EA’s vision is church-facilitated, large-scale, holistic, sustainable transformation of impoverished communities, physically and spiritually.
Our goal is to facilitate long-term development through the local church, not merely provide short-term aid through direct implementation.
EA's Programs Include
EA exists to serve the local church. We believe that it is simply impossible to alleviate poverty – in its fullest sense – apart from the local church.
As we seek to serve and empower the local church, our efforts focus on facilitating growth through leadership development of pastors and lay leaders in three areas:
– Personal Character
– Theological Competency
– Ministry Capacity
We find motivation for our mission in the following passages:
“Keep watch over yourselves [personal character/theological competency] and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God [ministry capacity], which He purchased with His own blood.” (Acts 20:28)
“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart (character); with skillful hands (competency/capacity) he led them.” (Psalm 78:72)
Our methodology to accomplish our mission focuses on 4 In-house Core Competencies:
– K242 Church Network Development – A systematic leadership discipleship process, to build capacity within local church leadership, in order that they might facilitate growth and service as the body of Christ in their communities.
– Abundant Life Poverty Reduction Program – A church-based 16-week initiative where the local church is trained to assist community members in learning simple solutions in health and economic empowerment, based on the foundation of Christian values.
– Genesis Family Life Program – We seek to break the cycle of physical and spiritual poverty by partnering with churches and parents to raise a generation that both knows the Lord and the things he has done. (Judges 2:10)
– Church-based Savings Groups – A church-facilitated initiative addressing personal financial management, in which participants also study scripture, pray, and fellowship together, experiencing social and spiritual restoration.
As a result of our desire for ministry effectiveness and organizational stewardship, EA prioritizes using baseline measurements and collection of output and outcome metrics, attempting capture the entirety of our vision of church-facilitated sustainable transformation of impoverished communities.
EA leverages an existing, impassioned volunteer workforce through its in-country church/ministry network, which enables EA to deliver maximum impact to impoverished communities at minimum staffing cost.
Through resourcing and mobilizing our expanding network within the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Haiti, Empowering Action is poised to facilitate large-scaled transformation of impoverished communities.
However, because our model is both scalable and replicable Empowering Action is positioned to expand to additional Caribbean and Latin American countries, and beyond, in the years to come, as the Lord wills.