ALERT exists to equip and empower the local church both economically and spiritually for the purpose of seeing poverty eradicated and the sending out of local and global missional partners.

What Has Been Accomplished So Far

Alert has the privilege of being on the front line equipping church leaders and members with the ability to transform their local communities through leadership development and economic empowerment. The desperate communities of the war-torn Congo are looking for a new model of leadership that transcends partisan interests and personal honor and gratification. 

Training for Pastors

Seminars are currently being held bi annually, attracting 250 local pastors and lay leaders with training seminars. They seek training in Jesus’ model of servant leadership that addresses the unique difficulties African leaders face.

Small Business Development

ALERT is teaching business leaders to discover resources in their own communities to build sustainable businesses. ALERT has been providing some tools to start up businesses.

Women's Ministry Training

ALERT is training women with new skills in sewing and farming techniques to increase their productivity to help them provide for their families.

Caring for Others

For example, ALERT has published 2 tracts on the topics of rape and corruption. They were designed with a focus on education and evangelization. Both of these topics are unfortunately a common occurrence in Congo, with little (public acknowledgment)being said about either.

What does ALERT mean?

ALERT: African Leadership Empowerment Reconciliation and Transformation

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced long years of dictatorship and numerous wars over the last several decades. These dictators and wars have resulted in extreme poverty, division and hatred among communities and overwhelming violence (massacres, rape of women and more). Over 5.4 million people died from "conflict related causes" from 1998-2007 alone*. According to Rescue.Org, "Congo is the world’s least developed country in terms of life expectancy, education, standard of living and key health indicators, like maternal and child mortality."*

Communities in Congo are looking for change! Many are seeking a new model of leadership that transcends special interests and personal gratification. This can only be achieved through a good, sound educational model. 

Our Solution

ALERT- African Leadership Empowerment Reconciliation and Transformation- is a Christian ministry focused on building strong, reconciled communities which address in a biblical perspective the real issues that seek to denigrate, dehumanize and destroy communities in Congo and Africa.

Our vision is to see local churches of Eastern Congo ignite spiritual and economic transformation across Congo and beyond. 

Our unique model has allowed us to see harmony among tribal factions, economic stability and growth and many more improvements. 

One pastor who received our training stated, “ALERT is building a new foundation in the African church.”