Jesus' last command was for His disciples to "make disciples" of all people. HBM provides a strategy , mentor and material to encourage the local church to develop a movement to make disciples 1 on 3 to the fourth generation. This promotes natural, organic growth in the church, both spiritual and numeric.
Pastors are called to "equip the saints" to do the work of the ministry. This is done by teaching the Word of God effectively until "all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God" and grow up in Christ. HBM equips pastors in a mentoring relationship with other pastors.
HBM provides the course material for equipping pastors and leaders with a three/four year course in biblical studies that are practical and effective in maturing them in the Word of God, so that they can effectively communicate God's Word to His people.
In rural settings in Africa and India many church planting and mentoring pastors are limited in their effectiveness by a lack of transportation. Working with our partners HBM is able to provide motorcycles to pastor leaders mentoring other pastors and helping them to grow the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hope Builders Ministries comes along side the Local Indigenous Church encouraging them with "TOOLS" to help them take the Gospel to their families and friends. From garden tool and widow/orphan houses, materials to help build a local church, to vehicles for transporting HBM missionaries.
Many of our missionary partners are not able to access medical care because of a lack of funds. Many have to travel a long distance to find a doctor or hospital who is able to help but require payment for services.
HBM works to meet these emergency medical needs.
The 10 acre Musenga Development Center is located in the heart of the Copperbelt of Zambia near the DRC border. It is a strategic center to develop pastors coming into Zambia from the DRC and returning. It also provides a central location for equipping pastors with HBMZ.
Musenga has long been a place in Zambia where HBM Zambia comes for conferences and HBM short-term mission groups stay as they partner with indigenous churches in the area.
It has a large meeting hall with cooking facilities, a hostel with 12 rooms, each with a full bath. There are several homes for permenent HBMZ and HBM DRCongo staff and visiting staff as well as a large church building.
Nongo Farm is part of the Dignity Project in Mazabuka, Zambia. The mission is to train local and national pastors in productive farming methods AND to support the local church in caring for the vulnerable in the surrounding communities.
Carl and Ilne Paalman oversee this project. You can follow there blog and learn about the Paalmaan Family HERE