Published August 10, 2015

Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership in Rwanda



Andrew Mukinisha- RwandaMy name is Andrew Mukinisha. I am the senior pastor at Christian Life Assembly, a church planted in 1999 in the heart of Kigali that now seeks to expand to other parts of the country.

As a pastor, my desire is to see young people trained and equipped, and leaders raised up for the next generation. Rwanda is a country that has suffered so much. The war and genocide cost us so many lives, among them, very good leaders. Currently, most of the leaders—whether in the political, religious, or business community—are predominantly young people. A lot of them need to be trained, mentored, and coached. We need to make sure, in the coming days, that Rwanda has very strong, godly leaders.

Everything rises and falls on leadership.

If we don’t have capable leaders, integral leaders, this nation is not going to go anywhere. But as we invest in leaders, and we make sure that more young people are trained, equipped, and mentored in a way that helps them to become servant leaders, we will make sure that the next generation succeeds.

At Christian Life Assembly, we partner together with others in the area of leadership development. We host leadership conferences annually and use it to develop our own congregation. We measure so much in leadership development, but we also partner with others in running inter-denominational kinds of leadership development conferences. More recently, the introduction of the Global Leadership Summit has become a wonderful addition to what has already been happening. I see it as a great opportunity for us to be able to reach out to even more leaders.

It’s my desire to join up together with other local church leaders and Christian organizational leaders and to mobilize more and more people to join in the Global Leadership Summit. With the experience of men and women of God that the Summit is able to bring together, it’s amazing. I think this is going to be a great asset in the area of leadership development in our own country. And we can use it in our entire region, not just in Rwanda, but also through the entire East African region. I don’t doubt that Rwanda is becoming a hub either in the business world, or politically. I believe that religiously, in terms of Christian movements, Rwanda is also becoming a hub. I think we can be a good hub for the Global Leadership Summit here in Kigali for the region.

– Andrew Mukinisha, Rwanda

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