Indeed, wholistic ministry really is the oldest tool for evangelism–Jesus invented it. But in West Africa, where “open-air crusades” have been a preferred method for so many generations, today’s Christian leaders are discovering the power of extending Jesus’ love to the whole person, operating from a biblical worldview.
In the past couple of months, Chris has helped conduct in Ghana:
- a mentorship program for Christian professionals from six countries.
- a training for 169 church leaders on “Love Action as a Tool for Evangelism.”
- an annual Wholistic Club meeting with 10 leaders, each of whom has 30-60 members demonstrating God’s love in profound ways at the grassroots level.
- presentations on wholistic ministry to more than 800 evangelistic leaders, followed by new plans for a four-day Vision Conference.
“A church elder from Katanga said [the church’s] demonstration of love to the needy and poor has shocked many people in the village such that two Moslems and three animist women have joined the club, saying they have never seen poor people coming out of their poverty to show such compassion and love,” Chris says.