BISHOPS WIVES FROM THE CCT MEMBER CHURCHES IN THE TRAINING ORGANISED BY THE CCT MOROGORO WOMEN CENTRE IN MOROGORO ON 24th – 29th November 2019

Introduction

There was a need for the Bishops wives to understand the concept of Gender Based Violence, conflict management, leadership skills, and prayer as one of the weapon to fight against Gender Based Violence. The training was organized by the CCT Morogoro Women Centre on 24th – 29th November 2019. Only 20 Bishops wives from just a few selected Dioceses of the Anglican Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mennonite Church, African Inland Church, Church of God, and Moravian Church participated in the training. This made the number of the CCT member churches who participated to be only 6 churches instead of 13. This is due to the limited resources.

Translation of the caption: A Capacity building workshop for the Bishops wives from the CCT member churches which was held in the CCT Morogoro Women’s Training Centre (CCT-MWTC) on 25th – 29th 2019

Ruth (Programme Officer of the Women Development Children and Gender Desk) training on servant leadership skills – using Johari’s window as an introduction

On 28th November, women joined the Global movement (Black Thursday) in fighting against Gender Based Violence.

Ruth (programme officer) warming up the class using some techniques learn from the Civic Action and Transformation training.

         Bishops’ wives in group discussion: Discussing factors contributing to church conflicts?

During the evening these church leaders had some time recreation (playing netball)

Outcomes from the training

  • New understanding on how to manage church conflicts
  • Freedom of speaking up about GBV in the church
  • Understanding leadership skills and correcting themselves
  • Church unity and solidarity as the CCT for speaking about Gender Equality
  • Knowledge about project write up

Conclusion

The Bishop’s wives training was an eye opener to them for they discussed the factors contributing to church conflicts and how to resolve them. The knowledge of proposal writing of small projects gave joy and the passion to own small projects and manage them. The leadership training gave them the skill of leading without causing damage to those they lead.

Church unity is the central purpose for the CCT. The discussion therefore on how to increase the spirit of unity in the CCT was key and vital.

As the women of the CCT prepare for the National Conference for September 2020, It is our prayer that we find suitable resources for this major event 

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