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Imani Mission - Pastors' Conference, 20th - 22nd June 2018

Imani Mission - Pastors' Conference, 20th - 22nd June 2018

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

Imani Mission Outreach is a Local Church Organization registered on 29th April 2011. Apart from Sunday Service, the organization runs Children Ministry Workers  Conference, Pastors' Conference, Women's Conference, Couples Conference and Youth Conference.

The Pastors' Conference was attended by 52 pastors, church leaders, and pastors' spouses. It was a time to get the pastors away from their busy schedules, for a time of refreshing and renewing of strength. One of the key challenges has been capacity building because most of the pastors have very little or no formal education. The program was developed to ensure the pastors and church leaders were well equipped for the work of ministry.

Through CLC ministry partners, the following books were gifted to the delegates: 50 Purpose Driven Life Swahili, 23 Reconciliation for Africa, 10 Prosperity, and 23 Nine Marks of a Healthy ChurchCLC Kenya is a missions organization started in 2007 with a mandate to distribute Christian literature so that people may come to faith and maturity in Jesus Christ. 

CLC Kenya first got involved with Imani Mission in 2017 through Justus Macharia (one of the patrons of the three families). At the time of 2017 Youth Conference, the three families were looking for Bibles and other relevant materials for the youth. CLC Kenya supplied the much-needed resources at the time.

The Africa Study Bible Kenya Secretariat partnered with CLC Kenya to mobilize trainers and financial resources towards the pastors conference.

Janice Muchai, Nyambura Kamau and Muthoni Mercy gave of their time to plan and deliberate on meeting the trainers and funds gap for the mission to be successful. 

Victor Lonu was part of a team who in 2016, developed a training module that was introduced to a total of 310 workshop participants in 6 African countries by the Open Doors Trauma team. They also developed a training called the “The Life of the Pastor.” Facilitated by Victor Lonu, “the life of the pastor” was field tested early in August 2016 in Tala, Kenya and then in Bunia DRC later in August 2016. It is now widely used in grassroots training, all over Africa.   

He is part of a team who observed in Burundi that the Pastor being trained is less educated and literate than in many urban centers. He and his colleagues developed a sample learning response that was aimed at the grassroots pastor. 

Victor brought this local approach to the leadership training in Mombasa and has gone on to work with the team to develop contextual learning responses specific to this group.

ONGOING TRAINING: Victor Lonu (through MMT) will continue with training Trainers of Trainers (ToT). This program will focus on three sessions: Pastor and his family,  Pastor and his congregation, and Pastor and his calling.

This will be done in smaller groups, with meetings once every other month. You can connect with Victor Lonu to support this worthy cause by email [email protected]