July 25, 2024

Yambio, South Sudan – In a groundbreaking display of ecumenical cooperation, a delegation of African Confessional  Bishops from across the Continent recently convened a transformative workshop for the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sudan and South Sudan (ELCSS).

The event, brought together 38 ELCSS workers and church leaders from the to engage in robust discussions and capacity-building sessions on the crucial topics of Pastoral Leadership and Stewardship.

The distinguished panel of bishops, including Archbishop Joseph Omolo of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK), Bishop Dr. David Tswaedi, of South Africa and Bishop Charles I Bameka, the Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Uganda (LCU) who shared on Pastoral Leadership while the sessions on stewardship were led by Archbishop Dr. Christian Ekong of the Lutheran Church of Nigeria and Bishop Dr. Yonah E. Nzelu of Tanzania.

“The workshop was well received by many of the participants and they have requested that I organize more of such workshops and I invite you and the other Bishops to share and equip our local church leaders in Sudan and South Sudan,” said Presiding Bishop Peter Abia Anibati of the ELCSS. “The insights and experience  shared by the visiting bishops will be instrumental in strengthening the pastoral leadership and stewardship capabilities of our clergy with in the ELCSS.