Alongsiders Ministry focuses on walking along with those who walk alone, especially orphans and vulnerable children. Victory Africa Ministries believes that everyone person is gifted with abilities and resources to impact another person. We, therefore, encourage young people in our ministry to walk along with those that walk alone.
Our mission is to equip young Christian churches to reach out and make one disciple each. Alongsiders seek to partner with local churches to equip youth to lead and serve the OVCs. Through Alongsiders ministry, our youth are being awakened to minister in their communities, and their “little brothers and sisters” are being reached, children and their extended families are joining the church family, and communities are being transformed.
We follow Jesus
Alongsiders’ movements are rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus, and every Alongsider is a follower of Jesus. We believe that God came alongside us first (1 Cor 1:4) and now He invites us to come alongside others. This is why Jesus lived among us and called his followers to love their neighbors and invite them to experience His healing and transformation. This is what His Kingdom looks like on earth, as in heaven (Mt 6:10).
We mobilize youth
Throughout history, young people have been at the forefront of almost every social movement for change. Many countries today are disproportionately young. They are idealistic, energetic, hopeful, hungry for change, and more technologically connected. This is an unprecedented moment in history – as the rise of world-changing technology is embraced first by young people around the world. Alongsiders movements are youth movements. This is our time.
We walk alongside children
Jesus gave special care and attention to children. He said that whoever welcomes a child in His name welcomes Him (Mk 9:37). We see God as their heavenly father, longing to ensure that they experience belonging and welcome into the family of God. We reflect the heart of God when we welcome and walk alongside children.
We prioritize the vulnerable
Jesus came to bring good news to the poor (Lk 4:18). We believe God has a particular concern or bias towards those who are poor and struggling.
Reflecting God’s heart, Alongsiders’ movements have a special concern towards those who are downtrodden and those who struggle to meet their basic needs. These may be children who experience abuse, neglect, or experience injustices, and are economically poor, marginalized, or discriminated against in some way.