Statement of Purpose
Statement of Purpose
We want to see
The Gospel preached in word and deed in the poorest places in Africa
communities transformed through the Word of God
Pastors trained to serve their churches and communities effectively
The purpose of the Relay Trust is to facilitate leadership training for the Christian church through partnering with churches across Africa, providing professional expert advice, supporting the development of training strategies and through targeted financial support.
The goal of this training will be to enable leaders to teach Christians how to live as disciples of Jesus through the daily challenges of life – birth, sickness, marriage, family, work, community, ageing and death.
The core skill in which these leaders will be trained is to explain discipleship through reading the Bible narratives, discerning their central meaning, and communicating this to those in their care.
The Relay Trust will focus training at the ‘grass-roots’ level, delivered within the community, using language and concepts appropriate to the context.
The geographic focus of the Relay Trust will be the regions covered by the 200 poorest Dioceses within the Anglican Communion. The denominational focus of the Charity will be the Provinces of the Anglican Communion. The Charity will aim to focus 70% of expenditure on these areas and this denomination.
The Relay Trust is a Christian training ministry equipping pastors for the Church using transformative and practically applicable learning, which will empower the pastors to serve nobly, wisely, and skilfully in their calling.
The Relay Trust approach is to:
- Build partnerships with churches across Africa
- Deliver strategic development consultancy
- Support the development of transformational curriculums
- Enable the development of learning communities
- Establish learning infrastructure
The Relay Trust do this to make training of pastors culturally sensitive, easily accessible, and practically relevant for the specific target groups.