We have a BIG vision
To be part of a movement that brings the good news of Jesus Christ to the nearly 20 million South Sudanese and Sudanese who have never heard His name.
What Does Empower One Do?
When you combine the American and African Empower One team, we do the following:
Send Indigenous Missionaries
We send indigenous missionaries to unreached or under-reached areas to make disciples and plant churches.
SO, WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
Our team has two parts – the Americans (who reside stateside) and the Africans (who live in or around South Sudan).
Our hyper commitment to empowerment, is what makes our American team unique. We believe our African partners are far more effective disciple makers, church planters, bible school teachers, missionaries and elementary school teachers than we would be in Africa.
THE AMERICAN TEAM:
- Push the vision and encourage like crazy
- Remove barriers for the African team
- Introduce new training materials and methods
- Bring short-term teams that are part of our local partners’ strategy
- Raise resources
THE AFRICAN TEAM:
- Plant churches
- Train leaders
- Set in-country strategy
- Create the program/field ministry budget
- Make in-country personnel decisions
these are our people
These are the primary leaders for our team in Africa and America.
Board of Directors
Alfie Pino, Chairman
Physician and Managing Partner, Allied Anesthesia Associates
Owner, Gatewood Vineyard and Winery
we train local leaders to transform communities.
We help find, develop, train, and empower local leaders. Leaders who can make disciples of Jesus, start new churches, then look around in their communities and ask God, “What can we do to bless these people?”
We believe that Jesus transforms hearts. Transformed hearts change families who strengthen churches. Churches should transform their communities, and maybe, just maybe, change nations.
HOW’D WE GET STARTED DOING ALL THIS?
These are our core values
We have a total commitment to the advancement of the Gospel.
We tell each other the truth, even–especially–if it’s unpleasant.
We trust that we think the best of one another first, and we trust one another to work as if for the Lord.
We don’t live in South Sudan for a reason: They can do it better. Our job is to empower others.
Prayer and Surrender
We live in a state of surrender to the Lord. We talk to Him and listen to Him and obey Him, even if that obedience is immediate, extreme, and costly.
We don’t allow elephants in the corner. They must be discussed openly.
Get work done where and how you see fit, but get the work done. Roll with change and unplanned successes and failures both here and abroad.
Funds are for the Field
As much as possible, the resources we raise are for the field, not for our comfort in America.
Our authority and ultimate decision maker is the Bible.
We cooperate; we don’t work in silos.
Mission trumps title, role and ego every time. No one is too good to clean up after dinner.
Ministry is tough. It has up and downs. We don’t quit.
We empower local leaders in East Africa to know how to make a disciple of Jesus, who can start a church that can then transform its community.
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P.O. Box 551755
Dallas, TX 75355