Transforming Communities by the Word of God
In many places in the world, the church is a mile wide and an inch deep.
This lack of discipleship in the ways of God has resulted in strife-filled families lacking purpose and wholeness, disunified and vision-less churches plagued by sinful habits, communities full of corruption and licentiousness spiraling deeper into hopelessness and pain.
Provide holistic Bible training to secluded church and community leaders through various discipleship seminars and resources. We literally go to those who do not have access to this type of training and work closely with the local church to get these seminars running so they can reproduce and multiply them in the immediate future.
Families have been restored as personal lives are aligned with God’s word. Ignorance is no longer an excuse as truth is known and applied. We aim to see a decrease in adultery, alcoholism, domestic abuse and suicide in communities while seeing an increase in father’s involvement in their families and restoration of marriages and families.
Reconciliation and unity between church denominations has resulted in greater skill, strategy and establishment of ministry at seminar locations. As men and women combine their gifts with prayer and evangelism, their communities are impacted in ways such as decrease in violence and teenage pregnancies, change in spiritual atmosphere, and the start of new ministries.
Most of those that need and request biblical training learn through oral stories. The BELT Ministry whole-hearted embraces and uses the initiative of various orality and storying ministries to make the content of the seminars immediately applicable and relevant. The stories are used alongside relevant and clear posters that help participants multiply and replicate the material to teach and influence others.
One of the values of BELT is to work alongside and empower the local body of believers. We do this by committing to work with the local and indigenous church (including a variety of denominations) and other missions organisations. BELT seeks to go where the Bible has been translated and use that momentum to bring the training that will equip the church to study, understand, and apply the Bible in their own culture and communities.
Since 2007, BELT has been sending teams to the Democratic Republic of Congo at the invitation of the local church to help them restore and rebuild their nation. The overall vision is to reach 11 distinct people groups in the DRC by sending international teams to key locations in those regions. Since 20010, four regions have already been focused on and impacted. BELT is also committed to the restoration of nations in South East Asia, including Nepal, the Pacific Islands and Latin America.
You will join an international team of missionaries committed to seeing the Bible and power of God transform villages, cities, and nations. Through work and partnership with local believers and various missions organisations, you will be exposed to the many ways in which God is moving today and be part of eradicating systemic problems. Some of these include: injustice; corruption in business, government, and church; domestic abuse; unplanned pregnancies; spread of disease; and many real-life issues which can be decreased by simply applying the truth of the Bible.
There are many initiatives and much vision which has yet to be implemented; you could be part of pioneering these in nations and people groups as well as develop new models and seminars to expand the effectiveness of BELT.