God “ordained some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors, some to be teachers.” And yet, many Churches around Uganda today position pastors to be all of these things at once – to lead, to minister, to inspire, to challenge, and to teach – all at the same time!
Reports continuously reveal that such Church leaders are often under a lot of pressure, which has forced a number to leave the ministry due to burnout, conflict or moral failure.
African Renewal Ministries this week hosted the pastors and leaders conference at Africa Renewal University drawing over 600 pastors.
The group was united under their umbrella organisation, Fellowship of Community Churches.
They lined up a number of speakers (national and international) including Peter Kasirivu, President of African Renewal Ministries.
Pastors were among others urged to arise and shine, build their ministries on God’s Word, and operate for His [God’s] Glory.
The fellowship, better identified as a missionary movement, facilitates and nurtures meaningful relationships among member churches equipping and enabling them to be more effective in their callings, for the purpose of building and multiplying strong local churches, the organisation’s statement reads.
Fellowship of Community Churches has a membership of 330 churches in the country, and aims at building strong city churches led by apostolic leaders located in major cities in Uganda.
VIDEO: Sneak peek into the conference.