The Haiti Initiative is The Chapel’s partnership with several ministries in order to strengthen churches through pastoral and leadership development. We have been serving in partnership with Beraca Community Development Corporation in Haiti (a ministry of Beraca Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY) along with The City Church Network of which we are an active member (a ministry initiative of BILD International) to fulfill the plan of God to bring the glory of the gospel to all nations through the local church. We have been asked to take the lead in directing the training of Pastor’s and Leaders in Grand’Anse one of the ten administrative departments of Haiti whose capital is Jeremie. We will establish an Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development which will be the means by which they will continually develop top tier leaders responsible for leading movements of churches in Grand’Anse. We will also be developing other leaders in the context of the local church through BILD 1st Principles Discipleship Training. There are 1500 local churches that are a part of The Haiti Jeremie Initiative with which we will be working! We will Impacting 1500 local churches committed to sharing the gospel to hundreds of thousands of those needing their sins forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ.
The need is tremendous and we are honored to serve in Haiti with these faithful servants of Christ in their local churches! The financial needs are modest, $168,000.00, (1500 churches impacted at an average cost of $112.00 per church!) in comparison with the impact we will have in the country of Haiti! Over the course of the next 5 years the training will have impacted all those churches and trained thousands of leaders who will strengthen and start thousands of other churches and leaders. All of which will be solidly rooted in the 1st Principles of Christ and the Apostles (the key and foundational truths in the New Testament for establishing believer’s and churches in their faith in Christ). It is truly an exponential impact The Chapel will be having in Haiti for the glory of God and the good of the country of Haiti.
The church is the redeeming force in any country and we are convinced as we strengthen churches and leaders in Haiti the country will truly reflect in character and as a whole the name for which she is called “The Pearl of the Antilles”. Should not the church be restoring what is good and true and beautiful to this nation that has struggled for many years in poverty, sickness, tragedy (earthquake of 2011) and more?
We know throwing money at a challenge like this is not the answer (billions have gone into Haiti) but building strong leaders and strong churches is the answer to the great need in Haiti.
This is what The Jereme Haiti Initiative is all about. We hope you would join us in our commitment to bring the redeeming power of the gospel to this small island nation by giving and praying and joining us as we build teams to serve in Haiti on short term trips. For more information or if you would like to join us in this initiative call our offices at 978-297-1493.