The Archbishop of Church of Uganda, The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kazimba, has revealed that Uganda will host the first-ever Archbishop’s Leadership Summit.
The one-day event will bring together 50 leaders from each of our 37 dioceses and provincial leaders, to reflect on the leadership challenges from ministry during the season of the #Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 2000 leaders are expected to participate in the event.
Speaking earlier today, the Archbishop said that due to #Covid-19 pandemic, the Leadership Summit will be held on 7th December 2020 via Zoom and video conferencing set-ups in every diocese. The Summit will also be live-streamed on the Church of Uganda’s Facebook page and the Words of Hope Ministries Facebook page for anyone who would like to follow.
Under the theme ‘Business Unusual: Accelerating the Conversion of the Head, the Heart, and the Hands’, the Keynote speaker is Bishop Nathan Gasatura from Rwanda.
Other speakers will be Professor Augustus Nuwagaba, Bishop Alfred Olwa, Mr James Abola, Rev. Lydia Kitayimbwa, Canon Dr. Ruth Senyonyi, and the Managing Director of Equity Bank, our good friend and partner in development.
Church of Uganda has partnered with Airtel to upgrade the internet connections in all 37 Dioceses and for their support in advancing the Church of Uganda’s internet infrastructure and capacity.
“I have said many times that we are in a season of ‘Business Unusual’ and this season requires us to understand that we are also called to ‘Leadership Unusual’. The purpose of the Archbishop’s Leadership Summit is specifically for our key church leaders to be renewed, encouraged, and challenged with the leadership tasks before us as a church,” he said.
He said the summit is primarily focused on leadership within the church. “It will not specifically address our current political climate or electoral issues. We believe that as we become more responsive leaders in the church that we will also become more responsive leaders in our communities and in our country Uganda,” he said.
He added that by the end of the summit, they hope the Church of Uganda will fully embrace the new tools available to them and realize the need for a changed mindset in order to achieve our mission and vision, and have a unified strategic direction.