EES News

God of the Prisoners (Training of Trainers) ’23

Leer en Español The Rev. John Ng’oma, of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi, used grant funding during the summer of ’22 to train an interdenominational group of prison chaplains in best practices for approaching and counseling prisoners and sharing God’s word with them. The success of the program led him to envision expanding it … Read More »

Retreat on Racial Reconciliation in Burundi

Leer en Español The Rev. Simion Kinono dreams of a church that will prioritize racial reconciliation on its agenda. In December 2021, he held a four-day retreat in the Diocese of Buye, in Burundi. The twenty participants included ten Hutus and ten Tutsis, ten women and ten men. Kinono discovered that the retreat participants are … 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 »

Liturgical Renewal in the Anglican Communion: the Brazilian 2015 BCP as a Gift to English and Spanish Speaking Episcopalians / Anglicans

The Rev. Luis Coehlo is coordinating a project to provide a full translation into English and Spanish of the Brazilian BCP’s main rites, in order to foster liturgical renewal, enculturation and multicultural evangelization in LatinX/Latin-American contexts. He anticipates that the translation work will be complete in the fall of 2019 and that the publication will be … Read More »

An Acts 11 Evangelism Model for Chikhwawa Parish

The Rev. Canon Makweya Chanzah has established a new church in the East Bank of the Shire River in Southern Malawi. His grant work included identifying and training lay and ordained leaders and working with them to facilitate a crusade.  The location is of deep historical significance to the Diocese, but is geographically difficult to access. … 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 »

Evangelical Witness Through Children’s Camps

Ms. Kathy Evans travelled with her spouse, the Rev. Boyd Evans, to Israel and Palestine for ten weeks during the summer of 2016. They worked at several summer camps in Ramallah, Zabadeh and Nazareth, which gave them a sense of the necessities and limitations of these programs. Combining these experiences  with their US camp experience enabled them to … 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 »

Networking Mission in S. Sudan

He visited South Sudan and reported for Episcopal News Service on the independence celebrations and the church’s work in Abyei. He visited clergy in three dioceses, to build on the relationships he established in prior grant work, and was invited to teach and preach. His grant work influenced his book, “Backpacking Through the Anglican Communion.” … Read More »