even headmen have been converted and many people are being saved daily because of what HBMZ through these men are doing. I thank God for the wonderful training materials which our pastors are receiving from Hope Builders Ministries USA.

Receiving Bibles to distribute in their Regions of ministry

Receiving Bibles to distribute in their Regions of ministry

2. Church Planting and Bible Distribution
As a result many called out men being trained, I have seen and bear testimony to the multiplication of many Bible believing churches in all our districts. In Muchinga province for instance, Pastor Fighton Chilufya, one of the district leaders, has reported to me that more than 100 churches have been started. Brother Fighton is based in Mpika which is one of the largest districts in Zambia. Many people who live in these remote areas are so poor and their way of life is different from those who live in towns. HBMZ is focused to planting many Bible believing churches in these rural areas.

Our greatest challenge is Bibles for pastors who are being trained. Hope Builders Ministries USA has been helping us to give Bibles to the pastors who are being trained. However, I as the National Administrator, I have noted that the demand for Bibles is so huge. DONATE

During the month of June this year, Brother Jeff (HBM Zambia Coordinator) and 2 other American Brothers will be visiting us. We shall have Bible teaching Conferences in 3 provinces, namely, Central, Copperbelt and Northwestern. We also plan to give Bibles to our pastors but this depends on your support. Finally, I am asking for your prayers as we travel on our Zambian roads which are bad more especially in the remote areas.

Thank you so much for everything you have been doing in supporting us.
Reporting,
Pastor Matthew Daka,
HBMZ Administrator

(YOUR prayers and gifts are appreciated. GIVE HERE or mail check to HBM, P.O. Box 317, Greenwood, VA 22943 Designate HBMZambia)

Pastor Kallen on RT

Pastor Kallen on RT

3. Testimony From Kallen Musonda – Kitwe
Ever since I joined Hope Builders Ministries, my mind set has been changed and challenged for better. Before, I was limited to my local church and denomination only, but now I have been challenged through the training to think of all Zambia and even the world and look at the work of God on a much broader perspective, going beyond the 4 corners of the church and disciple people.

After the change in my perception of the work of God, the local church that God has given me the responsibility to pastor and oversee his people started growing spiritually and numerically. It is true Brothers, “you grow a pastor, and you grow a church.” The growth of a pastor is an increasing blessing to the local church and the Kingdom of God. Hope Builders Ministries will never make the local church go down; it will always make the work of God grow. Let us do our part, God is ready to do his part and the result will always be amazing.

Hope Builders Ministries Zambia is an indigenous ministry in Zambia with a mission to train pastors in the Word of God and provide biblical strategy to multiply disciples of Christ through the country and the world.

Hope Builders Ministries is partnered with HBMZ to provide resources (bible training, bibles, bicycles, motorcycles, business loans, Dignity Project support) to help them declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Zambia and neighboring countries.

Thank you for your SUPPORT and prayers!

India Mission Trip

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Pastors in Orisha

Pastors in Orisha

Helping Indigenous Missions in India

In February 2014 Jeff will be joining Stephen Prasad and HIMIndia for a month of ministry to the new pastors in training. 198 pastors are now organized into 18 districts and taking pastoral training. Early next year the 180 pastors under the supervision of their district leaders will begin to train 3 more pastors each. Their objective is to complete the three year study and to start 1 new church during this same period. The prayerful goal is to start 540 new churches in the next three years each having a trained pastor. Pray with us. Join us.

Making Disciples Who Make Disciples: The HUB-Model

HUB Model

HUB Model

HIMAfrica is the ministry of Jeff and Lou Ann Hawkins partnered with Hope Builders Ministry in Zambia. Jeff is the country coordinator for this indigenous ministry. In 2010 HBMZambia was officially organized and is comprised of a Zambian board of directors and 22 Zambian district leaders overseeing more than 1500 indigenous Zambian pastors in training. These men are missionary pastors planting churches and making disciples in their own communities, involving many different cultures and languages.

Zambia is a large and diverse country. It is the size of Texas, that is half the size of Europe and would cover much of the Southeastern part of the United States. It is home to more than 13 million souls speaking over 70 different languages. English is the official language used in government and schools and this helps to bridge the language barrier to “English only” speaking people to the many different language groups. But most Africans are multilingual speaking 4 and more languages fluently. Zambian Christians are very capable to carry the Gospel to the other cultures and languages around them.

The GOAL and MISSION of this ministry is to “saturate Zambia with bible believing and teaching churches with trained pastors.”

Hope Builders Ministries desires to help the Zambian church fulfill the Great Commission to make disciples BY MAKING DISCIPLES.

Disciple making is our focus. The Matthew 28 mission statement is “make disciples” by going with the Gospel to the lost, baptizing the new believers into the local Church and continually teaching them the Word of God, to the ends of the earth to the end of time. The ministry method God has given us to effectively accomplish this mandate is the HUB model of church planting and pastoral training that multiplies church planting and pastoral training.

Pastor Titus and his Disciples

Pastor Titus and his Disciples

The HUB Model

What we believe the Lord has directed us to do is to make disciples in Africa (Zambia in HIMAfrica context) by training the pastors who will in turn plant churches and disciple new pastors. We do not see our ministry as one that establishes “mission stations” or “bible schools” with western missionaries.. Our mission center is a “HUB” church that becomes the “training center and bible school” led by an indigenous African pastor who will be instrumental in training as many as 40 new pastors and planting 40 new churches over the course of 7 years.

How Does It Work? Multiplication vs. Addition

The Hub concept forms the basis upon which our entire Ministry operates as we serve rural communities in Africa. A Hub Leader is commissioned to multiply himself in three other men. This discipling of three others begins within the first year of his own training. At the beginning of his second year of training he begins to teach what he has learned in his first year. This process multiplies itself as the new disciples will also begin training 3 disciples in their second year. By the time the first disciple finishes his 3 years of training he will be instrumental in the training of 39 other men. Working together with this ever growing circle of God-called men they evangelize villages and plant churches which these men will pastor.

Evangelizing a Village

Evangelizing a Village

Within the villages that are being evangelized discipleship groups are formed with the men and women, boys and girls that come to know Christ. These become the village churches as Bible classes are set up to train Disciple-Makers who continue to reach out to their community representing the Lord Jesus Christ to lost souls.

The Hub Leader is a believer who “duplicates” himself in the leaders identified to head the churches that are planted in the villages. Jesus said that the disciple will look like his teacher (Luke 6:40). Paul told the Thessalonian and Corinthian churches to “imitate him.” (see 1 Corinthians 4:6, 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:7, 9) The Word of God tells us that we should also imitate those who walked by faith before us in Hebrews 6:12 and to imitate our church leaders in Hebrews 13:7. Ultimately the goal is that we all imitate God (Ephesians 5:1). This is the disciple making model given to us in the New Testament.

The training process consists of regular classroom teaching and an apprenticeship style, hands-on, in service mentoring to ensure that the pastors-in-training are able to practically and effectively lead their churches. The curriculum used to train the Pastors consists of 12 manuals taking about three years to complete.

Church in Kasempa

Church in Kasempa

In this manner a Hub grows from the Hub Church to as many as 40 churches planted in villages within walking and bicycling distance of the Hub Church. On average each Hub will grow to serve between 4,000 and 10,000 members, depending upon the demography, over the seven year period it takes the leaders to complete the 3 phases of the training program.

YOU can get involved by partnering with us in supporting the training of pastors and planting of new churches. Your gift in any amount supports the discipling of these indigenous pastors.

It costs $300 a month to take a HUB  through all three phases of the training or $25,200 in 7 years. Less than HALF what it costs to keep ONE western missionary on the field for ONE year.

Kasama DL Benjamin Chabali and familyHIMAfrica in partnership with Hope Builders Ministries is seeking partners in the USA to help train pastors and establish churches all over Zambia and Africa. We work alongside other Christian ministries and pastors in Africa to do this. In partnership with these ministries to date the Lord has used HBM to trained over 6000 pastors in Africa in  13 years. Over 1500 new churches have been planted in Zambia alone. There are 22 HUB Districts (10 hubs each) in Zambia overseeing hundreds of men in varying degrees of training. These Hub churches work across denominational barriers. There are over 1500 pastors in Zambia in Bible training using the Mini Bible College curriculum today.

God has raised up Hope Builders Ministries to come along side Indigenous Pastors who have a heart to be “disciple makers.” Hub Pastors are men who are not about themselves, but about obeying the mandate of Jesus Christ to “make disciples.” Jesus said, “I will build MY church…” Like Paul we help them to build upon the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are looking for indigenous men who will submit themselves to being trained in the Word of God and use the HUB model to plant churches and disciple other pastors to do the same.

This is our Mission and Mandate.