Departments

CHILDREN MINISTRY

The Children Ministry has two arms which are:

  1. The Sunday School (0-15 years) 
  2. The Boys’ Brigade and The Girls’ (0-19 years)

Sunday School focuses on the Sunday services for the Children and other follow-up forums done either at home or in church.

The Brigade is the mentor-ship arm of Children Ministry designed to impart life skills on the Boys as they grow to become men and Girls grow to become women.

The aim of the children ministry is leading children into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. The ministry focuses on entrenching firm Christian foundation through teaching, mentor-ship and capacity building and enabling them to grow in faith and live life in its fullness. The diocese has identified this as a strategic ministry and will invest adequate resources in it. Effective children ministry will be achieved through development of appropriate curriculum, identification of necessary infrastructure and commitment of financial resources with special emphasis on staffing and capacity building of ministry workers.

This is a ministry was created to cater for the transition group between Sunday School and Youth mostly for those aged between 13 and 18 years. It is meant to take over for those who get confirmed by the Bishop to continue discipling them and reaching out to them and their age-mates in schools. We refer to those who instruct Teens as Teens’ Mentors because of the coaching role they also are expected to play. The Teens Ministry was approved by the Diocesan Synod in 2016 to set structures that would see it run as an independent department with a full time, Coordinator at the Diocesan level. We are looking forward to the realization of the same.

ACHIEVEMENTS AS DEPARTMENT:

  • New and improved teaching manuals for Sunday School prepared by our very own teachers
  • More parishes embracing the need to have Children Workers
  • Participation in the Provincial Brigade programs and activities, conferences and training
  • Partnership with other denominations and like-minded Children organizations like Childnet Tuamke and Child Evangelism Fellowship
  • Continued implementation of the Diocesan Strategic Plan for Year 2014-2023
  • Conferences, Workshops, Training, Seminars and Team-building activities for Sunday School teachers and Brigade Officers.
  • Children Brigade Camps and Parish mentor-ship programs
  • Teachers Trainings both at Parish and Diocesan levels and Continued training of ToTs

CHALLENGES AS A DEPARTMENT:

  • Numbers of teachers per church still low compared to the number of children
  • Budgetary allocations for funding of children activities in and out of the parishes still low.
  • Lack of enough rooms for various classifications of children according to their age-groups (0-3yrs, 4-6yrs, 7-9yrs and 10-12yrs). Some still combine all children in one class

WAY FORWARD FOR DEPARTMENT:

  • Coming up with a Diocesan Child Protection Policy.
  • Encourage Parishes to employ Children Ministry workers to ensure availability, consistency and creativity in handling children and teachers.
  • Develop an elaborate Sunday School ToT program

Mrs. Tabitha Waweru

The President of the Mother’s Union, Nairobi Diocese

Is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide. Its members are not all mothers or even all women, as there are many parents, widows, singles and grandparents involved in its work. Its main aim is to support monogamous marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity.

Its vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.

Aim & Purpose:

To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.

In order to carry out this aim, Mothers’ Union’s objectives are:

• To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and promote its wider understanding.

• To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.

• To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.

• To promote conditions in society favorable to stable family life and the protection of children.

• To help those whose family life has meet with adversity.

The aim of the Mothers Union is to nurture women spiritually to enable them uphold the family that is the unit of operation not only the church but also the nation at large. The Diocese will support this ministry as a realization of this as the basic units of operation.

Mother’s Union appreciates you so much for being part of the M.U work which includes enrollment, Mothers union quota payments, Mothers Union fellowships, The Mothers Union annual magazine, the Mombasa conference, thanksgiving services, Mothers Union Prayers for the last three years and the dinner held at Pride Inn. Without your support, we would not have gone the far we are. Receive our gratitude and may the Lord expand your territories.

The bookshop was established and started operating in the year 1995 at the Church Army Africa headquarters on Jogoo road as a provincial project, in November 2004 with the recommendation of the bookshop management committee, bookshop was temporarily closed but later re-opened at the Central Business District By June, 2005.

However, one year later the bookshop made huge losses and was unable sustain its operations. This was attributed to lack of control and supervisory systems coupled with a robbery which occurred at the premises in December 2005. In the year 2010, the then Bishop Peter Njoka retired and was succeeded by the Rt. Rev. Joel Waweru who set up an investigations and audit team. The report revealed the sources of loss and in December 2010, the then manager resigned.

A new committee was appointed by the Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Joel Waweru with the mandate of streamlining the operations and increasing profitability of the bookshop, a new Manager and an assistant was recruited. The bookshop then took an upward trend in sales and profits.

In 2014, the then manager resigned. In January 2015 a new manager was recruited, since then, bookshop has continued to make profits despite the relocation from the Central Business District to upmarket area of Nairobi’s’ Westlands which in the managements’ view was accessible to more clients.

We are currently accessed mainly by clients from the Anglican churches rated at 80%, other denominations rated at 15%, individual clients at 5%. Our major sales items are Holy Communion items, liturgical items as well as books and stationeries, however the bookshop is forward to reaching the area of e-books and music in the near future.

The KAMA ministry focuses on nurturing men as heads of families, enabling them to lead their families in Christian living. As the leaders of the church and society, this ministry will be supported through integrated programs that address family spiritual and economic needs.

Activities KAMA is involved with 

  1. Conferences – We have different category of conferences that the department holds: Provincial, Regional, Diocesan, Archdeaconry, Parish, and Local Church conferences.
  2. Ruai Land Developments – In Ruai we are now selling borehole water. Since the project was officially launched by the Bishop on 6th February 2016 we have continued to connect water to both individual and corporate clients around the neighborhood.
  3. KIKAO – KAMA and Youth department have continued to hold successful Kikao’s which serves as a mentorship program for the upcoming men.
  4. SPORTS – KAMA organizes sports events that bring men together in line with it’s objective where men are supposed to grow intellectually, physically, socially, and Spiritually
  5. Man Enough Training – This is a training that helps men realize themselves and take the biblical mandate very seriously. We are conducting several trainings in some of our parishes. During the trainings men go for two camps which really strengthen them. We intend to increase the number of trainers through training of trainers.
  6. Goat/Bull Eating – Every year we hold this social activity at the Diocesan level (in our Ruai land)