PASTORS OF SHYOGWE DIOCESE ARE IN A TRAINING ON PRISON MINISTRY
- By Joseph Sehorana
- On 27/03/2023 at 14:35
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Today, March 27, 2023, the Pastors of EAR Shyogwe Diocese (Shyogwe and Gitarama Archdeaconaries) started a two-day workshop on Prison Ministry facilitated by experts from England.
The main objective is to equip them with knowledge to make a difference in the lives of prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. It's about showing them how raising up Pastors to walk alongside people inside and outside of prison on their road to restoration.
Indeed, Churches are uniquely equipped and called for prison ministry. This ministry may have many aspects: Visits (Mt 25:36); Evangelism (Procamation of the Word and Sacraments); Diaconia; Children Ministry; Training (Vocational Training; Peace and Reconciliation); Healing and Counceling; Reintegration into the society; Helping families of prisoners; Advocacy; take care of Sick Prisoners; etc. Thus, this training aims to show Pastors their role in these aspects of the Prison Ministry. That role may focus on: sharing God’s love; Share good News; Show there is hope (God’s forgiviness); to be attentive leasner; stimulate reconciliation; have a prophetic message (to be a prophet in a prison situation); etc.
This training was attended fifteen Pastors who will train others in Prison Ministry. Shyogwe Diocese conducts various evangelistic activities in Muhanga and Nyanza Prisons.