“What you heard from
me, keep as the
pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in
Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 1: 13)
One of zm's key partners in Malawi is the Evangelical
Bible College of Malawi, otherwise known as EBCoM. It is run by a group
of international mission agencies together with a number of indigenous evangelical
church denominations. See the video below for why EBCoM is so important.
Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, zm helped
65 men and women to study at EBCoM, so that they could be equipped to serve
Jesus in ministry in Malawi, Mozambique and beyond. 21 of these graduated
last month and are now in the process of being called and getting prepared
to serve in churches. Please pray for them as they are chosen and called
by God for this ministry.
EBCoM Graduation 2018
pray that they would be like the prophet Isaiah saying:
am I. Send me! ”
EBCoM building work earlier this year
The Government of Malawi National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) introduced
compulsory registration for all colleges and universities. It is also seeking
accreditation from the Association for Christian Theological Education in
Africa (ACTEA). This has resulted in a long list of recommended improvements
to the college. Thanks to support from a wide range of EBCoM's partners,
EBCoM has been working through a list of enhancements to its facilities
and its curriculum. The changes have included an upgraded office block,
and extended library, improved toilets and various teaching improvements
such as white boards in the lecture rooms. Amidst all the changes and developments,
we praise God that the work of EBCoM has been continuing.
As part of these developments, EBCoM is looking for
some new theological books for its library – in particular modern academic books and also editions
written by African authors. These books vary in cost from £7 upwards,
with the average cost being about £15 - £20.
Pastors from evangelical churches across Malawi can testify to the enduring
legacy of EBCoM in their personal spiritual lives, as well as in the churches
that they are serving today. We thank God for EBCoM!
Rodrick and Angell Chiwaya
remember the college in prayer, particularly as the new term starts in