Posts Tagged Turkana believers

Phases of Ministry: Planting, Parenting, Partnering

There are different phases of ministry.  Missionary pioneers begin with the Planting phase:  proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and planting new churches.  In the late 1970s, CMF was kicked out of Ethiopia by the new communist dictatorship.  Some of the CMF-Ethiopia team came to Kenya, starting pioneering church planting work among the unreached Maasai and […]

August update

The power of stories, a TBTI course, a Story-telling workshop, a new church plant & baptisms … Click here to view a PDF of our latest newsletter. . The picture is of part of the TBTI class in May 2012. Each morning we started with worship. For some reason or another I couldn’t add a […]

Turkana worship at TBTI class

Joshua’s “Church History” class at Turkana Bible Training Institute in Lodwar, 15 May 2012 [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/42193394[/vimeo] The Turkana Bible Training Institute meets in Lodwar to train Turkana church leaders.  Joshua taught “Church History” and “Missions & Evangelism” for TBTI in October 2011.  In May 2012, he taught “Church History” to a new group of students:  17 […]

2011 church growth

In 2011, there were 38 new churches planted in the CCC. There were 23 congregations planted in Maasai land (including two, I believe, in a tribally mixed area). There were 13 congregations in Turkana land. There was 1 new congregation planted in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. There was 1 new congregation planted in Samburu […]

Happy Epiphany

Today is January 6, the day which the Church traditionally observes as “Epiphany,” the “Revealing” of Christ to the Gentiles.  So yesterday was the 12th day of Christmas and this is the day we should sing “We Three Kings” and the day when the ancient church liturgies would read the verses about the baptism of […]

Turkana

In October, I (Joshua) spent about two weeks with our teammates in Turkana land.  I taught two courses at Turkana Bible Training Institute (TBTI) in Lodwar and was able to get out in the bush a few times.  I’ve finally been able to post some new albums to our photo album page:  my TBTI classes, […]

ministry summary

equipping churches, teachers, and church leaders … our strategy … what’s going well? If you’re interested, Read our November 2011 “ministry summary” (pdf file)

Christianity is NOT a “western religion”

A highlight from teaching Church History to Turkana church leaders in Northwest Kenya:  at the end of the course two of the students told me, “now I can see that the Church is not a wazungu (foreign white people) religion.  It has been in Africa since its beginning and has deep roots in African soil.”  […]

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