EVANGELISM, CHURCH PLANTING, & DISCIPLESHIP
The outreach of NBCM since 1921 has resulted in over 2000 churches planted in China, Burma, Thailand, and other SE Asia countries. Evangelism, Church Planting and Discipleship Training are foundational in our ministry, and this has produced committed national preachers and teachers who partner with us to spread the Gospel and strengthen the churches in places beyond our reach.
BIBLE TRAINING CENTERS
NBCM is associated with Bible Training Centers in China, Burma, and Thailand. The study courses range from 2 weeks to a full 4-year program taught in the heart languages of the people. The size of the student populations can vary from 20 to 400, depending on location. NBCM serves as a resource for 28 of these centers providing assistance with buildings, literature, media, and guidance, as needed, at the centers.
Youth Hostels are a "home away from home" during the school year for tribal children who do not have access to schools in their remote villages. Education is available in the national language at government schools. Youth hostels provide clean, safe, Christian environments, that are managed by people of their own tribe. They are for tribal children who need a place to stay when they leave their villages to access an education. The goal is to help the children learn and develop life skills while retaining their tribal identity.
Christian Literature Fellowship (CLF) is the literature department of NBCM. The CLF team is committed to spreading the Gospel through the printed word. A few of the ways in which the team works to bring God's word to the peoples of the Southeast Asia include translation of materials; typing complete Bibles and hymnbooks; designing computer fonts for tribal languages; proofing of materials; and preparing manuscripts for the printers. Over the years they have enabled 15 minority people groups in China, Burma and Thailand to have Bibles, hymnals, commentaries, and teaching resources in their heart languages.
Freedom Films Productions (FFP) is the multi-media department of NBCM. Video and audio materials have become the way most of the world now communicates. Even remote tribes in SE Asia have internet and cell phones. Communicating God's truths using visual means can reach both Christian and non-Christians. Statistics show that 80% of all information acquisition is visual. This makes visual media a powerful and effective tool to spread the Gospel.
The Development department of NBCM responds to the needs of growing Christian tribal communities. It is a holistic approach to assistance programs such as developing water project and constructing chapels, hostels, and Bible schools. This team assists in training tribal people in agriculture and helping them learn life skills. The team has also aided in relocating Christian village settlements. It is a way to enable, empower, and facilitate those in need witht he ultimate goal of promoting self-sustainability, which lead to self-supporting churches. An important part of development is to coordinate special projects by writing proposals to churches and aid organizations and be a voice for those in need.