During the first week of February, the Christianity Explored East Africa team travelled to Gulu, the most northern town in Uganda, close to the border with South Sudan.
We were hosted by the Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda, the Right Revd Johnson Gakumba.
At his invitation we trained 65 of his clergy to use Christianity Explored as a tool for evangelism, discipleship and leadership development, based on the model of 2 Timothy 2:2.
During an intensive four day course we covered the entire ten week course including all the group discussions and expositions of Mark’s Gospel as well as instruction on how to utilise the course for evangelism, discipleship and leadership development.
Leaning through small group Bible study is a key element of Christianity Explored as it aids discipleship as well as leadership development.
Fellowship over meals is a very important aspect of developing relationships and helps break down cultural and linguistic barriers.
We also met with several of Bishop Johnson’s staff to explore how best to support their ministries in what is a very poor and challenging region of Uganda.
The Diocese is building a visionary Vocational Training Institute to help equip and train future leaders for Uganda.
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