Cyprien, Jacob, and José in Goma, DRC
Earlier this week, Aaron traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in the Carey Theological College doctoral graduation. Two of our friends and colleagues were each awarded the doctor of ministry degree for their research and completion of the DMin program that CBM and Carey sponsored for our African Church partners.
Rev. Dr. Kwibeshya Cyprien (Association Des Eglise Baptiste au Rwanda) and Rev. Dr. Jacob Lipandasi Bahavu (Communaute Baptiste au Centre de l'Afrique) both received their doctoral degrees during the the graduation ceremony hosted by the Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (The University of the Great Lakes) Goma, DRC.
Since 2010, CBM and Carey have been investing in training high-level leadership across our African partners. The DMin program has facilitated theological reflection and academic research that is helping our partner churches address issues such as Gender equality, church growth, effective ministry in the context of war, and the poverty of pastors in retirement.
Together these leaders are working to strengthen the health and witness of the church in Africa.
Among representatives from our partner churches in Rwanda and the DRC, it was great to have our CBM colleagues Darrell Bustin and José De Silva participating in the graduation service. Both Darrell and José are contributing to the theological education of our partners.
José de Silva and Darrell Bustin celebrating with the graduates
Jacob and his proud father