Recently Read: Young Leaders Summits Motivate Young People from Central Conferences

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 6, 2016 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Abraham Johnson from Liberia became a part of the United Methodist team responding to the Ebola crisis in his country. Christopher Hamera from Malawi and Severin Pelakara from Cameroon currently are Global Mission Fellows with the General Board of Global Ministries.

Young Leaders Summit 2016 participants
Zimbabwean Promise Paidamoyo Kapumha, now studying to be a doctor, wants to someday bring positive changes not only to her community, church and nation, but to all of Africa and the world.

These motivated young people are among the 159 leaders from the Central Conferences in Africa and the Philippines who have attended a Young Leaders Summit, the primary leadership development program of Young People’s Ministries (YPM), a unit of Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church.

“The Young Leaders Summits provide the space and structure for young people to learn from leadership principles that exist in their own context, rather than imported Western principles,” said Michael Ratliff, Associate General Secretary at Discipleship Ministries and head of the YPM division. “They then have the opportunity to apply those principles to their unique ministry settings. They dream and plan for a future church that reflects the uniqueness of Africa or Asia where the summits take place.”

“By fostering this global connection of young United Methodist leaders, we believe that the church will become more equipped to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”
-Mighty Rasing.Since the first summit was held in Kenya, Nairobi, in 2012, young leaders from 23 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia have gone through the program. Most of them continue to be in leadership roles in their respective conferences or countries.

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