ICM has worked with over 70 indigenous partners in over 55 countries to construct more than 3,600 church buildings. The construction and church planting efforts are reinforced by a discipleship program called Mini Bible College (MBC). This devotional application teaching (detailed information) is available in 26 languages in audio MP3 files supplemented by study booklets, leaders guides, and student workbooks in PDF format. For many languages, the audio is also made available through solar-powered MegaVoice audio devices for small group Bible studies.
The Into Africa Project is very pleased to be partnering with ICM for the construction of eight strategically-located Village Church Planting training centers (also called hub churches) on the Bateke Plateau. These structures will be used as places of worship for these local congregations. This is a formerly-unreached area approximately two to eight hours from Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The following map shows the locations of the eight training centers included in this first project with ICM.
The photos on this page show the construction of the training center/church in Menkao, DRC, from spring 2008 to the structure's dedication on 14 September 2008.
Subject to the acceptance of partnership applications by ICM for other areas of Africa, we anticipate partnering with ICM for the construction of training centers/churches in other Village Church Planting fields in the future.
ICM has been very generous in its partnership with the Into Africa Project in the Bateke Plateau area; however, they do not cover some of the costs of land and construction. To make up the remaining costs, opportunities exist for individuals, churches, foundations, and other organizations to participate in future construction projects that are not yet fully funded. Click here for a link to view training center construction projects with outstanding financial needs.