Lusaka, 14 January, 2020 / 10:25 pm (ACI Africa).
In an effort to promote sustainability and self-reliance in local Churches across the Eastern Africa region, representatives of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) under the institution’s capacity building project are currently in Zambia for a two-week training in financial management of Church institutions, the Coordinator of the project has told ACI Africa.
“Over the years, AMECEA as a regional office took mandate to empower the agents of evangelization. It is a call to improve and assist the Church staff to deliver to expectations and (record) positive results in the areas of their mandate,” the Coordinator of AMECEA’s Capacity Building Project, Christine Mbugi told ACI Africa end of last week.
The training, which targets Priests and has the objective of building knowledge and skills, is expected to enhance self-reliance in view of ensuring that “Church institutions are sustainable,” Ms. Mbugi said.
“Participants will apply the knowledge and skills acquired and stir up the institutions they lead towards self-reliance and sustainability,” Ms. Mbugi said about the training that will conclude January 17.
Explaining the downward flow of the beneficiaries of the training taking place in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, the priests, who are “Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) for the next level of participants” are expected to train other Church personnel in their respective dioceses, deaneries, parishes, and small Christian Communities (SCC), “until all levels are covered to the grassroots,” the Nairobi-based Coordinator explained.