On Friday February 26th, I, Chris Davis, will be heading out to Africa. Coming along with me to assist in our process of ministering, mentoring and multiplying will be Doug Taylor, the Executive Director at Heartland Church here in Richland County, Ohio. Doug is also one of the globalLead board members (pictured here with his family).
Together we will be training leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia through two major events. First will be our training of trainers event. This will be a time for us train 15 selected ministry leaders who will continue the multiplication process of training other leaders. These trainers have gone through several years of training and practical experience with us at globalLead. This group is from the Kale Haywet Church there, an evangelical group of over 8,000 churches! This trainer group will be assisting us as we train others in the second event. (Note the photo here of Workneh Dawit and his family, one of our hosts, is the national youth director for this denomination).
Part two in Ethiopia will include up to 60 national level denominational and youth ministry leaders as we walk with them through our Level 1 Strategic training. Those being invited are the top national leaders from 30 different evangelical denominations. This group represents and will be able to impact almost all of the evangelical churches in the whole country!
After 5 days in Ethiopia, we will travel to Nairobi, Kenya to have a strategic gathering with our African globalLead Board. Together we will be praying and planning out the details for the ministry in regards to staffing, strategy and support in a sustainable fashion. Pastor Nick Korir will be hosting the event as a long time partner with us at globalLead (pictured here with his wife Julia).
Also while in Kenya, we will be gathering 3 key East Africa leaders as we strategize impacting the whole region and continent together. This group is a sub-group of a global team that we partner of like-minded evangelical ministry leaders.
- Continued ownership of the ministry by the local leaders in Africa.
- Strategic partnerships to form with key leaders.
- Thousands of youth and church leaders who will be multiplying what they learn in order to impact millions of people for Christ across Africa.
- For the Davis and Taylor families back here in Ohio as they balance life as Doug and I are away.
We are excited to go and make disciples! Thank you for being a praying sender!