Monthly Archives: October 2014

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A vision for strengthening the church at the grassroots through training local leaders

This opening post in the BUILD Partners’ blog articulates the vision of BUILD in the words of one Ugandan pastor – a pastor who not only attended the programme, but went on to train others who in turn went on to train others, as we have witnessed. He said this:

“Through our work with BUILD I would like to see a pastor who can preach effectively himself and stand firm himself, even though he has received very little formal theological education. And if that pastor is not around on a Sunday there are people who have been trained by him to stand-in for him. People who the congregation can trust, that they can say this person is really speaking something. I would like to see model churches developing – churches that people can point to and say there is something different about this church, its organisation, its leadership, its life.”

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