Our Lord’s commandment to GO and MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS is at the very heart of our mission.
As a ministry, we are dedicated to the continued growth of new believers in Africa. The area surrounding Zambia and Malawi is a ripe harvest field for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As thousands of Zambians and Malawians come to faith, they need to learn more about God’s and who Jesus is. That’s where Jericho Road Ministries desires to see growth: in the training and equipping of new disciples of Jesus Christ through a growing knowledge of the Bible.
Jericho Road Ministries supports a nation-wide network of Zambians who are involved in the Emmaus discipleship courses. We take part in distributing these courses to believers of all maturity levels and empower them to go through the 12-course material and grow in their faith. This process can take 6 to 9 months to complete. The goal focuses on creating a sustainable faith for the new believers in Africa and giving them the tool to spread the Gospel to their own people. In addition to the 12 courses offered by Emmaus, Jericho Road has created “Course 13,” which focuses on teaching the graduates how to be a mentor and leader themselves and encourages them to mentor someone else with the materials.
Emmaus Bible Schools are located all over the world. The majority of them operate as traditional Bible Schools or as a headquarters for the correspondence course where students work their way through the material alone and communicate through the mail.
We want to develop a community of believers in South Central Africa that are committed to reaching the nations for Christ by investing in a one-on-one discipleship method that is easily reproduced and multiplied throughout the country. The goal is to empower the saints to glorify the name of the Lord! Evangelism is very effective in the area of the world, but our calling is to equip new believers with knowledge of the Word of God so they can make more disciples in their home country.
“Show them your faith by your works…”
Through this ministry, we have already distributed 1,500 to 2,000 Bibles in the heart language of these African people. We would like to continue to grow this part of our ministry to be able to distribute a Bible to each applicant at our learning centers. The Word of God supports growing in the Christian faith and discipleship.
“Consequently, faith comes through hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”
Our dual-use Church and School facilities are complete! We are excited to be able to provide the villages of Chitungwi and Malenga in Zambia’s Eastern Province with facilities to use as schools during the week and churches on Sunday. These buildings provide shelter from the elements and mitigate distractions for the kids, but most importantly, these structures give the villages a sense of pride and community. The people came together to make the 40,000+ bricks needed for each building and continue to work to build the structure. We could just purchase bricks and hire builders, but this method helps us empower the community. When they take ownership of their church and school, they invest in them. With community investment, the projects are sustainable!