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Union of Baptist churches in Congo, Goma,North kivu, Congo (Democratic Republic)

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Address: 855 Goma, North Kivu
Goma,North kivu, 00243  
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Fax: NA
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 50
Number of People Being Served: 1
EIN: NA

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Mission Statement


The Union has a two-fold mission: -Proclaim the gospel to every Congolese and plant churches. -Promote social and economic improvements through developmental programs and projects. The mission is met through a collection of ministry activities or departments including: -Evangelism and Church planting - Youth department - Men's department - Women's department - Education department - Sunday school department - Intercession Ministry - Health department - Aid and Development Programs/Projects

Description


The Union of Baptist Churches of DRC, through his leadership is after the great commission where by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior Himself said “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” BRIEF HISTORY The Union of Baptist Churches of the Democratic Republic of Congo is located in GOMA, North Kivu District, and DRC on the border of Rwanda. The Union was founded in 1989 by Rev Athanase HABIMANA and six fellow pastors with just 1 church and 15 believer’s .Over years the ministry has grown to 150 local churches and 15,013 believers (statistics, December 2012). Today the Union has an extensive and dedicated leadership, and a pastoral and administrative staff. These men and women have established and operate various outreach projects including schools health centers, a Bible school, orphanage, agricultural coops, community clubs, and so on. This has all been accomplished with little. The Union and its leadership have taken a holistic approach to ministry by reaching out to meet spiritual, physical, and community needs in an effort to reach the Congolese with the gospel and plant churches.

The Union of Baptist Churches of DRC, through his leadership is after the great commission where by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior Himself said “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” BRIEF HISTORY The Union of Baptist Churches of the Democratic Republic of Congo is located in GOMA, North Kivu District, and DRC on the border of Rwanda. The Union was founded in 1989 by Rev Athanase HABIMANA and six fellow pastors with just 1 church and 15 believer’s .Over years the ministry has grown to 150 local churches and 15,013 believers (statistics, December 2012). Today the Union has an extensive and dedicated leadership, and a pastoral and administrative staff. These men and women have established and operate various outreach projects including schools health centers, a Bible school, orphanage, agricultural coops, community clubs, and so on. This has all been accomplished with little. The Union and its leadership have taken a holistic approach to ministry by reaching out to meet spiritual, physical, and community needs in an effort to reach the Congolese with the gospel and plant churches.

Mission Statement: The Union has a two-fold mission: -Proclaim the gospel to every Congolese and plant churches. -Promote social and economic improvements through developmental programs and projects. The mission is met through a collection of ministry activities or departments including: -Evangelism and Church planting - Youth department - Men's department - Women's department - Education department - Sunday school department - Intercession Ministry - Health department - Aid and Development Programs/Projects

Organizational Statement of Faith


Statement of Faith This Statement of Faith is not intended to cover all Biblical truth but only to establish a basis for fellowship and cooperation so that we may “all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions.” The Scriptures • The Bible is the inspired word of God to men, the infallible, all-sufficient, final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21) The One True God • The one true God has revealed Himself as eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Luke 3:22; John 14:12, 16, 28; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28) The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ • In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being. (Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3) • Jesus is the eternal Son of God who was with God and was God in the beginning. (John 1:1-3) • He was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35) • He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil. (Acts 10:38) • He lived a sinless life – holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners. (Hebrews 7:26) • He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried and was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) • He has now been exalted to the right hand of God. (Acts 2:33; Hebrews 1:3) • This same Jesus, who has been taken into heaven, will come back in the same way. (Acts 1:11) The Fall of Man • There is no one righteous before God. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:10, 23; Isaiah 64:6) God’s Plan of Redemption • Salvation is found in no one else but the Lord Jesus Christ, for there is no other name under heaven given by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) • Man is saved by grace, through faith, not by His own efforts but as a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8) • God saves us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7) Water Baptism • All who repent and believe on Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord are commanded in Scripture to be baptized in water. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16) Present Work of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is at work in the earth today: • to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 16:8) • empowering men to witness and confirming the word with signs that accompany it. (Acts 1:8; 4:29-31; Hebrews 2:3, 4) • producing the fruit of the Spirit in men’s lives. (Galatians 5:22-26) • giving various gifts to men for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11) In response, believers are commanded to eagerly desire the greater gifts and to try to excel in gifts that build up the church. (1 Corinthians 12:31; 14:12) Future Events • There is a coming resurrection: those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. (John 5:29; 2 Corinthians 5:10) • There is a coming judgment where any whose name is not found written in the book of life will be thrown into the lake of fire which is the second death. (Revelation 20:14, 15) The Unity of All Believers • In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body. (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12)


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