Feeding Street Children & Film Teams Show "The Jesus Film" & "The Passion of the Christ." More than 250,000 have seen these films with over 100,000 receiving Christ as Savior
Pastor's Leadership Classes, Webuye, Kenya
Equipping Leaders for The Harvest
Encouragement Inc. began in 1990 as a non-profit church growth consulting & equipping organization. Our staff has trained pastors & leaders across the US and in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our seminars and conferences feature training in the areas of Servant Leadership, Effective Speaking, Proven Church Growth Strategies, and Evangelism that transforms lives.
The curriculum we teach comes from some of the most effective communicators/leaders in their fields.
Our mission is to equip leaders and Christ followers to serve more effectively according to their God-given talents and gifts. This results with individuals living purposeful, meaningful and fulfilling lives. Helping people to serve others pleases our Creator. As we learn to walk in the footsteps and teaching of Jesus Christ we demonstrate to a needy and lost world what being a part of God's Kingdom is all about. Calling others out of the world and into God's Kingdom is known as "The Great Commission" that was given to us by Jesus. (Matt. 28:18-20)
"Vic Rader is one of the finest soul-winners I know. He not only leads people to Christ, but he teaches others to do the same."
Dr. John C. Maxwell
We are committed to bring people into the Kingdom of God and equipping them for effective Kingdom service. We use the acronym of R.E.A.P. to communicate the programs utilized to accomplish this purpose.
R - Reaching the Lost. Through the use of The Jesus Film and The Passion of the Christ film along with open- air Crusades, clear presentations of the gospel message are concluded with an inviation to surrender one's life to Jesus Christ as Messiah and Lord. Participating churches are given free follow-up materials.
E - Equipping Leaders. We use only proven effective materials to train pastors and leaders in four important areas of Christian Ministry: Leadership - John Maxwell; Effective Preaching - Wayne Cordeiro; 7 Step Church Growth Strategy - Bill Hybels; Evangelism That Works - Vic Rader
A - Advancing the Kingdom. After providing training and free materials, pastors are sent out to apply the things they have learned. More than 1,100 leaders have attended the above courses.
P - Providing for the Needy. In addition to training leaders, we practice "Servant Ministries" by fully providing for 47 orphans and 10 full-time staff members at the Encouragement Children's Home. These children are being taught farming, milking cows, and raising chickens. Those in grades 9-12 are enrolled in Boarding High Schools where they are receiving a quality education.