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Africa Christian Church and Schools (ACC&S)

OVERVIEW

The Africa Christian Church and Schools (ACC&S) envisions communities enjoying life in abundance. It is committed to proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God and equipping people to realize their full potential. Support this project with financial contributions and prayer. 

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Africa Christian Church and Schools (ACC&S)

The Situation

Dating back to 1903 through the ministry of the African Inland Mission among the Kikuyu, the ACC&S has worked as an independent body since 1948. The denomination has had a strong impact among the Kikuyu people and currently has 140 churches with over 150,000 members as well as many schools throughout Kenya. CBM’s partnership with the ACC&S dates back to the early 1970s with programs that include theological education, community development such as food security programming and HIV and AIDS support, as well as emergency relief aid when needed.

Together we have been able to walk in the journey of faith, offering God’s people the hope of new life based on the promises and values of the kingdom of God. Theological education has played a key role in this partnership, developing grassroots training programs from certificate courses through doctorate studies. Field Staff have invaluably participated in teaching and mentoring emergent leaders in this field.

OVERVIEW

The Africa Christian Church and Schools (ACC&S) envisions communities enjoying life in abundance. It is committed to proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God and equipping people to realize their full potential. Support this project with financial contributions and prayer. 

The Situation

Dating back to 1903 through the ministry of the African Inland Mission among the Kikuyu, the ACC&S has worked as an independent body since 1948. The denomination has had a strong impact among the Kikuyu people and currently has 140 churches with over 150,000 members as well as many schools throughout Kenya. CBM’s partnership with the ACC&S dates back to the early 1970s with programs that include theological education, community development such as food security programming and HIV and AIDS support, as well as emergency relief aid when needed.

Together we have been able to walk in the journey of faith, offering God’s people the hope of new life based on the promises and values of the kingdom of God. Theological education has played a key role in this partnership, developing grassroots training programs from certificate courses through doctorate studies. Field Staff have invaluably participated in teaching and mentoring emergent leaders in this field.

How We Are Helping

Together, CBM is supporting the local church to serve the community’s spiritual and emotional needs through various means: 

Theological training and education

Training for computer, technical and vocational skills are provided to help youth secure employment or run small businesses.

Women’s development

Materials and training are provided for development in discipleship, agriculture, finance, the crafting and selling of household goods, and other relevant areas. 

Staff capacity building 

Addressing the lack of opportunity and resources through education and vocational training. 

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The Impact of Our Work

In 2016, Humprey was a student and a beneficiary of a scholarship for two years. He is from Kigumo, Kenya and is the firstborn in a family of three. That year, the family was affected by a landslide that swept away their land and almost carried away their house. They were given refuge in a school where they lived for two years while Humprey continued his studies. The family tried to secure a new piece of land but were unable to.

This project enabled Humprey to complete his training, and he is now serving as a minister with the ACC&S and is working with another minister to plant a new church in the western part of Kenya.  

“Were it not for the scholarship I received from this project and the support I received from the local church I would have dropped out from school. I am where I am today because of the scholarship I received. Thanks to all who raised the funds.”

Humprey Nduati Murigi

“The ACC&S vision is communities in the world enjoying life in abundance. This abundant life should be holistic in nature addressing spiritual needs, physical needs as well as economic needs.” 
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