Conferences

Women's Empowerment

Each year over 1,000 of Uganda’s impoverished and vulnerable women gather at the four day Women’s Empowerment Conference to learn about their worth in Christ. Many have been told since childhood that they do not deserve an education and their only purpose in life is to marry a polygamous man to bear children.

Never having heard the message of salvation, these women travel tens of miles on foot with children to attend this conference. They are greeted by a team of both Ugandan and US women teaching on topics such as:

• Biblical marriage and motherhood

• Overcoming fear and insecurity

• Identity as daughters of God

Women’s lives are being transformed by the teaching Women’s Empowerment. And remarkably, a gift of just $14 allows one woman to attend this four-day, life-changing conference. Please contact  Anna Latshaw for more information.

 
 

Youth Ablaze

Each year over 9,000 of Africa's children and young adults convene at Kampala International Christian Centre for five days to learn how to build and lead Godly families, businesses, and communities. These youth, ranging from 15-35 years old, are drawn to this high-impact conference from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Congo, Tanzania, and Sudan. They gather to learn about “Igniting Kingdom-Minded Entrepreneurs” from an impressive array of African and American speakers.

Topics include:

  • Christ, your personal Lord and personal Savior
  • The 3 secrets of every successful entrepreneur
  • The impact of your spouse on your business
  • What to look for in a husband
  • Raising Godly children
  • Education as a requirement of success

At the end of the conference, each participant receives a Certificate of Completion that will give him or her an advantage when seeking local employment. In addition, during breakout sessions, our staff identifies several dozen promising young leaders. These individuals are then discipled and trained to become our ministry’s next generation of leadership.

Despite coming from impoverished communities, most of the 9,000 attendees scrape together the $6 registration fee by working for months at odd jobs. While charging a registration fee may seem harsh from an American perspective, paying this fee provides the young adults with desperately needed self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment. This also off-sets approximately half of the conference expense. In fact, at the conclusion last year, sixty participants gave towards the 2017 conference!

The balance of the budget is funded through local Ugandan businesses who believe in the transformative nature of this conference and through gifts from our US partners. Please prayerfully consider joining us in prayer and giving toward this life-changing event.

For more information or to discuss joining our Youth Ablaze mission team, please contact Nora Charlesworth.

 
 

Pastors' and Leaders' Conferences

Because of oppressive dictators, Ugandans did not have the right to worship freely until 1986. Since that time, tens of thousands of Ugandan churches have been established, most under the leadership of young, untrained pastors. Even though these leaders pour out their lives for the sake of the gospel, most receive no compensation due to abject poverty and most have extremely limited Biblical understanding. During our semi-annual Pastors’ and Leaders’ Conferences (led by our sister ministry, Messengers of Hope), hundreds of rural pastors gather to receive vision, equipping and encouragement. Aside from practical teaching, many of these pastors desperately need personal ministry and prayer as they cope with poverty, carry the burdens of their flock, and struggle between starkly contrasting Biblical and societal views on marriage and family. For more information please contact David Hacker.