One of the resounding problems in Uganda is the lack of education. Pastors are not exempt from this problem. Many people, including Pastor’s do not have a high school education. Many Pastor’s do not even own their own copy of the Bible. They will often repeat teachings heard on the radio. Part of the problem with this is that the radio teachings are based on visions and dreams not on the Word of God.
2 Timothy 2:1 You then my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable men who will be qualified to teach others.
We are striving hard to fight the theological epidemic of false teaching in East Africa by providing a year long Bible Training to Pastors and Church leaders in the rural parts of East Africa. These leaders have little to no access to theological training. The training is the equivalent to a Bible College Degree. We are currently praying about a partnership to receive accreditation for this curriculum.
Students spend 300 classroom hours on the following courses:
Pastoral Ministry:
The Pastors Call, qualifications and responsibilities The Bible and Family Sunday School Organization Christian Leadership Skills Church Worship and Music
Doctrine and Practices:
God, Bible, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Angels, Satan/Demons Man, Sin, Salvation, Church, Future Things
Old Testament Survey:
Pentateuch/Law Historical Books Poetry and Wisdom Prophets
New Testament Survey:
The Gospels Acts of the Apostles Pauline Epistles Revelation
Preaching Biblical Messages/Homiletics:
Sermon Preparation Sermon Delivery
Evangelism and Discipleship:
Sharing the Gospel Teaching Discipleship Being a Disciple maker
Church History:
Early Church Reformation History of the Church in East Africa
Cults and World Religions:
Jehovah’s Witnesses Mormonism Seventh-Day Adventists African Traditional Religion
All training is free for the student. They are responsible for their transportation, lodging and food. Your support for this ministry goes to bring Biblical Truth to East Africa.
You can help us by sponsoring one Pastor’s training for $200 or a school of 20 Pastors for $4000. Any gift towards Bible Schools goes completely towards this program.
Thus far, East Africa Outreach has held over 100 Bible Training Schools with over 1000 graduates in Uganda, Congo and Kenya. We truly believe that with good theological training, we can shape the nation.