Joram Ibrahim, ECLEA-Tanzania national secretary
December 4, 2018
I once did three consecutive courses to the same group of people, who are emerging Church Leaders in New Life in Christ-Tanga. The total number of group participants were 27 although 12 are the ones who accomplished all three courses. The courses done are: Biblical Interpretation 14th to 16th May 2018, Expository Preaching 17th to 19th May, and Biblical Theology 21st to 23rd May 2018.
We then assigned them to preach in mid week's fellowship services, each one of them followed by main Sunday fellowship service preaching to exercise their teachings and reveal their talents. For two months they did the preaching under close supervision and private evaluation follow up of which results are as following.
1) They themselves reported big achievements for their personal evaluation.
2) People at the church testified seeing talented young ministers.
3) I personal realize some to be emerging potential preachers and some teachers.
From 9th to 11th July & 12th to 14th July we did The Church: Its Nature, Mission, and Purpose and Expository Preaching II for the same group.
As ministry we organized a two weeks’ evangelistic convention preaching outreach at the villages of the nearby town concluding to the beginning of September where ten of my students ministered in open air crusade and teaching seminars.
Follow-up reports testified about good investment done to young preachers, with a good number of converted fruits collected from their village ministry.
ECLEA teachings prove to be more bible college than a seminar when courses are well arranged and taken seriously.
I am very much encouraged by this group. My next step is to do the phase two of Biblical Theology and then the course on Christianity & Islam when Interpretation is done.
I have two other groups, one at Muheza and another at Duga Maforoni where I have done 1 Timothy and Biblical Stewardship with each group. I am planning to take them also this far for sound results. I realize that students are getting more interest in ECLEA teachings as they get more understanding when we arrange the courses accordingly. I have seen life change and also ministry impact through ECLEA courses.
Lastly, apart from evangelistic convention outreach to my ongoing class students, I have attended almost all my Tanga class students preaching sessions and I can recommend some to be capable at a certain point of ministry.
Brother Jonathan and all ECLEA supporters, please be encouraged because your work is not in vain but it bares multiple fruits (1 Cor 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord”).
Be blessed, Joram
December 5, 2018
I would like to report on Babati class in evaluation we did on Monday. About more than 3/4 had well understood the teaching in the area of the four purpose of the church. Twelve of them started to teach how to worship God in a large way, knowing that the real worship is the lifestyle we live in representing Christ on the earth. And 16 of them starting training their congregations on the important of being the disciple of Christ that make you grow and bare the fruits. So they are trying to make small groups which I think they will need more training and resources on that.
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