Q&A with GWC Honours Student, Grace Kavuma

We asked Grace Kavuma to tell us more about his ministry calling,
his plans and the Explore training course he facilitated in Uganda
in January 2018.

How were you, personally, called to ministry?  “Ministry is a passion that I have always felt in my heart since my childhood.  Even when I was doing my first business degree, I felt that if I ever got a job, I would give back to the Lord by supporting the Church or ministry through my profession.  I also believe that God, sovereignly, willed
that I should be born into a family of clergymen. Seeing my dad serve the Lord just increased my passion for being in ministry.”

What are your future plans?  “I hope to be in full-time ministry.  The opportunity I have been given of doing postgraduate studies makes me a potential candidate for lecturing – so, full-time ministry and lecturing.”

In your personal context why is ordination important? “It engenders trust among the people and brings many opportunities for preaching the Gospel.  In my context, authenticity is still a vital element for someone to get an audience.  Being ordained in the Anglican Church of Uganda will continue to open doors for me to preach the gospel in different places.“

Why is Explore needed in Uganda and what role does this correspondence course play? “It will give an opportunity to lay people, who sit in the pews, to be able to interpret scripture for themselves. The false prophetic and charismatic movements have swayed people from the truth and this is because many people do not have the skills to individually handle God’s Word. I believe that Explore is the best tool I have seen so far which can help in that regard.”

Who did you train in Uganda in January 2018? “I trained a group of ordained pastors, lay preachers and some secondary school students in Central Buganda Diocese which is affiliated to the Anglican Church of Uganda. It was a one week workshop where we went through the Explore the Bible module.”