Since 2010, Kent has been leading teams to Gulu to teach local pastors and leaders key books and passages of the Bible. What Kent found was a great hunger amongst the Acholi people to understand who Jesus is and how to interpret the Bible. Many of the pastors and leaders lack knowledge of the scripture, but have a calling on their life to lead people into worship and minister to the hurting. These pastors and leaders are the key to rebuilding and healing this broken and war-torn culture.
School of Discipleship
Pastors and church leaders are a vital key to rebuilding and healing this broken, war-torn people. Many of Gulu’s ministers are called to lead their people into a deeper relationship with God, but lack knowledge of the Bible. Kent and Rebecca have a passion to start a three-year school of discipleship that will train up pastors to teach the Word of God accurately and use it skillfully while performing all aspects of ministry within the community. Classes will equip leaders to effectively exhort, counsel, and encourage their people through the power and promise of the Scriptures.
Since 2008, the main church in Gulu has planted 11 other churches around the district. The vision God has given Kent and Rebecca is to train the leaders of these church plants through the school of discipleship. Their ultimate goal is to grow churches with pastors who present the Word of God accurately to their people and are able to stand strong on the foundation of that Word. Every church should not only focus on building up their people to serve in their respective churches, but to also raise up people as missionaries and church planters.
Widows, Orphans & the Poor
In ministering to the needs of the orphan, the widow, and the impoverished, Kent and Rebecca’s goal is to train-up and assist each church in being the hands and feet of Jesus to these vulnerable people groups. These pastors have the privilege of presenting God’s grace and healing to the hurting people who daily live out the devastating effects of their country’s past. There are literally thousands that fit into this category. Kent and Rebecca are obedient to the call to come along side local Ugandan pastors and church leaders and assist them as they minister to their own communities.