To transform lives through ecumenism, capacity building, advocacy and service delivery.
One Church; United in Faith and Mission Witnessing to Jesus Christ and Transforming Lives.
In pursuing its Christian calling, the Council shall uphold:
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:
b) Capacity Building
d) Service Delivery