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

Deepening the foundations of biblical knowledge for East African church leaders

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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.


Rwanda is a small, landlocked country just southwest of Lake Victoria, surrounded by Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. It is well-known for the genocide that took place in 1994, in which approximately 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed by their fellow Rwandans. The genocide was the subject of the movie "Hotel Rwanda". Since that time, however, Rwanda has made a remarkable recovery. It is safe and is the cleanest country in East Africa (if not all of Africa). It is known as "the land of a thousand hills," and some call it the "Switzerland of Africa."


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Photos of Rwanda


Short videos taken at the Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide Sites are available on the ECLEA Videos YouTube page, HERE.


ECLEA in Rwanda

ECLEA personnel first went to Rwanda in June 2007 after Anglican Bishop Alexis Bilindabagabo of the Gahini Diocese invited Jonathan Menn to come and teach the pastors of the diocese (the two had met following a speech the Bishop gave at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). In the years since that initial visit, ECLEA teachers have taught in each of Rwanda's provinces, and ECLEA has established a solid committee of Rwandan pastor-teachers to carry on the work indigenously.

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

April 1, 2017
Francis Ngoboka, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator

Francis Ngoboka

We had a successful Biblical Stewardship conference in Matimba at Eglise vivante center and the neighbouring churches. Altogether, 15 leaders attended and continually made encouraging remarks. One young pastor, concerned with happenings in the church said: “God has come to redeem us again and do a new thing.” I had personal time with him to discuss the details of his remarks and it was interesting. The  church had just undergone a split and miraculously here we are teaching stewardship and more so of our relations and most so Christian relations.

Also God made it possible for us to meet their national Bishop who was happy with the work done and also interestingly remembered we had served together in western Uganda some years ago in the days of our youth.

Best regards, Francis Ngoboka


July 3, 2016
Francis Ngoboka, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator

Francis Ngoboka

ECLEA books are doing great work in many places, so we are encouraged trust God for all this we are doing with Him. I have taught the following books as shown by the dates and as well the encouraging remarks I these places:

Byumba—40 leaders came—23rd-25th-June—1 Timothy
In Byumba, they were so touched by the leadership lessons that they want us to have a second group of the remaining leaders so that every leader gets this stuff.

Ruhango—15 leaders came—27th-29th June—Biblical Marriage & Parenting
One lady Pastor after the Biblical Marriage  & Parenting book went home immediately and told the husband how they urgently need to correct many things and the husband was excited with what could have changed his wife. She gave a testimony at the end of the third day—Glory to God!

Jean de Deau, a minister in a church and a school teacher said, “These lessons are not only for Christians but should be for all persons to understand.”



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