Rural church leaders have a key role in their local communities, so training them in Bible and pastoral ministry skills, impacts these communities. The programme is increasingly taught by our Malawian partners. Our focus is now on developing a programme to train local church leaders to train others. Partnership with Wingate School has moved from support of capital build to bursary provision, as the School works towards self-sustainability.
The Kerusso Trust is a Christian charity, founded in 2011, that partners with organisations and individuals in Malawi to provide Bible training for rural church leaders, and to support Christian education through development of a Girls' Christian secondary school.
1. We partner with J-Life Ministries (Malawi) in developing and supporting the 'Learn2Serve' Bible and ministry training programme especially for rural church leaders, men and woman of all denominations. This equips untrained church leaders in rural areas with basic Bible teaching and pastoral ministry skills. Our aim is to equip church leaders to teach and lead with integrity, and to support the vulnerable in their communities.
We support Connex Ijalasi as Director of J-Life Malawi and coordinator of the 'Learn2Serve' programme, and we provide Chichewa Bibles to the rural church leaders we train. We have also developed a Resource Centre for the training of church leaders, with a library for those who have no access to books.
Our vision is to bring transformation in church and community. Our strategy is to work in partnership with Malawians to empower and enable those who themselves have a passion for transformation. Our key goal is multiplication of trained rural church leaders through training Malawians to be trainers of others.
In partnership with J-Life, we have recently supported the launch of rural Children’s Community Bible Clubs and the training of young leaders to run them.
2. We have a UK-Malawi volunteer programme for sharing skills and learning, through the J-Life community education programme.
3. We partner with Wingate Girls’ Christian Secondary School in Malawi by providing educational bursaries for girls from poor township and rural families and support to the School.