ECLEA.net

Equipping Church Leaders • East Africa                   |||             "DEEP FOUNDATIONS • HEALTHY CHURCHES • TRANSFORMED LIVES"

Deepening the foundations of biblical knowledge for East African church leaders

Burundi Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda
Burundi Kenya Rwanda S Sudan Tanzania   
Uganda

to create healthy churches and transformed lives.


To learn more about each of the countries of East Africa and ECLEA's work in those countries, please click on the flags of the countries above.

Kenya

Kenya celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its independence in 2013. Kenya has the largest economy in East Africa. The violence that followed the 2007 national elections was a very troubling event for those who love Kenya, especially given the nation's importance. The national elections of 2013, however, marked a return to the peaceful transition of government, and most Kenyans are looking forward to the future with confidence.

LEARN MORE | PHOTOS | ECLEA IN KENYA | SUPPORT ECLEA

Learn more about Kenya

To learn more about Kenya, please click HERE.

TOP OF PAGE


Photos of Kenya

TOP OF PAGE


ECLEA in Kenya

ECLEA personnel did their first teaching in Kenya in June 2007. We returned in August of that year. Since that time, ECLEA has been very active throughout Kenya. Most importantly, we have established a good and growing inter-denominational and inter-tribal ECLEA-Kenya committee of pastor-teachers. The fact that we insist on being inter-tribal is particularly important in Kenya which has 42 tribes and where, although sometimes unspoken, tribalism is an important issue. The ECLEA-Kenya team has been the most active of all the East African ECLEA teams in conducting all-African church leader trainings.


Here are updates from ECLEA's Kenya team concerning ECLEA's work in Kenya (older news accounts of ECLEA's work in Kenya and the rest of East Africa are located in the News Archive):


EQUIPPING CHURCH LEADERS EAST AFRICA TRAINING REPORT-NAIROBI REGION (18th – 20th April 2018)

Team Leaders: Reverend David Njeru & Reverend Peter Mwangi

Course: The Church: It’s Nature, Mission and Purpose

Venue: Jesus Mountain of Joy Ministries Church – Kawangware (Sokoni)

Number of Participants: 24

Denominations represented: 7

Summary & Highlights

One participant Raphael Kanyingi remarked that he never knew that a
church is not a building. This came as a surprise when he came to the
training and learned that Ekklessia is a gathering of people.

While doing a summary, the church government took the top most
position as the most influential lesson out of the 3 days. However, it
was emphasized that the combination of the three could be the best
with the leadership of God (theocracy) taking the central place as the
best.

Child baptism and the Lord’s Supper also took some considerable time
in discussion as many brought in different experiences of the same.

Prepared by: Rev. David Njeru – April 20, 2018

TOP OF PAGE


This is my third conference this year [Forgiveness & Reconciliation, May 2018]

This course was one of the best conferences and most encouraging because:
     a. We had 22 people in attendance who were strictly the key church leaders [pastors, elders, deacons deaconesses]
     b. They all went home each with a copy
     c. Some of them demanded my contact for any clarification if need be.
  
I overheard them saying that they are going to plan another conference that will include other denomination that were left out. I am blessed by the way ECLEA is being received in this area.
      
I have attached a photo of the conference:

Rev. Fredrick [Nyeri/Nyandarwa region]

TOP OF PAGE

James Kamau, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator
james kamauJames Kamau

Report of Biblical Stewardship course taught at Memo Murungaru Nyandarua on June 27-29

Eighteen participants representing 8 churches/denominations attended. The delegates participated well and were eager to learn all that was being taught. Here are some testimonies:


The venue and participants

Pastor Gabriel Munyiri (host) commented that he learned a lot from the course. He particularly commented on the environment and said that the people around were cutting trees haphazardly which might cause a big problem in the future.

Rev. James Kihara said he learned a lot, especially on worship as a way of life for all days and in everything we do. He said it was also important every time before prayer to begin with worship. He commented that it makes prayer powerful.

Mrs. Gabriel Munyiri commented on the blessings of the meeting. She said she had enjoyed every part and had learned a lot about how to organize and plan herself. She was particularly touched by the fact that she should be a good steward of everything.


Participants with their books

TOP OF PAGE


James Kamau, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator
james kamau
James Kamau

Report on Marriage & Parenting meeting held at Kawangware (Nairobi), 22-24 August, 2018.

The meeting went on well. The teachers were James Kamau and Monica Wambui. There were 16 participants representing   6 churches/denominations.

The participants actively contributed to the meeting:

Bishop Michael Mwangi commented that he had benefitted from the teachings in a great way. He said he had been strengthened and sees the need to teach the course to his whole church as a means of strengthening families.

Pastor Joshua Njagi saw the need for every spouse to see his or her own weaknesses and not to see themselves as superior to the other spouse.

Mrs. Catherine Mwangi said she had been particularly blessed by the communication topic. All should speak the truth at all times. She also saw the importance of listening to the other person and she should not dominate the conversation.

Pastor Joseph Mgandu learned the importance of forgiving his wife always and not to hold any grudge.

                                                         Here are two photos of the group:
     
                                               James and Monica, the two teachers, are front row left and second left

Respectfully submitted, James Kamau

TOP OF PAGE


Barnabas Mpekethi and Michael Taari, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinators
    
Barnabas Mpekethi                   Michael Taari

A Great Development for ECLEA!

I would like to let you know that after entering into a MoU [memorandum of understanding] with Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College in the month of July this year, I decided to establish a lasting ECLEA Center in Karatina Town (Central Kenya).

Today the first class in our center commenced with a good number of Bishops, Reverends, Pastors, and church leaders. The class will continue for two good years. The students will graduate in your presence if our Heavenly Father wishes.

I invited Bishop Michael Taari and he taught them very well. We did the Forgiveness & Reconciliation course. All the students in class were amazed and were asking good questions. Some of them are from our universities but have never understood what forgiveness is and what forgiveness is not.

Finally I personally bless God, because there is continuity and sustainability of ECLEA in Kenya.

Bishop Barnabas Mpekethi

Michael Taari adds:

Today we were privileged to be part of writing history for ECLEA. In the history of ECLEA today we were able to have the first ECLEA Bible school class in partnership with Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College taking place at Karatina, organized by Bishop Barnabas.

I become the first lecturer in the history of this school where I took 21 students through the course on Forgiveness & Reconciliation. It was a great moment. This is a great vision over 10 years now; we are seeing the fruits.

Michael Taari

Here are photos of the inaugural ECLEA-NPBC class:

                                
                                     Bishop Barnabas                  Michael Taari                                Michael Taari teaching the class

   
Members of the class studying

TOP OF PAGE


James Kamau, ECLEA regional coordinator
james kamau
James Kamau

On Oct 10-12, 2018 we held a Forgiveness & Reconciliation conference with 20 participants at Naivasha Kabati. Everyone was very participatory.

Mercy said that previously it was very difficult for her to say she was sorry, but now after the teaching she is prepared to do so.

Mama Jossy said that she could not forgive others in the past, but now feels that she can. Likewise, Ann said that now she will be able to forgive and obtain the healing that comes from forgiveness.

Bishop Maina Wamaina felt that their entire church will benefit from this teaching.


Naivasha Kabati participants with their books

On Oct 12 we also did a follow-up program on The Church: Its Nature, Mission, & Purpose with 8 pastors in Naivasha Karagita.

Pastor Rechel, the host, said that her church has learned that the church is not just a building, but that everyone in the church is responsible for spreading the gospel.

Pastor Tom said that he has also taught others that the church is all about Christ; he is the foundation by his word.

Pastor Silvester said that his church has benefitted greatly and has increased from 9 to 25 members. Rev. Naigi added that he has been teaching with the manual, and the response has been overwhelming.


Naivasha Karagita follow-up group

TOP OF PAGE

Fredrick Njoroge, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

Fredrick Njoroge

October 17, 2018:

I am still on fire making sure that ECLEA vision in this region is realized. Last weekend I had my fifth conference this year which was very successful [Forgiveness and Reconciliation] and very encouraging. We had senior church leaders of this area in attendance. The attendance, interaction, and desire to know more was the order of the day.

It has been our prayer that the good Lord will touch as many donors as possible to come on our way for this noble work. I have attached two photos for the conference.
                    

God bless you, Fredrick Njoroge, regional coordinator

I have now finished my six conferences this year, and I feel honoured to be part and parcel of this noble work for the glory of God. I had my last conference last weekend and it was very encouraging. Ii was a very unique conference in that i had ONLY MEN in attendance. These were leaders from various department in the church. Actually we were expecting about thirty people but we managed to have more than twenty.
     
We had very fruitful engagement with these leaders as we studied what is the will of God in matters relating to the Nature, Purpose and Mission of the Church. These days we are not struggling so much in asking them to buy the manuals. Majority of them now knows the importance of studying and reading. This is a sign of our acceptance in this region.
   
It is my prayer that we will continue in the same spirit in the years to come.

Respectfully submitted, Fredrick Njoroge

Michael Taari, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

Michael Taari

October 22, 2018--Malindi

I thank God that we were able to have our first class in Malindi, with 15 students in attendance. There is a real need for reaching these rural pastors with this since most of the pastors have never had any formal theological training and could never as well go to urban places where they can access to this due to cost implications. The group really thanks ECLEA for this noble commitment. One pastor had this to say, "This is a prayer answered."


Michael teaching the Malindi ECLEA Bible school class

Thanks, Michael

TOP OF PAGE


David Njeru, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

David Njeru

EQUIPPING CHURCH LEADERS EAST AFRICA TRAINING REPORT - NAIROBI REGION
(Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th October 2018)

Team Leaders: Reverend David Njeru & Reverend Peter Mwangi
Course: Forgiveness & Reconciliation.
Venue: Jesus Mountain of Joy Ministries Church – Kawangware (Sokoni)
Number of Participants: 14
Denominations represented: 5

Summary & Highlights
It was one of the most touching courses conducted by ECLEA in this region. Every one was touched in one way or the other.
The part of forgiving is freeing yourself from a prison was a great eye opener to many participants. A number of them shared moving testimonies of how they have been in a prison of unforgiveness for a long time and that the course has given the practical steps to mend their ways which they started applying immediately

A few minutes session was devoted for soul searching, identifying wrong doers and deliberating letting it go. It was also a session to forgive self and others.


Participants with their books

Prepared by: Rev. David Njeru – October 29, 2018

TOP OF PAGE

James Kamau, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

James Kamau

On Oct 24-26 Tom Mboya and I taught Biblical Interpretation to 21 participants at Wanjohi Nyandarua.

Rev. Kiarie said he will be able to teach and interpret in a better way, which will help believers in their church to mature. Rev. Ndiarangu was particularly helped by the teaching to “stay on the line.” Pastor Kanyi was especially helped by the discussion of one’s “framework,” and how we should let the Word of God determine our framework, not the other way around. Pastor Ndirangu echoed the other participants regarding the importance of staying on the line and framework.


Wanjohi Nyandarua participants with their books

I am also pleased to let you know that I have been a student with Salt lake College / University of America. They have their center at the Full Gospel Church near our Church in Kawangware. I’ve been doing a Masters in Ministry Program. I've now finished the Program and I will be graduating on 30th November this year. Am also happy to let you know that in my thesis I cited three of your books  namely: Biblical Marriage and Parenting, Forgiveness and Reconciliation and Biblical Stewardship and they were very helpful. May the Lord bless you, your family and the entire ECLEA fraternity.


James Kamau and Tom Mboya

Yours Pastor and  Friend. 

James N. Kamau

TOP OF PAGE


Barnabas Mpekethi, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

Barnabas Mpekethi

November 25—Karatina, Kenya
Yesterday I invited Bishop Ernest Mwilitsa to launch the second class at Karatina Central Kenya. He was the lecturer of the day and taught Forgiveness and Reconciliation very well.

We bless God because of you for making sure that ECLEA courses are taught in all regions of our Country-Kenya. I assure you that I and the other Regional Leaders who have heart for ECLEA will put more effort to make sure that your vision for East Africa Pastors is realized.

Here are some photos of Bishop Ernest and the Karatina students:
    

God bless you and do you good. Bsp Barnabas

TOP OF PAGE



Barnabas Mpekethi, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

January 2019: ECLEA/Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College course
Today we have covered Biblical Stewardship Course with the first ECLEA class in conjunction with NPBC. We had very healthy discussions that we tackled.

One of the Reverends said that man demanded a wife from God, but Michael Taari gave him the right explanation of the original plan that God had towards man and woman.

We have already covered 5 units and for two years we will cover 33 units. We bless God for His grace and ECLEA is to live even after we leave this world. Here are picture that I took today after the class.


ECLEA-NPBC Karatina class (Michael Taari and Bishop Barnabas are front row right)

Regards, 
Bishop Barnabas
Regional Coordinator/School Director Karatina Town Class


Michael Taari, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

We thank God for the new year,as we move on with ECLEA work here in Kenya. I had an opportunity to teach this January at a class in Karatina on Biblical Stewardship and it was so good. Today I received a comment from one of the students appreciating that I was able to make them understand. Remember these are pastors and Bishops but they had never understood God's work on creation. To be precise, some were saying Eve was created after the seventh day. Thank God for ECLEA material; they are of great help to the church in East Africa.

Thanks,
Michael Taari


Support ECLEA

Donate now to help ECLEA thrive!

Please visit the Contact & Donations page to support our work with a secure online donation or to mail us a check.

Your tax deductible gift helps equip, train, and empower church leaders in East Africa to promote biblical values and transform lives through the power of the Gospel. Plus, giving online means your gift can be put to work even faster to reach church leaders with practical workshops and encouragement.