WHAT WE DO TOGETHER

While the last decade of conflict and instability in the Middle East has resulted in large numbers of people converting to Christianity, the region’s churches have been gripped with significant challenges. Many church leaders have fled the country for security and safety reasons, creating a spiritual leadership vacuum in the region. Our strategic leadership training programs directly address these challenges and build up the spiritual community long-term.

At the same time, many of these new believers come with varied cultural and religious values that are not aligned with Biblical principles and can cause division within the church body. This is where our gospel centered resourcing comes in. Our frontline staff work with the communities to understand the educational needs, if the community has enough bibles, and if relief supplies are required for the community.
The holistic approach of meeting the communities basic needs, spiritual materials and educational needs, and equipping community leaders with the proper pastoral training is what makes the work we do together effective and sustainable.
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” 1 Timothy 2:2

Strategic Leadership Training

Equips pastors and leaders with theological training and leadership skills

Pastoral

The region’s continued crisis has created a large spiritual leadership vacuum in the region. Ananias House serves to respond to the leadership crisis by empowering pastors and church leaders through Biblical doctrinal training and strategic support. This is done so the leaders may equip others to teach and disciple, strengthening the local church to proclaim the name of Jesus.

This training includes:

  • Theological Instruction
  • Discipleship Topic Training such as marriage and family relations
  • Teaching leaders methods on studying and teaching the bible

Women

Communities in MENA are high conflict and this can sometimes leave women to lead the communities. Ananias House has launched a training program to equip selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) women to be godly, competent, and confident leaders.

This training includes:

  • Personal spiritual growth through discipleship
  • Leadership development
  • Trauma & healing counseling
  • Economic Development

Counseling / Trauma Healing

In some countries, many children under 10 have only seen life through the lens of conflict and violence. Many have been left orphaned; many have been exposed to devastating circumstances. Even in the school classrooms, violence is apparent, and teachers are faced with disconnection, apathy, viciousness and behavioral problems.
Ananias House equips teachers and leaders with knowledge, insight and the appropriate tools to assist these children in identifying the trauma and implementing techniques to develop healthy and wholesome coping mechanisms in hopes of living a healthy emotional life as an adult.

Gospel Centered Resourcing

Strengthens the health and independence of the Church​

Front Line Workers

Ananias House supports pastors and leaders in the Middle Eastern Region who are strong evangelists for the Gospel. These indigenous pastors, some from Muslim backgrounds are referred to as Front Line Workers. They understand the political, cultural and religious aspects of the areas they desire to serve. Training and supporting these Front Line Workers is a more cost effective way to impact communities than supporting foreign-born missionaries.
While these workers are serving and leading the church, they are also working full-time jobs to support themselves and their families. In 2019, Front Line Workers established 24 churches. Growing a ministry while being employed full time has many challenges. We provide support to these Front Line Workers as they establish themselves as full-time church leaders.

Equipping Churches

Depending on the country, the Body of Christ faces barriers in meeting together. First, government pressure and religious attacks often prohibit believers from meeting in homes. In order to provide adequate and safe meeting places, separate registered spaces are needed. Ananias House helps locate and acquire buildings for believers to gather in a safe place to conduct church life and activities.

Secondly, in the war-torn areas of the region, churches and Christian centers have been damaged or destroyed. Rebuilding these church facilities is imperative to the life of the believers. Our ministry assists in repairing the physical structures and supplies furniture and equipment to provide a dependable, safe location for the church gather, study the Word of God, and worship.

Relief Supplies

Depending on the country, the Body of Christ faces barriers in meeting together. First, government pressure and religious attacks often prohibit believers from meeting in homes. In order to provide adequate and safe meeting places, separate registered spaces are needed. Ananias House helps locate and acquire buildings for believers to gather in a safe place to conduct church life and activities.

Secondly, in the war-torn areas of the region, churches and Christian centers have been damaged or destroyed. Rebuilding these church facilities is imperative to the life of the believers. Our ministry assists in repairing the physical structures and supplies furniture and equipment to provide a dependable, safe location for the church gather, study the Word of God, and worship.

Educational Support

Through a school partnership, Ananias House helps support the educational system and children’s programs that offer godly, Biblical teachings in a Christian environment to over 200 students. These opportunities ensure that the next generation is prepared to follow God’s purposes of reaching their people and rebuilding their nation with His Truth and hope. We currently provide financial assistance to many of these students by covering a percentage of the cost of school fees, supplies and transportation.

Bible Printing

Ananias House is equipping the local church to reach its goal to offer the Word of God to every person we meet. We have succeeded in getting a legal permit to print the Bible and other Christian books, locally printing hundreds of thousands of copies. These Bibles are distributed not only to people in the country, but throughout the entire region. Over the last three years, we have distributed over 21,987 Bibles. These gifts shine the light of God’s love in hard to reach places.