EES News

Empowering the Youth, Sustaining the Church

The Rev. Julius Chunga planned and led a six-day leadership and empowerment course for youth during the summer 2018. The training was offered in the Diocese of Northern Malawi and included participants from the dioceses of Southern Malawi and Lake Malawi; the National Youth Executive from the Anglican Council in Malawi also attended. The course … Read More »

Bridges of Hope

Erika Jackson developed and offered  Bridges of Hope, a program of tutoring, vocational training and Bible study, to marginalized teenage girls in Ghana during the summer of 2018. Her work required that she collaborate with the Bishop, Diocesan staff, and others who have worked with the target population in Cape Coast.

Urban, Anglo-Catholic Evangelism

Patrick Burke participated in Bexley Seabury’s Learning from London course in January, 2017. He visited eight different communities that are experimenting with different contextualized fresh expressions of church, and explored the theology behind fresh expressions through lectures and course readings. He then applied what he learned at his field parish, All Saints’, Indianapolis, by building a … Read More »

Empowering Women in the Diocese of Western Tanganyika

The Rev. Emmanuel Bwatta has preached, led seminars, Bible studies, met with church leaders, government officials, and individual men and women to explore the treatment of women in society and in the church. In three months’ time he attended over twenty events and connected with more than 1,400 individuals. He reports that many people with whom … Read More »

Prison Reform in Liberia

The Rev. Terry Quoi is continuing his 2016 grant work for prison reform in Liberia. He is expanding his scope, from improving prison conditions for inmates to engaging church and community leaders in transforming the criminal justice culture from a punitive system to a rehabilitative system. His work was initially delayed in summer ’17 by the … Read More »

Training Church Planters

The Rev. Bart Segu has returned to the Diocese of Kibondo, Tanzania to develop and offer a training series for church planters. Available to women and men, lay and ordained, the training  focuses on Christian discipleship, Segu’s own church planting experience, and the knowledge he has gained through his studies at Sewanee. Segu believes that Christian … Read More »

Youth Catechesis

The Rev. Mganulwa Masima developed and taught a catechesis on Anglicanism to youth in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. She reached over 600 youth in 33 parishes, and found an eagerness to learn about worship, tradition, scripture and sacraments. Many youth in the diocese leave the Anglican church for pentecostal churches, but the Rev. Masima believes … Read More »

Dementia Ministry

Dr. Janice Hicks is tapping into a widespread need in parishes for resources to support ministry with people with dementia, their families, caregivers and community groups. Hicks’ initial research involved exploring the Dementia Friendly Church movement in the UK. Visiting in early summer 2016, she interviewed several leaders in the movement (see photos, below). She built … Read More »

Evangelism Training in Southern Malawi

The Rev. Makweya Chanzah held a seven-day training for over 30 lay leaders in the Mulanje district of Southern Malawi. The training  covered worship leadership, reading lessons in worship, and preaching. Participants are licensed by the Bishop, and licenses are renewable for five years with the parish priest’s collaboration. Fr. Chanzah has dreams of evangelism in … Read More »

Community for the Common Good

Emily and Ragan Sutterfield have developed a multimedia curriculum for parish use, on responding to climate change. The multi-week class includes prayers, interviews, activities, and facilitated discussions designed to help congregations explore their shared experience in facing climate change, how they perceive the church’s role in responding to climate change, and what steps can be taken … Read More »