Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators Conference 2015

We praise God for our annual mission and evangelism co-ordinators conference which this year took place from the 19th - 23rd May 2015 in Mtumba, near Dodoma. 
Representatives from 19 dioceses from all across Tanzania attended, together with representatives of the Anglican Church of Tanzania Mission and evangelism Committee. Particpants included pastors and evangelists, all of whom are involved in the work of mission and evangelism in their dioceses. The conference was a great blessing and encouragement to all involved, inspiring each one of us in our work to proclaim the Gospel across Tanzania and bring people into God's Kingdom.

The conference was a 3 day event, the first day being a day of sharing our work and our plans in each diocese with opportunites to learn from each other and encourage each other in God's work.

Day 2 was a day of learning. We were very blessed to received Rev Canon Elias Peter Cherra of Mount Meru University in Arusha who taught about our calling in mission, how to carry out evangelism in the church today facing the many challenges of today's culture, and how to encourage church growth. His teaching gave us all much to think about and challenged us to think of new ways to approach our ministry.

Day 3 was a day of planning and considering the different programmes which are continuing and being developed at the provincial level such as various training courses and a week of prayer and evangelism which will take place in June this year.

The conference was opened by the General Secretary of ACT, Rev Canon johnson Chinyong'ole who also joined us to close the event on the final day and to lead us in a short service of Holy Communion.

We ask for your continued prayers as mission and evangelism co-ordinators and their teams in all the dioceses continue faithfully in the work to which God has called them, and strive to make our plans and visions a reality. We ask particularly for your prayers for the week of prayer and evangelism June 15-21, that this will be a powerful time of joining together in prayer for our church, our communities and our country, and a time when many people will be touched by the Word of God.