Preaching Ministry in Burundi exists to equip church leaders to minister the Word of God faithfully and engagingly. The reality is that out of the cities, pastors usually only have primary-level education, which means they are woefully ill-equipped to teach their congregations effectively. False teachings abound, and so this ministry seeks to nip them in the bud. It acts as a mobile Bible-school, travelling around to groups of pastors, meeting in their locality.
These pastors lap up the opportunities for equipping, and all the more as they see the evidence in their strengthened congregations. The course involves between 45-60 hours of teaching, so it is quite comprehensive. Once completed, preaching groups are left in each place in order that the network of church leaders can continue to meet regularly to encourage and sharpen each other in their roles. Results have proven very satisfactory – fewer people falling asleep in sermons, fewer false teachings, deeper practical application, and more.