Inductive Bible Study Methods

Bibles Study Methods Conference in Zambia

Rural Pastoral Training

Rural Pastoral Training

Inductive Bible study methods is one of the primary skills a pastor must know to be an effective Bible teacher and preacher. Many never learn this essential method of study or after time move to topical studies or search and copy other studies.

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Dan Finfrock

Dan Finfrock

Intensive Care Ministries‘ vision is to teach national pastors and Christian workers to study the Bible inductively. Brother Dan will be conducting an INTENSIVE Inductive Bible Study Methods conference with HBM in Zambia May 22 – 26. Thank you for praying for Dan and and the 50 Zambian pastors attending.

Graduation in Zambia

I received this letter and pictures from Matthew Daka as they celebrate the graduation of 7 pastors in his district. They worked hard for 4 years to complete the course. Some completed the studies but not the course. The course includes planting a new church and personally discipling 3 other men in the Word of God. Praise the Lord for their diligence and hard work to the Glory of God. -Jeff Hawkins, HBM Zambia Coordinator

Matthew Daka HBMZ Administrator

Matthew Daka
HBMZ Administrator

Dear Brother Jeff,
Praise be to God for his mercy and love which he has given to us through his beloved Son even our Lord Jesus Christ. We had a good time with the brothers this morning December 19, 2015 celebrating the completion of studies by our brothers in Lusaka North. Despite the heavy rainfall, the graduating pastors with their wives came to the venue at Victors Family Bible church. I have been with the men since May 2011. When we started, the men were 15 in number but some of them could not finish the training. However, 7 of them completed the training and  five graduated. We lost one of the men last month as he went to be with the Lord.

Thank you for your continued prayer as HBMZ and HBM USA strive to train men in the Word of God so as to be pastors who teach sound doctrine from the precious Word of God.

Year End Report from Zambia

HBMZ 2015 General Report
December 18, 2015

Matthew Daka HBMZambia Administrator

Matthew Daka
HBMZambia Administrator

From: Matthew Daka, HBMZ Administrator

The year 2015 of our Lord is fast approaching the end. As I look back at what the Lord has done for HBMZ, I want first of all to say many thanks to all who have supported us. You, our donors in the US, have been a blessing to all our pastors and many Christians here in Zambia. HBMZ is grateful to all the donors who have been giving to HBM US who are our partners. Your blessings have made it possible for us to buy Bibles, print and ship training manuals from South Africa to Zambia, supply motorbikes to our pastors as well as bicycles.

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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

Indigenous Missions in Zambia

Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the Gospel

November 2014 Musenga HBMZ Conference

HBMZ Leadership Conference

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Jeff Hawkins HBM Zambia Coordinator

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HBM Zambia Leadership Team

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HBM Zambia Board of Directors

When indigenous Christians evangelize and disciple their own people marvelous things happen! New Testament things! Churches are planted and disciples are made. When one observes the missionary efforts of Paul we see that he spent very little time in the places where he and his team took the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They laid the foundation planting the church and appointing elders and then moved on to the next strategic location. Church growth came from the local church evangelizing, baptizing the converts into the local church and then teaching them to obey the Word of God. They made disciples! The spread of the Gospel to the interior region came from the indigenous believers.

This is what we see happening in Zambia. In the year 2000 Hope Builders Ministries began working with an indigenous ministry in Zambia. This mission focused on encouraging, enabling and empowering the Zambian church to evangelize their own people and plant new churches and make disciples. Hope Builders Ministries’ part in this was to help them to train their pastors and leaders. HBM continues to do that today.

The way the Lord has done this is by giving HBM the HUB model of disciple making. This model follows Jesus’ example of 1 on 3 disciple making. Implementing this strategy in Zambia has resulted in multiple thousands of new believers and churches in the 15 years that HBM has been partnered with the Zambian Church.

Today there are over 1972 pastors in training with Hope Builders Ministries Zambia, a registered and Zambian led ministry. Each of the pastors participate in a 3 year Bible training program produced by Calvary Academics in South Africa. HBM purchases this material and delivers it to the HBMZ office in Lusaka. The Administrator, Matthew Daka then oversees the distribution of this material to the far corners of Zambia and the men in training with HBMZ.

Regional and district leaders oversee the implementation and quality of the training. The US Zambian Coordinator works closely with the Regional Leaders and HBMZ Administrator to access needs and represent US partners to HBMZ and HBMZ to their US partners.

Today Hope Builders Ministries continues to support this indigenous ministry through the faithful gifts of partners in the USA.