The Congo Initiative

Videos

Introduction to the Congo Initiative View Online | Download
Song of the Congo (Global Ministries in the Congo) View Online | Download
A Joyful Noise (music video) View Online | Download
Empowering Women in the Congo View Online | Download
Healthcare in the Congo View Online | Download
Education in the Congo View Online | Download
The Effects of War on the Congo View Online | Download
Community of Disciples of Christ of the Congo View Online | Download
Matthew 6 Offering Meditation View Online | Download
Micro credit project View Online | Download
Psalm 100 Mission Moment View Online | Download

Bible Studies

One of the goals of the Congo Initiative is to provide congregations with a way of connecting Biblical principles with advocacy issues identified by our partners in the Congo. We are pleased to present you with the following Bible studies that provide a deeper understanding of the challenges and concerns of our brothers and sisters. These Bible Studies have also been translated into French so that they may be used in churches throughout the Congo.

By Partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

 Health  Video Commentary | Original French
 Natural Resources  Video Commentary | Original French
 Presence and Partnership  Video Commentary | Original French
 Rape as a Weapon of War  Video Commentary | Original French
 Water  Video Commentary | Original French
 Women's and Children's Rights  Video Commentary | Original French

By Dr. Rick Lowery:

Critical Presence

Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Healing Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Natural Resources Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Natural Resources and Reckless Greed Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Plowshares and Pruning Knives Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Presence and Partnership Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Rape as an Instrument of War Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Water Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Water and Justice Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
What it Means to be a Neighbor Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Women's and Children's Rights Video Commentary (Download) | French translation
Women's and Children's Rights 2 Video Commentary (Download) | French translation

The Music of Mama Beyeke Bofii

Where can one find the best music? You may be surprised to learn that the Democratic Republic of the Congo is well-known for its innovation in music throughout the world. It is out of this rich cultural context that Marie Beyeke-Bofii, known to the Disciples of Christ Community and the ecumenical church in the Congo as, “Mama Beyeke” arose to transform the worship experience in the life and witness of congregations throughout the Congo with her melodic voice and artistic leadership (full profile of Mama Beyeke).

In the late 80's Mama Beyeke's choral group traveled to the United States and performed at General Assembly as well as recording this album. We encourage you to use this sacred music both in worship settings and in your daily life as a way to connect more closely to our brothers and sisters in the Congo. This music is not for commercial use.

Complete Album Download
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Track 19 Stream | Download

Vacation Bible School / Sunday School Material

 Njoku & Bombambo is a short story from the Congo that makes a great Sunday School activity or a children's moment. Simply download the pdf and staple the two pages together to form the booklet. Then after you have read the story, invite the children to create their own illustrations to go with Enkumo Lot's short story (example).

The Kids to Kids material Journey to Congo provides many different Bible story lessons, crafts, games, and worship ideas appropriate for children.

Deepened Understanding

Another important goal of the Congo Initiative is to foster a deep understanding of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The following books and films have been suggested by Global Ministries staff and our partners in the Congo. We encourage you to initiate a book club or organize a film night in your congregation to engage in these materials

Suggested Books | Recommended Films