Equip Disciples DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Equip Disciples DRC Branch
We have six staff members who start, train, and supervise Bible Study groups in various locations in DR Congo. Some of the groups are part of churches or church plants, and others are missional Bible Study groups.
Ebola Awareness and Evangelism Film
Equip Disciples has been one of the only groups to produce Ebola awareness materials in the language of the people of Congo. Currently, the film is in Congolese Swahili and Congolese Sign Language.
Remote Bible Study Groups
We currently have 137 groups operating in 9 provinces, with an average 3,000 weekly attendance. Most of the groups are for both men and women, but we also have women's groups, youth studies, and studies for street kids. We have studies ministering to internally displaced people due to rebel militia activity, studies ministering to women, former child soldiers, and remote villagers.
This film has been shown on local tv stations in some of the Ebola hot spots. It has also aired on radio stations, college campuses, and outdoor market places. Our staff has been showing the film at our office in Goma, DRC to both hearing and hearing-impaired groups.
The film is unique in that it addresses Ebola prevention from a Christian perspective and witness.
Pastoral Theological Training
Many pastors in DRC do not have access to solid Theological Education. Through the training sessions offered at our office in Goma, pastors learn the basic doctrines which provide the foundation for faith and practice in their lives and in their preaching.
Bible Studies at our Office in Goma, DRC