Nazarene Bible College of East Africa (NBCEA) is one of the Church of the Nazarene higher education institutions in Africa. The college is presently developing servant leaders from nine countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, DR Congo and Eritrea. The NBCEA student body comprises pastors, evangelists, and other church leaders from various denominations on the Africa East Field. Our goal is to develop transformative leaders. Teaching, preaching, and practicing holiness are the main focus of NBCEA to produce these transformative leaders and we are utilizing an education program with various modes of delivery to do so, including intensive extension programs, online teaching, correspondence, evening classes and weekend programs.
One of the greatest needs of the college at this time is to be equipped to 'train trainers.' Historically, NBCEA would have two teachers' training seminars each year. The trainees would be drawn from each of the districts on the Field. After the training, the teachers would go back to their districts and re-teach what they had learned.
Due to the impacts of Covid and other factors, these seminars have not taken place for several years, which has resulted in a shortage of teachers in our training program. Without properly trained teachers at the district level, many of our churches now have untrained pastors as well.
Funds received for this project will be utilized to train additional teachers at NBCEA whose goal will be to develop leaders throughout the region. These leaders will in turn train others in their local churches, encouraging church growth, discipleship and leadership for our Nazarene Church on the Africa East Field.
In the US:
Make checks payable to General Treasurer and send them to:
Church of the Nazarene, Global Ministry Center
Attn: Donor Services
17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66220-7900
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Church of the Nazarene Canada
3657 Ponytrail Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L4X 1W5.