ሙሉ የሰው ልጅን ማገልገል

News and Events

Newly Elected Woman in the EECMY Leadership

The EECMY are happy to announce that three newly elected leaders of the church were installed into their new positions on the 15th of September and among these are Mrs. Abaynesh Bekele.

Installation of new leaders

The EECMY 15th Council

At the 15th council of the church which was held from the 20th - 24th of August, 2019 at the Gudina Tumssa Wholistic Training Center, Mekanissa new leaders were elected. 200 delegates and observers from all synods of the EECMY were present at the council representing the 9,3 mill. members of the church. Here elections were held for the positions as Associate General Secretary, Commissioner for the Pension, Insurance and Investment Commission, and Principal for Tabor Evangelical College. Mr. Fekadu Begna was elected Associate General Secretary, Mrs. Abaynesh Bekele was elected Commissioner and Rev. Dawit Yohannes was elected as Principal; all for a four years term.

Women in leadership

The EECMY President Rev. Yonas Yigezu expressed his joy and appreciation for the election of Mrs. Abaynesh Bekele as the new Commissioner for the EECMY Pension, Insurance, and Investment Commission. The EECMY does not differ between male and female in leadership positions, but seek to encourage that gifted and qualified persons are elected to secure the best workers for the ministry of the church. Mrs. Abaynesh Bekele, like the other newly elected leaders, was elected based on her educational background, experience and qualifications, and in addition to her new position as Commissioner, she also represents the EECMY at the Awash Bank Governing Board. Mrs. Abaynesh is not the first woman in leadership in the EECMY, Sr. Tadelech Loha is member of the EECMY Management Committee as Department Head for the Women's Ministry Department like Rev. Tseganesh Ayele, who held the position before her. Additionally, we have Rev. Dr. Bekure Daba who served as a synod president before being called to lead the Women's Ministry at national level.          

Mrs. Abaynesh Bekele and her husband

Installation Service held on the 15th of September

The installation service was held at EECMY Bole Congregation and lead by Rev. Eyasu Fikru, while EECMY President Rev. Yonas Yigezu brought a greeting and lead the installation ceremony. In his greeting Rev. Yonas Yigezu pointed out that it is a blessing that we can come together on this first Sunday of 2012 (Ethiopian calendar) to celebrate Holy Communion. When we come together to share in the Holy Communion we practically express our unity and oneness in Christ, in this that we together receive His body and blood shed for us. Addressing the newly elected leaders, guests and the congregation Rev. Yonas Yigezu wished all a blessed new year; a year of service with unity and oneness in Christ.      

Following the example of the generous Widow

The New Testament text for the day was from Luke 21:1-4 and previous president Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idossa preached over this passage. Of all the people giving at the temple that day, Jesus took notice of the widow who gave everything she had. With this Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idossa focused on what defines a ministry that is pleasing to God.  This widow gave it all and in the same way God asks of us to be ready to give. What is pleasing to God is that we give ourselves to serve the Lord, as the widow gave with faith knowing the He cares for her. Her relationship with God was far more important than what she owned and she gave Him her everything. We are called to do the same. For the newly elected leaders he encouraged them to remember three things in their ministry; 1) to focus on serving God and remember that we are called to take up our cross daily and follow him (Luke 9:23). 2) That we shall offer ourselves as living sacrifices - holy and pleasing to God (Rom 12:1). And 3) that we serve together in fellowship with others, who are called to serve alongside us, and therefore that we serve in oneness and unity by carrying each other's burdens (Gal. 6:2).  

The Bole Mekane Yesus Congregation

It was a beautiful service held at the Bole Mekane Yesus Congregation with wonderful worship and engagement from the members. After the service tea and bread were served for all participants, and later the guest were invited for lunch sponsored by the congregation.

New Year's Message by EECMY President Rev. Yonas Yigezu

New Year Message from Rev. Yonas Yigezu, President of the Ethiopia Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit

Dear beloved brothers and sisters; members of the EECMY,
Dear fellow citizens,
Dear all Ethiopians and friends of EECMY living abroad.

Praise and glory be to God!, who by his grace and mercy as kept us safe throughout this last year and again has given us the opportunity to celebrate the coming of a New Year. I greet you all with: 'Happy New Year!'
"Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you believe in him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" Rom 15:13
With this verse from Paul's letters to the Romans it is my wish that the God of Hope will fill you with joy and peace, and that HOPE will flourish among us as we all gather together to celebrate the coming of the New Year, 2012.
I believe that HOPE is a necessity for us to hold on to and bring with us as we cross into the new year ahead of us. But it must be a hope that is given to us by the Holy Spirit, so that the source is outside ourselves and not limited by our circumstances. We know that our country is going through a time of transition, and with the national elections expected in May, it is of great importance that we turn to God as the one who will give us joy and peace. I encourage you all to come together and bring the future of our country before the throne of God in prayer.
As you all know the color 'green' is the color symbolizing hope and fruitfulness. And therefore, in line with the initiative of the government to restore the Ethiopian forest and make it a green country by planting four billion trees. I appreciate the effort that al you EECMY members have do in participating and encourage all members to continue planting trees. The EECMY has since its establishment in 1959 been active in her wholistic ministry securing a better livelihood for people in their local communities, and has actively worked to protect the environment. We shall continue to do so by planting trees in our church compounds and look after them. It is my vision that we will plant a tree for each of the more than 9.3 million members, and continue doing this as we plant a tree for every new baptized members.
When you plan a tree, then remember that it is for the next generation to benefit from it - being the fruit or the shade of its leaves. In the same way, it is important that we, who are here today, see to it, that the coming generations will be blessed through our work and ministry. In so many way and in so many situations we seek to serve only our own needs and interests. Therefore, we need to change our focus, so that what we do instead is of benefit to the next generation and to the glory of God. This means that we actively need to seek to build peace and unity in the church and in our communities.
I wish you a blessed New Year on behalf of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and myself. May God bless you and may you receive all good things from His hands in this new year.
Happy New Year.

Ergaa Waggaa haaraa 2012

Waldaa Kiristiyaanaa Warra Wangeelaa Makaana Yesus
Waggaa Haaraa bara 2012 ilaalchise Ergaa Presidentii biraa darbe.
Finfinnee.

Maqaa Abbaatti, kan Ilmaatti, kan Hafuura QulqulluuttisWaaqayyo tokko; Ameen!
Waaqayyotti kan jaallatamtan Ummata biyya keenyaa hundumaaf;
Lammiiwwan biyya alaa jiraattaniif
Akkasumas Mana Yaalaatii fi Mana Amala Sirreessatti kan argamtan hundaaf.
Akkasumas hordoftoota amantii Kiristiyaanaa maraaf.
Hunda dura, Waaqayyo keenya isa nagaa fi fayyaatti nu eegee bara 2011 gara 2012tti nu ceesisef galannii fi ulfinni haa ta’u jechaa hundumaa keessaniiniyyuu baga bara haaraa kanaan isnin ga’e jechuudhaan Hawwi gaarii maqaa Waldaa Kiristiyaanaa Warra Wangeelaa Makaana Yesuus Itiyoophiyaatii fi maqaa kootiin isiniif dabarsuun jaalladha.
Akka Macaafni Qulqulluun dubbatutti, Bara Bishaan Badiisaa sana booddee Waaqayyo Nohaadhaaf akkana jedhee kakuu gale:
Egaa hamma bara lafti kun itti jiraatutti midhaan facaasuunii fi sassaabuun; dhaamochinii fi ho’I; bonnii fi ganni; guyyaanii fi halkan ittuma fufu malee hin dhaabatan (SU 8:22).
Kakuun Waaqayyo Nohaaf gale kun kakuu ilmaan namaatiif itti fufee jiraatuu dha. Arfaasaa fi yeroon makaraa; gannii fi bonni; akkasumas halkanii fi guyyaan wal gegeeddaraa jiraachuun isaanii kakuun Waaqayyoo akka hin jijjiiiramne agarsiisa. Nus bara darbe kana jijjiirama walii-galaa kana keessa darbinee bara haaraa kanatti ce’uu danda’uun keenya arjumma Waaqayyootiin waan ta’eef isaaf galata galchina.
Barri dhufuufi darbuun, yeroonis wal jijjiruun ofii isaatiin hiikaa hin qabaatu. Yeroon yoo akka isaaf malutti itti jiraatan duwwaa yeroo jedhamee waamama. Waaqayyo yeroo arjummaa isaatii fi ,ayyaana isaatiin yeroo kennaa godhee ilmaan namaatiif kenneerra. Kennaa Waaqayyoo kana fedhii gaariidhaan akkasumas yaada itti gaafatamaan guuteen ittiin hojjechuun ni mala. Yeroon galfata; galfata kana nyaachuun Waaqayyo duratti akka nama gaafachiisu beekuun ni mala.
Barri darbe waan gaggaarii akkuma qabatee ture haalotta nama yaaddessanii fi abdii nama kutachiisanis keessumsiiseera. Isa gaarii ta’eef; hojii gaarii baricha keessatti raawwachuu dandeenyeef gamaduun akkuma jiru, hammeenya isa keessa turaniifis gaabbuun ni mala. Qooda gaarummaa hammeenyi; qooda jaalalaa jibbi, qoodha arjummaa doqnummaan keessatti wal jijijjiiraa akka turan beekamaadha. Yaadni gaarii fi qajelinni you jiraate, barri amma simanne kun carraa fi abdii gaarii ta’a. Yaada qajeelina hin qabneen jireenya itti fufuuf yoo yaalame garuu kan duraarra haalli hammachuu danda’u akka jiru hubatee namni hundi gaarummaa filachuun ni malaaf jennee ammanna.
Haalli nageenyaa fi tasgabbii biyyaa keenyaa amma kallattii gaariirra jirraachuun isaa daran kan nama gammachiisuu dha. Haa ta’uu iyyuu malee, haalli gaariin kun hundee gadi fageeffatee akka itti fufuuf lammiiwwan biyyatti akka gurmuuttis haa ta’u akka dhuunfaatti shoora irraa eegamuu gumaachuu irraa eegama. Jeeqqamni bifa adda addaatiin biyyattii irratti midhaa geggeessaa ture akka itti hin fufneef, caalaadhumattuu garaa-garummaa qomoo fi amantii hubannaadhaan fi ogumaan qabuudhaan waliin jirreenya irratti xiyyeffannaa akka godhaniif saboota biyya keenyaa hundaaf Waldaan Kiristiyaanaa keenya waamicha gooti. Maatiiwwan bakka jirreenya isaanii irraa buqa’anii gidiraa keessa turan amma gara naannoo isaanii fi qee isaaniitti deebia’anii jireenaya haaraa jalqabuun isaaniis guddaa kan nama gammachiisuu dha. Haa ta’u malee, jireenya maatiiwwan kanaa deebisanii ijaaruu irratti mootummaa duwwaa utuu hin ta’in sabni biyyatti hundii irratti birmachuu qaba.
Nama hundaa dura carraan jireenyaa diriiree jira. Carraan kun garuu carraa ta’uu kan dandaa’u namni hundumtuu yeroo Waaqayyo isaaf kenne keessatti hojii jireenya jijiiru irratti xiyyeeffannaadhaan yoo bobba’e, qofaadha. Caalaadhumatti hoji-dhabdummaa fi hiyyuma xiqeessuuf fala kan ta’u hojii hojjechuu duwwaa waan ta’eef namni hojjechuu danda’u hundi dandeettii isaa fi beekumsa isaa waliin qindeessuun dhama’uun akka malu yaadachiisuun jaal’adha.
Sadarkaa qulqullina barnootaa fooyyessuu irratti sochii godhamaa jiru Waldaan Kiristiyaanaa keenya xiyyeeffannaadhaan hordofaa jirti; karaa danda’ame hundaanis deggersa gochuuf fedhii qabdi. Kanaan wal qabatee garuu namusa baruu fi barsiisuu irratti hir’inni mulataa jiru daran kan nama gaddisiisu ta’uu isaas ibsuun jaalladha. Barattoonni barumsa isaanii irratti haalaan xiyyeffachuu dhabuu irraa kan ka’e yeroo qormaataatti waan ta’uu hin malle dalaguun mul’ataa jira. Kun immmoo gama maatiitiin hir’inni akka jiru agarsiisa. Caaladhumatti bara darbe keessa qormati biyyoolessaa hatamuudhaan miidhaan ga’e daran gaddisiisaadha. Haalli kun akka itti hin fufneef maatiiwwan ijoollee isaaniif gochuun kan malu dursanii akka itti yaaduun isaan irraa eegama.
Duulli biqiltuu dhaabuu ganna darbe geggeeffame bifa hundaan biyya keenyatti abdii horeera. Duulli kun amalleefatamee akka itti fufu ta’e, biqiltuuwwan dhaabaman kunuunsuunis xiyyeeffannaa akka argatu ni yaadachiifna. Lammiiwwan biyyattii waliin ta’uu fi xiyyeeffannaadhaan yoo waliin hiriiran jijiirama gaarii fiduun akka danda’amu duula kana irraa barnoota argatu jennee amanna.
Barri kun kan nagaa, kan jaalalaa, kan eebbaa fi kan badhaadhinaa isiniif akka ta’un hawwa; ayyaanichis ayyaana ulfina qabeessaa fi kan gammachuu isiniif haa ta’u. Baga ittiin isin ga’e!
Waaqayyo biyya keenya haa eebisu, haa eegu, nagaa isaas isheef haa baayyisu.

Luba Yoonaas Yiggazuu
Prezidaantii WKWW Makaana Yesuus.

MY TV - The new EECMY Television Service

Mekane Yesus TV Wholistic Ministry Logo

The church has for quite some time worked on establishing her own Television Service for the purpose of reaching more people with the Word of God through wholistic ministry. On the evening of September 4, the agreement with the satellite company was signed and now we are waiting for the launching of the MY TV channel on September 6, 2019. 

Using different kinds of media to reach out to the unreached and serving the needs of the society has been part of EECMY's history since the beginning. The Lutheran World Federation's Radio Voice of the Gospel station was established in Addis Ababa in cooperation with the EECMY back in 1963, and different programs were broadcasted in 19 different languages.    

The first director of Radio Voice of the Gosple, dr. Sigurd Aske (Norwegian) explained that the aim of the radio station was to represent the wholistic ministry of the EECMY in a contextual way. This meant that the programs were educational and cultural as well as evangelistic. However, the Radio Voice of the Gosple - station was nationalized under the Dergue Regime and confiscated on the 12th of March 1977.

To take over after the Radio Voice of the Gospel the Yemisirach Dimts Communication Service (YDCS) was later established and they have continued the wholistic ministry by producing radio programs, TV programs and many written publications.

At the 15th Council of the EECMY August, 2019 the new MY TV station was presented for the delegates and it was decided that the TV channel will be launched on Pagume 1, 2011 (September 6, 2019). The news was received with much appreciation.

On the evening of September 4, Rev. Yonas Yigezu, EECMY President expressed his joy over the MY-TV becoming a reality, and he is excited about the scope of this new initiative. The President is grateful for the hard work of the YDCS and MY-TV staff, and looking very much forward to see the EECMY extending her wholistic ministry through this TV channel.  

 

Singing the agreement med the Satellite Company
Singing the agreement med the Satellite Company

Together with Rev. Yonas Yigezu was also Mr. Girma Borishe (YDCS-Board chairman), Mr. Gemechis Didi (YDCS Director), and Mr. Demelash Dola (MY-TV Division Head) present at the signing of the transmission agreement.

It is the hope and prayer of the EECMY that this MY TV service will be a blessing to as many as possible, and that God may be glorified through it all. 

Mekane Yesus TV - Wholistic Ministry
Eutelsat 8 West B
Frequency: 11636
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol rate: 27500
FEC: 3/4
(available from September 6,2019)

ከፕሬዚዳንቱ የተላለፈ የ2012 ዓ.ም የመልካም ምኞት መልዕክት

Happy New Year

የኢትዮጵያ ወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን መካነ ኢየሱስ
ከፕሬዚዳንቱ የተላለፈ የ2012 ዓ.ም የመልካም ምኞት መልዕክት
አዲስ አበባ

በስመ አብ፣በወልድ፣በመንፈስ ቅዱስ አንድ አምላክ፤ አሜን!
• በጌታ የተወደዳችሁና የተከበራችሁ መላው የሀገራችን ህዝቦች ፤
• ከሀገር ውጭ የምትኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውንና ትውልደ-ኢትዮጵያውን፤
• በየሆስፒታሉና በየማረሚያው ቤት የምትገኙ ዜጎች፤
• እና ሕዝበ ክርስቲያን በሙሉ

ከሁሉ አስቀድሜ በምህረቱና በቸርነቱ ሁላችንንም በሰላምና በጤና ጠብቆ ለ2012 ዓ.ም. ላደረሰን ለኃያሉ አምላካችን ክብርና ምስጋና ይድረሰው እያልኩ ለዚህ አዲስ ዓመት ሁላችሁንም እንኳን አደረሳችሁ በማለት በኢትዮጵያ ወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን መካነ ኢየሱስ እና በራሴ ስም መልካም ምኞቴን ልገልጽላችሁ እወዳለሁ፡፡

መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ እንደሚናገረው ከጥፋቱ ውሃ በኋላ እግዚአብሔር ለኖኅ አዲስ ቃል ኪዳን ሲገባለት እንግዲህ “በምድር ዘመን ሁሉ መዝራትና ማጨድ፥ ብርድና ሙቀት፥ በጋና ክረምት፥ ቀንና ሌሊት አያቋርጡም” (ዘፍ. 8፡22) አለው፡፡

ከዚህ እውነታ የምንረዳው የበልግ እና የመከር፣ የበጋ እና የክረምት እንዲሁም የቀን እና የሌሊት ተፈጥሮአዊ ኡደቶች ሳይዛነፉ ወይም ሳይገቱ እየተለዋወጡ መቀጠላቸው ከእግዚአብሔር መለኮታዊ ቃል ኪዳን የተነሳ መሆኑ ነው፤ እግዚእብሔርም ይህንን ቃል ኪዳኑን ሳያጥፍና የግዜ ኡዴቱም ሳይዛነፍ እኛ ኢትዮጵያን ዓመቱን በተለይም የክረምቱን ጊዜ በሰላም አጠናቅቀን ወደ አዲስ አመት በሠላም እንድንሸጋገር አድርጎናልና የዘመናት አምላክ የሆነውን እግዚአብሔርን እናመሰግናለን፡፡

ግዜ መከሰቱና ማለፉ በራሱ ብቻውን ትርጉም አይኖረውም፤ ግዜዎቹ እንዲሁ በከንቱ ሳይቋረጡ ለኡደት ብቻ የተፈጠሩ ሳይሆኑ የሰው ልጆች እንዲጠቀሙባቸው ፤ ለኑሮ የሚበጀውን እንዲከውኑባቸው ከእግዚአብሔር የተሰጡን ሥጦታዎች መሆናቸውን መረዳት አስፈላጊ ነው፡፡ ስለሆነም እግዚአብሔር ቃል ኪዳኑን ጠብቆ በታማኝነት ግዜያትን ለጥቅማችን የሚያለዋውጣቸው ከሆነ እኛም እንዲሁ በጸጋው በአደራ ለተሰጠን የግዜ ሥጦታ ታማኝ ባለአደራዎች በመሆን ለበጎ ተግባር ብቻ ልንጠቀምባቸው ይገባናል፡፡

እንደ ግለሰብም ይሁን እንደ ሕዝብ ባለፈው ዓመት ያከናወናቸውን መልካም ተግባራት ሁሉ አጠናክረን በመቀጠልና በማጎልበት በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ያልጠቀሙንንና የጎዱንን ነገሮች በማራገፍ የአዲሱን ዓመት አዲስ ምዕራፍ መጀመር የጠበቅብናል፡፡ በተለይም እንደ አገር በህዝቦቻችን መካከል፤ በብሔር፤ በቋንቋ እና በሃይማኖት ረገድ ያሉትን ልዩነቶች እንደ ጸጋ በመቀበል፤ የመቻቻልንም መንፈስ በማጎልበት እንደ አንድ አገር ህዝብ አብሮ ለመኖር ያለውን ቁርጠኝነት ለማረጋገጥ በብርቱ መትጋት ከዜጎች ሁሉ እንደሚጠበቅ ለማስገንዘብ እወዳለሁ፡፡ ባለፉት ዓመታት አገራችን ስታስተናግዳቸው ከነበረው የአለመግባባትና የግጭት ሁኔታዎች ተላቅቆ የሰላምና የፍቅር ኑሮን መምራት የሚቻለው እንዲህ ሲሆን ብቻ ነው፡፡ ስለዚህም ያለፈውን ሁሉ ለታሪክ ሸኝተናቸው ለሌሎች ምሳሌ ሊሆን የሚችል አዲስ ታሪክ ለመሥራት ሁለም ጥረት ማድረግ ይጠበቅበታል፡፡ ከሁሉም በላይ ዛሬ ላይ ቆሞ ለነገው ትውልድ የሚሆን ስንቅ መሰነቅ የሚገባ እንደሆነ ሁላችንም ልንገነዘብ ይገባናል፡፡

በአሁኑ ጊዜ በአገራችን ያለው የሰላም ሁኔታ ተስፋ ሰጭ ነው፡፡ በተለያዩ ምክንያቶች ከቤት ንብረታቸው ተፈናቅለው የነበሩ ወገኖቻችን ወደየቄአቸውና ወደሰላማዊ ኑሮአቸው መመለሳቸው እጅጉን የሚያስመሰግን ነው፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ ይህ ሰላም ዘላቂነት እንዲኖረው ከያንዳንዱ ዜጋ ብዙ ይጠበቃል፡፡ ከሁሉም በላይ ህዝቦቻችን ቸርነትን የኑሮአቸው መገለጫ ለማድረግ መትጋት ይገባቸዋል፤ ቸርነት የተደረገለት ወገን ለሌሎች ቸርነት በማድረግ መልካም ምላሽ መስጠት ሲገባው ተቃራኒ ውሳኔ ማድረግ፤ የማይገባ መንገድም መጓዝ ግን የማይገባ ነው፡፡

በዚህ አዲስ ዓመት ድህነትንና ሥራ አጥነትን ለመዋጋት የጋራ ጥረት ማድረግ፤ በቁርጠኝነትም መንቀሳቀስ ከህዝባችን የሚጠበቅ ነው፡፡ ድህነት በንግግር፤ በውይይት፤ ጥሩ የሚባሉትን እቅዶች በመንደፍ ብቻ አይወገድም፡፡ የድህነት መዲሃኒቱ ሥራ ብቻ ስለሆነ እርስበርስን በስራ በማትጋት ድህነትንና ስራ አጥነትን ለታሪክ ትቶ እስከማለፍ ጥረቶች በየደረጃው ሊደረጉ እንደሚገባ የኢትዮጵያ ወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ለማሳሰብ ትወዳለች፡፡

ባለፈው ክረምት በንቃትና በመሰጠት መንፈሰ የተካሄደው የዛፍ ተከላ ዘመቻ እጅጉን ተስፋ ሰጭ ነበር፤ ህዝባችን ለአገራዊ አንድነት እንዲህ ቢተባበር ያገራችን ብልጽግና ሩቅ እንዳልሆነም ከዚሁ መገመት የሚቻል ነው፡፡ የአረንጓዴ ልማቱ ሳይቋረጥ እንዲቀጥል ሆኖ እስካሁን የተተከሉትን በመንከባከብ በመጪ ጊዜያትም ተመሳሳይ እንቅስቃሱ ለማድረግ የሚያበቁ ዝግጅቶችም ካሁኑ ሊታሰቡ እንደሚገባ ለማሳሰብ እንወዳለን፡፡

ይህ የጀመርነው አዲስ አመት በአገራችን በርካታ ፖለቲካዊ ተግባራት የሚከናወኑበት እንደሚሆን ይጠበቃል፡፡ በተለይም ባገሪቱ ያሉት ፖለቲከኞችም ሆኑ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ለአገራችንና ለህዝቦቻችን ሰላምና ብልጽግና ሊተርፉ የሚችሉትን ፕሮግራሞቻቸውን በሰላማዊ መንገድ ብቻ በማስተዋወቅ፤ በመልካም ስነ ምግባርና በሃላፊነት ስሜት አንዲንቀሳቀሱ ቤተ ክርስቲያናችን አደራ ትላለች፡፡

እግዚአብሔር የሰጠንን ይህን አገር በሁለም ዘርፍ ወደተሻለ የዕድገት ደረጃ በማሸጋገር ያደገች፣የለማች፣የበለፀገችና ሕዝቦችዋም የሚኮሩባት ሃገር ለማድረግ በአንድነት እንድንነሳ ጥሪዬን እያስተላለፍኩ እግዚአብሔር ሀገራችንንና ሕዝባችን እንዲባርክ ቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ቀጥላ በፀሎት የምትተጋ መሆኑን ለመግለፅ እወዳለሁ፡፡

በመጨረሻም በዚህ በበዓል ወቅትም ሆነ በሌሎች ግዜያት ሁሉ በመካከላችሁ ያሉትን ድጋፍ የሚያስፈልጋቸውን ወገኖች በቸርነት እንድታስቧቸው እያሳሰብኩ አዲሱ ዓመት የሰላም የብልጽግና፤ የፍቅርና የመተሳሰብ ዓመት እንዲሆንላችሁ እመኛለሁ፡፡ በዓሉም የደስታ፤ የህብረትና የበረከት ጊዜ ይሁንላችሁ፤ ደግሜም እንኳን አደረሳችሁ ለማለት አወዳለሁ፡፡
እግዚአብሔር አምላክ አገራችንን ይባርክ፤ ይጠብቃት፤ ሰላሙንም ያብዛላት!

ቄስ ዮናስ ይገዙ
የኢትዮጵያ ወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን መካነ ኢየሱስ ፕሬዚዳንት

EECMY Structure Change and New Strategic Planning Consultation

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus top leaders, Church Unit Presidents, Executive Secretaries and Department of Mission and Theology Directors, Joint Program Commissioners and Directors gathered at Tomi International Hotel Bishoftu from 28-30 of June, 2017. The consultation was to review the Strategic Plan (SP) of the Church that has been implemented from the year 2013- 2017. Challenges faced during this implementation period were also thoroughly discussed.

Some of the major findings on implementing the SP were:  Units of the Church did not get enough trainings about the strategic plan and its execution, SP was not incorporated enough down to grassroots level and title of ownership was not fully attained, there were no enough technical support given to Units of the Church, the themes and objectives were too much and most of all participation of women on the SP is there but not practically indicated and also conflict in different Church Units was expressed as a challenge for the implementation of the SP.

Gender balance was also raised as a concern. There are only few women in leadership of the church which needs a special attention.

Shift in the structure of the Church to accommodate the new SP was also presented as a suggestion for discussion. Framework of the new strategic plan for the year 2018-2022 was presented and was thorough discussed in groups.  IMG 1879

Mr. Enemanachew and Mr. Fekadu Begna presented ready loopholes that are found in the church’s constitution and bylaws. They also gave some points and suggestion that should be considered. The participants then took time to discuss on the matter and prepare some suggestions which will be presented for the next council of the Church for decision.

In overall, the participants were clearly ready to be part of some change in the Church.