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Using  National  Experts
High Volume  Felt Need Satisfaction,  Quality Niche, Outside Market A Marketable Product Last Year’s grads. Ex.
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In addressing the problem of poverty in Africa, enterprise for vocational development has proven very effective in both producing places of employment and giving people vocational skills marketable to existing employment.

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  • Contact information: Love in action International, Inc. P.O. Box 805 Winona Lake, IN 46590 www.loveinactioninternational.org Contact for information, newsletters, and contributions: Valerie Crumbley

    Presenter: Dr. Tom Stallter, Chairman Department of Intercultural Studies and World Mission Grace Theological Seminary © 2005 Tom Stallter. Please do not duplicate in any form without permission.
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  1. 1. Business as Mission Toward Self-Sustaining Churches in Africa Enterprise for Vocational Development © Dr. Tom Stallter. Please do not duplicate in any form with out permission.
  2. 2. Helping Christians Grow Churches in the Republic of Chad
  3. 3. We want the African church to be indigenous. We helped to plant it, now we expect it to grow and develop in its cultural context. What’s wrong that they don’t catch the vision? A main reason is their poverty. We must seek ways to empower churches for development and ministry in the poverty of urban Africa. We need to facilitate vocational training and employment for Christians.
  4. 4. Poverty in Africa 80% of the population is below the poverty line. 48% of the population in Chad is under 15 years of age.
  5. 5. Economy and Survival <ul><li>A functional economy is essential for social structure and social survival . </li></ul><ul><li>Employment is essential to personal survival in the society. (1 Thes. 4:11-12) </li></ul><ul><li>Employment of church members is essential to indigenous ministry survival . </li></ul>Indigenous ministry must be self supporting.
  6. 6. Economy and Survival <ul><li>Since societies are integrated systems of institutions, societal structure is served by each part. Here it is served by enterprise : </li></ul><ul><li>Gov’t – Edu – Econ – Rel – Family </li></ul>Ministry Survival Personal Survival
  7. 7. Economy and Survival <ul><li>Poverty and Sociological principles, </li></ul><ul><li>Seen through local cultural systems, and </li></ul><ul><li>Treated by Evangelical mission endeavor, </li></ul><ul><li>Become missiological praxis: EVD, MED, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Contextualized Enterprise for Vocational Development among committed Christians </li></ul>
  8. 8. Love in Action International Employment and Vocational Training for African Christians Enterprise for Vocational Development
  9. 9. Bicycle Mechanics Construction Tailoring Metal Fabrication Computer Word Processing Micro Economic Development Vocational and Ministry Training Through Business
  10. 10. Vision Principles of Love in Action International <ul><li>The church in the 2/3 world is crippled by poverty and Christianity in the West has a responsibility to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic relationships with God through Christ are foundational to successful self-help programs among poor peoples. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty is only overcome on its own soil. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty elimination methods must be adapted to the context. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Vision Principles of Love in Action International <ul><li>Vocational training through viable business is a multiplication solution to poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Training on all levels, from vocational skills to management, is best accomplished through apprenticeships. </li></ul><ul><li>Management must be able to train apprentices for local ministry. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vision Principles of Love in Action International <ul><li>Management must feel ownership. </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidies are only used for startup capital; occasional gifts used for encouragement. </li></ul><ul><li>People in the partnerships must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be authentic in their faith and Christian WV, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>possess the skills and aptitudes necessary, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be committed to the vision of LIAI and hard work. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Vision Principles of Love in Action International <ul><li>The purpose of LIAI is to empower local churches. Local churches are central to the vision but not owners of the businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Local opinion leaders must advise the cultural aspects of the projects. </li></ul>Enterprise for Vocational Development
  14. 14. Market Potential Criteria: <ul><ul><li>Every Enterprise for Vocational Development Must Meet One or More of the Following Criteria: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Demand/Volume Product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Demand Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outsider Skills in Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rare Product with Fixed Niche </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Felt Need Satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Niche </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside Market Availability </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. LIAI Metal Fabrication Shop A Local Business with a High Demand Product and Outsider Skills
  16. 16. LIAI Metal Fabrication shop Trainees Instructor and Four Apprentices A Market Driven Product for Each Context
  17. 17. Tricycle for the Handicapped A Rare Product with Fixed Niche and Felt Need Satisfaction Future Metal Fabrication Products
  18. 18. High Demand Product High Demand Skills
  19. 19. African Consulting Committee Instructor: Expat/Expert African Apprentices for Vocational Metal Fabrication and Evangelism Essential People in 2/3 world Vocational Training
  20. 20. Instructor/Manager <ul><li>Authentic faith and Christian worldview </li></ul><ul><li>A commitment to the vision of LIAI </li></ul><ul><li>An expert in the business to be used </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural training and above average adaptability aptitude for expatriates </li></ul><ul><li>Aptitude for business management and ownership for nationals </li></ul>People in 2/3 world Vocational Training
  21. 21. African Consulting Committee People in 2/3 world Vocational Training <ul><li>Authentic faith and Christian worldview </li></ul><ul><li>A commitment to the vision of LIAI </li></ul><ul><li>An understanding of the effects of the culture on the business </li></ul><ul><li>Opinion leaders with influence in the wider community </li></ul><ul><li>Participates with managers in decisions </li></ul>
  22. 22. Apprentices for Vocational Training <ul><li>Authentic faith and Christian worldview </li></ul><ul><li>A commitment to the vision of LIAI </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary aptitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Respect in the Christian community </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness for ministry </li></ul>People in 2/3 world Vocational Training Enterprise for Vocational Development
  23. 23. Discipleship and Sharing your Faith while Learning a Vocation
  24. 24. Mike Retterer Training Center: For Training in Outsider Skills
  25. 25. Mike Retterer Training Center Landscaping could be a next vocation to look into…
  26. 26. Mike Retterer Training Center Expat Trainer National Apprentices
  27. 27. Mike Retterer Training Center Ministry Opportunities
  28. 28. Guest House for EVD Trainers
  29. 29. Bicycle Mechanics is a Mobile Vocation Capital Investment: Initial Tools and Training
  30. 30. Bicycle Mechanics is a High Demand Skill And there’s plenty to do in the country of Chad.
  31. 31. LIAI Sewing Center
  32. 32. Instructor and Apprentices at Work
  33. 33. Instructor and Apprentices at Work Instructor, Owner & Manager Apprentices
  34. 34. Using National Experts
  35. 35. High Volume Felt Need Satisfaction, Quality Niche, Outside Market A Marketable Product Last Year’s grads. Ex.
  36. 36. Instructor in Construction and Evangelism Using Every Opportunity
  37. 37. Construction Teams are Trained to bring in high demand, outsider skills to fit a quality niche.
  38. 38. Construction for Community Health and Development Medical Dispensaries Bridges to Keep Roads Open
  39. 39. Construction for Church Development Bessao Bible School
  40. 40. The Necessary Elements of Vocational Training for the African Church <ul><li>A vision for enabling the national church and their participation in it </li></ul><ul><li>Market potential for the training business (seven criteria) </li></ul><ul><li>Finding African experts or outsiders with expertise for training nationals </li></ul><ul><li>African structure and resources for the venture </li></ul>
  41. 41. The Necessary Elements of Vocational Training for the African Church <ul><li>Respected, influential Africans committed to the venture who can give cultural advice </li></ul><ul><li>Apprentices with an authentic faith , an aptitude for the training and African business </li></ul>Enterprise for Vocational Development
  42. 42. Vibrant Self-Sustaining Churches in Africa EVD
  43. 43. Love in Action International: using business for church development in Africa Enterprise for Vocational Development
  44. 44. Love in action International, Inc. P.O. Box 805 Winona Lake, IN 46590 www.loveinactioninternational.org Contact for information, newsletters, and contributions: Valerie Crumbley (574) 269-4513 [email_address] Presenter: Dr. Tom Stallter, Chairman Department of Intercultural Studies and World Mission Grace Theological Seminary © 2005 Tom Stallter. Please do not duplicate in any form without permission.

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