We held the first Barnabas SOM in Kisumu from the 15th to 19th August, where SOM works in partnership with Barnabas Ministries Africa. This was attended by 29 leaders and aspiring leaders of all ages and from a wide variety of churches mainly from the Kisumu area, although we had one brother come all the way from Zanzibar in Tanzania just to take part. Three subjects were covered over the 5 days ‘Leadership - Discovering Your Ministry’, ‘Pastoral Care – Understanding People’ and ‘Theology – The Nature of God’. There was a definite hunger for the training and the delegates were positively engaging with the material in the sessions and during the break and meal times. They responded positively to the challenge to work out the training in their various churches and settings.  The School was held in the Agape Children’s Ministry centre where we were well hosted by a team with a wonderful servant heart. The delegates are eage

r for further SOMs to take place.

Charlie Stockley.