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.

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.

In addition, the church is also striving to equip the women in their congregations who have become the sole providers for their families and are having to step into leadership roles in their communities

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

This exodus 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 fulfill its mission.

These trainings, designed to be replicated, will provide a strategic opportunity for pastors to raise up other leaders to be discipled and receive theological instruction. Then these newly trained leaders will be equipped to establish local home groups and build healthy church communities where new believers can learn and grow.

These courses, based on contextualized curriculum, include in-depth studies of major books of the Bible, sound methods for studying and teaching the Bible, and other discipleship topics, such as creating strong marriages and families.

Ananias House has launched a training program to equip selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Women to be godly, competent, and confident leaders. Areas of training include: personal spiritual growth through discipleship, leadership development, trauma healing & counseling, and economic development. The trainings include an implementation program carried out by field staff and the local leaders.

The future of the church in this region is directly related to the success of reaching, teaching and caring for the women.

In some countries, many children under 10 have only seen life through the lens of conflict and violence. Many have been left orphaned and 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.

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, designed to be replicated, will provide a strategic opportunity for pastors to raise up other leaders to be discipled and receive theological instruction. Then these newly-trained leaders will be equipped to establish local home groups and build healthy church communities where new believers can learn and grow.

These courses, based on contextualized curriculum, include in-depth studies of major books of the Bible, sound methods for studying and teaching the Bible, and other discipleship topics, such as creating strong marriages and families.

Women

Ananias House has launched a training program to equip selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) women to be godly, competent, and confident leaders. Areas of training include: personal spiritual growth through discipleship, leadership development, trauma healing & counseling, and economic development.

The trainings include an implementation program carried out by field staff and the local leaders.

The future of the church in this region is directly related to the success of reaching, teaching and caring for the women.

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

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. 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.

These Front Line Workers have established over 24 churches in 2019. God is doing amazing work in the Middle East.

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.

For many in the region, particularly those displaced by war and violence, life’s necessities come in the form of relief support.  We, along with other partner organizations & churches, have provided relief supplies in the form of food rations, medical assistance, heaters and blankets, to thousands of families in the region, including local refugees. In these tragic and challenging times, the local church can provide comfort, respite and a sense of hope. We are committed to serving those who have lost so much and are suffering for their faith.

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 re-building 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.

Ananias House is equipping the local church to reach its goal to offer the Word of God to every person they meet. We have succeeded in getting a legal permit to locally print the Bible and other Christian books and have printed hundreds of thousands of copies. These Bibles are distributed to not only 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.

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.  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.

Front Line Workers have established 24 churches in 2019. God is doing amazing work in the Middle East.

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

For many in the region, particularly those displaced by war and violence, life’s necessities come in the form of relief support.  We, along with partner organizations & churches, have provided relief supplies in the form of food rations, medical assistance, heaters and blankets, to thousands of families in the region, including local refugees.

 

In these tragic and challenging times, the local church can provide comfort, respite and a sense of hope. We are committed to serving those who have lost so much and are suffering for their faith.

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.