Église Baptiste Bethléem (Bethlehem Baptist Church) is seeking to build a new facility in the Cameroonian capital city of Yaoundé. On a small piece of land recently purchased by the church, leaders desire to construct a multi-story facility to house the church, a church-based seminary, conference center, and print production facility. This project is a strategic effort to enable greater pastoral training and availability of Biblical materials for the francophone population in Cameroon and West Africa.
This project involves a network of several ministry partners working together to bring about Biblical training within the context of the local church. In conjunction with the local Église Baptiste Bethléem, Bethlehem College & Seminary (based in Minneapolis, MN) is working with the Treasuring Christ Together Church Planting Network to establish this church and seminary as a launching site for regional church-planting and outreach to unengaged people groups.
Leadership of these ministry partners have purchased a smal site (0.25 acres) in Yaoundé and have alreadry graded the site and constructed a boundary wall. The challenge for the EMI project team will be to create an attractive and functional design that will serve the ministry well within the constraints of the small site. EMI is pleased to be given the opportunity to work on this project as we serve our partner ministries in advancing the Gospel in unreached regions of the world.
— Andrew Jensen, EMI Senegal trip leader