At Vapor, we seek to intentionally form disciples with multiplication as our goal. Through a variety of relevant means, we introduce people to the hope of Christ, teach the truths of God’s Word, and equip participants to multiply disciples in their own community.
Centers utilize the local sport of choice (usually soccer) in disciple-making leagues. From the earliest beginnings of a center, local people are invited to outreach events and Bible studies.
We intentionally develop our indigenous staff by equipping them spiritually and professionally. Centers function alongside local bodies of believers. New Christ-followers are plugged into local churches for biblically based growth and service. We show the love of Christ by serving the poor without forming dependency. We aim to break cycles of poverty, bringing hope and lasting transformation. Each center begins with a master water project bringing pure, clean drinking water to the entire community. We help break the cycle of poverty through assisting the poorest of the poor educationally, economically and spiritually. Centers provide health and nutrition education as well as disease-prevention training. Vapor also maintains relationships with local medical clinics and provides emergency funds for critical care. Agricultural development helps supply better access to nutritious food, while a portion of funding is directed to meeting urgent needs in the community.
Vapor Ministries seeks to develop effective and durable ministry centers in the areas we serve. We develop local people's skills and abilities and engage in a variety of revenue-generating opportunities, all while utilizing culturally relevant means to carry out our mission. Local methods and local workers are incorporated into the construction process, creating a sense of local ownership. Centers are places of hope where entire families and communities are engaged and transformed. Centers are operated by indigenous staff who are trained and equipped to carry out spiritual and physical outreach. We pursue financial stability by generating income from Vapor-owned businesses and by seeking contributions from a diversified giving base.