THE DARAJA CENTER PROJECT - A bRIDGE TO THE COMMUNITY

Daraja means 'bridge' in Swahili. The Daraja Center will be an extremely effective and powerful bridge to the community.

The Church in Africa is largely led by pastors with little or no theological training. Many pastors also lack basic ministry skills and resources, which are crucial for the accurate interpretation and teaching of God's Word. As a consequence, the Church in Africa is faced with difficult challenges, such as: distortion of the gospel, lack of discipleship for believers, abuse of ministry, conflict, and lack of accountability among pastors.

PDN WAS BORN FROM THE NEED TO ADDRESS THESE CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE AFRICAN CHURCH

That said, we are simply overwhelmed by the goodness of God evidenced by how He has led us to just the right landowner, who happens to own just the best piece of land for our dream of the Daraja Center, AND at just the right price. 

All of this after the thrill of having our goal of raising $200,000 not only matched, but surpassed!! Praise God and thank you so much!!

Daraja means ‘bridge’ in Swahili. The Daraja Center will be an extremely effective and powerful bridge to the community.
— Richmond Wandera

REALITY

  • 60,000 UGANDAN PASTORS ARE IN NEED OF THEOLOGICAL TRAINING
  • PDN CURRENTLY SPENDS $50,000/YEAR RENTING VENUES
  • 180 PASTORS LOSE OUT ON AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE EDUCATED AT LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE, PA

OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE

  • TRAINING AND CONFERENCE CENTER
  • CLASSROOMS
  • RESOURCE CENTER, INCLUDING A LIBRARY
  • TECHNOLOGY CENTER TO STREAM TEACHING FROM EXPERTS WORLDWIDE
  • HOUSING FOR MISSIONARIES AND PASTORS

IMPACT BY 2020

  • 11,500 PASTORS WILL BE EQUIPPED
  • 1,150,000 BELIEVERS WORSHIPPING IN TRUTH
  • $155,000 IN SAVINGS
  • $140,000 IN RENTAL INCOME

THREE WAYS TO PARTNER WITH US

 


THANKS TO YOU, OUR GENEROUS FRIENDS AND PARTNERS, WE EXCEEDED THE MATCHING GRANT GOAL BY DECEMBER 31ST!  OUR GRAND TOTAL HAS COME TO $210,184.  

We are so grateful to see the Lord provide so tangibly for His work and to see so many of you excited to partner with us.  During the 2015 and 2016 calendar year, all gifts given towards The Daraja Center Project were matched up to $200,000 each time!  We were able to raise over $800,000 enabling us to purchase our six acres of land and commence construction.  Our new classroom building is due to be completed this September 2017.  

More funds will be needed to complete our great progress in the coming months.
• Please note that there are a few ways that you can give towards Daraja:

  1. Donate Online at our website
  2. Mail A Check made out to Pastors Discipleship Network & designate it for The Daraja Center Project  (PO BOX 5773, Oxnard, CA 93031-5773)
  3. Email Mara to talk about pledging a Monthly Gift or to Donate Stock.
  4. Use one of our Charitable Giving Funds listed below:

PayPal Charitable Giving Fund - The whole donation will come to PDN but PayPal will receipt the transaction;  it's possible to give a one-time gift or recurring.
Ebay Charity Auction 
Amazon Smile - If you don't have an Amazon Smile charity, please consider choosing PDN!

 

The Church in Africa is largely led by pastors with little or no theological training. Many pastors also lack basic ministry skills and resources, which are crucial for the accurate interpretation and teaching of God's Word. As a consequence, the Church in Africa is faced with difficult challenges, such as: distortion of the gospel, lack of discipleship for believers, abuse of ministry, conflict, and lack of accountability among pastors.

 

An update on our progress, May 2016

We can't thank you enough for your generous giving, May God richly bless you for supporting the vision of building The Daraja Center which is going to impact thousands of pastors.