‘Supporting those who Serve’
BERACAH is a Hebrew word which has been translated ‘blessing’ and also ‘praise’. The valley where Jehoshaphat and his men gathered the spoils of war was called Beracah. There they praised God for the victory He gave them despite impossible odds, and gratefully acknowledged His provision and favour (cf. 2 Chronicles 20:24-30).
“Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:27).
Beracah exists to serve the Church in Malawi across denominational boundaries by providing Pastoral, Preaching and Practical support to Pastors and Church leaders ‘in situ’ within a relational framework.
“My God shall supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:19).
To support Pastors/ Church leaders ‘in situ’ by providing:
- Pastoral Support and spiritual encouragement.
- Preaching/Teaching/Evangelism Support to enable/develop their various ministries.
- Practical Support to meet urgent personal needs wherever feasible.
“My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is perfected in weakness” (2 Cor.12:9).
Pastoral Support– to build personal faith through:
- Encouragement through God’s Word
- Praying with and for pastors
Preaching Support– to build ministry and capacity through:
- Provision of relevant training and resources for the above ‘in situ’
- Connecting Pastors/leaders with people willing and able to help (eg. individuals, churches and short-term teams etc.)
Practical Support– to build people through:
- A Discretionary Fund- used to meet urgent needs: crises; housing; school fees; weddings; funerals; transport etc.
- A Bursary Fund- used to further develop individuals through formal theological study and/or ministry training.
“And now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus…” (Eph. 3:20-21).
To support the work of Beracah:
If you are in the UK contact Esther at the Avail office: firstname.lastname@example.org
If elsewhere in the world contact Robbie: email@example.com