Jim and Janice Larson; Missionaries to Tanzania

Discipling & equipping native pastors/leaders to teach and apply the Word of God.

WHAT WE DO

The main focus of our ministry is to help equip local churches by teaching the pastors, elders, leaders and believers how to rightly divide the Word of Truth.  We are working with Intensive Care Ministries (ICM) which pioneered the Inductive Bible Study (IBS) program being used here now.

ICM has two goals:  1) to teach people how to study the Word, and 2) motivate them to teach (disciple) others through the same process.  If the believers do not understand God's word and know how to apply it to their own lives, how can there ever be any transformation and protection from being led astray?  Transformation (and understanding) only comes by reading and applying biblical principles to our lives and growing daily in the Word.  To help equip the people, 3-day IBS seminars are taken to the local people, wherever they may be (in cities, churches, bible schools, villages, and remote areas).

Primarily pastors, leaders, and church elders from all denominations are invited to the seminars for the greatest impact to be made with this teaching, but no one desiring to grow in the Word will be turned away. We supply all the teaching materials, as well as feeding lunch to the attendees each of the 3 days. 

We also distribute bibles to the seminar host churches, conduct evangelism outreach through utilization of The Jesus Film (in Swahili), and make sure they fully understand salvation and are given the opportunity to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and pass out Swahili gospel tracts to people we meet on the streets of the cities and villages we visit. 

Please stand with us prayerfully and financially as we continue to equip the church in Africa with the most powerful weapon of all against sin--the Sword of the Spirit.

"Study to show thyself approved unto God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the Word of truth"  

2 Timothy 2:15

Watch the full-length Jesus Film by clicking on this picture.  Then choose the English version.

There are also two other versions we use on a regular basis: One from the perspective of children, and the other highlighting the lives of women whom Jesus touched.  They are both excellent!