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Dr. Beverly Gurley, President of Ecumenical University, and Dr. Luella Redfern, long-time Ecumenical University Trustee will oversee EU graduations and personally minister at CityLight Catalyst Centers across East Africa in December. Annual visits are vital to the mission and connect CityLight’s stateside leadership with the missionaries planting life-changing programs in rural African villages and the children and families experiencing life-changing resources and support. CityLight Catalyst Centers release human potential, create business ecosystems, and launch ministry programs beyond imagination. Children receive formal schooling, men have access to meaningful work and employment, and women learn trades and skills that will help carry their families out of poverty. Both Dr. Gurley & Dr. Redfern look forward to participating in the Great Commission and witnessing the power of uplifting the human spirit.
“Will you go or will you send?” ~ Beverly Gurley
“Will you go or will you send?” ~ Luella Redfern
With your help Dr. Gurley & Dr. Redfern will perform inaugural addresses, oversee graduations, issue certificates and confer diplomas to over 340 Ecumenical University Students. Here’s their important ministry itinerary:
NOVEMBER 28, 2022 | NSAMBYA KAMPALA CENTRE
NOVEMBER 29, 2022 | LWAMATA, KIBOGA CENTRE
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 | KITEREDE KYANKWANZI CENTRE
DECEMBER 1, 2022 | BUKWIRI, KYANKWANZI
DECEMBER 2, 2022 | KATOVU, LYANTONDE CENTRE
DECEMBER 3, 2022 | RIVER OF LIFE MBARARA
DECEMBER 4, 2022 | NAKIVALE REFUGEE CAMP
DECEMBER 5, 2022 | KAKINDO, SHEEMA
DECEMBER 6, 2022 | MBABA KIRUHURA
DECEMBER 7, 2022 | KANYARYERU
DECEMBER 9, 2022 | MAGAMAGA
DECEMBER 11, 2022 | SOROTI
DECEMBER 12, 2022 | BUNGOMA
DECEMBER 15, 2022 | MASINDI PORT
Ecumenical University was chartered by Redfern II, Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of the Ecumenical Church of Christ Worldwide, April 11, 2012.
The Ecumenical University was chartered in the state of South Carolina as a church under the auspices of the Ecumenical. Church of Christ Worldwide to create a formal internal process for training pastors and lay persons, who have had limited access to seminary training.
Over the years, the students wanted their studies to be authenticated and their completion of the course materials recognized. We started with a certificate of completion which later became a degree and then to the diploma level. In 2006 we started having graduation ceremonies with cap and gowns. When the students started using their certificates and diplomas as references in their local churches, with the government and as a prerequisite for ordination and ministry work, it became clear that a central worldwide facility was needed to curate their educational accomplishments.
With the formation of the Ecumenical University, a worldwide system is being created to standardize training, grading of course work, recording students’ certificate, degree and diploma achievements. We are now using tablets, e-readers, computers and smart phones. There are still teachers who still visit small rural communities that are off the grid. The University adopted the curriculum of the Cross Style School of Practical Ministry and instituted the Cross Style College with Dr. Stephen Manley as it’s Dean and Chief Academic Officer. The College awards degrees in Cross Style theology. The University is pursuing other opportunities to develop other colleges within it’s system to meet the educational needs of the modern missionary minister/pastor for this season and the age to come.
Because He Lives,
Ecumenical Church Worldwide
P. S See below Ecumenical University’s FIRST CLASSROOM in Maga Maga, Uganda. You won’t want to miss Ecumenical University’s BRAND NEW classroom Maga Maga, Uganda.