Essential Life Centre
HAGCM met with Dr. Gene Getz and his Life Essentials Study Bible team early in 2018 to discuss the possibility of equipping Ugandan pastors and Christian leaders with this unique modern-day study tool. Uganda pastors historically need more Christian education than they can afford to provide spiritual care for their churches, so this study bible presented an exciting possibility to meet this need for even the most rural pastor.
Three pilot programs were conducted over 18 months to determine interest levels and viability. The response was overwhelmingly positive; HAGCM met with Dr. Getz and a supportive American foundation, resulting in long term plans for a dedicated education centre. Soon, construction began in the Mukono area.
By the end of 2019, 5 residential buildings, 1 teaching centre and 1 security building were completed and the first class undertaken with leaders from a local church who studied Dr. Getz' Measure of a Woman.
Funding for an appropriate toilet facility and kitchen has been committed. Construction will begin March, 2020.
Life Essential training is so wonderful for preparing messages! Dr. Getz told us to speak the word of God boldly and yet sensitively to those who are unsaved. We must develop a deep application for God's love for us personally.