2016 MISSION AND BSR WEEK WILL BE OBSERVED FROM 5th to 11th September 2016


Week Theme: Hebrews 10:24
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another in acts of love and good works!”
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Arusha Mission year 2016
Rev. Waihenya, Missions Director giving guideline of the to the missioners. Evangelist Wanyeki preacing to a woman during the door to door evangelism event.
Praise team conducting praises at a crusade outside PCEA Ngulelo Church as fellow missioners joined in dancing for the Lord.
Rev. Msamira preaching at the crusade during the Arusha mission

Deliverance time during the crusade at PCEA Ngulelo Church. During the Mission over 250 people were convicted by the word and they gave their live to Christ. During the crusade a young who was taken through deliverance confessed that he attended the crusade being sent with a mission to shed blood.

During the door to door evengelism among those who surrendered their lives to Christ were of the Muslim faith. Others who had violent spirits were the converts who left the muslim faith and turned to christianity. It was believed they are being tormented for changing their initial faith.


Rev. Richard addresses pupils of P.C.E.A. Qachacha Primary School during the just concluded mission in Marsabit. In the background, the construction of the classrooms goes on. A manyata used by the borana community as resident in the neighbourhood of Qachacha primary school.
Neither ministers nor locals were left out. Mr. Galgaro participates in preparing the site for the construction of the classrooms while Rev. Richard takes part in digging the foundation trench. Rev. Nahashon Mwaura addresses the students of Marsabit day Secondary school during the school mission.
Rt. Rev. David Gathanju (right) and Rev Hiram Gitahiga together with missioners paid a courtesy visit to the county commissioner F.K. Thuku. Mr. Thuku promised together with Governor of Marsabit are willing to work with the church and will see to it that the Church has been allocated a parcel of land to build a health centre in the area. The missioners donate food to marsabit boys high school to have form four students remain in  school during the holidays to enable them have sufficient time for revision. 
Unity of purpose. The Mjengo missioners worked tirelessly to complete the three classrooms which were to be dedicated by the Moderator of the 20th General Assembly. Two of the classrooms were erected within a span of three days.
Serving the purpose. A horn speaker modified using a waste mineral water bottle to address the gathering. Embracing the tradition. The moderator is being dressed with the regalia which was said to be worn by the Ethiopians as a ceremonial dressing. In his keynote, the Moderator said wearing this traditional attire is pointing forward to the fulfillment of the dream the missionaries had when they brought the Good News to Kenya, with the aim of taking it to the northern part of Kenya and crossing the border to Ethiopia.
P.C.E.A. Qachacha primary school pupils present a number to the gathering during dedication service. The Moderator of the 20th General Assembly Rt. Rev. Gathanju together with Tumutumu Presbytery Moderator Rev. Hiram Githaiga unveils the plaque.
Kevin Kihato addresses students of Marsabit Boys High School.

The Nendeni (Mission) Board Constitution

A25.1 “The Heart of the Christian Ministry”. The basis of Christian Ministry is Christ’s ministry of out reaching love. Christian Ministry is the expression of the mind and mission of Christ by a community of believers and demonstrates a common life of gratitude and devotion, witness and service, celebration and discipleship. All Christians are called to this ministry of servanthood in the world to the glory of God and for the actualisation of fulfilled humanity.

A25.2 The forms of this ministry are diverse in local interest and in accents, yet always Catholic in spirit and outreach (Mission of the Church, see Ill, Chapter IV of Practice and Procedure).
A25.3 The commissioning and the sending of the disciples of Jesus, sets the authority and the framework of all disciples thereafter who go out ill His Name as He commands; “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo! I am with you always even to the end of the world; Amen” (Matthew

28: 19-20). It is in conformity and in the emphasis on the “GOING OUT” that the General Assembly decided to strongly adopt the title NENDENI (MISSION) BOARD.
A25.4 The above command is evidenced by the words of St. Paul to the Romans; “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? How shall they hear without a preacher. And how shall they preach except they be sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things” (Romans 10: 13-15).

A25.5 In its broad interpretation Nendeni (Mission) Board becomes the outreaching arm of the Church both in its evangelistic emphasis through and beyond presbyterial jurisdiction when the situation boundaries as soon as the activities are firmly placed on the hands of the nearest Presbyteries.

A25.6 The interpretation held by the General Assembly, where Nendeni area denotes an area hitherto unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and Outreach area denoting an area where Christians have newly moved by migration or employment, beginning to plant the Church, is important to keep in mind in these endeavours.

Functions of the Board

A25.7 To encourage and strengthen the proclamation of the historical biblical Christ as Saviour and Lord throughout PCEA’s jurisdiction and beyond with a view to persuading people to come to him personally and to be reconciled to God.
A25.8 To take initiative in organising evangelistic rallies or conventions in consultation with the respective Presbyteries or Region in which the Gospel is powerfully proclaimed with a view to winning men and women to Christ.
A25.9 To organise refresher courses and seminars for the clergy and evangelists on evangelism with a view to encouraging them to train others.
A25.10 To organise seminars to train the laity in the art of personal evangelism.
A25.11 To receive reports and requests from Presbyteries or Regional Councils on evangelistic activities taking place or assistance in organising such activities.
A25.12 To ensure that special group of people within PCEA such as students, prisoners, the sick in hospitals, the armed forces and civil servants are being evangelised. Special consideration also given to the handicapped and the marginalised.
A25.13 To carry out periodical survey in PCEA to ensure that as far as possible, the command of Christ that the Gospel is to be preached to every person, is being effectively carried out.
A25.14 To co-ordinate outreach work within PCEA with a view to making specific recommendations to the General Assembly or Presbyteries.
A25.15 To encourage ecumenical participation with neighbouring Churches where this is possible, both local and overseas.
A25.16 To encourage the formation of Nendeni (Mission) Board week so that the event is effectively conducted and reports submitted to the board for transmission to General Assembly.
A25.17 To encourage the formation of Nendeni (Mission) Evangelistic committees in every Presbyteries.
A25.18 To submit annual reports to General Assembly, encompassing the work of Hospital, prisons, armed and uniformed chaplaincies.
A25.19 To subsidise missionary/evangelistic activities being carried out by Presbyteries through such funds as may be made available to the board by the General Assembly for its work.
A25.20 To be official contact for the General Assembly about its mission in the world today.
A25.2l The board shall receive funds from the Finance Committee after submitting its annual budget.
A25.22 Special contributions and/or donations may be solicited for special projects.
A25.23 The board may form a group of “Friends of the Nendeni (Mission) board who may wish to give an annual subscription for the work of the board. Membership contribution may be raised in accordance with annual or life membership.
A25.24 Each Presbytery to provide one representative - half the number providing lay members and the other half ordained members.
A25.25 Officials of the General Assembly: Moderator of General Assembly, Secretary General or his Deputy, and the Chairman of the Finance Committee or the Finance Officer.
A25.26 Chairman or Secretary, Committee on Evangelism, Chairman or Secretary, Committee on Pastoral Chaplaincies, Chairman and Secretary, Woman’s Guild Central Committee, Chairman or Secretary of the ‘Youth Central Committee.
A25.27 Co-opted members: Not more than five strictly appointed for their expertise in the areas of concerns in which the board is involved.
Office Bearers
A25:28 There shall be a full-time Secretary to the committee. In the mean time the Secretary
A25.29 General is the Secretary.
A25.30 The Chairman and Treasurer shall be appointed by the members at their first meeting for transmission to the Business Committee.
The motto of the Nendeni (mission) Board:
A25.31 Nendeni .... (GO VE ... )
Tenure of Officials
A25.32 Each member shall serve in accordance with the practice of the Church.
A25.32 The board has the right to appoint committees which shall facilitate the discharge of its functions as commissioned by the General Assembly.
Chain of command
A25.33 Similar committees shall be appointed at Presbyterial and Parish levels.
Presbyterial Level
A25.34 One representative from each Parish. for example. Chairman, Secretary of Parish Nendeni (mission) Board.
A25.35 One representative from each para-Church group.
A25.36 The Presbytery officials: Moderator of Presbytery, Clerk of Presbytery and Treasurer. These shall be ex officiomembers.
A25.37 Chairman/Secretary and Treasurer shall be chosen from the committee membership at its first meeting.
A25.38 Co-option of not more than three persons with known interest in mission and evangelism.
Parish Level
A25.39 Chairman of Parish Session
A25.40 Evangelism Committee

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Theme:   ”Rom. 10: 14-15 - “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!