Empart seeks to follow the principles, teachings and values of the Bible. Empart’s priority is to make disciples of those who have never heard the good news of the gospel, which we see as the primary mission given to us in scripture.
By choosing to equip rather than control, Empart encourages local leaders and partners to become both accountable and increasingly independent. This culture is something which spreads naturally as the movement continues to grow.
Empart offers an effective and economically sound opportunity to churches, businesses and individuals in Europe to enter into partnership with Asia through supporting the pioneering work of our indigenous partners.
Empart believes that, just like in the book of Acts, God still raises up people today who exercise apostolic ministry. This kind of leadership is essential for movements to both develop and continue moving forward in the purposes of God.
Making disciples is the core activity required for churches to be planted. Because of this we require our church planters to spend one year alongside their peers and trainers in a Transformation Centre prior to planting a church.
The rapid growth of Empart’s churches is due to the fact that every believer is encouraged to bring others to Christ, every pastor is enlisted to train other pastors, and every church seeks to establish new churches.
Ministries in the field are fully managed by indigenous leaders, infrastructure is owned locally and investments are made towards self sustainably. This releases partners to focus their efforts on supporting pioneering activities.
All of Empart’s social activities are facilitated through the local church. It is local leaders who are best placed to identify needs and local believers which provide the workforce required to deliver services to the local community.
Empart provides a modest level of support to church planters who are still encouraged to believe that God will take care of their needs. This support is provided for an average period of seven years with the amount decreasing gradually over time.
By working with local people, who earn local wages and speak local languages, Empart is able to communicate the gospel in a culturally appropriate manner. Through discipleship we can do this without compromising the content of our message.
Empart does not relocate members of existing churches in order to plant new ones. We encourage independent and autonomous churches to enter into Christ’s call for them. Movement is created by training and sending church planters.
Empart’s desire is to cooperate rather than compete. We will work with every person and organisation that shares the same aspirations and values as us. It is this sense of freedom and partnership which makes the movement strong.