Equipping the Saints

Last month, more than 100 pastors, teachers, and church leaders converged in Kapenguria, Kenya for the annual pastors conference. The theme of the conference was “Service that Produces Results” based on the parable of the talents in Matthew 25.

It was excipastors confting to look back over the crowd that was intensely focused on varied topics such as “Using Your Time and Talents for Ministry” to “Developing a Strategy for Church Growth” to “The Importance of Discipleship within the local church.”

The dedication and willingness to learn of the attendees was inspiring, especially when I thought of the untapped potential in that room and the capacity to impact the kingdom of God.

The annual gathering is meant to equip and inspire church leaders to effective leadership, strategize how we can be more effective, and celebrate what God is doing in and through the ministry.

In the past, this has been done with primarily Pokot pastors, ministering in Pokot. This year, it was encouraging to see the vision of the conference organizers extend to church leaders in Uganda, South Sudan, and DR Congo. The international flare of the gathering was a great opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other.

Pictured above are Habimana from DR Congo, Festus from Kenya, and Reuben from South Sudan – three of our African partners.