Browse through frequently asked questions about CHE and the Global CHE Network below.
Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is a wholistic ministry strategy that seamlessly integrates evangelism, discipleship, and church planting with community health and development. Through CHE ministries, people become followers of Jesus, and whole communities are lifted out of cycles of poverty and disease. Learn more.
CHE is being used by hundreds of organizations in 137 countries. Approximately 32,000 workers are serving an estimated 1,500,000 marginalized and underserved people worldwide.
The purpose of CHE work is to exalt Christ in every aspect of life. We seek to be obedient to everything Christ commanded, including both the Great Commission, and the Great Commandment (Matthew 28:19,20; 22:36-38). We believe in advancing God’s Kingdom by reflecting the depth and breadth of His kingdom plan. Church planting, disease prevention, and poverty alleviation are all intended outcomes of the work of making disciples of all nations.
CHE training is offered by different member organizations in different locations around the world. See all upcoming training events.
Facilitators are experienced leaders who cast vision for CHE in their area, provide training and consultation to new ministries, and convene CHE working groups.
CHE members have completed TOT I, the first phase of CHE training. CHE members will have access to member resources and will receive occasional CHE Network newsletters. Please confirm that you have taken TOT I and let us know if you are working in a Creative Access area. Learn more about CHE membership and apply to join.
In CHE communities, we have seen dramatic reductions in infant mortality rates and incidence of malnutrition, significant increases in local enterprises, people professing faith in Christ, and church growth. CHE ministers trust God to transform beliefs and change behavior so that his peace, justice, compassion, and righteousness are reflected in the life of the communities they serve.
We are an association of people and organizations using the strategy of Community Health Evangelism to serve impoverished communities in urban slums and rural poor communities around the world.
The goal of our collaboration is the strengthening of each individual ministry and the expansion of CHE ministries worldwide. We are networked together for mutual support to share useful ideas and best practices, encourage each other, coordinate efforts, and optimize the use of limited resources.
The network provides a large pool of resources from which all members draw. By coordinating our efforts with a determination to build up each other’s ministries and expand the CHE movement, we gain access to ideas and resources. We also create new opportunities to do together what no one of us could achieve alone.
Through the network, those who are interested in starting a CHE program can get training, curriculum, and connection with experienced people in their area or region for encouragement and mutual support.
Relationships in the Network are: