Africa Pastoral Training Institute Launches

In the summer of 2012, Dr. Wayne “Coach” Gordon, Affiliate Professor of Urban Ministry, led a group of students on an immersion experience in Africa.  As part of the course they visited the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya as well as the pastors and church leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  While there, a group of pastors in the Kibera Slums asked Coach Gordon if he could help create a training program for pastors in Kibera.  Over the next year, the faculty and leadership of Northern worked together to create the Africa Pastoral Training Institute.  In partnership with churches in Kenya, CCDA Africa, CCDA, and Lawndale Community Church, we are excited to announce the first session of the Africa Pastoral Training Institute will be held in Africa August 10 – 21.

Coach writes:

Please pray for our team as we go to Africa for our first seminary training in the Kibera slums of Nairobi Kenya. We look to have about 40 pastors taking 2 courses.

BT 101. How to study the Bible
Taught by. Marshall Hatch, Darryl Saffore. & myself

PT 201. Leadership Development
Taught by Marshall Hatch, Joseph Atkins & myself

A special time for pastor’s spouses lead by my wife Anne

Workshops and Teaching on Leadership in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This is the first of 3 summers during which we hope to offer classes and to those that attend we will award a Diploma from Northern in 2015. This partnership with churches in Kenya, CCDA Africa, Northern Seminary, CCDA & Lawndale Community Church is truly exciting.

Thank you for you prayers!

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