1.3 billion of the world’s poorest live in approximately a million rural villages, many with no Gospel witness among them. Global CHE Network is mobilizing and equipping believers worldwide to catalyze transformational movements that multiply disciples, plant churches, lift communities out of cycles of poverty and disease, and transfer that success from village to village.
Integral Disciple Making Movements (IDMM) brings together Community Health Evangelism (CHE) with Disciple Making Movements (DMM). By combining the two strategies, disciples are multiplied through Discovery Bible Study groups and communities are transformed as disciples lead processes of Christ-Centered community owned transformation. The approach is simple, applicable to the needs felt by community members, and leads to a ministry that is owned by the community. The goal is the transformation of lives and community for the glory of God through disciples who are obedient to God.
Public health is a perfect platform for Christ-centered community transformation. Especially in poor communities, much of the disease that is treated in hospitals can be prevented through clean water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, education, and economic development. CHE is a public health strategy that engages the community working together for disease prevention and community development. Professors in Public Health and other members of the Global CHE Network are working together to promote public health as mission strategy in Christian Universities. The success of this initiative will not only engage the church globally in new avenues for Christian mission, but will improve the design, monitoring and evaluation of current programs, develop partnerships and collaboration between ministry, government, and academia, and use CHE and church movements to attain national community health goals.