Now, for the final two weeks, Theophile and I are teaching four groups of church leaders in the Kigali area. Two of these groups are new and two have studied with us once before. We studied "Three Lessons on the Holy Spirit" with a group of nineteen leaders in Nyanza/Kicukiro last Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, we taught a new group in Kanombe (near the airport) "Five Purposes of the Church."
The Pentecostal Church is the largest Protestant Church in Rwanda. So, in most groups we teach, there are some Pentecostal leaders. Occasionally, the group is entirely Pentecostal leaders (our first group last week). The first day is filled with questions (not arguments) when we study "The Gift of the Holy Spirit" (singular). What they see in the text does not match many of their assumptions. By the third day they are excited about the clarity they have concerning the gift, gifts, and fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Pentecostal Church Leaders Excited about
Three Lessons on the Holy Spirit
with Two Leadership Tools, a Deeper Understanding of God's Church,
and Their New Kinyarwanda Study Bible
Most church leaders in the world have no Bible resources and no formal Bible training.