My previous post refers to those who were impacted through TAFES as students 20-30 years ago, after which they graduated and went on to have ‘shining’ lives. In campus ministry, it may be some time before we begin to see the full effects of today’s work! What then can be […]
On the weekend I had the privilege of witnessing the 31st AGM of TAFES Tanzania and its second national Leadership Training Seminar. TAFES is a Christian organisation working with Tanzanian university and college campuses. The Tanzanian higher education sector had 259,266 students enrolled for the 2020-21 academic year, with about […]
Go Conference, the TAFES national conference, was held in Mwanza for 2020. A standout session was from Dr Charles Sokile on the call to urban ministry, ‘Go ye and make disciples… in the cities and urban places.’ Dr Sokile is a governance and development expert currently working as the Tanzania […]
In 2017, Tanzania Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES) held several new events for associates (graduates of the ministry). At September’s Reunion Dinner in Dar es Salaam, one of the speakers was Joshua Wathang’a, a former General Secretary of FOCUS Kenya. He issued a serious challenge. There is no shortage of Christians […]
Let’s continue the previous thought about the people-intensive scale and scope of ministry. Imagine you’re the perfect church attender. You hear at least 52 sermons a year. In 10 years, that’s 520 sermons! Yet would we expect to see 520 changes in your life?
2 Timothy is a staple text for Australian evangelical Christianity and for many university ministries. It’s about mentoring, fidelity, endurance, and ‘gospelling’. It’s a text I’ve heard preached on time and again, especially in pivotal, rite-of-passage events such as national conferences and ministry camps. And then it was my turn to expound […]
A mate put me onto Bill Gates’s 2013 annual letter and the surrounding discussion. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation makes targeted attacks on big issues, like poverty, health, and education. Gates’s letter emphasises the importance of measurable goals and measurable change: In the past year I have been struck again and again […]