“After hearing about CAPA and how they conducted the classes and everything is when I had the feeling to come to the school CAPA.”

Arnold Kanjere

Program Advanced Diploma ('18)
Age 34
Ministering in Lilongwe
Family Wife and one son (2)

Arnold pastors at a new, small church called Chikondi Church. He also manages a family business on the side. Because the church is small, he hopes to use what he learns at CAPA to help it grow.

$100 a month provides a pastor a scholarship to study at CAPA.

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Interview with Arnold Kanjere

2017

Q1

How did you hear about and decide to come to CAPA?

Q2

What does your ministry look like?

Q3

How did you become saved?

Q4

What are you looking forward to learning this year?

Q5

Are there any ways you would like to see your church grow?

Q6

Are there any specific ministries you are a part of?

Q7

How is it managing a business on the side and pastoring?

Q8

What are some ways you have seen God’s providence in your life?

Q9

Do you have any prayer requests?

Q1

How did you hear about and decide to come to CAPA?

After hearing about CAPA and how they conducted the classes and everything is when I had the feeling to come to the school CAPA. Then I applied and I read it and then they called me. I heard it from a certain pastor—Philip Molinde. […] He told me last year.

Q2

What does your ministry look like?

It is big. But the way I’m ministering, […] it is a new church. The church name is Chikondi Church.

Q3

How did you become saved?

I don’t know really what was happening, but I was just feeling that by the next year I have to be a devoted Christian. I was saying so that most of the time. At my mom’s house, they started gathering at the fellowship. But I was leaving when they were away, but I had something to say. Next year, I want to be a devoted Christian; but then I joined the fellowship and I received Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior after doing that. I was having some sort of willing to know more about Christianity—this was when I became a Christian. This was in 2003.

Q4

What are you looking forward to learning this year?

Yes, I want to […] write. When you go to seminary you have something that will help you in your ministry.

Q5

Are there any ways you would like to see your church grow?

Yes, yes. I want to see my church growing—that is, people growing spiritually, physically, even that is spiritually, and that is financially.

Q6

Are there any specific ministries you are a part of?

I have, but as for now, it is as I’ve already said, a small church. We have not even coming up with structure.

Q7

How is it managing a business on the side and pastoring?

That is self-employment; I’m doing some sort of small businesses. Because the business is at home, I just left it since it is a family business and doing the pastoral job. Yes, I can manage both pastor and work since it is a family business. When I’m out, someone can manage it.

Q8

What are some ways you have seen God’s providence in your life?

I’m seeing the hand of God, even if that is doing it coming here. I just see God in the way that is the ministry I’m doing. God is using me in some other areas.

Do you have an example?

Like in my family—about five years ago—we had, that is, no child. But after praying, I’m seeing the hand of God is giving me a little boy. So I’m seeing God’s hand.

Q9

Do you have any prayer requests?

Of course—ministry, growing in ministry, physically, even the financially.