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WHAT IS KSCF
¢ Kenya Students’ Christian Fellowship (KSCF) is an inter-denominational, non-political organization registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1959.
¢ KSCF is a national movement of Christian students in high schools and colleges who normally operate through Christian Unions.
¢ As a national organization it seeks to support the spiritual life of students in secondary schools and colleges by encouraging formation and growth of Christian Unions.
¢ KSCF has an Associates arm of mature Christian youth workers that are organized in teams spread throughout the country.
¢ Since its registration in 1959, KSCF has grown in leaps and bounds to the point that there are over 3000 schools covered in one way or another, 60 Associates teams operational in different areas and currently organized into 16 regions covering most parts of Kenya.
¢ Regional and team camps are held at least once a year at the team and/or region levels respectively.
¢ A National convention is held once a year and is hosted on a rotational basis by the various regions.
FORMATION OF KSCF
¢ Its formation date back in early 50’s to its registration in 1958.
¢ Following prayer and deliberation in 1957, the founders decided to name the union of student fellowships - The Kenya Students Christian Fellowship (KSCF) and on 1/2/1958 while at Kapsabet School, a national steering committee was elected which later sat and wrote a draft constitution and planned inaugural conference at Thogoto High. On April, 19th 1958 all present unanimously endorsed the Formation of KSCF leading to its Legal registration on 16th October, 1959 with the Registrar of Societies.
¢ A Generation of Role Model Christians, having Godly Values and Playing an Active and Positive Role in Church and Society
¢ To lead students in secondary schools and colleges in Kenya to come to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, mature in Him and equip them for effective service, & mobilize and empower Christian workers for effective service among the students.
¢ Jesus Christ of whom we are all witnesses (Acts 2:32)
STATEMENT OF FAITH
¢ The unity of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
¢ Divine inspiration and trustworthiness of the Holy Scriptures as originally given, being supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct
¢ Sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment
¢ Sinfulness and guilt of all men since the fall rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation
¢ Redemption from sin and its consequences solely through the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God
¢ The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father
¢ The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Jesus Christ effective to the individual sinner granting him repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ
¢ Justification of the sinner by God’s grace through faith alone
¢ The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in every believer
¢ The universal church which is the body of Christ and to which believers belong
¢ The expectation of Christ’s personal return as King. The second coming of Jesus Christ
¢ We are committed to developing the potential in young people and helping to accomplish their God given mandate. We believe that their optimum potential is actualized through their relationship with God.
¢ We value holiness in all our relationships and our daily activities. There is no price too high to compromise God’s standard of holiness on our daily operations. Therefore we are committed to upholding biblical character and conduct in everything we do.
¢ We acknowledge that God is our source of knowledge and wisdom. We recognise that in this world there are many sources of knowledge and wisdom. We affirm that we shall continually check the rightness of knowledge from any source (for example from books, internet, consultants or traditions we have inherited) based on biblical truth.
¢ We affirm our faith in God in all our endeavours and operations as enshrined in the Bible. We stand firm in faith as individuals and corporately in order to achieve our destiny.
¢ We recognize every activity or task we carry out with individual or entities is an opportunity to create permanent and friendly relationships. Every person or entity we interact with is to advance human dignity and build a selfless society. The basis of our relationships is friendship.
¢ God is a God of excellence and quality. Hence we seek to demonstrate higher standards of excellence and quality in all our activities. We strive to be role models of excellence.
¢ We believe in servant leadership where leaders advance the course of those they lead and developing others. These leaders serve and use their God-given authority appropriately not giving in to selfish interest or ambitions. We affirm that for order to exist we shall fully support and encourage our leaders.
Unity in Diversity
¢ We value the unity of the body of Christ which our Lord Jesus Christ prayed that we should portray before the world. We also appreciate the beauty of the diversity in which God has created us. Hence we appreciate people regardless of race, ethnic background, color of skin, language, age, personality, financial status, social standing or political persuasion. This diversity is confined within the unity of faith as stipulated in our statement of Faith.
KSCF KEY AREAS OF OPERATION
¢ Bible Study
¢ Resource mobilization
¢ Social responsibility
¢ Spiritual warfare
¢ Prepare and distribute suitable bible study guides for use by small groups in high schools, colleges and among the KSCF Associates respectively. We also offer training on effective bible study leadership and participation.
¢ Offer students both preventive (guidance) and curative counseling to enable them to interpret life issues correctly and be able to face the issues responsibly as they also help others to do so.
¢ Helping the students that make initial commitment to Christ as a personal savior, to grow in Him in the discipline of a daily, personal, obedient walk with God
¢ KSCF is committed to mobilize the students who know Christ to reach out to the others for Him through their walk and talk. We also endeavor to mobilize mature adult Christians and material resources to clearly present Jesus Christ to every student in all high schools and colleges in Kenya
¢ We promote the creation of Christian unions and fellowship among the Associates. The meeting together of believers enhances corporate confession, repentance, worship, celebration, sharing of testimonies, hearing the word of God, encouragement of one another, care for one another, training and involvement in team ministry.
¢ Facilitation of life coaching through modeling of Christian life in every aspect of life, including academic excellence, career guidance, spiritual gifts, passion, abilities, personality and experiences to actively serve God in Church and Society.
¢ Initiating and Enhancing networks and partnerships that enable KSCF to respond to the changing realities in the ministry areas
¢We seek to raise people through information, education and communication strategies to give financial, human and material resources in order to ensure sufficient resources for optimum running of the ministry.
¢ Being concerned for the welfare of others especially those in need both in our membership or the community around us through sacrificial giving and personal commitment of time and energy .
¢ Facilitating training on how to overcome spiritual enemies through various spiritual disciplines and mobilizing both students and associates for corporate spiritual warfare.
¢ Equipping the students with life-skills and ministry skills to help them develop personally and prepare them to take and positive role in the Christian Union, the institution they are learning in, their local church and society