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Love In Action International PPT 2010

  1. 1. Love in Action International<br />Enterprise for Vocational Development<br />Toward Self-Sustaining Churches in Africa<br />© Dr. Tom Stallter. Please do not duplicate in any form with out permission.<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Chad, A Country of Spiritual and Physical Need<br />Helping the urban poor should be a priority for Christians as we demonstrate Christ’s love and compassion in the world. <br />It is even more urgent when those poor are brothers and sisters in Christ.<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Population: 6.8 Million<br />Average Annual Income: $700<br />Live Expectancy: 47 Years<br />Four decades of civil unrest<br />Short growing seasons bring famine months each year.<br />
  4. 4. What are we doing to alleviate the lowest standard of living in the world? <br />4<br />Chadian Christians are without many of the basic necessities of life.<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />We believe the best way to help Chadian Christians is with vocational training.<br />Training for employment is the answer to poverty elimination.<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Helping Christians Grow Churches in the Republic of Chad <br />
  7. 7. 7<br />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 seem to 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.<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />48% of the population in Chad is under 15 years of age.<br />Poverty in Africa<br />80% of the population is below the poverty line.<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Economy and Survival<br /><ul><li>A functional economy is essential for social structure and social survival.
  10. 10. Employment is essential to personal survival in the society. (1 Thes. 4:11-12)
  11. 11. Employment of church members is essential toindigenousministry survival.</li></ul>Indigenous ministry must be self supporting.<br />
  12. 12. 10<br />Economy and Survival<br />Since societies are integrated systems of institutions, each institution must do its part. Through LIAI it is served by the economy of enterprise:<br />Gov’t – Edu – Econ– Rel – Family <br />Ministry Survival<br />Personal Survival<br />
  13. 13. 11<br />Economy and Survival<br /> Poverty in local cultures can be helped by evangelical missions and NGOs like Love in Action. <br />They must help people help themselves: providing vocational training, micro economic development, business as mission, etc.<br />This results in contextualized economic development among committed Christians.<br />
  14. 14. 12<br />Love in Action International<br />Employment and Vocational Training for African Christians<br />Enterprise for Vocational Development<br />
  15. 15. 13<br />Vocational and Ministry Training Through Business<br />Tailoring<br />Construction<br />Bicycle Mechanics<br />Metal Fabrication<br /> Computer Training<br /> Micro Economic Development<br />
  16. 16. 14<br />Vision Principles of Love in Action International<br /><ul><li>The church in the 2/3 world is crippled by poverty and Christianity in the West has a responsibility to help.
  17. 17. Authentic relationships with God through Christ are foundational to successful self-help programs among poor peoples.
  18. 18. Poverty is only overcome on its own soil.
  19. 19. Poverty elimination methods must be adapted to the context.</li></li></ul><li>15<br />Vision Principles of Love in Action International<br /><ul><li>Vocational training through viable business is a multiplication solution to poverty.
  20. 20. Training on all levels, from vocational skills to management, is best accomplished through apprenticeships.
  21. 21. Management must also be able to train apprentices for local ministry.</li></li></ul><li>16<br />Vision Principles of Love in Action International<br /><ul><li>Management must feel ownership.
  22. 22. Subsidies are only used for startup capital; occasional gifts used for encouragement.
  23. 23. People in the partnerships must:
  24. 24. be authentic in their faith and Christian WV,
  25. 25. possess the skills and aptitudes necessary,
  26. 26. be committed to the vision of LIAI and hard work.</li></li></ul><li>17<br />Vision Principles of Love in Action International<br /><ul><li>The purpose of LIAI is to empower local churches. Local churches are central to the vision but not owners of the businesses.
  27. 27. Local opinion leaders must advise the cultural aspects of the projects.</li></ul>Enterprise for Vocational Development<br />
  28. 28. 18<br />MarketPotential Criteria:<br />Every Enterprise for Vocational Development Must Meet One or More of the Following Criteria:<br /> High Demand/Volume Product<br /> High Demand Skills <br /> Outsider Skills in Demand<br /> Rare Product with Fixed Niche<br /> Felt Need Satisfaction<br /> Quality Niche<br /> Outside Market Availability<br />
  29. 29. 19<br />A Local Business with a High Demand Product and Outsider Skills <br />LIAI Metal Fabrication Shop<br />
  30. 30. 20<br />A Market Driven Product for Each Context<br />Instructor and Four Apprentices<br />LIAI Metal Fabrication shop Trainees<br />
  31. 31. 21<br />Future Metal Fabrication Products<br />Tricycle for the Handicapped<br />A Rare Product with Fixed Niche and Felt Need Satisfaction<br />
  32. 32. 22<br />High Demand Product<br />High Demand Skills<br />
  33. 33. 23<br />Instructor: Expat/Expert<br />African Consulting Committee<br />African Apprentices for Vocational Metal Fabrication and Evangelism<br />Essential People in 2/3 world Vocational Training<br />
  34. 34. 24<br />Newest class of African Apprentices for Vocational Metal Fabrication and Evangelism<br />The Ezel Family leading this ministry<br />
  35. 35. 25<br />People in 2/3 world Vocational Training<br />Instructor/Manager <br /><ul><li> Authentic faith and Christian worldview
  36. 36. A commitment to the vision of LIAI
  37. 37. An expert in the business to be used
  38. 38. Intercultural training and above average adaptability aptitude for expatriates
  39. 39. Aptitude for business management and ownership for nationals</li></li></ul><li>26<br />People in 2/3 world Vocational Training<br />African Consulting Committee<br /><ul><li> Authentic faith and Christian worldview
  40. 40. A commitment to the vision of LIAI
  41. 41. An understanding of the effects of the culture on the business
  42. 42. Opinion leaders with influence in the wider community
  43. 43. Participates with managers in decisions</li></li></ul><li>27<br />People in 2/3 world Vocational Training<br />Apprentices for Vocational Training<br /><ul><li> Authentic faith and Christian worldview
  44. 44. A commitment to the vision of LIAI
  45. 45. Necessary aptitudes
  46. 46. Respect in the Christian community
  47. 47. Willingness for ministry</li></ul>Enterprise for Vocational Development<br />
  48. 48. 28<br />Discipleship and Sharing your Faith while Learning a Vocation<br />
  49. 49. 29<br />Discipleship and Sharing your Faith while Learning a Vocation<br />
  50. 50. 30<br />Mike Retterer Training Center: For Training in Outsider Skills<br />
  51. 51. 31<br />Mike Retterer Training Center<br />Landscaping could be a next vocation to look into…<br />
  52. 52. 32<br />Expat Trainer<br />National Apprentices<br />Mike Retterer Training Center<br />
  53. 53. 33<br />Ministry Opportunities<br />Mike Retterer Training Center<br />
  54. 54. 34<br />Guest House for EVD Trainers<br />
  55. 55. 35<br />Bicycle Mechanics is a Mobile Vocation<br />Capital Investment: Initial Tools and Training<br />
  56. 56. 36<br />Bicycle Mechanics is a High Demand Skill<br />And there’s plenty to do in the country of Chad.<br />
  57. 57. 37<br />LIAI Sewing Center<br />
  58. 58. 38<br />Instructor and Apprentices at Work<br />
  59. 59. 39<br />Apprentices<br />Instructor, Owner & Manager<br />Instructor and Apprentices at Work<br />
  60. 60. 40<br />Using National Experts<br />
  61. 61. 41<br />A Marketable Product<br />High Volume <br />Felt Need Satisfaction, <br />Quality Niche,<br />Outside Market<br />
  62. 62. 42<br />Using Every Opportunity<br />Instructor in Construction and Evangelism<br />
  63. 63. 43<br />Construction Teams are Trained to bring in high demand, outsider skills to fit a quality niche.<br />
  64. 64. 44<br />Bridges to Keep Roads Open to Medical help<br />Construction for Community Health and Development<br />Medical Dispensaries<br />
  65. 65. 45<br />Construction for Church Development<br />Bessao Bible School<br />
  66. 66. A vision for enabling the national church and their participation in it<br />Market potential for the training business (seven criteria)<br />Finding African experts or outsiders with expertise for training nationals<br />African structure and resources for the venture <br />46<br />The Necessary Elements of Vocational Training for the African Church<br />
  67. 67. 47<br />The Necessary Elements of Vocational Training for the African Church<br />Respected, influential Africans committed to the venture who can give cultural advice <br />Apprentices with an authentic faith, an aptitude for the training and African business<br />Enterprise for Vocational Development<br />
  68. 68. Prayer<br />Pray for African brothers and sisters in urban centers with no means of supporting their families or churches.<br />Pray about becoming part of training Africans for employment to empower local churches.<br />Pray about helping with Micro Economic Development Projects in the country of Chad, Africa.<br />48<br />
  69. 69. Involvement<br />Community Needs Research<br />Project Design and Implementation<br />Counsel and Encouragement for Host Nationals Leading Projects<br />Short-Term Teams for help and Encouragement <br />49<br />
  70. 70. 50<br />Vibrant Self-Sustaining Churches in Africa<br />EVD<br />
  71. 71. 51<br />Love in Action International: using business for church development in Africa<br />Enterprise for Vocational Development<br />
  72. 72. 52<br />Thank you for taking time to view this presentation of Love in Action International, Inc. Please consider how God may want you to participate in the lives of brothers and sisters in Chad who are often in desperate situations and always in need of employment for day to day needs. <br />Employment will strengthen the churches as people are able to participate in the ministries to support them. This includes hiring a pastor, sending students to Bible school to become pastors and evangelists, sending missionaries to unreached tribes, building shelters for church services, and helping the poor among themselves.<br />Dr. Tom Stallter President and CEO<br />
  73. 73. 53<br />Love in Action International, Inc.<br />P.O. Box 805<br />Winona Lake, IN 46590<br /><br />Contact for information, newsletters, and contributions:<br />ValerieCrumbley<br />(574) 269-4513<br /><br />President and CEO of Love in Action International:<br />Dr. Tom Stallter<br />Professor of Intercultural Studies and World Mission<br />Grace Theological Seminary<br />© 2005 Tom Stallter. Please do not duplicate in any form without permission. <br />