Mozambique Leadership Training: The First Day
Tuesday was our first full day of training. Each day will begin at 7:30 AM following breakfast and conclude at 4 PM. The schedule is as follows. 7:30 - 9:00 AM, Opening worship and Bible study.
9:00 - 10:30 AM Topic one.
10:45 - 12:00 PM Topic one small groups, presentations, and discussion.
12:00 - 1:00 lunch.
1:00 - 2:30 PM Topic two.
2:45 - 4:00 PM Topic two small groups, presentations, and discussion.
4:00 - 5:00 Fütbol on the field
5:00 - 6:00 Showering
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 Questions and Answer period, and closing worship.
Nedson started our day by giving participants their Bibles from First Presbyterian (Greenville) and the Bros family. They enjoyed receiving these gifts, and will receive the remainder of their Bible libraries toward the end of the week.
My Bible study focused on acquainting the participants with their new Bibles since most of them have not used a Bible for teaching. They enjoyed learning about maps and how to use them as part of the Bible stories. The main presenter today was Abusa Moses of the Blantyre Synod, a graduate of Zomba Theological Seminary and a pastor of four churches. His teaching was thoroughly Reformed, which while not surprising to me, was refreshing to hear. His teaching and class discussion focused on two topics: biblical stewardship and evangelism.
I was impressed that the orientation of this training is to produce leaders who are mission focused rather than serving themselves or just the church community. Learning to be a missional church is at the heart of what this training provides these future leaders of the Mozambique church. Click here to read the full Journal: Mozambique Leadership Journal 3
Blessings, Tom Boone