Canadian Baptist Ministries and Carey Theological College
Masters Program Graduation, Kenya
Grassroots leadership formation is an important part of CBM’s ministry in Africa. From training self help group leaders and community facilitators in our empowerment projects, to training pastors and development staff on the the principles and practice of effective Integral Mission, we are involved in ongoing development of leaders in each of our partner churches.
Last Saturday, April 12, we participated in the convocation ceremony for the graduates (in Kenya they are called Graduands) from the CBM and Carey Masters of Arts program in Christian Education. The celebration was held with the diploma and certificate graduation of the Eastern Kenyan Integrated College (EKIC) of the Africa Brotherhood Church in Mitaboni.
A day of great celebration
The masters graduates were from several of our partner churches in Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. Brian Stelck, past president of Carey Theological College, addressed the graduates as the guest speaker, challenging them to take the education that has been entrusted to them to strengthen their church and community.
Please join us in praying for the development of emerging leaders across our African partner churches. In particular, we pray for the executive leadership of the Africa Brotherhood Church, African Christian Church and Schools, Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda, Central African Baptist Churches, and the Faith Evangelical Baptist Church of South Sudan. Many of these leaders are currently completing their doctorates within the CBM and Carey Theological Colleges Doctor of Ministry program in Kenya. Balancing academics and the daily responsibilities of leadership is a great challenge.
Please pray for the ministry of the Bible Schools for each of our African partners. In particular, we remember our colleagues Darrel Bustin, Wayne Morgan, Randy and Elizabeth Legassie who are each providing support as well as teaching with their respective partners.
We also pray for the effectiveness of key educational ministries including the teacher professional development program in Rwanda, the Guardians of Hope scholarship program for orphans and vulnerable children, the women’s training programs in Muslim Ministry, and the ongoing food security training in conservation agriculture. We pray for the leaders of these programs and for the strengthening of the participants and their communities.