Kanyama is an informal township outside of Lusaka, Zambia. It is home to an estimated 300,000 people.
At the time Lusaka Bible College was founded, only 160 churches were serving that entire population.
Only 2 of the pastors in Kanyama had any formal training!
For the people living here, owning a Bible is a luxury. In general, books are hard to come by. Even for a pastor.
The Christian leaders of Kanyama are challenged with accurately interpreting and teaching the Bible to their congregations without proper training or study resources. Kanyama has a tremendous need for further leadership training.
Those who do not have electricity at home are able to study after dark.
Because most of the pastors in Africa have no formal training at all, this in-service-training is ideally suited to Africa.
Most of the students at Lusaka Bible College already have church responsibilities, so this is the most realistic way they can become equipped for the task God has called them to.
Pastor's being equipped to lead God's people through Lusaka Bible College.
Pastors attending a Lusaka Bible College training.
This small room functions as the College's library.
ITMI's Timothy Keller delivered the first batch of books for the College's library.
- To train, equip and disciple Christian leaders to invest in the township of Kanyama.
- To expand the college library with quality study materials and theologically sound books.
- To allow as many of the area pastors to attend classes through scholarships and support.
- Quality books and study resources to enhance the college library with doctrinally sound materials.
- Provision of funds to pay quality instructors.
- Scholarships allowing students to study and become equipped through Lusaka Bible College. ($88/year per student.) Few who live in this area could afford to pay this tuition. It amounts to 25% of the average income for the area.
- ITMI to provide oversight and US presence for exposing this ministry to our supporters.
- The leadership of Lusaka Bible College to oversee the college's daily mission.
Benson Banda, Principal
Benson Banda oversees this small organization, to include fundraising, handling administrative tasks, overseeing the library, and securing local facilities for the college to use for its lectures.
Trained in Christian community development and in World missions and church planting, Bruce's vision is to see leaders equipped and trained to reach their communities for Christ. He is married to Christabel and has one son. Together, they founded Mobilizing Africans for Missions, which is focused on training and development of church leaders in church planting and development.