The SEAN discipleship ministry was launched in Uganda in 2008 after a personal invitation from Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi from the Church of Uganda.
Partnering with a team from the SEAN ministry in the UK, tutor training was organized in October 2008 to introduce the SEAN Theological Education by Extension (TEE) programme to members that attended from over 28 dioceses of the Church of Uganda.
SEAN has since served interdenominationally to fulfill the vison for which the ministry was established.
SEAN Uganda TEE is a registered discipleship ministry under the Uganda NGO Act since November 2008.
The SEAN Uganda office was initially set up in Namirembe Willis Road. Mr Daniel Muwanguzi Mukiibi who is both a Theologian and Social scientist was appointed the first SEAN Uganda National Administrator and Field Officer of the NGO and by God’s grace serves in the same position to date. A SEAN Board of trustees was also set up to oversee the growth of the ministry. The vision of the SEAN ministry would be to support mainly grassroots churches to fulfill their God given potential by supporting pastors in their call. Most of these grassroots churches did not have any sort of discipleship programmes. Pastors were concerned at the diminishing rate of Christianity among Evangelical churches thus the need for SEAN programmed learning mainly among grassroots churches. This vison is progressively being achieved and has grown over the years as needs for SEAN discipleship materials open up in various mission fields.
Urban congregations have also been reached too. These include congregations like Holy Trinity Church Makerere Kivulu in Kampala diocese, Namirembe cathedral mission team in Namirembe diocese. There has been a great increase of enrolment in various churches. These include among others 25 congregations in Namirembe with over 850 members enrolled in the last quarter of last year, Karamoja, Ankole diocese and over 250 people in Kasiiso parish in Luweero diocese. Other Dioceses that have benefited from the SEAN ministry over these years include Nebbi, Kitgum, Soroti, Central Buganda, Busoga, Mityana, Mbale, North Karamojja and Kigezi. Other denominations that have been trained in the use of SEAN programmed learning include some independent churches like the Ressurection church in Busega, Exodus church in Luweero, SASIC group of churches (over 50) led by Bishop Samuel Magogo in Mukono, Kampala Baptist Church and church of God in Gayaza. It remains true that the Anglican church in Uganda is the greatest beneficiary of the SEAN materials
Some SEAN materials have been translated into some local languages that include Luganda, Runyakitara and Alur.
To fulfill this vision, the SEAN ministry serves closely with their partner in ministry, SEAN UK, for ministry support to fulfil the ministry discipleship initiatives in the various places in Uganda. We continue believing God to avail individuals and organizations to stand with us in fulfilling these enormous needs.