Philosophy of Mission: Church-Centered Partnership

The third aspect of our philosophy of mission focuses on the local church.  As an organization comprised of various partners–individuals, churches, business leaders, etc.–we share a common approach that the best way to influence and transform communities in Haiti is through local churches.

3. Church-Centered Partnership

We believe the local church is the outpost of the kingdom of God and should be central in kingdom affairs. All of our efforts operate in and through local churches in Haiti. Central to our ambition is to strengthen and build healthy, indigenous churches with solid, biblically qualified leadership. Whether orphan care, micro business, or community development, the work is carried out by the people of God, not an organization or program.

Stateside, we seek to build church-centered partnerships for long-term commitment for the good of Haiti. Short-term mission efforts are most effective in a long-term investment, and stateside churches can know, understand, and participate in the work of missions in Haiti in more meaningful and significant ways through this enduring commitment.

About Timmy Brister

My name is Tim Brister. I am a pastor of Grace Baptist Church (Cape Coral, Florida), founder of the PLNTD Network, director of P2R and the Memory Moleskine, creator of The Haiti Collective, and director of Band of Bloggers. I am happily married to my wife Dusti and the proud father of two little boys.
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