Focus: From 2016 to2025, Church Ministry for Church Leaders’ Pension Fund will focus on reorganizing the program by setting appropriate rules and regulations and in addition to funds contributed by members, raise additional funds to make sure that once church leaders retire, they will have funds to enable them to end life on earth with honor. The church will train managers of the ministerial pension fund program to develop necessary skills for grant writing and fund raising, and work together with owners of the program and assess and insure its effectiveness through critical monitoring and evaluation.
Focus: From 2016 to2025, Church Ministry for Deacons’ and Pastors’ Wellbeing Self-Care will focus on organizing a program that will assist to boost the economic power of the Burundi Free Methodist Church Pastors. The program must be organized in a way that is free from dependency, that is, pastors will have to earn it. All pastors will be trained on economic empowerment ventures including modern farming, keeping small animals, keeping big animals, small businesses, microfinance, tailoring, arts and crafts, etc… The church will develop a contextualized and relevant ministerial poverty-alleviation program with appropriate teaching materials, and the coordinator of the department will work with pastors to implement the program through different initiatives and assess and insure its effectiveness through critical monitoring and evaluation.
From 2016 to 2025, Church Ministry for Christians’ Microfinance Banking will focus on organizing the microfinance banking by setting rules and regulations, mobilizing Burundi Free Methodist Church Leaders and members of the congregation to be part of the micro-finance banking program. The church will train micro-finance banking managers to develop a contextualized and relevant micro-finance banking program with appropriate teaching materials, and work together with all stakeholders to implement Micro-finance Banking activities and assess and insure its effectiveness through critical monitoring and evaluation.
From 2016 to 2025, Church Ministry for Developing and Caring for Health Facilities will focus on extending Kibuye and Van Norman hospitals with improved services to be among the best hospitals in Burundi, and develop Muyebe, Nkondo, Burenza, Rutunga and others to be among the best health centers in Burundi. Also, health initiatives programs will focus on developing a mutuality for health service which will care for the medical needs of Burundi Free Methodist Church Pastors who will be interested, members of the FMC and others from outside the church who will be interested in the program. The church will mobilize FMC medical practitioners to develop a contextualized and relevant health-initiatives programs with appropriate teaching materials, and work together with the leadership of the church to implement, assess and insure its effectiveness through critical monitoring and evaluation.
From 2016 to 2025, Church Ministry for Developing Resources to Sustain the Ministry will focus on developing income generating projects which will sustain activities of the Burundi Free Methodist General Conference. Free Methodist Executives from various sectors and services will be called together to think, discuss, and develop different income generating projects. The church will develop contextualized and relevant sustainability projects with appropriate managerial plan, and work together with project managers to implement Ministry Sustainability Initiatives, assess and insure its effectiveness through critical monitoring and evaluation.
Focus: From 2015 to 2025, Church Ministry for Developing and Caring for Church Infrastructure will focus on building a Liaison Office in Gitega with the purpose of being closer to church leaders and members; building Burundi Free Methodist Church Headquarters hosting Burundi FMC General Conference Offices and a Printing Press. The focus will also be on building a Center for Executive Development with all its facilities and equipment including among others conference rooms, accommodation facilities, a kitchen and dining facility, and a modern library. The Free Methodist Church Infrastructure Development will also make sure that at least 4 roofs each year after church members have completed to build walls.
Focus: From 2015 to 2025, Church Ministry for Producing Training Materials will focus on assessing the needs for having a printing press for the church; designing the project for the printing press; formulating policies for the printing press; fundraising and starting the printing press project; and leading and managing the project through monitoring, evaluation, recommendations and reporting.