EES News

Prison Evangelism in Burundi

The Rev. Simion Kinono trained eight women and eight men to be catechists in prisons in Burundi. The training used a pedagogical method of teaching and small group discussion; the discussion groups were organized by gender and an experienced woman priest led the women’s discussion. The topics offered in the training included: The Biblical foundations … Read More »

Training Batwa Evangelists in the Diocese of Buye, Burundi

The Rev. Dominique Ciza convened a group of fifteen women and fifteen men from the Batwa tribe for training as evangelists, in the Diocese of Buye in Burundi. Traditionally marginalized and discriminated against, the Batwa represent a minority population. Evangelists from the dominant tribes (Hutu and Tutsi) have not been successful in ministry with the … Read More »

Women Evangelists

The Rev. Charles Chiutula discerned that women in the Anglican Diocese of Upper Malawi were not participating as leaders and evangelists in the mission of the church, both because of cultural expectations and the absence of a platform for their ministry. He used EES grant funds to hold a five-day training for 40 women from … Read More »

Youth Empowerment Through Evangelism

The Rev. Laban Agisa (right) brought together his training as an evangelist in the Church Army Africa, his experience with youth ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Nairobi, Kenya, and his training at the School of Theology, University of the South to plan and implement a training for youth evangelists. It was held at the … Read More »

Evangelism Through Indigenization of Liturgy

The Rev. Julius Chunga convened a group of native Chitumbuka language speakers in the Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi, to translate the liturgy into the language that is spoken by the majority of Christians in the diocese. The clergy/lay group worked for ten days in a format that included worship, small group discussion, and sharing. … Read More »

Co-existence Between Christians and Muslims Through Evangelism

The Rev. Charles Chiutula recruited and trained a group of evangelists from twelve churches in Jali Parish, in the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire in Malawi. The emphasis of the training was on prayerful preparation, following the model of Jesus, on using non-combative language in ministry, and on preparation for preaching. Following the training, two … Read More »

Showing Mercy, Expressing Love Through Evangelism

  The Rev. Laban Agisa (pictured, left) held an evangelism campaign in summer 2019, based from St. Paul’s Parish, in the Diocese of Maseno West, Anglican Church in Kenya. His team included the Bishop’s Chaplain, the Rev. Martin Pesa; the Vicar of St. Paul’s, the Rev. Shem Ochieng; and key facilitator Pastor Philemon Odembo. Together they … Read More »

Evangelism Training in the Diocese of Nzara, South Sudan

With the goal of transforming the culture from revenge-seeking to forgiving, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Enosa Peni held two four-day workshops in December, 2018. Ninety-eight evangelists were trained in evangelism,contextualization of the Gospel (using Isaiah 65:17-25), and peacebuilding, forgiveness and reconciliation. Participants were taught by the Bishop, the Dean of the Cathedral, and the diocesan … Read More »

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 »

Peer Discipleship Initiative for the Youth

The Rev. Chanju Banda held a five-day training for forty youth and ten pastors in July, 2018. The group included representatives from the major Christian denominations in the area. Although he intended to hold one session for the pastors, and then another for the youth, logistics required that he combine the sessions. He believes that … Read More »