Participants of the Christian Education Seminar in Voi on October 27-31, 2014.
During the week of October 27, 2014, the KELC Christian Education department held a seminary for church workers from the coastal regions of the country. Thirty church workers gathered at the Voi Lutheran Guest House to discuss current issues facing their work and congregations, including issues of security, psychological self-care, and congregational wellbeing. The church workers included parish pastors, evangelists, church caretakers, groundskeepers, cooks, as well as other church workers.
Over four days the church workers engaged in discussions centering on Christian-Muslim relations, church security issues, and psychological self-care. Additionally, the group held several Bible Study sessions. With inputs from Bishop Zachariah Kahuthu, Christian Education director Rev. Johannes Löffler, and psychology professional Mary Mshana, seminar participants broke into small groups to discuss their thoughts and feeling on the presented issues. Small groups stimulated a lot of revelatory discussion that were later shared with the whole group.