Evangelism & Discipleship

This page highlights pictures from projects supported by Acts of Grace within the most recent five years.

Photos are listed in alphabetical order by charity name. Click on the charity's name to be redirected to its website. Click on the Grant Description link to learn more about each grant. These pictures are used with the express permission of the organization that provided them and are not to be reproduced for any other purpose.

Galcom International

Audio Scriptures for West Africa (West Africa)

Grant Year: 2018

Grant Description

  • Audio recordings of Scripture are uploaded onto hand-held solar-powered playback devices called ImpaX. ImpaX are often distributed at safe houses, especially where individuals face persecution for their Christian beliefs or accessing the Bible.   

  • These audio Scriptures are essential for the growth and discipleship of the local church. Many Christians in this area are persecuted for their faith and have no other Bible teacher available to them. The ImpaX units facilitate discrete 24-hour access to the Bible and are also used by listening groups. 

  • The Impax players and audio Scriptures are powerful tools for life transformation despite many people facing persecution for their new faith.

Galcom International

Resounding Hope (Haiti)

Grant Year: 2015

Grant Description

  • The Bible is translated into Creole, recorded and uploaded onto hand-held, solar-powered ImpaX playback devices that are also radios, fix-tuned to a Christian radio station in Haiti.  ImpaX units are distributed by missions teams in partnership with the local church and the radio ministry in Haiti. Pictured here: A missions team member explains how to charge the battery of the ImpaX unit by placing it in the sun every day.

  • Missions teams members work with local pastors to present the gospel during radio distributions. Local pastors conduct follow-up after the fact to continue to develop a relationship in the local community and provide ongoing discipleship. Picture here: A missions team member presents the Gospel message.

  • Impax players provide 24/7 access to the audio Scriptures as well as on-going teaching and encouragement through Christian radio station broadcasts, especially for remote villages that do not have access to a local church.  Pictured here: A missions team member explains how to switch between the chapters of the audio Bible in the ImpaX unit.  

Global Disciples Canada

Discipleship-Mission Directors Training (Asia)

Grant Year: 2019

Grant Description

  • This project consists of three (3) Directors Trainings, one in each of three countries in Asia. The majority of the population in these countries are either Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, with professing Christians comprising only a small percentage of the population. God’s great love compels us to share His Gospel with the nations. Yet 2 out of every 7 people have not heard the Gospel in a way that they can understand and respond.

    Pictured here: Training participants studying the Bible.

  • During the training sessions, 9 “essential components” will be taught as the core of the teaching curriculum, which begins with developing intimacy with Jesus.  The curriculum builds on the biblical understanding  of what it means to be and to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ and equips Program Directors to share the Gospel effectively as well as to multiply disciples. These intensive training sessions also equip church-selected Program Directors with the content, methods, and philosophy for developing a discipleship-mission program so that they, in turn, can equip clusters of churches to multiply Christ-like disciples and locally sustainable fellowships among least-reached people in their countries.

    Pictured here: Training participants spending time developing intimacy with Jesus through prayer.

  • The Discipleship-Mission program is a full-time training of 10 days to 4 months with a full time outreach assignment of 20 days to 11 months, followed by 2-3 days of debrief. At least two-thirds of the program is spent in practical mission experience, preferably in church planting. During outreach, disciple-makers share the Gospel with and plant churches among a nearby least-reached people group.

    Pictured here: Discipleship-Mission Program Directors in outreach, sharing the Gospel of Jesus with others.

Global Disciples Canada

Annual Equipping Events (India, Malawi)

Grant Year: 2017

Grant Description

  • Each year, Program Directors are brought together for several days of teaching, prayer, communion (pictured here), fasting, worship and encouragement. These Annual Equipping Events serve to strengthen Program Directors for continued service to the local church as they facilitate church-based training that equips congregation members for evangelism and church planting.

  • Relationships with God and one another are strengthened through worship, teaching, personal time with God, sharing and spending time in relational activities during Annual Equipping Events.

  • As one of many methods of gaining clarity of God's vision for their country, Program Directors dedicate 24 hours to fasting and prayer during the Annual Equipping Event.

Listen to Learn International

Backyard Growth Project (Kenya)

Grant Year: 2017

Grant Description

  • Led by Listen to Learn graduates, cohorts of 30-40 students with a common language base form a Local Bible Institute and follow a 500-hour listening curriculum of Bible teaching from a variety of teachers such as Eugene Petersen, R.C. Sproule, Rick Warren, Tim Keller and others.

  • Bible teaching is translated into 8 languages and uploaded to mp3 players for students to hear.

  • Students learning how to use the mp3 players that hold their lessons.

Partners International Canada

Sunday Umune Bible College LeadersFor (Nigeria)

Grant Year: 2016

Grant Description

  • This project provides Bible-based theological, character and ministry training, using the LeadersFor program (developed by The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada).

  • Theological training will equip Nigerian pastors and lay-leaders to more effectively grow and shepherd the church in their communities.

  • The program is also designed to teach pastors how to replicate the program to develop ongoing leadership for an accelerated church planting movement in Nigeria.