Our Mission

Our Mission

 

To transform lives through ecumenism, capacity building, advocacy and service delivery.

 

Our Vision2

Our Vision

One Church; United in Faith and Mission Witnessing to Jesus Christ and Transforming Lives.

Our Values2

Our Values

In pursuing its Christian calling, the Council shall uphold:

  • Integrity through accountability and transparency;
  • Stewardship through sound resource management;
  • Professionalism through competence and efficiency;
  • Partnership by collaborating with others;
  • Servant-hood through fair and humble service.
Mission & Vision
  • CORKE Turkana Kicks Off

  • Jumuia Friends Hospital Reaches 13,000 Through Medical Camp

  • NCCK Press Release

  • Jumuia Friends Hospital Kaimosi Not Closed

  • Executive Committee Press Statement - 29 August 2019

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Corporate Plans

Seeking to transform the lives of the people, the Council periodically prepares corporate plans to guide its operations and interventions. This approach was adopted during the process of the Renewal of the Council in 1995.

 

The First Corporate Plan ran from January 1996 to June 1998. The plan focused on the establishment of the regional structure that devolved the work of the Council. This enabled the NCCK to reach the grassroots with its work, and to adopt an integrated approach to activity implementation.

 

The Second Corporate Plan, covering July 1998 – December 2000, guided the restructuring process that was aimed at strengthening and consolidating the Council’s administrative and constitutional structures to create a lean structure at the national level and expand the regions.

 

The Third Corporate Plan (2001-2004) concentrated on institutionalizing the changes that had previously been introduced. Key among these changes was the decision to shift strategic focus from implementation to facilitation.

 

The Fourth Corporate Plan (2005-2008) focused on the entrenchment of facilitation as the strategic approach. Being informed by the coming to power of the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) government in 2002 thereby ending the 39-year rule of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), the Council adopted a strategy of “Principled Collaboration” as opposed to previous advocacy through agitation. Capacity Building for Membership was introduced during this period in response to the limitations some churches faced in internal governance and programme implementation.

 

The Fifth Corporate Plan (2009-2013) aimed at enhancing unity and oneness, first of the membership of the Council, then the wider Christian family, and then the wider Kenyan community. Therefore its theme was “Better Together”. This was borne out of an appreciation that events and processes outside the Council over the decades had strained relationships between communities and peoples, which climaxed in the post-2007 General Elections violence.

 

Currently the Council is implementing the 6th Corporate Plan, which is set to run from 2014 – 2018.

 

 

NCCK Goals during 2014 – 2018 Period

 

During the development of the 6th Corporate Plan, the Council identified five goals to be achieved during the period. These are:

 

a)     Enhance capacities of the church to transform community

b)    Contribute to economic empowerment, governance and climate change mitigation and adaptation

c)     Contribute to access to quality and affordable education and health services

d)    Enhance capacity of communities to respond to emergencies and the needs of refugees

e)     Enhance commercial services and investments

 

NCCK Approaches during 2014 – 2018 Period

To achieve the set goals, the Council identified four approaches. These approaches have been integrated and streamlined in all the programmes and projects of the Council. These approaches are:

 

a)       Ecumenism

b)       Capacity Building

c)       Advocacy

d)       Service Delivery

To enhance her grassroots reach, the Council has devolved her structures to regions and counties under the County Coordinating Committee (CCC). This structure (CCC) comprises the member churches and organizations. The Council has thus divided the country into nine regions comprising five or six counties which serve as the primary theater of activity.

 

The nine regions are:

 

No

Region

Counties

1

Central

Embu

Kirinyaga

Laikipia

Murang’a

Nyandarua

Nyeri

2

Coast

Kilifi

Kwale

Lamu

Mombasa

Taita Taveta

Tana River

3

Lower Eastern

Kajiado

Kitui

Machakos

Makueni

4

Nairobi

Kiambu

Nairobi City

 

Nairobi Sub-County

Garissa

Mandera

Wajir

5

North Rift

Elgeyo / Marakwet

Nandi

Trans Nzoia

Turkana

Uasin Gishu

West Pokot

6

Nyanza

Homabay

Kisii

Kisumu

Migori

Nyamira

Siaya

7

South Rift

Baringo

Bomet

Kericho

Nakuru

Narok

Samburu

8

Upper Eastern

Isiolo

Marsabit

Meru

Tharaka Nithi

9

Western

Bungoma

Busia

Kakamega

Vihiga

 

 The figure below maps the regions and counties:

 

 

 

 

Governance Organs of the Regions

 

To effect the regional structure, the following governance organs have been established:

 

i.       Regional Conference

         This brings together representatives of member Churches and organizations within the Region. It meets once every three years in between the Council's General Assemblies.

 

ii.       Regional Committee

         This is the executive arm of the Regional Conference, and meets twice a year. It is responsible to the Regional Conference, and works closely with the Council staff at the Regional office.

 

iii.      County Coordinating Committee

         These are set up to facilitate the work of the Regional Committees at the County Level. They are answerable to the Regional Committee.

 

NOTE: Regions do not have legal autonomy separate from the Council, and their decisions must be in accord with the decisions of the Council's national governing organs as well as the Council's corporate Vision, Mission, Values and Plans.

The work of the National Council of Churches of Kenya covers the entire country. To ensure that the Council is relevant to the lives and concerns of the people, research is undertaken during the development of the Corporate Plan to identify the most pressing needs in the country.

During the development of the 6th Corporate Plan (2014 – 2018), the Council sought to identify the pressing needs in each region. The issues were then consolidated and concretized the key pressing national needs.

To facilitate this, consultative forums were organized at the County and Regional levels. During these forums, representatives of the member churches and organisations as well as other stakeholders were taken through a structured process of identifying issues of concern and ranking them in order of priority. The consultations were carried out during County Coordinating Committee meetings and during Regional Committee meetings. Interviews were conducted with key county and development partners.

 

NCCK REGIONS

Security

Poverty

Education

Land

Drug Abuse

Others

 

NAIROBI

19.0%

28.6%

23.8%

9.5%

14.3%

4.8%

100.0%

COAST

8.7%

26.1%

13.0%

30.4%

17.4%

4.3%

100.0%

NYANZA

5.3%

31.6%

26.3%

21.1%

10.5%

5.3%

100.0%

WESTERN

7.1%

28.6%

21.4%

21.4%

14.3%

7.1%

100.0%

UPPER EASTERN

12.5%

25.0%

12.5%

31.3%

12.5%

6.3%

100.0%

LOWER EASTERN

9.1%

36.4%

18.2%

18.2%

9.1%

9.1%

100.0%

NORTH RIFT

11.8%

29.4%

23.5%

17.6%

11.8%

5.9%

100.0%

SOUTH RIFT

6.7%

13.3%

33.3%

26.7%

13.3%

6.7%

100.0%

CENTRAL

25.0%

15.0%

10.0%

25.0%

20.0%

5.0%

100.0%

Cumulative

11.7%

26.0%

20.2%

22.4%

13.7%

6.1%

100.0%

 

As such, the most pressing National Needs are:

 

 

 

Description of the National Needs:

Poverty

Government data indicates that 57% of Kenyans live below the poverty line, which has been set at 1.46$ per day in urban areas and 0.68$ in rural areas. In Nairobi, for example, richest 10% of the population control 45% of the income, while the poorest 10% control only 1.3% of the income. Further to this, 70% of the youthful labour force is unemployed. As such, poverty is one of the most debilitating conditions afflicting many Kenyans, including believers in the churches. It hinders them from accessing proper medical care and education, and limits them from demanding good services as well as accountability from duty bearers. In this Corporate Plan period, the Council will endeavour to drive the economic empowerment of Kenyans so as to reduce the poverty levels.

 

Land

As a factor of land is one of the most important resource in the country. Most of the communities have a sentimental attachment to land, always considering it to be an ancestral right for ownership. The access to, acquisition of, and usage of land remains a defining factor of relations between Kenyan communities. For many people, increased poverty, unemployment and negative ethnicity are caused by lack of access to land, even though the younger people are ordinarily more interested in salaried employment rather than engaging in commercial agriculture. Land ownership in Kenya is complicated by the fact that a few individuals own large tracts of land while hundreds of thousands of Kenyans live in deplorable condition. The most affected region is the Coast region where land issues stem back to pre-independent era. Rift Valley too has its own share of land problems. Land has therefore been the key underlying cause of conflicts in the country over the decades. Land issues have dominated the political landscape with politicians promising to address the emotive issue when seeking elective positions. Regrettably, the Ndung’u Report on land is yet to be acted upon. For Kenya to attain Vision 2030 there must be concrete, sober and lasting solutions to land issues. Thus, NCCK will initiate capacity building and advocacy interventions aimed at engaging land issues beyond issuance of title deeds and promote agriculture that is less dependent on rain to create jobs, address perennial food shortage and address historical injustices.

 

Education

Over the years, the Kenyan education system has faced a myriad of challenges leading to a sharp decline in quality and relevance. The greatest challenge has however been the failure by the system to inculcate values in the learners, resulting in the current situation where Kenyans exhibit low regard for self and others, while a pervading self-centeredness limits the sense of responsibility towards the nation, environment and one’s neighbours. This Corporate Plan outlines the interventions the Council will make aimed at ensuring that education in Kenya is accessible, value based and relevant.

 

Drug Abuse

Drug and substance abuse has spread across the country, with a massive impact. Thousands of young people have been rendered virtually unproductive as the drugs limit their intellectual and physical capacities. Alongside hard drugs is heavy intake of alcohol which has had massive social effects including family breakdowns. The Council will under this Plan support measures to empower families and communities to address the root causes of drug and substance abuse.

 

Security

Security has deteriorated in many parts of the country due to poor policing coupled with rising unemployment and lack of political goodwill . The situation has worsened as youths join to form criminal gangs that terrorize residents. To address insecurity, the Council will advocate for effective policing while also contributing to resolution of the core causes of insecurity.

 

 

Most Pressing Church Needs

Appreciating that the NCCK needs to address the issues and concerns of member churches and organsiations, the research preceding the 6th Corporate Plan sought to establish their concerns and needs. The needs identified in this regard are those issues and shortcomings that hinder the achievement of the missions and objectives of the churches.

The needs were identified and ranked by the representatives of the membership, and will largely be addressed through the Capacity Building for Membership programme.

 

 

 

Economic Needs

Member churches continually face the challenge of the lack of adequate funds to facilitate fulfillment of the mission work. This largely arises from the low amounts of offerings given by the worshippers. Most churches therefore have challenges construction sanctuaries and ministry facilities, paying workers, maintaining preachers undertaking gospel campaigns or providing social services. The Council will therefore works to support the churches and organisations to enhance their income generating capacities in addition to improving the economic welfare of the worshippers.

 

Marriage

The institution of marriage in Kenya is going through a challenging period. There has been witnessed a sharp rise in cases of divorce and separation, which portends social instability. Within the churches, there is a lack of qualified counsellors who can support worshippers. The result is that those in marriage find themselves poorly equipped to parent their children, leading to increased cases of delinquency. To remedy this, the Council works with the member churches and organisations to organize Family Life Education forums to build the capacities of the people.

 

Spiritual

 The primary business of gospel ministers is to provide Biblical knowledge with the people. There therefore exists a strong need to build the capacities of the ministers by supporting them to undergo theological training. Further, there is need for development of Bible Study and Sunday School teaching materials. The Council works with the churches through initiatives to facilitate the capacity building of ministers and ministries.

 

Health

The main concern in this area is with regard to care for the persons living with HIV, and challenges in addressing the high levels of stigma against such. In most churches, indicators are that persons infected with HIV are ostracized. This is largely because most churches have not put in place systems and programmes to support them. The Council supports the churches by building their capacities of clergy and laity in providing care and support to persons infected with HIV.

 

Others

The other needs identified during the process have to do with leadership and governance. The main one is the lack of democracy in some churches, poor succession planning, and corruption. The Council thus works with churches by undertaking extensive and intensive organizational development measures so as to upscale the governance and administrative skills within the churches. 

Our Programmes

Learning from the identified regional, national and church needs, and taking into consideration the prevailing trends, the Council has designed programmatic interventions which focus on 7 thematic  areas.

These programmatic interventions are detailed in the 6th Corporate Plan currently being implemented.

 

 

 Thematic Focus

Programmes / Departments

1.       

Capacity Building for Membership

i)     Church and Community Mobilization Process

ii)    Organizational Development for Membership

iii)   Family Life  Education

2.       

Governance, Economic Empowerment and Environment

i)     Constitutional Implementation and Civic Engagement

ii)    Accountability and Ethical Governance

iii)   Healing, Peace and Security

iv)   Economic Empowerment

v)    Climate Change

vi)   Natural Resources Management

3.       

Education and Health

i)     Education Advocacy Programme

ii)    Sponsorship Programme

iii)   Health Advocacy Programme

iv)   Community Health Programme

v)    HIV and AIDS Programme

4.       

Emergency Response and Refugees Services

i)     Emergency Response Programme

ii)    Refugees Services Programme

5.       

Service Departments

i)     Human Resource

ii)    Communication and Corporate Affairs

iii)   Information and Communication Technologies

iv)   Legal Office

v)    Internal Audit

vi)   Finance

vii) Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

6.       

Commercial and Investments 

i)     Jumuia Resorts

ii)    Jumuia Projects

7.       

Strategic Leadership

i)     Deputy General Secretary

ii)    General Secretary

 

 

1.      Capacity Building for Membership

Recognizing that the NCCK is a membership organisation, various programmes were designed which are aimed at enhancing the organisational development of the membership. The programmes / projects under this thematic area include:

 

i)        Church and Community Mobilization Process (CCMP)

      The goal  is to enhance the capacities of institutions within the membership to deliver services through understanding and application of the Biblical mandate for holistic ministry.

 

ii)      Organisational Development for Membership

      With a goal of enhancing capacities of the member churches and organisations to deliver services to their constituents, the Council provides management, governance and leadership skills to them.

 

iii)    Family Life Education Programme

      Over the decades, the deteriorating condition of the family institution  has been identified as one of the most critical challenges facing Christians. Churches have equally been affected by family breakages while the high stress levels radically impact the productivity of the believers. The Council will therefore facilitate communities with information and education to enable them build better families. The goal of these interventions is to contribute towards the creation and strengthening  of families that are functional and have life skills to cope with emerging  challenges.

 

2.      Governance, Economic Empowerment and Environment

The Council has for years sought to promote the creation of a just and sustainable society. During this 6th Corporate Plan, the Council will continue to empower  community members to engage in governance and decision making, as well as  caring for the environment. Efforts will also be made to address poverty by empowering the people for  better livelihoods. The programmes / projects under  this thematic area will include the following:

 

i)        Constitutional Implementation and Civic Engagement

The goal of interventions in this area is to empower Kenyans to contribute to the implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, with focus on enabling them participate in governance processes at national and county levels.

 

ii)      Accountability and Ethical Governance

Decades of endemic corruption have fundamentally perverted politics and management of public and private resources to the point where Kenyans don’t expect or demand good governance. The identified solution is concerted and continuous action aimed at changing the mindset of both the leaders and community members engender an appreciation of good governance and best practices. The goal of these interventions will be to contribute to a free, transparent and accountable management of public resources as well as efficient delivery of services at all levels.

 

iii)    Healing, Peace and Security

Kenya has experienced conflict and violence in the past, which climaxed in the post election violence of 2007 / 08. The violence brought to the fore the painful memories that characterize inter-ethnic relations in the country that were filled with hatred and bitterness. In addition, there is a recognition that conflict and hatred have in the past been incited and provoked by politicians and other leaders as a means to acquire or cling topower. The Council will therefore make interventions aimed at contributing to integration and  cohesion among the communities.

 

iv)    Economic Empowerment

Poverty is recognized as one of the most debilitating tragedies that can befall a person or community. It is at the root of many of the problems facing Kenyans. Poverty limits people from engaging in issues that affect their lives, and opens them to manipulation and mis-use by the rich and influential people. Interventions in this area will therefore be aimed at improving the livelihoods of communities.

 

v)      Climate Change

This 6th Corporate Plan envisages enhanced interventions aimed at empowering the communities to contribute to sustainable environment through climate change mitigation and adaptation.

 

vi)    National Resource Management

Whereas Kenya is endowed with immense natural resources, many people are excluded from the management of the same. Local communities therefore don’t benefit from the God-given resources. During this corporate plan period, the Council will work to ensure there is equitable and sustainable utilisation of natural resources that include land, water and extractive resources. Communities will be empowered to effectively participate in these processes.

 

3.      Education and Health

 

i)        Education Advocacy Programme

Seeking to contribute to the development of a value based education system that is innovative, transformative and holistic, the Council will make various interventions during this period.

 

ii)      Sponsorship Programme

Appreciating the challenge that bright but needy students have in accessing quality education, the Council will continue to mobilize resources to provide scholarships.

 

iii)    Mentorship Programme

There is recognizably a great need for the younger members of the society to be empowered in the development of their skills and abilities so as to serve the community effectively. The Council will therefore promote mentorship so that the leadership and working capacities of young graduates are built.

 

iv)    Health Advocacy Programme

A major challenge facing many Kenyans is that they are unable to access quality health care, which limits their productivity. The Council will therefore advocate for increased budgetary allocations to the health sector, in addition to working for increased access by communities to maternal and child health services.

 

v)      Community Health Programme

The Council will during this corporate plan period work to enhance the health status of community members by building their capacities to protect themselves from preventable diseases and to promote good nutrition.

 

vi)    HIV and AIDS Programme

In view of the impact that the HIV and AIDS epidemic has had on the country, the Council will work to improve the quality of lives of people living with  HIV, while campaigning for behaviour change in society  so as to reduce the rate of new infections. Support will be provided to OVCs (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children) to enable them live  better lives.

 

4.      Emergency Response and Refugee Services

 

i)        Emergency Response Programme

Due to low levels of preparedness, many communities suffer great losses when disasters occur. The Council will during this period work to build capacities of the people to prepare for, prevent and mitigate emergencies. Efforts will also be made to facilitate disaster risk reduction among the communities.

 

ii)      Refugee Services

With a deep concern for persons who have had to leave their own countries and seek refuge in Kenya, the Council will continue working to improve their welfare by running various programmes. This enables the refugees to have humane lives. The Council is in this regard guided by a goal of ensuring quality and timely response to refugees and those in emergency situations.

 

 5.      Service Departments

 

To facilitate efficient operations within the Council, various departments have been established to provide internal capacities. These departments are:

 

a.         Human Resources

The goal of this department is to ensure that the Council secures and maintains a professional and motivated workforce.

  

b.         Communications and Corporate Affairs

This department will facilitate effective and efficient communications internally and externally with a goal of building the reputation of the Council as an influential and effective ecumenical institution.

 

c.         Information and Technologies

Technology is the bedrock of efficiency in the working of any institution. For this reason, the Council will work to ensure it has optimal application of existing and emerging technologies so as to enhance productivity.

 

d.         Legal Office

The goal of this office is to ensure that the Council operates within the legal framework. It will also work to secure the legal interests of the Council.

 

e.         Internal Audit

To ensure productivity, the Council will through t his office enhance compliance with policies and procedures.

 

f.         Finance Department

Prudence in planning and management of financial resources is essential to the achievement of the objectives of the Council. The Finance department will therefore  ensure that the Council exercises frugality as well as timely and accurate reporting.

 

g.         Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

The PME office will work to ensure that the Council operates within the set plans and that all initiatives achieve their goals.

 

 6.       Commercial and Investments

 Recognizing that programmatic interventions will not be adequate to address the needs in some sectors, the Council will enhance investments in strategic special purpose vehicles during this corporate plan period. These will include:

 

1.         Jumuia Resorts

Seeking to supplement the income of the Council, the Jumuia Resorts will be managed in such a way as to build their profitability.

 

2.         Jumuia Projects

The Council will put in place management measures and structures to ensure successful development of projects that include:

 

a)         Jumuia Schools

        The goal of this company is to build model schools so as to enhance access to quality and value based education by all Kenyans.

 

b)         Jumuia Hospitals

        The goal of this company is to build model medical facilities so as to increase the access to high quality and affordable medical services by Kenyans.

 

c)         Jumuia Business Services

        The goal of this company is to facilitate economic empowerment of Kenyans so as to eradicate poverty.

 

d)         Kanamai Ocean Front Development

        The goal of this project is to build strengthen   the Council income by building a business venture at Jumuia Conference and Beach Resort, Kanamai.

 

e)         Jumuia Properties

        Thrift management will be exercised in maintenance and development of the Council’s properties.

 

 

7.       Strategic Leadership

Strategic leadership is necessary for the Council to achieve the stated goals and targets during the period of the 6th Corporate Plan. This leadership will be provided by the General Secretary, whose specific objectives are:

 

1.         Deputy General Secretary

Other than deputizing the GS, the DGS will continue to articulate the biblical and theological basis of the Council’s engagement in contemporary issues, in addition to facilitating holistic spiritual formation and growth.

 

2.         General Secretary

The General Secretary will provide overall strategic leadership aimed at promoting and ensuring achievement of the Council’s vision and mission.

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