In Tete Province of northwestern Mozambique, The Outreach Foundation supports a holistic evangelism project that is transforming thousands of lives. These efforts have helped the Presbyterian Church in Mozambique establish over 70 new congregations in the last ten years and reach out to the people in the area. The spirit of the Christians in Tete is contagious. Those who visit from U.S. congregations are humbled and encouraged.
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The Lay Training Program was established in Tete to train elders and evangelists in new ways to care for the congregation as the church continues to grow and develop ideas to help believers in this very remote area. Subjects involve evangelism and church planting, church leadership skills, stewardship and giving, HIV/AIDS and the role of the church, Bible study, conflict management and resolution, church and women in development roles, and more. Training and seminars are necessary for both women and men in church leadership.
Holistic Evangelism in Tete Province
- Minimum goal for 2013: $235,000 for church and school buildings, leadership training, wells for clean water, HIV/AIDS awareness, Jesus Film, bicycles for evangelists, public health ministries, and Village Health Assistants training and kits
- Location: Mozambique