Eight Great Ways to Participate!



Here are eight great ways to participate with us and the Evangelism Department of the Congolese Presbyterian Church (CPC). We welcome your prayers and financial support to make these dreams a reality! If you have any questions, please contact us at:





1. Our Missionary Support

We are able to live and serve with the church in Congo because of the support of churches and individuals in the U.S. We are grateful to be your mission co-workers, and grateful for the support we have received! Would you consider partnering with us? You can support us online through PC(USA). If you are a church, contact us for church instructions.

2. Evangelism Department

The Evangelism Department of the CPC empowers members in direct evangelism, church growth, and discipleship. Funding supports conducting seminars, traveling to rural regions, producing Christian literature, supporting pastoral institutes and other ongoing activities. Contributions given without a designation for a specific project give the Evangelism Department flexibility to use the funds where most needed.

Contributions can be made through the Evangelism Department, and do NOT specify a project in the comments.


3. Christian Education

The Christian Education Department of the CPC encourages discipleship among children, youth, and adults. Funding supports conducting seminars (on children's ministry, stewardship, discipleship, etc.), traveling to rural regions, facilitating youth ministry, and other ongoing activities. Contributions given without a designation for a specific project give the Christian Education Department flexibility to use the funds where most needed.

Contributions can be made through the Christian Education Department, and do NOT specify a project in the comments


4. Laity seminars (training in Evangelism, Christian Education, leadership, etc.)

Empowering and training the laity of the church is one of our top priorities. We hope to hold seminars in each of the 12 synods in the next few years, ensuring that people in rural areas get valuable training to be effective leaders in the church. 


Total Budget:  $20,000                                      Remaining Need:  $17,000

Contributions can be made through the Evangelism Department, and specify "Seminars" in the comments.


5.   Construction Support for new church buildings (roofs)

The level of poverty in Kasai means that it is often an insurmountable task for congregations to buy land and build a church building. We want to encourage local initiative and investment in the construction of buildings, so the CPC has established a program where congregations can apply for assistance for construction (especially roofs), when they can demonstrate that they have already made significant progress in the construction or renovation of their building. The projected contribution per congregation would be $500 - $1000.  

Total budget: unlimited, ongoing                                     

Contributions can be made through the Evangelism Department, and specify "church buildings" in the comments.


6. Support for Street Kids

This program aims to give 20 children who live on the streets a place to live along with emotional, spiritual, and educational support. Over the course of a two year period, they will be incorporated into families - either their family of origin or foster families who are able to care for them. The program will also train local churches to care for the children and continue the work after the initial two-year period.

Total Budget: $43,197                             Remaining Need: $3,226

Contributions can be made through the CommunityDevelopment Department, and specify "Project Hope: Street Kids" in the comments.

7. Bibles and Christian Literature

One of the biggest needs that we have heard from members of the Presbyterian Church in Congo is for Bibles and songbooks. We wrote about this in our June 2011 newsletter. A Bible in Tshiluba (the local language in Kasai) costs about $11, which is beyond the purchase capacity of most Congolese. We are raising money to subsidize the Bibles, so that people could purchase one for about $5. So, a contribution of $60 covers the subsidy of 10 bibles .

We have started slowly with this subsidy, and included an update on the progress in our February, 2012 newsletter. The demand for Bibles is huge, and we are hopeful that when we travel to rural areas there will be sufficient funds received for Bibles to take a box of them to sell. Many rural pastors do not even have their own Bible, which indicates how rare it is!

Another priority is producing and distributing literature that can empower leaders in the church. Such literature includes: songbooks, the Book of Order, concordance in Tshiluba, and instructional booklets for various ministries in the church, such as women, youth, laity, and Christian Education. Your gifts will help us to produce and distribute this material.

Total budget: Ongoing, unlimted

Contributions can be made through the Evangelism Department, and specify "Bibles and Christian Literature" in the comments.


8. Pastoral Institutes

There are three rural pastoral institutes in Kasai. Funds are needed for theology textbooks, starting a vocational training program, and renovating buildings.

Total budget for 2013: $4000                  Need Remaining: $4000

Contributions can be made through the Evangelism Department, and specify "Pastoral Institutes" in the comments.