Why Kigali 2020 Bishops Conference?
Matthew 28:18-20 – Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
In some parts of the Anglican Communion and provinces today, Jesus’ words are sadly being bent to the world and secular, as opposed to faithfully proclaiming his Word, obeying His commands and loving others.
This is a crucial time for Global Anglican bishops.
From June 9 – 14, in Kigali, Rwanda, faithful bishops will come together to share their joys, their struggles, and encourage one another to remain steadfast. Our hope is that they will be invigorated to go back to their dioceses, renewed in their calling to lead God’s people in the great task of proclaiming Christ faithfully to the nations.
The conference theme: Consecrated to Christ
The profoundly biblical Service of Consecration, the Ordinal, of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer which is the origin of such services around the Communion will shape the conference teaching. Under the leadership of Gafcon General Secretary, Archbishop Ben Kwashi, the teaching will be based on four great themes which are integral to the vows that bishops take:
The teaching will focus on what it means to be a faithful leader and how, by the power of the Holy Spirit, bishops can lead us in being the people of God who love Jesus, love His Word, love His church and win souls for Christ.
Dates: 9-14 June 2020
Venue: Kigali, Rwanda
A Statement from the General Secretary
Although this is an INVITATION ONLY conference, all bishops of the Anglican Communion, who uphold Lambeth 1.10, sign the Jerusalem Declaration and are in agreement with the Jerusalem Statement, are welcome. Please contact the Gafcon General Secretary, Archbishop Ben Kwashi, to express your interest in receiving an invitation (email@example.com).
General Secretary, Archbishop Ben Kwashi talks through what it means for a bishop to be a shepherd of the flock that God has entrusted under him, and why it is important for a bishop to follow Jesus’ example of the Good Shepherd, which is the basis for Kigali 2020. You can watch the video in the link below: