IMC personnel and volunteers travel to the many districts of Zambia's Western Province, Angola and Namibia (see map above) and use a combination of Intensive Training classes and Live School mission curriculum to train pastors and leaders to become more effective evangelists and church planters. We believe healthy leaders plant healthy churches.
Intensive Training is intended to lay the foundation for Live School training in a local community. At the invitation of local pastors, we focus on key pastors and leaders from the area churches, building relationships and teaching them such subjects as: Understanding the Bible, Developing a Biblical View ofWorship, Introduction to Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy, God's Plan to Empower His Beloved, Wisdom & Skill Development, Holistic Ministry and overview of Jesus Empowered Savings and Credit Groups. Through the use of small groups, we help participants build interdenominational relationships and work together for effective area outreach. The length and format of training is flexible to local needs and conditions. As a way of local empowerment and sustainability, we intend to transfer the training roles of Intensive Training to local leadership as key persons respond to God's calling. At the end of the training, we invite the participants to consider becoming Live School facilitators in their local community, to be trained and supported by Percy Muleba, IMC Director.
Live School http://worldmissioncentre.com/liveschool/ is an outcome-based curriculum taught on-site at a local church or in a home. It trains and disciples nationals to become evangelistic leaders and missionaries. The material was designed by an international coalition of mission trainers and is taught by practitioners from various parts of the world. The lectures and course material consist of 240 hours of video training that focuses on the individual's spiritual health and character development, on Biblical teachings, cross-cultural ministry, and on community development. Each school is conducted by an on-site facilitator appointed by a local church or recognized leader and trained by IMC Director Percy Muleba or one of the two Area Coordinators, all graduates of Live School themselves. The Live School curriculum has been accredited by the South African Theological Seminary (SATS).
IMC envisions a safe and high quality facility for students from Zambia and beyond to come for interdenominational worship, training, retreats and mission outreaches (see below in Ministry Goals a preliminary diagram of the Training Center). Construction of the future facilities in the Royal Village of Mwandi will be phased as needs develop and funds are raised. Its modern design will include a large worship center/classroom, offices, accommodations, kitchen, restrooms and bathing facilities, and storage, plus an area for tent camping. Local Chief Inyambo Yeta has gifted IMC with approximately two hectares of land in Mwandi, Zambia and for this we are grateful.
Note: IMC has had many requests from such organizations as Youth for Christ, Scripture Union, the United Church of Zambia and others, not to mention many individuals, for a safe place where key leaders could be sent for our training. In addition, we believe that in time it could be an appropriate place for post high school distance learning opportunities.
Next to the Training Center, IMC will plant various crops and trees such as: tomatoes, cabbage, corn, and orange, papaya, guava, banana, and apple trees to produce income, feed students, staff and teachers, and provide a hands-on skill training area for sustainable farming.
Note: Our 2011 Live School graduate, Angola Maimbolwa, has finished his Booth Center training in agriculture and holistic ministry and has returned to Mwandi to provide direction for the Farm and Management of the property. Fencing and a metered water tap is complete and electric will be the next step.
Raise, train and equip, through our Mobile School, hundreds of Christian pastors, chaplains and leaders in the Western Province of Zambia and beyond to evangelize and plant healthy, mission-minded churches among the unreached.
Establish a phased Training Center on the deeded property in the Royal Village of Mwandi, Zambia with modern and well-equipped facilities, including classrooms and accommodations for guest teachers and camping areas with restrooms and showers for students.
Establish a Farm and Orchard in Mwandi, Zambia to contribute toward sustainability, produce food for teachers, staff and students, and provide a training ground in sustainable farming for students.
Be a fully self-sustaining ministry led by spiritually empowered local leaders and staff.
Pastor Percy Muleba
Zambia: Bosco Kutoma
Angola: Moses Dacosta
Pastor Sikute Musweu, Pastor Moses Yamba, Pastor Hellen Phiri, Pastor Yuyi Mundia, Reverend Lewis Sipalo and Mutinta Florence
Pastor Percy Muleba, Convener; Mulima Yeta and Bosco Kutoma
Rev. Doug Vinez, Chaplain Abby Vinez and Eric deNeve
Eric deNeve, Chairperson; Mike Jette, Doug Vinez and Abby Vinez
Percy Muleba completed high school in 2000. He worked as an evangelist and youth leader (without formal training) from 2001-2003 at Mazabuka Assembly of God. From 2003-2006, he served as a volunteer worship leader and youth leader in Namibia at Charity and Faith Mission Church. He left to train at Live School in Botswana in 2007, and then served as Youth Pastor at Jerusalem Church (UCZ) in Mwandi, Zambia overseeing eleven congregations and helping to plant two new churches. He founded the Inyambo Mission Center in 2010. Percy received a Bachelor of Theology with Education degree from Justo Mwale Theological University in Lusaka, Zambia in Spring 2016.