Dr. Gil Odendaal, Ph.D
Vice President, Integral Mission
Dr. Paul Robinson, MBBS, MTS, MPH
Director, Health & Social Develo...
 Introduction to Integral Mission: central role of the church
 Utilizing Care Group Model to achieve Integral Mission
 ...
Introduction to
Integral Mission:
central role of the
church
GOD LONGS FOR THE BROADEST, MOST
DIVERSE SOCIAL NETWORK ON THE
PLANET
– THE CHURCH –
TO RISE UP LIKE NEVER BEFORE TO
ENGAG...
Then the righteous will answer him,‘Lord,
when did we see you hungry and feed you, or
thirsty and give you something to dr...
God’s purpose was to use the Church
to display His wisdom in its rich
variety to all the unseen rulers and
authorities in ...
• We do not work _____ the Church,
but ________ the Church
• Our work (project) is Church- __________,
not Church- _______...
The goal of Integral Mission is to develop
healthy,growing and self-sustaining local
churches which reach out to share God...
1. World Relief Training Team gives vision seminars to Pastors in a
region (12-25 pastors)
2. Pastors decide whether or no...
Training Team (T.T)
Vision seminar
T .T gives TOT1
TOT2 & TOT3
IMTs Train IMVs
C
O
M
M
U
N
I
T
Y
Invites Pastors in the Se...
Utilizing Care Group Model
to achieve Integral Mission
Staff
Trainer
Staff
Supervisor
http://www.caregroupinfo.org/blog/
Photo: Courtesy of HIV/AIDS Healthcare Initiative,
Saddleback Church,Western Rwanda
Training of Pastors & church leaders
Photo: Courtesy of HIV/AIDS Healthcare Initiative,
Saddleback Church,Western Rwanda
Training on nutrition, hygiene,
reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, TB,
Water & Sanitation
Pastors, church elders,
small group ...
Project design in
Rwanda and Burundi
WR Rwanda/ Umucyo CSP
(2001-2006)
338 Pastors
from 11
denominations
trained bi-
wkly in 33
Pastors Care
Groups
Pastors
del...
WR Rwanda/ I CSP (2011-2015)
Church
Leaders
Comm.
Leaders
Comm.
Health
Workers
536 Integrated Care Groups
Care Groups
Meet...
Both groups
trained in
C-IMCI and data
collection
Saturating
communities in
the project area
with focused
SBCC messages
2,...
Selected accomplishments
43.7
17.1
32.7
62.2
99 94.8
89.6
96.9
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
ORS use Presumptive Tx
for malaria
Newborns
visited within 3
d...
18
32.4
63.4 62
90.6 89.6
99
85.4
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
Handwashing
with soap
Increased fluids
during diarrhea
Continued
f...
Significant project outputs and
outcomes have been achieved by
empowering local church leaders and
members for health proj...
 Melene Kabadege, MCH Regional
Technical Advisor,WR Burundi/ Rwanda
 Francois Niyitegeka,WR Burundi Program
Manager
 JJ...
probinson@wr.org
The Empowerers
 What is your organization doing to empower local churches in
health program implementation?
 What can yo...
CCIH 2013 Concurrent Session 4 Empowering Local Churches Paul Robinson Gil Odendaal
CCIH 2013 Concurrent Session 4 Empowering Local Churches Paul Robinson Gil Odendaal
CCIH 2013 Concurrent Session 4 Empowering Local Churches Paul Robinson Gil Odendaal
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The session will demonstrate how World Relief has utilized the special influence and stature of church leaders to bring about positive outcomes in the health of women and children through the child survival programs in two countries.

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CCIH 2013 Concurrent Session 4 Empowering Local Churches Paul Robinson Gil Odendaal

  1. 1. Dr. Gil Odendaal, Ph.D Vice President, Integral Mission Dr. Paul Robinson, MBBS, MTS, MPH Director, Health & Social Development Team World Relief Christian Connection for International Health Annual Conference, Arlington, VA; June 9, 2013
  2. 2.  Introduction to Integral Mission: central role of the church  Utilizing Care Group Model to achieve Integral Mission  Project design in Rwanda and Burundi  Selected accomplishments  Conclusion --------------Group Process-------------------------  Small Group Discussion  Report Out to Large Group
  3. 3. Introduction to Integral Mission: central role of the church
  4. 4. GOD LONGS FOR THE BROADEST, MOST DIVERSE SOCIAL NETWORK ON THE PLANET – THE CHURCH – TO RISE UP LIKE NEVER BEFORE TO ENGAGE THE GREAT CAUSES OF OUR DAY: TO STAND FOR THEVULNERABLE ESPECIALLY ORPHANS TO FEED THE HUNGRY TO HEAL THE SICK TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR NEIGHBORS AS JESUS DID
  5. 5. Then the righteous will answer him,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 26: 37-40 Why The Church?
  6. 6. God’s purpose was to use the Church to display His wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was His eternal plan which He carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 3: 10-11
  7. 7. • We do not work _____ the Church, but ________ the Church • Our work (project) is Church- __________, not Church- _______ It is more than semantics with through owned based
  8. 8. The goal of Integral Mission is to develop healthy,growing and self-sustaining local churches which reach out to share God's LOVE with the hurting,helpless and hopeless,the most vulnerable in their community.
  9. 9. 1. World Relief Training Team gives vision seminars to Pastors in a region (12-25 pastors) 2. Pastors decide whether or not to engage with World Relief and Integral Transformation pathway. 3. When invited,Training Team together with Pastors select two persons from each participating church to be trained as trainers 4. Once Trainers have been trained (4 month and three district trainings lasting 5 days each) they and the Pastors select the Integral Ministry Volunteers (church members) - about 5 times the number of trainers - and they are then trained by newly trained trainers under the supervision of the World Relief Training Team. 5. Training consists of basic community health and specific issues identified by the trainers in cooperation with local health authorities.
  10. 10. Training Team (T.T) Vision seminar T .T gives TOT1 TOT2 & TOT3 IMTs Train IMVs C O M M U N I T Y Invites Pastors in the Sector Pastor Trainings Pastors choose IMTs (Integral Mission Trainer) IMTs elect Executive Committee Training Skills, Managing the Program, Practice TrainingPastors and IMTs Work together to Choose IMVs (Integral MissionVolunteer) Both IMTs And IMVs Visit Homes -Community health begins to improve -Churches become healthy -Community identify their problems and address them After this the church can send the IMTs to go to another Community as a Training Team Implement seed projects
  11. 11. Utilizing Care Group Model to achieve Integral Mission
  12. 12. Staff Trainer Staff Supervisor http://www.caregroupinfo.org/blog/
  13. 13. Photo: Courtesy of HIV/AIDS Healthcare Initiative, Saddleback Church,Western Rwanda
  14. 14. Training of Pastors & church leaders Photo: Courtesy of HIV/AIDS Healthcare Initiative, Saddleback Church,Western Rwanda
  15. 15. Training on nutrition, hygiene, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, TB, Water & Sanitation Pastors, church elders, small group leaders
  16. 16. Project design in Rwanda and Burundi
  17. 17. WR Rwanda/ Umucyo CSP (2001-2006) 338 Pastors from 11 denominations trained bi- wkly in 33 Pastors Care Groups Pastors delivered health messages during Sunday church services Church leaders visited approx 26 Care Groups to encourage volunteers 18 local churches initiated 45 PD Hearth sessions for 411 moderately malnourished children. 30% rehabilitation rate Church leaders supervised 18 community based nutrition demo sites for PLWHA
  18. 18. WR Rwanda/ I CSP (2011-2015) Church Leaders Comm. Leaders Comm. Health Workers 536 Integrated Care Groups Care Groups Meet monthly to • review SBCC messages • analyze village health data • coordinate village health activities Oct – Dec 2012 • installed 50 latrines • started kitchen gardens for 60 families • disseminated FP messages during church services • planned establishing of more hygienic latrines, handwashing stations and kitchen gardens
  19. 19. Both groups trained in C-IMCI and data collection Saturating communities in the project area with focused SBCC messages 2,853 Care Group Volunteers 265 Pastors 24 Pastors Care Groups
  20. 20. Selected accomplishments
  21. 21. 43.7 17.1 32.7 62.2 99 94.8 89.6 96.9 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 ORS use Presumptive Tx for malaria Newborns visited within 3 days Mothers know two signs for treatment Percent Baseline Final Source: Final Eval KPC Survey, 2012
  22. 22. 18 32.4 63.4 62 90.6 89.6 99 85.4 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Handwashing with soap Increased fluids during diarrhea Continued feeding in diarrhea Immediate breastfeeding Percent Baseline Final Source: Final Eval KPC Survey, 2012
  23. 23. Significant project outputs and outcomes have been achieved by empowering local church leaders and members for health project implementation in Rwanda and Burundi.
  24. 24.  Melene Kabadege, MCH Regional Technical Advisor,WR Burundi/ Rwanda  Francois Niyitegeka,WR Burundi Program Manager  JJ Ivaska, Program Development & Accountability Director,WR Burundi  Olga Wollinka,WR HO MCH Specialist  Melanie Morrow, Director of MCH
  25. 25. probinson@wr.org
  26. 26. The Empowerers  What is your organization doing to empower local churches in health program implementation?  What can your organization do to empower local churches?  How does/can your organization approach the empowerment of local churches? The Problem Solvers  What constraints did/would your organizations face in empowering local churches?  How did/would your organizations address these constraints? The Planners  What will you do in your role to influence your organization for becoming more engaged with local churches in health programming?

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