Support the Baptist University of Congo
Goal: $31,500 per year
About this Mission Project
Rural Congo is increasingly being drawn into a rapidly changing, globally-oriented economy. Successful emerging leaders in both the Baptist church and in society at large need broad experience, strong analytical and technical skills, the ability to teach others effectively and a solid moral compass that provides reliable direction for navigating this challenging new world.
Responding to this challenge, the Pastoral Institute of Kikongo has become the Baptist University of Congo (UNIBAC). Pastoral training is now a four-year, university-level theology and development program. Courses in agronomy and education prepare students for careers in production agriculture and teaching.
- $50 supports 10 hours of quality teaching time.
- $100 covers travel costs for a visiting instructor.
- $250 adds 5-10 vital textbooks or reference resources to the university library.
- $500 provides a full one-year scholarship.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $31,500 per year to help UNIBAC support core faculty and visiting professors, improve teaching facilities, expand library resources and support the program for wives of pastoral candidates.
The project will be managed jointly by UNIBAC and IM missionaries Glen Chapman and Ed Noyes.
It is anticipated that, by 2018, this project will help UNIBAC to prepare 15 pastors each year with skills relevant to the needs of ministry in rural parishes, and to graduate 60 students each year who will staff Congolese Baptist schools, serve in the agricultural industry in the region or contribute to rural development projects.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with Dr. Robert Nkwim, rector of UNIBAC, and missionaries Glen Chapman and Ed Noyes for the recruitment of spiritually mature, dynamic and inspiring visiting faculty, and for spiritual and intellectual growth among the students.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Congo/Baptist University (UNIBAC) on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
Muladika (left) and Grace (middle), both daughters of Kinshasa pastors, are new theology students at UNIBAC. Through enthusiastic young people like them, the university aims to contribute to a dynamic revitalization of rural Bandundu.