Zambia 2014 Pastor Training Seminars

Hope Builders Ministry Zambia

Hope Builders Ministry Zambia

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All pastors need training. If a man is called to pastor, he is called to training in the Word of God. It has been said that “no man is an island.” This is especially true for pastors. We all need continual training in the Word of God. The Holy Spirit is the teacher of all believers in Jesus Christ. This is one of His functions in the believers. He was given to “teach you all things” and “guide you into all the truth” (John 14:26; 16:13). The Holy Spirit is our primary teacher, but God also gives us mentors or human teachers. 2 Timothy 2:2 indicates that this is a generational process of disciple making. Paul taught Timothy who was to teach faithful men who would teach others also.

The HUB Model used by Hope Builders Ministries in Zambia and India is a disciple making model. One man is trained by another man who in turn trains another. HBM uses a 1 on 3 approach multiplying the disciple-making process rapidly.  One pastor trains 3 others (Peter, James and John) who in turn each train three others, etc.

This past June HIMAfrica led a team in Zambia conducting 7 pastors conferences with Hope Builders Ministries Zambia. HBMZ Administrator Matthew Daka accompanied Pastor Jeff Hawkins, Pastor Stephen Slater and seminary student Travis Milner from Lusaka to Kabwe to Kitwe to the Northwestern Province through the Kafue National Park and back to Lusaka. Seven different conferences were conducted serving about 300 HBMZ pastors. Two and three generations of disciples were represented at each conference, showing the growth of the ministry God has given through this disciple making process.

The theme of each conference was “Gospel Essentials – What God in Christ did to save us from His righteous wrath.”

Thank you for your prayers and support of HIMAfrica and HIMIndia serving with Hope Builders Ministries.

 

 

 

DON'T FOLLOW YOUR HEART!

In the morning will I seek You

In the morning will I seek You

Reading in the Gospel of Mark this morning and came across a principle we all need to remember in chapter 7:1-23.

The Principle is that we are NOT to follow our “hearts” but instead we are to follow/obey the Word of God.

That means, no matter how good or right something “feels” to us we must obey the Word of God. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were putting their traditions above the Word of God (It felt right to them), but Jesus condemned this notion/excuse for not obeying the Word of God.

The heart (emotions) is deceitful and wicked! Who can really understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

And this is why we must “Diligently GUARD your heart, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

Our hearts, our emotions are very fickle and very delicate. We have to keep a close eye upon them. DO NOT run by your emotions. Let the truth, the principles of the Word of God guide your steps and decisions of life.

“He that has an ear to hear, LISTEN UP!” Jesus, Mark 7:16

Jeff Hawkins is the director of HIMAfrica and HIMIndia, associate ministries with Hope Builders Ministries.

DON’T FOLLOW YOUR HEART!

In the morning will I seek You

In the morning will I seek You

Reading in the Gospel of Mark this morning and came across a principle we all need to remember in chapter 7:1-23.

The Principle is that we are NOT to follow our “hearts” but instead we are to follow/obey the Word of God.

That means, no matter how good or right something “feels” to us we must obey the Word of God. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were putting their traditions above the Word of God (It felt right to them), but Jesus condemned this notion/excuse for not obeying the Word of God.

The heart (emotions) is deceitful and wicked! Who can really understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

And this is why we must “Diligently GUARD your heart, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

Our hearts, our emotions are very fickle and very delicate. We have to keep a close eye upon them. DO NOT run by your emotions. Let the truth, the principles of the Word of God guide your steps and decisions of life.

“He that has an ear to hear, LISTEN UP!” Jesus, Mark 7:16

Jeff Hawkins is the director of HIMAfrica and HIMIndia, associate ministries with Hope Builders Ministries.

Follow Jeff in India

Sharing in Narispatnam

Sharing in Narispatnam

On Thursday Jeff will return to Visakhapatnam, India arriving Saturday morning Indian time, Friday night US time.

Pray for safety in travels, both on the way and while there. Many miles will be covered driving from one location to another.

Follow Jeff at HIMIndia on Facebook.

The pastors are praying that Bibles will be provided to them for the conferences. If you would like to share the Word of God with them you can DONATE online or mail gifts to: Hope Builders Ministries, P.O.Box 317, Greenwood, VA 22943 Designate: HIMIndia

Hope Builders Ministries is a Proud Member of the ECFA

Hope Builders Ministries is a Proud Member of the ECFA