The Church Renewal and Global Mission (CRGM) is an important component of Congo Initiative’s work promoting social justice and transforming communities. CRGM initiative envisions the renewal and strengthening of the Church so that it becomes a community of holistic transformation and global mission. Activities focus on church leadership training, healing, and reconciliation that respond to the needs of three populations:
- Our UCBC community is served by the University Chaplaincy through weekly 1-hour services and monthly community reflection days, outreach activities with surrounding local churches, and memorial services.
- Our long-term goal is to teach, train, and equip pastors and lay leaders through multiple seminars at churches and Christian communities in Beni, Oicha, and Mangina. We facilitate leadership training and marriage support workshops for pastors and their wives in selected churches, and activities for youth wounded by violence and trauma through biblical lessons on healing and self-sustainability. In response to recent insecurity, we have also provided food, water, and counseling services for those internally displaced.
- Communities throughout northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo where the “Restoration Ministry” continues to facilitate healing and reconciliation seminars.