Mission & Vision

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

VISION

A Generation of Role Model Christians, having Godly Values and Playing an Active and Positive Role in Church and Society

 

National Convention News


STUDENTS LEADERS NATIONAL CONVENTION, CHRISTIAN TEACHERS & ASSOCIATES CONFERENCE REPORT

The 59th National Convention was held at Kilifi Township Secondary School, Kilifi County as from 10th to 16th April, 2017. Delegates were hosted in 11 institutions.  The convention was unique because the fellowship registered the highest ever attendance in the history. Secondly we had 6 trainings conducted P2P being a major one among students and associates. Moreover we had the TSC headquarter being represented by the Deputy Commission Secretary. It was not easy to transport the delegates from Kilifi Township Secondary daily to their venues which led the logistics and coordination team to spend sleepless night to ensure delegates are transported. We had a total of 4937 students, 600 associates from 1081 School representing 43 counties with 140 KESSATs and 50 Sunday School Children. The attendance of delegates represents an increment of 26% for students, 36% for associates, 80% for KESSATS and 79% for children. Below are few highlights of the analysis conducted among the students:

Ø  81% of the delegates were satisfied with the content and the structure of the convention.

Ø  74% felt the organization and management of the convention was satisfactory.

Ø  56% and 36% rated satisfied and very satisfied respectively appreciating the correspondence of KSCF prior to the convention which involved invitation materials and mobilization strategies.

Ø  89% of the delegates appreciated and were satisfied with the registration process.

Ø  40% was accredited with how the meals were served, having students being long queues.

Ø  51% rated the accommodation to be poor done while 38% of them fairly done.

Ø  There were four counties that were not represented Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Marsabit.

 

It was also amazing to have the Deputy Commission Secretary Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Dr. Simon Kavisi gracing the Opening Ceremony on 12th April, 2017 representing the Chief Executive Officer & Commission Secretary Mrs. Nancy Njeri Macharia alongside other guests including the Church Sponsor representative Rev. Reuben Kakite of ACK St. Thomas Archdeaconry, Kilifi. Dr. Kavisi, the Chief Guest applauded KSCF which has an opportunity to engage the refined Christian leaders from High School present in the convention to help them discover or rediscover their Christian life mission. In addition he encouraged the fellowship to continue empowering the Christian Teachers and students Leaders to carry out God’s Ministry & Evangelism in their schools.

The National Annual Meeting (NAM) the highest organ that makes decisions for the fellowship met with the representatives from the 43 counties both students and associates. The body appreciated the work and ministry expansion efforts that led to improved attendance of the national convention.

Security systems were put in place to ensure delegates are secured. The school guards (security personnel), government personnel headed by the Kilifi Division Officer Commanding Station (OCS) and private security (catch) were contracted to help maintain order and to enhance the security of the delegates. All in all we thank God who preserved and protected the delegates throughout the week especially being in a region known for terrorism and drug trafficking.

In addition the delegates were given convention materials which included a notebook, convention handbook and a magazine. After the end of the convention delegates were issued the certificate of participation.

Below is the record of 6 different trainings that were organized:

ACTIVITIES

DESCRIPTION

Students’ training

(Piloting the peer to peer model)

A team of 200 trainers was prepared in advance between 1st -4th March, 2017 at State House Girls to help coordinate the training and mange the convention generally. We had 64 training groups where students were trained on Peer to Peer Model of Ministry focusing on student led Bible Study, Evangelism & Discipleship, Leadership Development & Civic Education and Peer Counseling. Bible Study had 2 hours of training with 4 more hours of practical bible study. The rest of the training had 4hours each. The P2P training was coordinated by Dr. Josephine Gitome the Material Development Taskforce Chair with the help co-coordinators Pst. Alex Dianga, Ms. Fridah Manyara, Pst. Onyango Olang and Mr. Isaac Musyoka. The groups again were divided into 4 regions (A, B, C, D) with the above co-coordinators leading regions. The groups showed full engagement in group activities and the facilitators (trainer) managed to facilitate their session’s in-spite of the group work being in open air and with very proximity of neighboring groups.

 

 

S/NO

REGION

COORDINATOR

NO OF GROUPS

1-15

A

Frida Manyara

17

16-30

B

Isaac Musyoka

17

31-45

C

Olang/ Alex

17

46-60

D

Jacob/Josephine

13

 

Apart from the P2P training we had plenary training sessions where students were taught on Baptist, Patriotism, Zeal With Knowledge, worship in the 21st Century and Career guidance.

The analysis was done on skills and knowledge acquired from the convention by delegates and the response is as shown below:

Leadership skills                        33%

Bible Study                                   13%

Evangelism and Discipleship  10%

Peer Counseling                           13%

Prayer & Fasting                          10%

Life Skills                                          8%

 

Testimony from a student

After being trained on P2P I was influenced as a Christian Student Leaders and am ready to initiate the P2P in my school (Tony Peter a student of Canon Kituri Secondary of Taita Taveta County)

 

I will encourage my fellow students who came to the convention to form groups in our school, train other students to train others in P2P.(Anonymous student of Paul Boit Boys High School, Uasin Gishu County)

 

The convention was good and I thank God for KSCF which has been a spiritual guide and mentors many(anonymous student)

 

Being in the convention has given hope  and made me be build up in my faith unto the Lord and has equipped me with Knowledge on Prayer & Fasting with Nehemiah being my example(Anonymous student from Transnzoia)

 

New Believers Class

 

 

 

 

This groups training run through from Wednesday through Saturday. We 90 students who were divided into 10 groups. Each group having a trainer. The trainers had been trained in State House Girls between 1st and 4th of March, 2017. They used a manual for the training. The training being led by Mr. Sammuel Njenga the Nakuru County Chair.

 

S/NO

REGION

COORDINATOR

NO OF GROUPS

1-10

D

Samuel Njenga

10

 

Some of the participants were Christian Union Officials and also some leaders in the school council(prefects)

 

Associates/Teachers Training

Teachers and Associates were not exempted in the training of P2P where they equipped and made to understand their role in making disciples out of students, raising student leaders, training of students to be counselors and engaging students in biblical studies. During the P2P session Teachers and Associates were divided into 4 groups. Other sessions of training included Raising Children Workers among High School, Family as a Mission, Contending Earnestly, Evangelism and Witnessing, Developing the Christian Unions Strategic Plan, Personal Development Plan, Being an Effective Christian Union Patron & KSCF Associates , Ministry Delivery and how to deal with Cults and Occults in Schools. The training took place at Bahari Girls Secondary School. Associates were excited after being trained and therefore made commitment to begin the implement the P2P in schools and in their regions.

Testimonies from a few associates

I will train the CU officials first on P2P, who then will train other students as I facilitate (Everlyne Betty Kigen a Teacher of Oinobmoi Boys, Baringo County)

 

I would start to train the CU leaders first on P2P and then walk with them as they implement it to their peers (Sarah Kakai a teacher of St. Peters Mumias Boys, Kakamega County)

 

I will inform the school administration about the P2P Model of Ministry developed by KSCF, then sensitize the students on its need and then divide them to form groups that I will be meeting on a weekly basis between 4 and 5pm according to the scheduled time table and fit it into other school programs. (Purity a teacher of St. Patricks Makonga, Trans Nzoia County)

 

KESSAT Training

(Form 4 leavers)

We had a total of 140 KESSATS who underwent training. They topics that were handled included Witnessing, Praise and Worship, Sexual Purity and What next after high school.

The team played a major role in support of the catering in the preparation and serving of food. In addition they were in charge of enhancing discipline among students.

 

Testimony

I learnt many things in Kilifi both during the KESSAT training and student group discussions that I attended. I did spent time with the praise & worship team. I learnt about the steps for one minute witnessing and am committing to implement this by training my peers and students to do the same.(Caroline Muthoni Kithinji, former student of Ndagani Secondary School, Tharaka Nithi County)

 

Sundays School

Training

The training was undertaken by two staffs from the Scripture Union Coastal Region at Bahari Girls from 11th through to 14th April, 2017. We had two sessions per day one in the morning and the other one after their lunch. The number of children during the training was 50. 27 of the children were of age 8 to 11years and 23 of them were between 12 and 14years. The theme for the children training was obedience which was in-line with the overall convention theme of the Heart of a Leader.

 

Leaders Training

The county and sub-county leaders had an hour between 4:30 and 5:30 pm being trained on Transforming the inner man by Mr. John Nganga the Chief Patron, Leading and Managing change by the Mr. Odingo the General Secretary.

 

 

We also thank God that through partnership with other organization, churches and individuals the office was able to support several students.