Congo Initiative (CI) invites you to reflect and learn together with a host of CI friends whose wealth of experience in strengthening the church in Africa and beyond will inspire and inform your own work in cultivating impactful local and global relationships.
Through this four-part seminar, you will be equipped to meaningfully connect your communities to the African Church and pursue unity in diversity, in the context of today’s global challenges. All are welcome to join, although we have specifically designed this opportunity to serve church leaders, missions pastors, academics, professionals and leaders of Christian foundations or organizations seeking to deepen their engagement with churches and Christian communities in Africa. We look forward to seeing you online.
Jan 16: Where Have We been? Historical Roots to Today’s Realities and Our Response of Celebration and Lament
Panelist: James Byensi, Evangelical Church in Central Africa
Panelist: Mark Shaw, Director of the Centre for World Christianity, Africa International University
Respondent: Doug Slaughter, Pastor at Second Baptist Church, Aiken, SC
Jan 30: Where Is God Leading Us? The New We as God’s Intent for the Church
Panelist: Emmanuel Katongole, Professor of Theology and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
Panelist: David Kasali, Co-Founder and President, Congo Initiative
Respondent: David Dunderdale, Associate Pastor at Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC
Feb 13: Forming a New Kind of Leader for a New Future Global Community
Panelist: Honoré Bunduki, Rector of Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo
Panelist: Paul Robinson, Co-Founder, Congo Initiative
Respondent: Rachel Sweet, Assistant Professor of Politics and Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
Feb 27: Looking Ahead: Building Resilient Global Relationships
Panelist: Muhia Karianjahi, Assistant Professor of Outdoor and Adventure Leadership Program, Wheaton College
Panelist: Charlie Brainer, Dean of International Programs, Taylor University
Respondent: Chelsie Chan, Strategic Partnerships and Foundations Director, Tearfund USA
*Please visit this page for more information on our panelists.
The seminar sessions will be held on January 16th, January 30th, February 16th, and February 27th. All seminar sessions will be from 11:00 AM EST to 12:15 PM EST and will be hosted on Zoom. Please RSVP for each session you would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link once you complete your sign-up form.