Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose

We want to see

The Gospel preached in word and deed all over Africa

Lives and
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 the provision of educational systems, training content, professional advice, and 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 over the medium term.

Our Approach

Our Approach

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 is working with churches, institutions, and organisations in:
Designing curriculums
Developing courses
Building learning communities
Establishing learning infrastructure

The Relay Trust do this to make training of pastors culturally sensitive, easily accessible, and practically relevant for the specific target groups. Training is offered within five interconnected focus areas:

Christian Formation

Church Practice

Theological Knowledge

Community Life

Gospel Propagation

Christian Formation

Church Practice

Theological Knowledge

Community Life

Gospel Propagation