Kenya Hope’s Four-day Training Conference Equips Pastors in Rural Kenya

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Today kicks off a four-day training conference for pastors serving remote communities in Kenya.

Shepherding a rural church is challenging work. “Many of these pastors work in really difficult situations. They’re very remote; they’re isolated,” Kenya Hope’s Joy Mueller says.

“The pastors are very poorly supported by their churches financially; [they receive] less than $200 a month, so many have dairy farms or livestock to supplement [their income].”

Training and networking opportunities are plentiful in the West, but that’s not the case in rural Kenya. Developing an event and curriculum that meets everyone’s unique needs is a complex yet worthy endeavor.

“These pastors come from a wide range of denominations, educational backgrounds; some speak English, and others don’t. Some have very little training, and others have gone to Bible school,” Mueller says.

“We try to make this [widely-applicable], but the main thrust is to equip these pastors to present and teach the Word of God.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • As the conference begins, pray for traveling mercies. Pray also for victory in spiritual battles.
  • Financial gifts help Kenya Hope present training events like this pastor’s conference. Consider giving to support this work.

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