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Vision and Mission

Build a strong church whose christians are spiritually mature, able to testify God’s kingdom in the world and whose social environment is fully bloomed. .

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Our mission is firstly to evangelize by proclaiming the love and salvation offered by God through his son Jesus Christ, Go to all nations and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28 : 19-20 and secondly to manifest the love of God through the concrete actions of human and social development.

Rev. Dr Pascal BATARINGAYA - EPR President

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May 20, 2048 by Epimu

Church history

In the year 1907 , protestants missionaries of the Bethel mission (Germany) accompanied by Tanzanian started what will be- come the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda. This year is there- fore considered as the year of foundation of the EPR. The Church becomes autonomous in 1959 and the focus is set on the expansion of the Church throughout the country. 2014 is a turning point in the history of the EPR. This year, the Church reforms itself and the decentralization , décided in 2005 by the Synodal Council and initiated in 2008, materializes. the 17 synodal regions are replaced by 7 autonomous presbyteries: Gisenyi, Kigali, Remera, Kirinda, Gitarama, Rubengera and Zinga.

May 20, 2018 by Epimu

Church decentralisation

The decentralisation process operated by the EPR, even though it is not yet fully achieved, already has had a positive impact. The 7 Presbyteries are now set in place and the office of the General Synod carries on coaching the Presbyteries so that they can soon reach full autonomy. Since the 18th of December 2014, the Presidency of the EPR is chaired by Rev. Dr. Pascal BATARINGAYA , which is therefore the new legal representative of the Church. Rev. Julie KANDE- MA assists him in this task in her position of Vice - President .


Our church and Presbytary representatives

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Church growth Program


The EPR is divided in 7 Presbyteries, those are constituted of 163 parishes. More than 200 pastors and evangelists work to spread the word of God! This program organises evangelisation campaigns, Bible studies in local communities and rein- force the pastors abilities. Inside this program, the women and family department set up Bible trainings, semi- nars against domestic violence and various events to strengthen the economic capaci- ties of the women. The diacony assists the poorest: sick people, prisoners and handicapped. This department also supports students that cannot afford their tuition fees. There is also a component of the evangelisation program dedicated to youth that oversees different groups: schoolchildren, students, graduates, singers, musicians and so on. The organisation of sports events or sensitization to entrepreneurshipare also parts of its prerogatives..


Education and Development Program


The EPR operates 117 schools in Rwanda. The main goal of this program is to ensure access to an education of quality for everyone. In order to reach this objective, trainings for teach- ers are organised, schools infrastructure are permanently im- proved and socio - professional integration of the youth is, among other aspects, the object of a specific attention. In Kigali, the programme also created the Centre Protestant d’Amour des Jeunes ( CPAJ ). This center is a shelter but also a professional training center for children of the street. An other similar project called the Community Center and Develop- ment Program ( CDDP ) is locat- ed in Rwamagana. Aside of the education component of the program is the develop- ment part. It exists to support communities living in the rural areas of Rwanda. Arrange- ments of water points, electrifi- cation of the parishes, crea- tion of credits / savings groups or sensitization to responsible and sustainable agriculture are some of the undertaken measures for this purpose


Health and HIV Projects


The Presbyterian Church in Rwanda manages eight health facilities: Two district hospitals (Remera Rukoma and Kirinda) and six health centers (Bi guhu, Ki rambo,Kirinda, Remera Rukoma, Rubengera and Rwahi ). Moreover,projects at the community level covering various themes such as HIV/AIDS, the fight against malnutrition or family planning are conducted.

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