In this quarter CMS-Africa through the Youth Ministry got a new opportunity to partner with Carlile College through the Discover Develop Deploy (3D) training series. Youth Coordinator James Kweyu has been keen exploring ways and means of equipping international students in Kenya for missions work targeting young people before they return to their homelands when they graduate. The partnership was such that the international, finalist students meet from 4.00pm to 6.00pm every Thursday for training on CMS-Africa’s 3D programme. CMS-Africa’s Youth Training programme is presented in three different books. The first book is discover. Discover helps the youth to come to self-realization and as a minister, the book helps you to start with yourself. You discover your skills, talents and what God made you to be. The Discover book is dived into 4 chapters corresponding to a week. That means that the study book on Discover can be done in 4 weeks with each day handling a particular concept.The second book is Develop which focus on mentorship of the talents discovered in an individual.
The book helps an individual be ready to go through the challenges that comes in life. The book helps one understand basic principles on WORK in 4 weeks before you hold a seminar.After that, you go to Deploy which means one going out to serve. The Book on Deploy is a gain dived into 4 weeks and focusses on Work, business and engagement in community. You learn how to run church as a business. Member of the church are your clients and you are to make profit for God.
“This is what we expect you to do when you go back to the communities where you come from,” said 3D Trainer Wanga.
Youth Training Coordinator, James Kweyu managed to attend the Thursday sessions in May and June where he introduced the 3D Youth training programme CMS-Africa believes in the multiplication principle, working through others.
“Just like Paul writes to Timothy charging him that these things you have heard me preach, pass them on to the others. I want you to know that you have been endowed with the knowledge which is supposed to be passed on to the others,” said James in one of the sessions in May.
James reminded the graduants that as they go into God’s service, there will be hardships.“Paul likens our service to the soldiers who is required to endure hardship.The work of the Lord is hard but Paul tells Timothy his student to endure hardship like a good soldier of Christ Jesus, he added.
James challenged the students that no one serving as a soldier gest involved in Civilian affairs buts strive to please his commanding officer, in this case our God. Endurance is one of the gifts of the spirit is endurance, perseverance long-suffering,
He charged them that God would always strengthen them when they are at the lowest web. “Just like Jesus, you may be rejected but Jesus went through this and succeeded. He became our firstborn so that we can be able to become sons and daughter in God’s Kingdom.”
“This is an opening for partnership between CMS-Africa and Carlile College not just on 3D but on ALL programmatic engagements of CMS-Africa. We are trusting God that the seeds planted during this sessions shall germinate into big missionary venture in all the countries of their origin,” observes Dennis Tongoi.Some of the participants who undertook the 3D course in this quarter include Rev. Paul Dickens from Wau Diocese, David Niro, Kenyan Turkana, Antony Neti Kenya Eldoret, Patrick Kenya Maseno West Diocese, Isanya David(Kenya) Christopher, Uganda and Salvado Byarmana Burundi.
Participants from the French speaking countries requested for 3D books to be translated into their language so as to reach the masses with this wholistic gospel for the French speaking youth.