Our team in Chad is planting churches, training people for ministry, and providing vocational training.
The World Horizons team in Chad is made up of local and foreign workers. We have been present in the country for over 15 years and the work is now rapidly expanding, through partnership with local churches and the establishment of an official evangelical association.
Chad’s national languages are Arabic and French, with 133 additional indigenous languages (Operation World 2011). According to the Joshua Project (2017), 26.3% of the country’s people are professing Christians. The largest religion is Islam (61.9%). There are 141 different people groups, 75 have no church or little access to the gospel.
Our Ministries in Chad
Despite economic and physical challenges, the church in Chad is growing, with tribes that have previously not been reached now containing believers. The government protects religious freedom, allowing Christians to openly proclaim the gospel and train local leaders. So far our team, in partnership with other groups, has established over 30 house churches and many Chadians have been trained for mission work.
The team has established a House of Prayer, runs short-term medical ministry trips, uses farming as ministry, and provides job skill training to members of the community. There are plans in the near future to establish a primary school and open a mission training institute.
Ways to Serve
Join Our Team in Chad
All long-term workers must complete training at one of World Horizons’ training locations before joining a team. Once on the field, new team members spend the first two years of their time on the field focused on language learning. During this time, new team members will also be involved with other ministries established by the long-term team. Whichever country new members join, they will focus from the beginning on befriending other Christians and getting to know non-Christians through the teams’ ministries. It’s very important for new team members to be flexible and to come as learners.
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