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Who we are 2018-03-23T08:21:11+00:00

ABOUT US

The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is a christian umbrella organization for evangelical churches and christian organizations that seeks to mobilize, unite and equip churches for the holistic proclamation of the love of God, in Christ, through word and deeds.

EAM has a membership of more than 110 church denominations and christian organizations spread throughout the country, representing a population of approximately 5.2 million out of the 17 million people in Malawi.

The Evangelical Association of Malawi is part of a global network of the evangelical community. At Africa level, EAM is a member of the Association of Evangelicals for Africa (AEA) with its base in Nairobi, Kenya. At international level, EAM is a full member of World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), currently based in USA.

OUR HISTORY

The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) was established in Malawi in 1962. It was then known as Evangelical Association of Nyasaland. The main focus of the association was to defend the gospel against liberalism which was then spreading fast all over Africa. In the late sixties and mid seventies, the Evangelical Association of Malawi was instrumental in facilitating the work of a number of mission agencies committed to the propagation of the gospel in our nation. EAM played a key role in the establishment of New Life For All, Scripture Union, World Vision International and many other organizations in Malawi. Over the years EAM, through the work of its member churches and mission agencies, has contributed significantly towards the spiritual and social transformation of our nation.

EAM is duly registered with the Malawi Government under the Trustees Incorporation Act.

OUR MISSION

The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) exists to unite, mobilize and empower churches and christian organizations for effective and efficient integral missions in Malawi, meeting the needs of the whole man, through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in word and deed:

  • To promote holistic mission in the evangelical churches in Malawi.

  • To build the capacity of churches and organizations to actively and fully participate in the national development and provision of social services with a view of alleviating human suffering.

  • To promote sound biblical holistic teaching in churches which seeks to address the needs of the whole man, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically.

  • To promote effective coordination, networking, sharing of good practices and a common voice by churches on major issues of concern in the nation.

  • To promote programmes and initiatives committed to the holistic proclamation of the gospel in our nation and beyond through word and deeds.

  • To promote peace and justice for all, cognizant of the fact that we all equal before God and created in His own image.

  • To mobilize members for continuous prayer, evangelism and discipleship.

OUR VALUES

  • Whatever we do, whether in word or deeds, we will do it all for the sake of Christ and His glory.

  • Our work is inspired by loving God, ourselves and loving others irrespective of their background.

  • We are committed to maintaining unity among ourselves and member churches and organizations in order to honour the Lord Jesus, the head of the body.

  • We aspire to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us for the benefit of others.

  • We are committed to honesty and trustworthiness.

  • We believe in excellence and optimal performance, serving as unto the Lord.

  • We totally depend on God through prayer.

OUR BELIEF

  • We believe in the Holy Scripture, as originally given by God, to be divinely inspired, infallible, without error and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Corinthians 2:7-14, 2 Peter 1:20-21).

  • We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:13).

  • We believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in flesh (John 1:1-14, Philippians 2:5-8), his virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23-25; Luke 1:26-35), his sinless human life (John 5:17-23, Hebrew 4:15), his divine miracles (Matthew 8:5-13, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 9:10-17), his vicarious and atoning death (John 1:12, John 3:16-18 and 36, John 10:15, Romans 3:23-26, Romans 5: 1-2 and 8, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Peter 3:18), his bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:38-39, Acts 2:30-31, Romans 4:25), his ascension (Mark 16:19, Acts 1:9-10, Hebrews 9:24), his mediatorial work (Romans 8:34, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 7:25, 1 John 2:1-2) and his personal return in power and glory (Matthew 24:27-30, Luke 21:25, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10-11, Revelation 1:7).

  • We believe that because of sin, the entire human race is lost, and that lost sinful man can only be saved through the atoning death, shed blood and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ appropriate by faith apart from works and through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit (John 1:12, John 3:3-7, Romans 3:23-25, Romans 5:10-12, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:1-10, 1 Timothy 2:13-14, Titus 3:5-7, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 2 Peter 1:4).

  • We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict the world of sin, to regenerate the sinner upon believing in Christ and to indwell the believer, sanctifying him through the truth, and enabling him to live a holy life and to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:5-7, John 16:13-14, Acts 5:3-4, Acts 28:25-26, Romans 8:9 and 26-29, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 2:21-22, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 13:13).

  • We believe that the church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, having been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, are spiritually united in the body of Christ, of which he is the head (1 Corinthians 12:12 and 27, Ephesians 1:22-23).

  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of all dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment (1 Corinthians 15:51-57, Revelation 20:11-15).

OUR STRUCTURE

Strategic Structure

The highest policy and regulatory body of the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is the General Assembly of all member churches and organizations. The General Assembly appoints the Board of Trustees (legal owner), the Executive Committee (governing body), the General Secretary and the Deputy General Secretary.

The Executive Committee (EC) appoints Sub-Committees to advice the Management and Board in matters of Finance, Audit, Human Resources, Administration and Law.

The EC also appoints the members of various commissions, that support the EC defining the policy plans in these topics: Mission and ministry development; theology and christian education; development and humanitarian relief; women and gender development; youth and children; ethics, peace and justice; education; health; mass media and communication; stewardship and accountability.

To put the plans to action there are the Regional Committee North, Regional Committee Central and Regional Committee South. The Regional Committees are accountable to the EC and the General Secretary. On a more local level there are numerous District and Zonal Committees that are accountable to the Regional Committees.

Operational Structure

The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has its main Secretariat in Lilongwe. In each of the three regions EAM has established a coordinating office to facilitate the effective delivery of its work in the regions. The General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary are responsible for a successful implementation of the EAM policy. Their instruments are 10 Commission Desks that support all Regional Offices implementing the different programs, which put the policies to practice. The Desks and Regional Offices are accountable to the Director of Programmes.

To ensure the efficiency and integrity of the EAM an Internal Auditor is appointed by the Sub-Committees. The Auditor is accountable to these committees and to the General Secretary.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Good Governance

The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is governed by a Board of Trustees and a Executive Board, all of which report to the General Assembly. The Board of Trustees serves as the legal owners and custodians of the property of EAM. The Executive Board has the management and supervision oversight. The members of these boards are mostly not staff members or their relatives. The Board of Trustee meets twice a year whereas the Executive Committee is required to meet quarterly to plan and review our programmes, approve budgets, establish policy, review the annual audit report and carry out many supervisory functions over the Secretariat. The board ensures that the organization is managed well, but it doesn’t manage the organization in its daily business. The General Secretary is responsible for the day to day operations of the EAM Secretariat and reports directly to the Executive Committee.

We obtain an annual audit by the independent certified accounting firm Graham Carr. It is a member of Nexia International, a worldwide network of independent accounting firms, and is a full participant in the development and activities of SOCAM and ACCA. The professional standards and ethics Graham Carr uses are developed and linked to IFAC.

Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Use Of Resources And Compliance With Laws

To ensure that the operations of EAM are carried out and our resources are used responsible and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations we implemented appropriate controls and management.

Independence

EAM is non-partisan and independent of governments, political parties and the business sector. Bribery, corruption and conflict of interest by staff members are prohibited. We avoid everything that compromises our political and financial independence.

Participation And Ownership

EAM listens carefully to the people it assists and takes their views into consideration when we make programme decisions. We provide a context that enables our beneficiaries to influence the initial assessment, the project design, the project implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Learning And Improvement

EAM believes that it is important to continually improve its performance by effectively learning from experience. We therefore monitor our performance as organization and evaluate our learning processes.

OUR PARTNERS

The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) operates all over Malawi to give spiritual and physical aid to those in need. With the support of dedicated partners from Malawi and all over the world we are able to make a difference in Malawi. A selection of our partners in alphabetical order: Billy Graham Evangelistic AssociationBread for the world (formerly EED), Christian Aid UKChristliche Fachkräfte InternationalDanish Church AidDFIDFood and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)European UnionIrish AidLuis Palau AssociationNorwegian Church Aid, National Aids Commission (NAC), Samaritan’s Purse, Tearfund Netherlands, Tearfund SwitzerlandTearfund UK, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

CONTACT US

National Secretariat

P.O. Box 30296
Lilongwe 3
Malawi
Mobile: +265 (0)999831258
Email: eam@eamalawi.org

Regional Office North

P.O. Box 318
Mzuzu
Malawi
Email: north@eamalawi.org

Regional Office South

P.O. Box 2120
Blantyre
Malawi
Email: south@eamalawi.org