History of the Diocese

The history of the ACK Diocese of Mumias which was curved from Diocese of Maseno North in January 1993, traces its roots to the times of Nabongo Mumia who later donated about 40 acres of land to the Church Missionary Society (CMS) which is the precursor to the current ACK in 1885. Bishop James Hannington visited Nabongo Mumia at Lureko on his way to Uganda where he was murdered. His body was brought and buried by Nabongo Mumia in Mumias, although his remains were later exhumed and taken to his home in England for final interment. Today we have his monument standing on the ground of ACK Diocesan Headquarters with a cathedral church built there in the name of ACK Bishop Hannington Cathedral Church, Mumias.

Bishop Hannington’s successors among them the Rt. Rev. Alfred Tucker, Archdeacon Chadwick and his sister and other missionaries who worked as Evangelists, teachers and Doctors established the Anglican Church in Maseno, Butere, Mumias and Ng’iya between 1906 and 1921. The first CMS church was started by Archdeacon Chadwick at Enyenyesi under Butere as the only pastorate. At that time the Anglican Church of Kenya which was commonly referred to as CMS (Church Missionary Society) in the Eastern Equatorial Diocese was established. In 1961 Diocese of Maseno started. Later in 1970 Anglican Diocese of Maseno North was created. It served the whole of Western Kenya which includes the current Maseno North, Butere, Katakwa, Nambale, Bungoma and Mumias Dioceses. The Diocese of Mumias was curved from that of Diocese of Maseno North in January 1993 with the Rt. Rev. William Wesa Shikukule as its first Bishop who passed to glory in 2001; the Rt. Rev. Beneah Salalah Okumu took over as the second Bishop of the ACK Diocese of Mumias in 2002. With him are 54 church ministers (Clergy) and 149 Evangelists.

About ACK Mumias Diocese

The ACK Diocese of Mumias has grown from 24 parishes of 1993 to the current 38 parishes and 149 local churches;  sponsoring 62 primary school, three polytechnics, 42 secondary schools, 182 ECDE Centres and One teachers training college, named after Bishop Hannington.  It has one clinic, and one newly established ACK Mumias Guest House which is also served by a Resource Centre. It also has a modern Bishop’s office and perhaps the only but the largest Cathedral in Western Kenya.

The Vision

To Be a Sustainable, Holistic and Transforming Church Based On Apostolic Faith

Mission

Transform The Society Holistically Through Propagation Of The Gospel Of Christ So That People Participate Positively Towards The Kingdom Of God And Society.

Our Mandate

  1.  To spread  the gospel through evangelism

  2. Empower people spiritually through training

  3. Sensitize people on emerging issues

  4. Care for the less fortunate and aged in the society

  5. Empower people economically and socially

  6. Build strong  families  through promoting  counseling for healthy reconciliation in the society

  7. Be a Voice for the voiceless 

Our Core Values

  • God fearing

  • Accountable

  • Transparent

  • Orderly in worship

  • Compassionate

  • Promote human rights based on Christian teaching.

  • Upholding Christian morals

  • Mainstreaming gender equity

  • Loving

  • Trusting

  • Unity

  • Justice and fairness 

The Structure and Team

Diocesan Synod: The synod is the governing council of the church as a body, through its three houses, namely the House of Bishops, the Clergy and the Laity. This committee consists of three members in a parish, who in accordance with the constitution deliberate on all matters pertaining to the church including spiritual discipline and gives full synodical authority to any act of synod. Diocesan Standing Committee of Synod This is a sub-committee appointed by the Diocesan Synod to attend to urgent matters arising, which do not necessarily require the attention of the Diocesan Synod. The boards of mission, finance, education/training and Social Services channel matters through this sub-committee for deliberation before receiving the final mandate from the Diocesan Synod. It consists of three members in a Parish.

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Board of Mission

This board, through the departments of Mothers Union (MU), Kenya Anglican Youth Organization (KAYO), Kenya Anglican Men Association (KAMA) Children Ministry, Hospital Chaplaincy, & Evangelism, is the evangelistic arm of the Anglican Church of Kenya obeying the command of Christ to preach the gospel to every person.

Board of Education and Training

Illiteracy is the greatest hindrance to human development. By teaching and educating, this board aims at reducing ignorance in people for the advancement of the church and mankind. It brings together the departments of Diocesan Theological Education and  Education Committee

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Board of Social Services

By giving the church a touch of the world and the world a touch of the church, this board seeks to address the major areas of societal concern- Health -Development, Communication, Justice, Peace and reconciliation as well as Researching the roots of societal evils and coming up with positive solutions. The two publications titled The Christian Voice and Roots are our vehicles for dialogue with each other and the world on these major areas of concern.

Board of Finance

This board enables the advancement of the mission of the Church by providing material resources. As the financial arm of the church, it is accountable for the monetary resources that have been entrusted to it by people for the work and advancement of the Body of Christ. Under this board are the Budget Committee, Property & Investments Committee, Faculties Advisory Committee, Guest House Management Committee & Appointment and Stewardship Committee.

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Diocesan Boards

Under the Boards we have departments that falls under it as follow:-

BOARD OF MISSION

It consists of the following departments:-

1. Children Ministry Department

Mission

To equip God’s people so as to enable them care for children in the community.

Vision

Ministry to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the children, formed part of children ministry committee as the heart of ministry commitment. 

To produce mature and loving community of children with faith and strong foundation in Christ.

Values

Teamwork, compassion, integrity, sensitivity, godliness and continual improvement

Key Areas

  1.               Developing (Skills, spiritual gifts talents and resource)

  2.               Growing (Learning)

  3.               Caring, Worship

  4.               Preaching - Involvement the community mission

 Objective

  1.         To provide Sunday school leaders with resources necessary to carry  out their function (Luke 10:1-2)

  2.         To enhance the enrollment of  children in the Diocese (1 Corn. 12:12-14)

  3.         To equip Sunday school gospel  literature so that our children learn about God and Jesus Christ (Mat. 4:13-20)

  4.         Appeal to our children so that children experience the love and presence of God (1 Cor. 11:23-36)

  5.         To enhance the skills of Sunday school teachers.  This will help in strengthening their skills for curriculum delivery

  6.         To help children to live out the gospel within the large community (Matthew 25:34-40)

  7.         To discount what our children are becoming as members of Sunday school

  8.         To mobilize the financial resource necessary for  running children ministry programme (Mat. 6:19-20)

  9.         To enhance the implementations of Provincial Children Ministry Curriculum

 

2. MOTHERS UNION DEPARTMENT

Introduction

Mothers’ Union department functions under the Board of Mission with the mandate of implementing the mission of ACK through strategic programmes run by the department.  We carry out our work primarily with the Parish Mother’s Union department in collaboration with other departments.  Mothers’ Union Theme for 2015-2017 is “Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good deeds.”  Matthew 5:16

Vision

A responsive and effective organization involved in promoting the well-being of families

Mission Statement

To advance Christianity by sharing God’s love for the world support and strengthen marriage and family life.

Motto:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13

M.U objectives.

  1.        To uphold Christ teachings on nature

  2.        To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life at the church

  3.        To maintain worldwide fellowship of Christian united in the faith and life at the church

  4.        To help those whose family life has met with a diversity

  5.        To promote conditions in society favourable to family and the protection of children.

Departmental projects

  1.        Rental houses
  2.        We intend to put up a storied building for hostel
  3.        Diocesan M.U Table banking group.  Formed two groups i.e group A & B and each group has 25 members.    The main aim is to empower mothers to be self sustainable.

3. KAYO  DEPARTMENT

Vision

A growing, caring youth boldly proclaiming Christ.

Mission

To reach and equip youth to transform society with the gospel

Motto

Be strong in the Lord “Ephesians 6:10”

Objectives

  1.           To bring young people to know to love Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord

  2.           To build up young people in the knowledge and behaviour of the Christian Faith the Bible being the foundation.

  3.           To educate young people in good Christian character and to encourage them to be leaders of the Church.

  4.           To help the Church understand its responsibility towards young people.

 

4. KAMA DEPARTMENT

VISION

A strengthened Anglican Church built on the foundation of apostolic faith in Jesus Christ with the ability to equip all God’s people to face the challenges of the new millennium.

MISSION

To bring all people into a living relationship with God through Jesus Christ; through preaching, teaching, healing and social transformation and enabling them to grow in faith and live life in its fullness.

KAMA MOTTO:

But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15b)

THE TEN AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF KAMA

  1.         To promote God’s Kingdom and to set forth His glory.

  2.         To help its members to grow in spirit, mind and body, and be natured in faith for every good work.

  3.         To encourage members to play an active role in the mission of Church.

  4.         To promote Christian principals in national, civic and community life.

  5.         To encourage members to undertake acts of Christian service for the distressed, disadvantaged and the disabled.

  6.         To encourage members to use the gifts God has given them as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

  7.         To encourage members to use their resources in supporting the work of the Church at all levels.

  8.         To encourage Anglican lay men and women to play positive roles as Christians in political, social and economic life of the nation.

  9.         To honour the institution of marriage as ordained by God and to promote Christian family values.

  10.        To promote Christian fellowship, love and unity in the Church and society, and to promote spiritual enthusiasm among members.

 

5. MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Vision

To reach men and women of God through Music and Gospel songs in order to strengthen their faith and inspire them to worship God in Spirit and truth.

Mission

To encourage the Church to be united, make Music and sing songs relevant to Evangelism, teaching, comforting, exhorting, admonition, guidance, advice, counseling, worship and glorification of God.

Objectives

  1.        To make Christians understand the role of Music in Church – Worship Services.

  2.        To ensure the use of our authentic Anglican Hymn books during services.

  3.        To encourage the use of relevant songs that are Biblical and meaningful to Christian life here and after.

  4.        To form and sustain choirs that have able trainers.

  5.        Encourage the participation of our Choirs in yearly Music Festivals within and without our Diocese.

  6.        Ensure and enhance Christian songs that bear African Idiom in Rhythm, Style and Melody especially in congregational singing for this appeals to African mind easily.

  7.       To initiate money generating projects to avoid over-dependence on the Central offices (Parish/Diocesan)

  8.       To create a better chance in competing the world space (P.A.S., Keyboards etc)

  9.       To enroll all our choirs and sight their strengths and weaknesses.

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Chairperson:  Prof. George Lutomia

It consists of the following Departments:-

1. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Objectives: 

To identify the progress and challenges of the Board and develop indicators of Monitoring Holistic & Academic Excellence, Moral Values and the Anglican Tradition in our Institutions as identified in the school.

Sponsorship

Currently  the ACK – Diocese of Mumias  sponsors the following institutions: - 1 Teachers Training College, 3 County Polytechnics, 42 Secondary Schools, 62 Primary Schools and 182 ECDE Centres.

Core Values

  1.        High regard for  professionalism and academic standards

  2.        Hard work, confidence, commitment and determination for quality and satisfactory results

 

2. BISHOP HANNINGTON TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE

It started in 2009 with a capacity of 80 students currently it has a population of 112 students.  It‘s registration No. is P/TC/433/10.  We have excellent facilitates and conducive learning environment.

Courses offered

  1. P1 Certificate full time and school based programs (2 years) C plain & above

  2. Diploma in ECDE – mean grade of C plain or P1 certificate

  3. Certificate in ECDE – Mean grade of D+

  4. Proficiency certificate in ECDE – mean grade of D

Intake

P1 – September

ECDE certificate/Diploma/Proficiency – April

Fees

P1 – Kshs. 61,000.00 per year

Diploma in ECDE – Kshs. 10,000.00 per session

ECDE certificate – Kshs. 6,500.00 per session

Contacts

P.O. BOX 471 – 50102 Mumias

Email: bishohanttc@yahoo.com

Mobile No:  0722823652

 

3. TEE (Theological Education by Extension) DEPARTMENT

Co-ordinator:  Ven. Gard Wambunya

Vision

To reach all leaders for good management and understanding for a sustainable church.

Mission

Equipping God’s people whole round with sound doctrine for Christ Gospel.

Objectives

  1.        To provide and encourage people to gain the Biblical knowledge and leadership skills to those who are already serving and also to those preparing to join the ministry.

  2.        To give the spiritual growth, discipline and strong firmed faith among the leaders and the Christians in general.

  3.        To enable the proper reading of the Holy Scriptures, understand, interpret and apply them relevantly to given contemporary situation.

  4.        To give an open opportunity to the people to learn the word of God while they carry on their daily activities.

 

Parish Level of TEE

This level aims to train Church leaders/Evangelists, lay readers, departmental heads and any Christian wishing to study the word of God.  The syllabus has thirty text books which gives comprehensive lessons dealing with various topics relevant for the Ministry such as; the Call, Pastoral Care and counselling, teaching and preaching liturgy and worship, HIV&AIDS and the community.

We have learners all over the Diocese who have formed classes or study centres at parish level.

TEE & Training Manual

The leadership training manual is a document that has been developed within the (TEE) department for capacity building of the church personal for effective ministry.

The manual has three stages

Step I

The call

Bible Study

Pastoral care

Evangelism and Mission

Church Growth

Step II

Church leadership

Discipleship

Worship

Anglicanism

Homiletics

Step III

Stewardship

Entrepreneurship

Music in the Church

Communication

 

BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Chairperson:   Mr. Jotham Mang’wana

Justice, Peace & Reconciliation (JPR)

Introduction

The JPR was created in 1988 to involve the Anglican Church in the processes of conscientization, education, mobilization for justice, peace and reconciliation within its jurisdiction and especially of the grassroots.

Justice and Peace Reconciliation  generally seeks to advocate for the removal of the many social injustices and structural obstacles within the dominant value of propagating for the establishment of a truly free, open, flourishing and democratic society, in which all human freedoms are entrenched for the full realization of the Kingdom of God in Kenya. It also seeks to nurture, build and sustain harmony, tolerance and social responsibility amongst Kenyans. It struggles for restoration of human rights, human dignity, integrity of creation, peace and reconciliation in support of the on-going democratization process.

At its inception, it embraced the following objectives as a starting point; to involve the people of God in Kenya and elsewhere in the process of conscientization education and mobilization so as to enable them to have a stronger commitment to justice, peace and human rights especially at the grassroots.

Objectives

1. Serving as a vehicle for the promotion of education for justice, peace and reconciliation in a progressive democratic culture.

2. Providing new, and strengthening existing, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of good governance with special emphasis on participatory democracy at the grassroots.

3.  Making accessible useful and relevant information, knowledge and education on Kenyans legal rights in society for the improvement of their socio-economic, cultural and spiritual well-being.

4.  Serving as a national centre for promotion, defence and advocacy of justice, peace and reconciliation.
5.  Fostering networking amongst individuals, institutions and organizations in Kenya (e.g. NCCK) whose objectives are similar to or compatible with those of the Commission.

6.   Undertaking research studies with a view to evaluating, monitoring and carrying out situational analyses of circumstances that undermine justice, peace and human rights practices.

7.  Implementing educational programmes and awareness campaigns to empower communities as God’s people to use their talents in the promotion of civility and good governance leading to positive attitudes and conducive climate that favours meaningful transformation of society.

8.   Acting as a lobbying, publicity and relief centre for the improvement of economic, social, cultural and spiritual well-being of the exploited and dehumanized masses.

9.  Mobilizing human resources within the Church to disseminate the programmes and activities of the JPR in prayers, sermons, hymns, pastoral letters, seminars, symposia, workshops, conferences, community palavers and social debates; through publication of brochures, posters, newsletters, journals, newspapers, print and electronic media.

10.  Intervening and speaking out against human rights abuses and offering spiritual guidance and material support to victims of violence and such other injustices.

11.  Rekindling faith, hope and love in the apathetic electorate currently in abject discouragement as a result of unfulfilled expectations that accompanied the rebirth of multiparty pluralism in Kenya.

12.  Striving for elimination of sexual abuse, exploitation of women, children and the underprivileged.

13.  Speaking out against environmental degradation and challenging policies that condone and/or encourage deforestation and desertification.

BOARD OF FINANCE

Chairperson:  Mr. Aggrey Mukholi

It has the following departments:-

1. Finance Department

Vision Statement

An empowered Finance department with the ability to develop and observe prudent financial management procedures for growth and sustainability of the Diocese.

Mission Statement

To encourage fund development and ensure full accountability of all Diocesan financial resources through proper financial record management, budgetary discipline and controls, prudent planning and investment and timely, reliable and accurate financial reporting

Goals:

1. Ensure that receipts and payments are done in accordance with laid down rules in the Church

2. Ensure that there are strong internal controls in the Church and ensure there is strong budgetary discipline.
3. Sound financial management of accounting records, which guarantees timely production of financial reports that are accurate and reliable.
4. Empower finance staff and church decision-makers on financial matters.
5. Cultivate a harmonious relationship between the finance department and other stakeholders.
6. Facilitate the setting up of effective departments in all church institutions.
7. Encourage introduction of finance management sensitization  to all parish executives and Evangelists

8. Ensure that there is enough financial resources for the Church through prudent investments, efficient working capital management and strict budgetary discipline.

2. Guest House Department

Introduction

ACK – Guest House Mumias is built in contemporary elegant style offering spacious rooms that have:-

Instant hot shower

24 hours security and

Reserved parking

Vision: 

To be a leading Guest House in providing hospitality to our clients with world class services.

Key features

26 spacious, all ensuite rooms

Offers outside catering services and can host wedding receptions

There is hot showers in the room

Conference facilities

 

3. PLOTS DEPARTMENT

Vision

Excellence in land/plots management for sustainable development

Mission

To facilitate improvement of livelihood of people through Administration, equitable access, secure tenure and sustainable management of the land/plot resources.

Objectives

To encourage people/institution obtain title deeds

To sensitize people/institution on current land/plots policy

To secure rights over land and provide for sustainable growth investment and the reduction of poverty in line with the Government overall development objective 

Areas Covered: Entire Diocese of Mumias 

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Contact Info

ACK Mumias Diocese
Mumias Town
Email: ackmumiasdiocese@yahoo.com
Phone: +254 xxxxxxxxxxxx