Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is a proven 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.
CHE is Integral Mission
CHE seamlessly integrates evangelism and discipleship with community health and development. Through CHE ministries, individuals become followers of Jesus and communities are lifted out of cycles of poverty and disease.
Our strategy includes church planting, disease prevention, and poverty alleviation, but our purpose is much deeper. Our purpose is a transformation in lives and communities that is as deep as the human heart, and as broad as the whole range of the human experience in the world God made. Through our work, Jesus is recognized as Lord over all creation, and our development activities bring glory to God by reflecting the depth and breadth of His Kingdom plan.
CHE is Adapted to Local Contexts
Different CHE models have emerged as a result of adapting the strategy to local contexts on every continent, and in every major religious and political environment. These include community based, church initiated, church based, family based, school based, clinic based, and government-initiated approaches. Local churches around the world can use any one of these models to engage with their communities.
CHE in North America
Among the poor in urban North America, CHE is being done under the banner of Neighborhood Transformation. CHE has been adapted for urban slums as well as rural villages.