Centre for Urban Mission (C.U.M.) is a ministry of Church Army Africa (CAA), an institution of the Anglican Church in Africa. C.U.M. began 2002 with an intention of equipping the church so as to respond to the challenges of urbanization in Africa cities. CAA is committed to the H.E.A.L strategy (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leverage of wealth creation). C.U.M implements the H.E.A.L strategy within cities and also in rapidly urbanizing spaces within Africa cities. The Centre for Urban Mission’s overall aim is to equip church leaders in urban mission while at the same time working with local churches so as to bring about the holistic transformation of the informal settlements.
To see the transformation of the informal settlements through the ministry of the local church
Equip churches in transformational ministry through training of local pastors, evangelists, and church leaders.
Focus is on trainings on urban mission; designing an urban training hub; promote urban scholarship among institutions and churches; equipping leaders so as to understand and serve in urban areas.
Promote access to quality education for children in the informal settlements
Aims at strengthening and creating networks in cities; build a collaborative hub; promote inter and intra city exchange visits; coordinate city wide urban consultations.
Invest in a research hub, commission research; participate in collaborative research; strengthen CUM programs & interventions through research and seek partnerships in the area of research.
Seeks to promote integral mission in local churches; nurture livelihoods, OVC trainings; nurture innovative training programs; addressing emerging issues through capacity building
Aims at strengthening local fundraising and consultancy; developing a social enterprise; explore investment; participate in collaborative fundraising and establishing a rainy day fund
Purpose: To envision the churches in the city on integral mission and holistic discipleship
Aim: Church leaders to embrace the holistic mindset and engage the whole city with the whole gospel and transform the whole person
How: Through monthly, quarterly and semi-annual trainings, seminars
Purpose: Increase the access to basic education among children living in ultra-poor households
Aim: Fight poverty by making education accessible to children living in ultra-poor households.
How: Through issuing scholarships, training caregivers on livelihoods, promoting sports and life skills among children and caregivers
Purpose: Equip children workers who handle children in churches located in the informal settlements
Aim: Ensure that churches embrace holistic discipleship of children at risk within the 4/14 window in urban churches
How: Through seminars and empowerment sessions, puppetry training, trauma clinic, innovative bible camps and peer-peer exchange programs
This is the program that engages with the needsof the youth in Nairobi's Informal Settlements: This programme targets youth aged 13 - 25years and has so far step up 11 after school reading programmes in partnership with the local churches, then engages the youth in life skills awareness, spiritual and character formation, sports, music, drama and enterprise based vocational training
Equipping churches in the underresourced areas to prevent , address and mitigate gender based violence
Employ research so as to come up with innovative ministry ideas for churches in urban areas
Equip the church in under-resourced areas in cities to mitigate,prevent ,reduce the shocks that emanate from disasters and pandemics
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