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Making A Difference Through The Caribbean

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The Evangelical Association of the Caribbean will operate with:

Issue:
For decades Evangelicals in the Caribbean had no opportunities to interact across denominational boundaries and address the issues facing this region.

 

EAC Contribution:
The Congress of Evangelicals in the Caribbean (CONECAR) every two years to provide a meeting place and address the issues facing Caribbean churches.

Issue:
Mindsets developed in the middle of the last century are not adequate for the new generation in the 21st century.

 

EAC Contribution:
Transforming the Nation Seminars challenge outmoded perspectives and enable evangelical leaders to learn leadership and management skills to build more effective ministry.

Issue:
The Caribbean is prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions. Evangelicals have had no mechanisms to enable us to help each other and facilitate extraregional agencies in coming alongside local churches in the islands.

 

EAC Contribution:
EAC’s Commission on Relief and Development (EAC-COMRAD) seeks to actively enable Evangelicals in the region to respond to natural disasters within the region. EAC-COMRAD also facilitates international agencies in prompt response to disasters within the region.

Issue:
In many islands Evangelical churches have withdrawn from fully engaging the society in which they exist and no longer seem to have the ability to transform Caribbean societies.

 

EAC Contribution:
Initiate and strengthen national Evangelical alliances to enable Evangelicals to have a united voice on critical national issues. EAC also helps national alliances draft position papers and these are posted on EAC’s website.

Issue:
There is often no Caribbean voice to speak to national and regional issues from a clear Evangelical perspective.

 

EAC Contribution:
Where feasible EAC speaks directly to governments and regional institutions on critical issues.

Issue:
Too many of us Caribbean Evangelicals view ourselves as receivers and not as givers. We have overlooked the strong biblical mandate to take the Gospel to every nation and people on earth.

 

EAC Contribution:
Through CONECAR, national conferences, and seminars EAC’s Commission on Evangelism and Missions has begun the mobilisation of Caribbeans as part of the global mission force. EAC actively partners with Youth With A Mission and Wycliffe Caribbean.

Issue:
Evangelicals in other regions have seen a competitive spirit emerge among churches and agencies sending missionaries. This has often led to duplication of effort.

 

EAC Contribution:
The Caribbean Global Missions Association (CGMA) has been launched as the forum where churches and agencies sending out Caribbean missionaries can actively cooperate and build a strong Caribbean missions force.

Issue:
God has blessed the Caribbean with more than 50 Christian radio stations and other Christian media. These media have been isolated from each other.

Issue:
With the growing number of radio stations, Christian and secular, there are many opportunities for pastors and others to obtain air-time, but there is little training available in how to use radio effectively and prepare professional, Spirit-anointed programmes.

 

EAC Contribution:
Through its Communications Commission (EAC-CC) EAC provides a forum for the management of Christian radio stations to interact and receive training. In partnership with Trans World Radio (an EAC member) new levels of cooperation have been achieved and the Caribbean Gospel Network now facilitates the exchange of quality Caribbean Christian programming and music. EACCC also provides training in radio programme production to enable pastors and leaders to improve the quality of the radio programmes they produce.

Issue:
There is no record of what God has accomplished in our islands in terms of number of churches planted, numbers of people committed to Christ, and no clear understanding of what remains to be done in the Caribbean.

 

EAC Contribution:
As soon as possible EAC seeks to conduct a Dawn-type research project in each island to understand the extent of what the Church has achieved and the scope of the unfinished task.

Issue:
There is little basis for strategic thinking and planning to enable Caribbean churches to effectively plan for the future.

 

EAC Contribution:
When research projects are completed the information will be shared with Christian leaders and used as the basis for developing strategic thinking and planning regionally.

Issue:
Very little is done to publish well researched material addressing Caribbean issues from a biblical perspective.

 

EAC Contribution:
In cooperation with the Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association (CETA) and the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (CGST) the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical theology is published annually.

Issue:
There are many Caribbean newspapers and magazines willing to carry well-written Christian material. There are no training programmes for Christian writers

 

EAC Contribution:
EAC-CC conducts Christian Writer Seminars to train aspiring writers to write effectively for secular and Christian publications.

Issue:
There area number of theological training institutions. These need to be networked and seek sound accreditation.

 

EAC Contribution:
CETA, an EAC member, networks these training institutions and sponsors CGST, a growing, fully accredited, graduate school.

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