Leaders in DOVE Kenya are benefiting greatly from the ongoing Leadership Training program currently running in three regions: Kyasila-Mua Hills, Kitale and Kisumu.
The current curriculum is drawn from DOVE’s Biblical Foundation Series, written by International Director, Larry Kreider. Just last week, more than 25 Kitale region leaders studied the topic of authority and accountability (Book 9).
The leaders, who included pastors, church elders, deacons and departmental heads, were trained to recognize that God ordains leadership and to understand that blessings come with one being accountable to the persons who are in authority in his life.
The ongoing training also emphasizes DOVE’s 2020 church planting vision, thus enabling the leaders to embark on realizing the vision in their regions.
The leaders really appreciate this training. The current session helped them identify the need to recognize authority in the church and in their lives as ministers of the gospel. They experienced good moments of reality check in their service to God with most of them sharing personal experiences about both being in authority and serving as people under authority.
“The training has been of much help to me in that I can now easily recognize the need to submit to authority in my life and to be accountable in my leadership,” said one of the participants.
Pastor Samuel Odero, who is spearheading this training, said that leadership development is a very necessary program to encourage sound doctrine in DOVE churches. It helps the leaders to ward off a myriad of doctrinal challenges posed by African Traditional Religions, culture and traditions.
“The best way to offset these challenges is to empower them to be able to stand and take biblically sound positions on various issues that arise in their churches,” said Pastor Samuel.
DOVE Africa is grateful for various international partners that help make this training possible.
By Kenneth Irungu