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Annual Report
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CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015
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MISSION
To know God and make Him known
through evangelism and discip...
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COUNCIL OF ELDERS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
James Masinde
6. Rev. Dr. David Og...
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DEACON BOARD
6. Catherine Lengewa
	
14 . Nelson Kuria
	 Church Secre...
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1. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT	6
2. CHURCH SECRETARY’S REPORT	 9
3. REPORTS FROM ASSEMBLIES	 12
CITAM Athi River	 13
CITAM Burubur...
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Unblocking the Ancient Wells
As we began the last leg of the CITAM t...
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The Well of Stewardship
God has called us to be good stewards of the...
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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Casting Our Eyes Ahead
As we enter into a new year...
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CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015
Introduction
This report is a review of the year 2015 and the
amazin...
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is ripe. We sent over Pastor Paul Njoroge, formerly of
CITAM Thika ...
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Reports from
the Assemblies
We are strategic in putting up schools
...
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Preamble
2015 has been an exciting year for CITAM Athi
River-a year...
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Teens Ministry
The “Chosen” church ministers to an average of
60 te...
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We are truly grateful to God for the ministry in
CITAM Buruburu thi...
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embarked on a study guide, “Keeping in Step with
Christ” to further...
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Missions and Outreach
Through the program, “Love Eastlands” we have...
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2015 Theme
Our theme for year 2015 was Unblocking the
Ancient Wells...
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CITAM ELDORET REPORT
Financial Giving & Infrastructure
Development
...
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WM Conference in November. Men’s Ministry
met on a bimonthly basis ...
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CITAM KAPSABET REPORT
The assembly has a vibrant music
ministry wit...
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Children’s Ministry
The children ministry has been operation since
...
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Introduction
To God be the glory great things he has done! In
the y...
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Youth Ministry
We started the year with an innovative three month
p...
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2015 Theme: Drinking from
the source
Throughout last year the gospe...
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year. They also organized a career day with 350
students in attenda...
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2015 Theme
2015 started with great anticipation and desire for
spir...
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This is a game that most believers would want to
disassociate with ...
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to the weekday bible study fellowships. A total of
over 150 people ...
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Pulpit Ministry & Media Ministry
Through the pulpit ministry, the c...
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Preamble
We began the year 2015 with a very clear conviction
from t...
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word and empowering them for ministry. We are
glad to have had the ...
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Preamble
Our 2015 theme at CITAM Ngong was “Unblocking
the Ancient ...
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•	 Through Sunday pulpit altar calls, 144 people
surrendered their ...
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Preamble
At CITAM Parklands, the year 2015 was a year of
revival an...
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We are looking forward to 2016 with great anticipation
of the Lord’...
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CITAM PARKLANDS REPORT
basis has grown from 25 to 30 families. Duri...
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2015 was a special year for CITAM Romania.
The year began on a high...
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Preamble
Our 2015 theme was ‘Back to the Basics’ derived
from Revel...
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the Church Sanctuary that were prone to flooding.
They also cleared...
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are from the Ngomongo Informal Settlement that is
within our neighb...
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It’s almost one year since CITAM USA started regular
Sunday service...
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2015 Annual Theme
Our annual theme was “Unblocking the ancient
well...
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numerous testimonies of God’s hand in the lives of
the members. Man...
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Preamble
Under the theme Living worth the call in my generation
dra...
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  3. 3. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 1 MISSION To know God and make Him known through evangelism and discipleship VISION Kenya and the rest of the world impacted with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit Theme 2015 Unblocking the Ancient Wells
  4. 4. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 2 COUNCIL OF ELDERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 James Masinde 6. Rev. Dr. David Oginde Presiding Bishop & Chairman 4. June Kariuki 8. Rev. Ken Kimiywe Deputy Bishop 3. Rev. Elias Githuka Director for Administration 5. Emma Omulokoli 1. Naftali Osoro 2. John Migiro 7. Johnson Migwi Secretary to the Council Margaret Oloo
  5. 5. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 3 DEACON BOARD 6. Catherine Lengewa 14 . Nelson Kuria Church Secretary 4. Faith Thuita 12. Rev. Ken Kimiywe Deputy Bishop 8. Francis Djrackor 3. Rose Antipa 11. Rev. Elias Githuka Director for Administration 5. Selvaraj Chelliah 13. Rev. Dr. David Oginde Presiding Bishop & Chairman 1. Abraham Waithima 9. Reuben Maritim 2. Elizabeth Oyombe 10. Phillis Mutua 7. Mourice Ouma 15. Apolo Apamo Church Treasurer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112131415
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  7. 7. 5 1. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 6 2. CHURCH SECRETARY’S REPORT 9 3. REPORTS FROM ASSEMBLIES 12 CITAM Athi River 13 CITAM Buruburu 15 CITAM Eldoret 18 CITAM Kapsabet 21 CITAM Karen 23 CITAM Kiserian 25 CITAM Kisumu 27 CITAM Nakuru 31 CITAM Ngong 33 CITAM Parklands 35 CITAM Romania 38 CITAM Thika Road 39 CITAM USA 42 CITAM Valley Road 43 CITAM Woodley 45 4. REPORTS FROM CITAM UNITS 48 CITAM CED 49 CITAM Catering Unit 51 CITAM Camp Kadolta 53 CITAM Hope FM 55 CITAM Resource Mobilization 58 CITAM Missions & Outreach 60 CITAM Children’s Centre 64 PAC University 67 5. REPORT FROM ACADEMIES 70 CITAM Buruburu Academy - Senior School 71 CITAM Buruburu Academy - Primary School 73 CITAM Woodley Academy 75 CITAM Ngong Academy 77 CITAM Nakuru Academy 78 CITAM Athi River Academy 79 CITAM Kisumu Academy 80 CITAM Eldoret Academy 82 6. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 85 General information of the Ministry 86 Report of the Deacon Board 87 Statement of Deacon Boards’ Responsibilities 88 Report of the Independent Auditor to the Members of Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) 90 Statement of Surplus or Deficit 90 Balance Sheet 91 Funds and Reserves 92 Statement of Cash Flow 93 Notes to the Financial Statements 94 CONTENTS
  8. 8. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 6 Unblocking the Ancient Wells As we began the last leg of the CITAM ten year strategic plan (2007-2016), we knew that God had one last assignment for us: To Unblock the Ancient Wells. A well in the desert country of Palestine was a sign of wealth and independence. After Abraham died, the Philistines, driven by envy, blocked the wells which had been dug during Abraham’s time. But Isaac had to unblock his father’s wells, not so much because he needed water, but because he needed to restore his father’s heritage. Likewise, in CITAM we realized that with the passage of time, there were wells that had been blocked that needed to be unblocked. We needed to re-discover the basics of our faith and restore the wells our fathers dug for us. Thus throughout our ministry, we set about on the same. We praise God for the many wells unblocked and dug in 2015. The Well of Prayer We began the year with seven days of prayer and fasting that culminated in the Solemn Assembly. It was heartening to experience God’s great favor in response to prayer: diseases were healed; hearts were mended; courage was restored and hope renewed. No one but God can do this! The Well of Discipleship Our well of discipleship was unblocked as we witnessed tremendous spiritual growth of our members through The Safari. We completed the first stage: Enter and part one of the second stage: Encounter. Testimonies were shared of how people experienced God in a new way. The wealth of our spiritual growth was unblocked. No one but God can do this! Unexpected Wells It came as a surprise to us when the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes, Ms Alice Owuor, together with her team visited CITAM in October to recognize our Church for tax compliance. CITAM was one of the few medium tax payers selected for these unique visits by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), and one of only five personally visited by the Commissioner. Among the five; CITAM was the only religious organization nominated. It may seem a simple gesture, but this was truly a great honour, not only to CITAM, but also to the many other Christian and religious organizations that are equally faithful in giving ‘Caesar what belongs to Caesar’. No one but God can do this! David Oginde (PhD.), Rev Presiding Bishop We needed to re-discover the basics of our faith and restore the wells our fathers dug for us CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
  9. 9. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 7 The Well of Stewardship God has called us to be good stewards of the resources he has entrusted us. After reviewing the Moving the Ark initiative, we felt the need to expand its perimeters; hence the launch of the Together We Can Do More (TWM) initiative. TWM is a stewardship campaign aimed at mobilizing resources to help us extend our impact by building more sanctuaries; planting more churches; and supporting the destitute and the orphaned. Within the months of August – December 2015, we had set out to raise KES 50 million. But the Lord surprised us and we surpassed this target by almost 60% to raise KES 85 million in commitments. Indeed, Together We CAN DO MORE! And no one but God can do this! The Well of New Frontiers Our vision to see Kenya and the rest of the world impacted by the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit was duly rewarded in 2015. CITAM Romania CITAM Assembly was officially launched in Romania under the leadership of Pastor Walter Openda, after being granted registration and relevant permits by the government. The response has been simply amazing. CITAM USA CITAM USA transformed from a fellowship to a fully- fledged CITAM Assembly with Sunday services running every week! CITAM Alliance One of our core values is partnerships. In August, Talanta Ministries based in Machakos and headed by Pastors Joseph and Meggy Nzavi became the first CITAM Alliance Church under the CITAM Alliance initiative. CITAM Athi River We officially launched CITAM Athi River as the 13th CITAM assembly with Rev. Juliet Mahugu serving not only as the assembly senior pastor but also as our first female Senior Pastor. The assembly is growing fast with close to 1,000 people in attendance each Sunday. No one but God can do this! CITAM Kapsabet The Kapsabet mission church officially became a fully fledge CITAM Assembly under the oversight of CITAM Eldoret. The assembly is growing and we are in the process of looking for a larger space to accommodate the growing numbers. East Timor In spite of the great challenges believers face in East Timor, CITAM has continued to spread the Gospel in this Eastern frontier under the leadership of Pastor Joseph Ndungu. We thank God for the grace and strengthen He has granted. The Well of Academic Excellence We are committed to training our children in excellence. We praise God for the upward growth we continue to experience in our academies. CITAM Schools – Kisumu and Woodley registered notable performance with over 77% of the KCPE candidates scoring 350 marks and above. CITAM Kiserian Children Centre was likewise not left behind with a number of its candidates scoring up to 390 points. No one but God can do this! CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
  10. 10. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 8 CHAIRMAN’S REPORT Casting Our Eyes Ahead As we enter into a new year of ministry, it is yet another season for planning. Our current strategic plan has come to an end; coincidentally when God has given us the theme “Behold an Open Door” (Rev. 3:8). We believe God has even greater things for this ministry ahead. Our next ten year strategic plan (2016-2025) is themed: Building Capacity for Growth, Impact and Sustainability. We are trusting God to move CITAM from the current good to great performance. Thus our revised vision is to become: A Community of Believers Impacting the World with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through the transforming Power of the Holy Spirit. We have also synergized our core values to make them more memorable and inspiring: Excellence in Ministry; Functional Christian Families; Integrity in operations; and Strategic Partnerships. The Strategic Plan is focused on ten key pillars developed with two tenets in mind: impact and sustainability. An implementation matrix has been outlined to ensure our ministries remain buoyant and relevant in changing times. The challenge ahead demands a focused and systematic approach in pursuit of CITAM’s strategic goals. Thus the leadership renews its commitment to prayer as we endeavour to listen to what the Lord may be saying to us. Finally We are ever so grateful to all who work behind the scene to ensure CITAM is where God wants it to be. Special thanks to all the Trustees, Elders, Deacons, Staff, and Ministry Workers for serving the Lord with singleness of heart; to my wife Nancy for her tireless support and prayers in this demanding ministry; and to our members who have remained faithful even in turbulent times. God has an open door for each one of you. Even if it seems closed for now, remember that God never reneges on His Word. Remain faithful to Him; for He will remain faithful to you!
  11. 11. 9 CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 Introduction This report is a review of the year 2015 and the amazing grace that we as a Church enjoyed as we unblocked our ancient walls. The report also highlights certain governance and policy issues. Deacon Board Meetings TheDeaconBoardheldsevenmeetingsasscheduled with an average attendance of 99%. New Deacons were taken through an orientation program which was successful. We also initiated The Conclave which is a fellowship that brings together the Deacon Board; The Elders Council and the Senior Pastors. The Conclave was instrumental in the review of the just concluded Strategic Plan and the development of the next 10 year Strategic Plan (2016-2025). The Deacon Board has been seeking to increase efficiency in terms of reporting through various sub committees and especially in the area of submitting briefs/updates. These reports were presented to the Deacon Board for consideration. Major Projects Undertaken by The Deacon Board: The CITAM Strategic Plan As mentioned earlier, our ten year Strategic Plan has come to an end. We therefore set up teams to review and develop the next 10 year Strategic Plan (2016- 2025) under the leadership of Bishop David Oginde and Deputy Bishop Ken Kimiywe. This new plan represents new energy, focus and vision injected in the ministry. The new plan proposes to position CITAM as the Church for now and in the future and has taken into cognisance the rapidly changing landscape and technologies including revamping ideas that may have stagnated due to the nature of emerging issues. CITAM Ngong Construction We experienced challenges with the construction of CITAM Ngong that saw us halt this project. However, through prayer and review, we were able to pick up this project and I can now confidently report that we are right on course. We believe we shall enter the new Sanctuary within the timelines given. New Church Plants We officially launched CITAM USA in April 2015 with Pastor Jean Bosco formerly of CITAM Ngong, serving as the Senior Pastor. He is being assisted by a consultant Pastor Rev. Tom Bartlet. We scouted the land in Namibia and we can report that the harvest CHURCH SECRETARY’S REPORT CITAM has an opportunity to pass on relevant Christian messages to the Nation through HOPE Media with the view to strengthen the Christian witness in the Nation Nelson Kuria Church Secretary
  12. 12. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 10 is ripe. We sent over Pastor Paul Njoroge, formerly of CITAM Thika Road, to its capital, Windhoek. We also went into Nandi County and opened CITAM Kapsabet; a church plant of CITAM Eldoret. Our Pastor Aggrey Omukunga is the team leader there. Infrastructure Expansion Due to the rapid growth of our numbers, we had to do some readjustments in Buruburu and Woodley where we have temporarily relocated our congregants from the permanent structures to modern tents. This is as we seek to accommodate the exponential growth by restructuring our permanent structures. Pray with us that the Lord may superintend this process so that they are complete within schedule. Challenges Experienced As most of you would know one of our national newspaper run a series of stories that negatively publicized the church regarding a certain parcel of land in Karen. Supposedly this affected our sale of Kajiado land but thank God, a successful open day was held in the New Year (2016) and there is optimism that the matter will be behind us. We realize that CITAM ministry is rapidly growing which means that there is need to gradually grow our institutional and organizational structures in tandem. CITAM Restructuring In order to provide a more efficient and effective service to the people of God, CITAM took a deeper look into its staffing level through Job description and Work Load Analysis for all employees during the year under review which resulted in the release of a number of staff, redeployment of others and outsourcing of some jobs. This restructuring exercise ended and all employees affected were offered counselling and trainings to assist them adjust to their new jobs/ businesses outside CITAM while the remaining employees are underwent a change management process. The exercise was difficult but by the grace of God all went on successfully. CITAM will not only become efficient but will experience a reduction in staff cost. I wish to thank most sincerely all CITAM employees and volunteers for their commitment to this ministry and urge you all to keep them in prayer. Looking Ahead Since we are growing rapidly, there is a definite need to consider decentralization of certain aspects of our ministry to fulfil our Vision and Mission. We must ensure that both the administrative and spiritual structure work together cohesively yet distinctively; to enhance transparency and accountability. There is a necessity to continuously and deliberately disciple our members through the ‘Safari’ in the wake of Religious Radicalization, corruption and tribalism besides other vices facing us as a nation. CITAM has an opportunity to pass on relevant Christian messages to the Nation through HOPE Media with the view to strengthen the Christian witness in the Nation. Prayer Items • Wisdom in dealing with the challenges that are there • Wisdom in coming up with new structures i.e. administrative • Pray that the leadership is visionary and not just short term perspective. Being visionary will enable the leadership plan well for CITAM’s future • Regulation of the Church and Christian media in Kenya
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  14. 14. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 12 Reports from the Assemblies We are strategic in putting up schools within the locale of our assemblies
  15. 15. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 13 Preamble 2015 has been an exciting year for CITAM Athi River-a year in which we consolidated the gains we made in 2014 and broadened our programs and activities to cater for the needs of our members. We ministered to an average of 800 people every Sunday, 450 adults, 300 children and 60 teenagers. When schools were closed, the number of teenagers increased to around 120. We received an average of 35 visitors per month, some of whom choose to stay on. In May the church was officially launched in a colourful occasion graced by our presiding Bishop, the deputy Bishop, a vast array of CITAM leaders, family and friends. 2015 was also a year of growth in our infrastructure: the Sunday school block and the Ablution block were completed and commissioned; work on the Administration block also started. We are eager to shift our offices from Sidai Village to the new block in February 2016. We celebrate our dedicated volunteers who average around 180. We are thankful to God for the following achievements: Children’s Ministry Theaverageattendancehasgrownto300perSunday. We hosted 590 children for DVBS, some came from two Children’s homes in our neighbourhood and one group came all the way from Machakos town. 97 children participated in the African Children Prayer Day where they prayed for families, the Church and the nations of Africa; 15 of them committed their lives to Christ. Children ages 10 and above successfully completed The Enter stage of The Safari discipleship program. 12 children attended the HOPES program which we organized in collaboration with CITAM Karen. CITAM ATHI RIVER REPORT Rev. Juliet Mahugu Senior Pastor If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
  16. 16. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 14 Teens Ministry The “Chosen” church ministers to an average of 60 teenagers every Sunday; this numbers rises to 120 during holidays. They have a suitable carefully structured discipleship program that is relevant to their needs. 47 teenagers attended a transformative camp in December where two of them got saved. We plan to have a full-fledged Teens/Youth church in 2016. Christian Education Department Our Safari groups increased from 18 to 33 after the Enter stage of The Safari. The groups meet consistently for Bible Study and fellowship. Some have taken the initiative to arrange various outreaches including visits to the sick, to children’s homes and community clean ups. Our first Membership intake was in September. This was preceded by the baptism of 42 people who were part of the 84 that were received into membership in a ceremony graced by one of our CITAM trustees, Reverend Judy Mbugua. Prayer Ministry The prayer team has grown to 15 consistent members who meet every Saturday and Sunday morning to pray. They have been actively engaged in the Prayer meetings and have actively participated in the CITAM Joint Intercessors meetings. This team mobilized the Church to do two major activities: the Safari groups did prayer walks in their neighbourhoods while the church did prayer drives in Syokimau, Kitengela, Machakos town and their environs. Men’s and Women’s Meetings CITAM Athi River was privileged to host the annual He’s event in November which brought together around 1,000 men and some of their sons from the various CITAM Assemblies for fellowship, mentorship and “swallowship”. The ladies of the Church have met every month for ministry and have supported the Church in various ways especially in beautifying the Church and supporting the pastors. Missions and Outreach The team mobilized the church to do two major door to door outreaches that culminated in a crusade at Makadara grounds. 700 people committed their lives to Christ. During the missions month, propelled by our theme, “What Would Jesus Do?” we did free legal camp and two unique outreaches: one to 120 bodaboda riders during which they were trained on safety and the other one to 80 domestic workers, complete with hot lunch prepared and served to them by our ladies. 11 gave their lives to Christ. CITAM Schools Athi River The Chinese say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Our school opened its gates in May; so far we have nine lovely children and two dedicated teachers. We are committed to building a premier institution by faith. “If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 Now to every open door in 2016. May the name of the Lord be praised! CITAM ATHI RIVER REPORT
  17. 17. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 15 We are truly grateful to God for the ministry in CITAM Buruburu this past year. We experienced both spiritual and numerical growth in all sectors of the church as we pursued distinction in Christian life and ministry. Leadership Transition At the close of 2014, the Deputy Bishop Rev. Ken Kimiywe was appointed as the Senior Pastor, while Rev. Jacob Kimathi was appointed as the Associate Senior Pastor. We thank God the transition was smooth and the church took a very short time to adjust to the changes. At the end of the first quarter, a number of the pioneer elders finished their term and a new team was put in place. During the course of the year our pastoral staff grew when we received Pst. Evans Agoya (Care & Fellowship); Pst. Terry Fundi (Children Ministry); Intern Pastor Evelyn Wairimu; Camp Intern Beryl Wagaa and Student Pastor Elvans Bwire. From the Multipurpose Hall to the Mega Dome The end of 2014 also witnessed the move from the space-limiting multipurpose hall to a 2500 seater mega dome. This has brought in many new congregants. The first service is completely full while the second service is filling. The youth now have a better and bigger facility in the multipurpose hall. The Safari Both the Safari Enter and the Safari Encounter stages remains the major highlight of the year so far. The excitement in the congregation was discernible and people took charge of their personal discipleship. About 2,000 people joined the Safari Groups (SGs) with the formation of 113 new SGs. 7,000 Safari manuals were sold. Both the youth, and the staff in the entire campus were involved in this revolutionary program. During the topic on “Understanding Salvation” 52 people gave their lives to Jesus and after teaching the topic on “Understanding the Church Ordinances” the next Sunday 166 people were baptized. The Safari Junior involved about 1000 children. As a result of the Safari both the weekly prayer services and the monthly prayer with a difference services are teaming with people who are eager to pray. What is most encouraging is to find that the majority of these praying people are young people. Make up Safari cohorts have also been conducted for those who missed the congregational Safari series. During the transition period between Enter and Encounter stages, all the SGs CITAM BURUBURU REPORT We thank God for the spirit of servant leadership exemplified by the Pastoral team and the Advisory Committee; and not forgetting to mention the great sense of unity and support from the church members Rev. Ken Kimiywe Deputy Bishop
  18. 18. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 16 embarked on a study guide, “Keeping in Step with Christ” to further deepen their roots in discipleship. At the end of this period, we conducted a membership drive where 222 new members were received. The Family (FaCE) CITAM Buru Buru is truly a family Church. Every aspect of the family is visible. A couples’ retreat took place at Sarova Samburu. 41 couples went through Marital Counselling Class (MCC) culminating into a grand joint solemnization service on 22nd August. The Premarital Counseling Class (PMCC) conducted two sessions and prepared more than 30 couples for marriage. In June we conducted a successful family conference with the theme: “Unblocking the Ancient Wells of Family Life.” Over 40 couples have joined Married Couples Care Groups (MCCG) this year alone. Youth Ministry Our vibrant Youth ministry includes the teenagers (Beings in Christ), the Bricks (age 21 to 25 yrs.) and the Visionaries (age 26 to 35yrs). The first half highlights include; a Gala Night in February whose theme emphasized sexual purity. The participants took chastity vows. In April, during the Youth Initiative month, the youth were involved in its planning, moderating and even preaching in all the Sunday services. Other activities in April included the Teens Week and Laydback Lounge, a musical concert where 12 youth received Christ. The Ex-candidates program (Mentor Me) is ongoing covering several topics such as Career, Self-image, Salvation, Setting an example, and Change for the better. The climax was Ex-cans Camp in June at Crayfish, Naivasha. Both the teens and the young adults held successful December camps at the coast. Children’s Ministry We had a successful DVBS in August. Our theme was unblocking the ancient wells. Children from Eastlands came in their numbers. We had a team of 321 volunteer workers and an average 2500 children in attendance daily. 253 children gave their lives to Christ during the one week program. We had a successful African Children Prayer Day on the 7th of November 2015 with 650 children, 70 workers and 34 churches represented. We had 100 children who gave their lives to Christ. We thank God for the harvest. The HOPES camp took place from 16th to 21st Dec. at Clarence Matheny Ministries in Rongai. We had 61 children and a team of 11 workers. On Christmas day the children ministry hosted the whole church to a tantalizing Christmas Cantata. Care and Fellowship The men started the year with an excursion on Mt. Longonot; about 200 men joined other CITAM men on the climb. When they came back, the men raised funds and constructed a first time-visitors’ pavilion. The WM have continued to bring the church women together for fellowship and encouragement. They have extended this to the younger women (aged 18- 25yrs.) through the mother-daughter luncheon where Rev.Judy Mbugua was the guest speaker. This gathering brought together about 500 participants. Both the men and women ministries have organized trips to Yatta Agri-business demonstration farm. The church has faced much bereavement during the year. The Pastor-in-charge and the visitation team in collaboration with the SGs have provided tremendous support and comfort to the hurting families. Children during a DVBS session in the Mega Dome CITAM BURUBURU REPORT
  19. 19. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 17 Missions and Outreach Through the program, “Love Eastlands” we have continued to reach out to the community around the church by hosting early morning breakfasts in strategic places in the estates. The zonal Safari groups raise money for this. This is a tremendous tool to reach the lost for Christ with the gospel. We also conducted a Career Day with an attendance of 800 students from 6 high schools. Through “Back to the roots” initiative we carried out an evangelistic mission to Kisii County; we also partnered with African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) for a great outreach in Eldoret. In September, a team of about 25 missioners visited the mission station Maikona in Marsabit. Challenges The campus perimeter wall project that had stalled for many years is now being rebuilt. This had posed a great security challenge with the broken down walls. In response to the terrorist threats to churches: a security barrier has been raised, security guards have been increased and armed police personnel engaged in partnership with the Buruburu Police Station. We hope to reinforce this further by the installation of a walk-through detector and CCTV cameras. The other major challenge has been the playing field that has been in ruins for a long time, thus depriving the pupils in the Junior School and the students in the Senior School recreation facilities. This has resulted in church weddings been conducted elsewhere, denying the church a lucrative revenue stream. Recently, our standby power generator set knocked its engine due to frequent and long period power interruptions; the damage necessitated acquisition of a new generator. The children ministry is in dire need for a new ablution block to cater for their growing numbers. Way Forward As we crossover to 2016, CITAM Buruburu will be celebrating its 10th anniversary and we looking forward to hosting the CITAM leadership and family at large to a grand ceremony on Sunday 27th November. We are also looking forward to the commencement of building the 6000 seater Ultra-modern sanctuary in line with MTA campaign. Due to the expansive growth of residential settlements in Eastlands, the church is looking forward to collaborating with the CITAM Missions & Outreach Department to harness this catchment by planting a church in the Embakasi/Utawala areas. CITAM Buruburu foresees a brighter journey to the end of the year and envisions having a full experience of being destined for distinction. We thank God for the spirit of servant leadership exemplified by the Pastoral team and the Advisory Committee; and not forgetting to mention the great sense of unity and support from the church members. Christina Shusho & Geraldine Otieno perform during the worship festival CITAM BURUBURU REPORT
  20. 20. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 18 2015 Theme Our theme for year 2015 was Unblocking the Ancient Wells: Becoming like Christ, Proclaiming Him (Gen 2:18; Col 1:28). In the first half of the year we majored on Unblocking the Ancient Wells by becoming more like Christ and in the second half by Proclaiming Him respectively. As we embraced the theme we experienced growth at personal, family, career, assembly and community engagements levels. We give God all the glory! Staffing Pastor Aggrey Omukunga, after successfully serving as one of the CITAM Eldoret founding Pastors, was transferred to facilitate the launch of CITAM Kapsabet as a fully-fledged assembly in November 2015. Pastor Josephine Nguuh went on a well-deserved one year Sabbatical leave from November 2015 to October 2016 after a 12 year service as a CITAM pastor. Pastor Joel Too was appointed and posted as a full pastor to CITAM Eldoret from September. Pastor Too had served on voluntary basis since the inception of the assembly in 2013 then later served as an intern pastor in 2014/15 after which he continued to serve as a voluntary pastor until his appointment as a CITAM employee on full time basis. We received two Intern pastors: Serah Kamau and Sally Too in April 2015. Sister Beatrice Kemei was appointed as the Customer Relations Officer cum Secretary in June 2015 and Sister Linder Aluoch was posted to the Assembly in September as the CAMP season 5 Intern. First Anniversary Celebrations & Membership Intake It was pomp and colour on 27th September 2015 as we celebrated our 1st Anniversary of God’s faithfulness as an Assembly and favour after our official launch on September 28, 2014 that was presided over by Bishop David Oginde. We also had the privilege of admitting 300 new members into the CITAM fold. CITAM ELDORET REPORT Rev. John Wesley Nguu Senior Pastor As we embraced the theme we experienced growth at personal, family, career, assembly and community engagements levels. We give God all the glory!
  21. 21. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 19 CITAM ELDORET REPORT Financial Giving & Infrastructure Development The congregation was commended by the Deacon Board for having doubled the financial giving from the previous year. And in a bid to be prudent in the use of our CITAM resources, the Deacon Board graciously approved the construction of a prefab office block within our premises where the staff has now settled down. Children’s Ministry The DVBS 2016 attracted 1840 children and 129 workers. In November the assembly hosted the Africa Children prayer day in Eldoret with 200 children in attendance. The HOPES Camp attracted 23 Standard eight graduates who were greatly impacted and empowered for high school. Youth Ministry The High-schoolers (Teens) had weekly meetings during the second service and the Crossroaders (Campus) met for fellowship on a monthly basis every third Sunday of the month. A joint full day hike for both Teens and Crossroaders to the scenic Kerio escarpment attracted 30 young people who had a very memorable day. We hosted the joint CITAM Western Zone Teens camp from in December 2015 with an attendance of 120 teens. We managed to send 20 youth to the Teens Connect during the annual CITAM Convention. Worship and Prayer The music ministry organized three worship experiences in the course of the year one of which was dubbed Shabach that we co-hosted at International Vision Centre, Eldoret. Timothy Kaberia, Florence Mureithi and Evelyn Wanjiru were some of the music artists that ministered in these worship experiences. We held weekly Wednesday evening prayer meetings, alternate bimonthly 1st Watch and Overnight prayer services in which we experienced great encounters with God. Fellowship and Care The Safari groups continued to grow in numbers. We had 35 groups at the end of the year. In these groups most of the social, economic and visitation needs of the members were met. We faced several bereavements including one of the key leaders Bro Gordon Achar who passed on in April and other members who lost close members of their families. The whole assembly was united in standing with the bereaved and this brought growth during the year as the community was attracted by the spirit of care and concern displayed during those times of grief. The Women’s Ministry held monthly meetings, appreciated the pastors and sent a delegation of 60 delegates to the one-day CITAM
  22. 22. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 20 WM Conference in November. Men’s Ministry met on a bimonthly basis and started a project to construct a baptismal pool for the assembly. The Young Professionals Fellowship met on a monthly basis, organized a dinner and we witnessed six of them getting married through beautiful weddings. The Married Couples Care Groups (MCCG’s) were launched and by the end of the year ten have been active. During every 5th Sunday, the Couples and Mature Singles had their fellowships which were well attended. Christian Education and Discipleship CITAM Eldoret was privileged to run the Safari Enter stage as had been envisaged through 10 Cohorts of which 243 graduated thanks to the manageable numbers and availability of space. We run two other seasons of the Safari Enter stage with 30 and 15 attendants respectively. The Safari Encounter stage 1 was run during the Sunday services. An evaluation after the two Safari stages has shown significant growth in terms of involvement in the Safari groups, participation in ministries, care for one another and increase in financial giving. Evangelism and Missions The Mission and Outreach team engaged in reaching out to the schools, colleges and universities through Sunday Services, Midweek Fellowships, Rallies and Weekend challenges. In April 2015, the team worked with the KSCF (Kenya Students Christian Fellowship) during their National Missions Convention held at Kapsabet Girls. They hosted 50 students and their teachers as hey reached out to the neighbourhood. In July the Assembly was actively involved in the Great Eldoret Outreach, stratified evangelism collaboration between the Eldoret Gospel Ministers Fellowship and the African Evangelistic Enterprise. We hosted all the 35 international missioners in the congregants’ homes, mobilized 50 members for the outreach and made financial contribution. The entire mission brought 2000 new believers to the faith in the city. Governance and Social Action Through the guidance of the Governance and Social Action team we sought to be the light and salt in the community through: an organized trade fair, a special prayer Sunday for the County leadership, a special Mashujaa day award to retired General Lazarus Sumbeiyo for exemplary Christian leadership in the market place and the construction of chain-link fence and an ablution facility for the Kipkaren Administration Police camp near the assembly. Challenges & Way Forward To facilitate growth and transformation of the assembly in 2016, there is need to complete the ablution block, provide facilities and resources for youth ministry, and also for consideration to put at least a hall to carry out the assembly’s services as we await the construction of a permanent sanctuary in the future. CITAM ELDORET REPORT
  23. 23. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 21 CITAM KAPSABET REPORT The assembly has a vibrant music ministry with trained leaders and instrumentalists that lead the congregation in rich worship every Sunday Pastor Aggrey Omukunga Pastor in charge Transition from Mission Centre to Fully Fledged CITAM Assembly On 1st November 2015, the Director of Finance and Administration Rev. Elias Mwaura Githuka, on behalf of the Deputy Bishop, launched the transition of CITAM Kapsabet from a mission centre into a fully-fledged assembly. On this occasion the founding elders of the congregation handed over the congregation and all the property to CITAM through a signed document and hence stood dissolved as the leadership team. The leadership of the church was formally handed over to the Senior Pastor. A leadership team was put in place and commissioned to run the various ministries in the ministry. During the same function, Pastor Alfred Arita and his wife who had served faithfully in the mission centre for two years up to December 2014 were warmly bid farewell. Current Church Location and Facilities The Assembly premises are located about 500 meters from the town Centre in our own plot (one eighth of an acre) with a permanent structure that has a capacity of 150 people and 3 rooms that can hold 20 people each. Staffing Rev John Wesley Nguuh was appointed as the Senior Pastor, Pastor Aggrey Omukunga was transferred from CITAM Eldoret and Pastor Judy Owour from CITAM Nakuru), to facilitate the launch of CITAM Kapsabet as a fully-fledged assembly in November 2015. The pastoral team was warmly received by the congregation. The Mission Centre had some staff paid by the mission centre elders who were retained up to the end of the year. By the end of the year the HR Department was working towards the appointment of Finance, Administration, Sound and Security staff. Services We have one Sunday service is from 9.30am to 12 noon. The midweek prayer service is on Wednesdays at 5.00 to 6.30PM. Women’s Ministry A team of ladies attended the joint One- day CITAM Women’s conference and presented an original composition of the CITAM theme 2015 ‘Unblocking the Ancient wells’.
  24. 24. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 22 Children’s Ministry The children ministry has been operation since inception of the congregation but did not have a curriculum. Thankfully by December a new curriculum was introduced and the children workers were trained on how to implement it. Worship and Prayer The assembly has a vibrant music ministry with trained leaders and instrumentalists that lead the congregation in rich worship every Sunday. Challenges & Way Forward We have a serious challenge of space for numerical church growth, children classes, parking and offices. Many of the believers were untrained and felt inadequate to do the work of the ministry hence leaving very few to be involved. By the end of the year, the congregation was sensitized on the need of the assembly to go on intentional discipleship and had already set dates for the launch of the Safari in the first half of year 2016. There is need for stratified evangelism to the target groups of the governance, professionals and business community. We are trusting God for at least a 2 acre plot to pitch a 500-seater tent and provide enough parking space. CITAM KAPSABET REPORT
  25. 25. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 23 Introduction To God be the glory great things he has done! In the year 2015 the church was guided by the theme ‘Reclaiming Our Wells’ which was derived from Genesis 26:18. God was gracious and allowed us to experience his favor in many ways and for that we give thanks. Discipleship & Worship We received very good ministry of the word throughout the year. The teaching of Safari discipleship program, both Enter and Encounter stages, for the whole congregation was highly commended. The series on the Holy Spirit was refreshing and a number of people spoke in tongues for the first time. The CDs sales indicated how well the message was received. The introduction of Special Sunday Services for Praise, Worship and Prayer was applauded. We have observed growth in the numbers making it necessary for us to extend our parking area in the adjacent piece of land. The emphasis of prayer as a crucial part for ministry has been widely accepted resulting in notable increase of numbers in our midweek prayer service and other prayer sessions during the year. We praise God for the many people he convicted and they gave their lives to Him while others received healing and testified on the same. Children’s Ministry Many children were greatly impacted by the teaching of encounter session of the Safari discipleship program. We received testimonies from children who received Jesus as Lord and savior. Prior to starting the program, a number of our members donated TV screen to facilitate the teaching of the children. Another highlight is our DVBS program that saw over 3300 children in attendance. This was the highest number recorded across CITAM. The children came from all walks of life in our catchment area. The lively worship, the recital of scripture and the testimonies we received about children influencing their parents to come to church made the effort worthwhile. Throughout the year over 60 young people were prepared for transition from Primary to High school life through the HOPES program that culminatedinacampwhichattractedchildrenfromother churches. The ministry continued in the good tradition of practically teaching children to be mindful of the less fortunate as they visited and made personal donations in various children’s home. We continued the Pastoral Pupil Instruction (PPI) through which we ministered to children weekly in our neighboring schools. For our children the year ended on a high note and their morale boosted when they recorded a Christmas musical that was broadcasted in the national television KBC. CITAM KAREN REPORT God was gracious and allowed us to experience his favor in many ways and for that we give thanks Rev. Dr. John Karita Mbagara Senior Pastor
  26. 26. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 24 Youth Ministry We started the year with an innovative three month program dubbed 3D (determined, dedicated and disciplined) that emphasizes teachings on spiritual formation, leadership and social lifeskills for our ex-candidates. There was a marked growth in the number of study groups formed among the Youth as they went through the Safari discipleship program. This had a further effect of building sense of community and responsibility for one another. Our youth have grown in their passion for prayer. They organized three (3) overnight prayer meetings in the year which have had an attendance of over 500 youth. Another highlight is our annual Youth leadership forum which drew over 200 young people who confessed having been greatly challenged in the area of leadership. Our youth continued the good tradition of missions to high schools from which many students are reported to have been saved. They also went for a mission to Archers Post in an effort for exposure in missions among unreached people groups. 15 young people gave their lives to Christ during their camp in December. Our Young Professional fellowship now meets monthly instead of weekly and has been active in mission to Kuwinda, an informal settlement area and Karen C secondary school. Women’s Ministry The ministry experienced smooth leadership transition. Perhaps owing to the creative and exciting programs that the ministry came up with the attendance in WM grew significantly. The ministry had sessions of teaching unmarried girls life skills, preparing brides to be for married life, special ministry to young married mothers, talks for young single mums etc. In the year the ministry reached out with practical helps for missionaries in Archers Post and East Timor. The ministry is also in the process of reorganizing the groups for effectiveness and efficiency. The Single mums and widows reached out to the windows in Langata Prison. Men’s Fellowship The men’s fellowship started with great numbers climbing Mount Longonot for prayer. The men had mentoring session with the young men. They also organized a special meeting with young men from single mums which was very well received as it touched on a real ministry need. Other Ministries Every known case that required visitation and or counseling was attended to promptly. The Golden Edge Fellowship was re-launched as a Ministry and it grew in numbers. Missions to Universities, neighborhood, prison, and children’s homes were undertaken by various groups. New believers were followed up and given the basics of the faith. There were many behind-the-scene works by service ministries like flower ministry, social committee, ushers, welcomers, Holy Communion workers, Sunday school workers, security and various service providers. Without them many a crisis would have resulted. We were grateful for the addition of Pastor Pauline Nyawira to our pastoral team in October. Thanks are owed to the workers, staff, pastors and leadership who worked hard to achieve the above results. Children in action at DVBS We did not forget to worship and celebrate God’s goodness to us CITAM KAREN REPORT
  27. 27. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 25 2015 Theme: Drinking from the source Throughout last year the gospel continued to sound forth and shape the people of Kajiado. Despite the poor road infrastructure, sparse populations, long walking distances for members to the church and cultural and traditional barriers. We thank the Lord for His continued strength, grace, mercy and love upon us as we ministered to Him and His people under the Church theme: “Drinking from the source,” (Genesis 26:18). Missions and Outreach In March we held three days crusade, Jesus films as well as one on one outreaches in partnership with two other churches in two different locations: Birika and Sholinke. 68 people came to the Lord. We also organized a medical camp that attracted 504 people from the community who came for treatment in two days. We also reached out to 3 schools around namely: Isinya Moi Girls, Olorien Boys School and Dawamu Boys School where we did discipleship. Children’s & Youth Ministry The children and youth discipleship continued well throughout the year. During the DVBS on the first day we registered the highest attendance of 1,200 children ever. The numbers increased up to 1,300 with 65 workers and volunteers who came to help. Our highlight was on children who missed a snack in fasting after a lesson on the same and gave after the teaching on giving. We also had a children’s prayer day with about 400 children in attendance. The children ministry culminated with a baptism of 34 children who successfully completed the enter stage of the Safari discipleship manual. The youth were actively involved in worship every third Sunday of the month. They also organized 3 Keshas and also had an outreach to the neighborhood were several souls got saved. Fellowship and discipleship programs also continued throughout the CITAM KISERIAN REPORT WethanktheLordforHiscontinued strength, grace, mercy and love upon us Rev. Matthew Keli Senior Pastor
  28. 28. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 26 year. They also organized a career day with 350 students in attendance and about 100 gave their lives to the Lord. Worship and Prayer We thank God for our inspiring worship team that led us to God’s presence throughout the year. The songs followed the lessons on the Safari or the topic of preaching that made the pulpit ministry easier and harmonized and enhanced the understanding and response by the members. Many got healed and delivered during the worship and we give God all the glory. CED Ministry We are grateful for the Safari junior and Safari discipleship. We adopted the plenary session approach from the pulpit and formed Safari groups in the neighborhood and staff for both enter and encounter. The children also successfully completed the Safari junior. The PPI also continued well as well as staff devotions. Fellowship and Care The visitation ministry did a lot of visits to the sick, the bereaved and also those who were celebrating weddings or birth of a baby including for fellowship. This was complemented by the Men and Women of the church who also visited their own members as the needs arose. We have heard testimonies of many that were encouraged and inspired by those visits. Focusing Ahead God has already begun to open many doors for our members even as we embark on the Theme “Behold an Open Door,” (Rev. 3:8). We anticipate a year of remarkable blessings and fruitfulness as we serve our Lord. Special Thanks I would like to thank the Pastors the advisory committee and all the staff and church volunteers for the contribution each of them made to the success of the ministry. I am deeply indebted to my wife Eunice for her unshakable commitment to ministry. To God be the Glory. Amen! CITAM KISERIAN REPORT
  29. 29. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 27 2015 Theme 2015 started with great anticipation and desire for spiritual, numerical and commitment growth to the work of ministry. In January we launched our theme ‘’ENGAGE, SOAR AND BLOSSOM’’ drawn from Isaiah 40: 29-31.The chosen theme had been a great motivation and propelled the believers to engage in the things of God, to soar to greater altitude in their walk with the Lord and to blossom. Children’s Ministry Our 2015 vision in Sunday school was: committed children doing great things and excelling for the Lord Jesus Christ. We began the year 2015 with 427 children and 45 teachers and we thank God. Children were ministered to through the programs that CITAM has put in place. Apart from teaching lessons in class on Sunday, all the children participated in an impacting Easter Cantata that we held in April. The DVBS recorded 1300 children where over 300 ages 10+ gave their lives to Christ Jesus. Africa Children’s day brought 1465 children out of which 600 got saved. The Hopes camp that was done in Mudasa brought together 87 Children. The junior Enter stage was very successful and 73 children were discipled, baptized and taken into junior membership. Youth Ministry The youth ministry worked well under the following active constituents: High Schoolers, Ex-cans, Crossroads, Pacesetters (YP’s) These groups run the first service and the Teens’ service. They have been ardently involved in the real life of the church at large. Their input towards the fulfillment of the church mission can be accounted for. By the grace of God their ministry outreach arm has been very actively involved in high school ministry in collaboration with the KSCF Kisumu. Moreover, through good will, they have established CU service ministry at least monthly to schools such as: Kisumu Girls, Chavakali Boys, Nyakach Girls and Maseno School. In addition, with an aim to explore teens’ challenges in the 21st Century (Generation Y), they hosted a High schools CU officials and patrons breakfast. Kisumu Rugby Ministry 2015 was indeed a year of unblocking the ancient wells. In collaboration with the CITAM Mission’s department, the youth ministry began a Rugby club which was launched in June 26th by the CEO of Kenya Rugby Union CITAM Mission’s office. CITAM KISUMU REPORT I am positive that through the help of the Holy Spirit and continuing efforts of stakeholders Kisumu and the rest of the Western region will be impacted with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit Rev. Anataka Mugenyi Senior Pastor
  30. 30. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 28 This is a game that most believers would want to disassociate with terming it secular. Since we had the talent in church we realized we could nurture and execute it by reaching out to the unchurched fans and players of the Rugby game. In conjunction with the CITAM Urban Missions, we were affiliated in the 15’s Rugby national league since last year October. This year God opened doors of victory for our team and we have now played and qualified for the quarter finals (which begin in March 2016) in Western region at position 3 with 16 points. The only challenge we have is the field that needs to be worked on. In the meantime we are using Kisumu Polytechnic field. Hospitality Ministry Thehospitalityministryendeavorstoreceive,embrace and refresh the believers and visitors each Sunday. One outstanding activity is the prayer and fasting that the team organized and conducted twice this first half. This was to commit our activities to the Lord. Moreover, we have been conducting visits among the members of the ministry to know where they live and also to embrace, comfort and support the bereaved among the members. For the first time the ministry presented a token of appreciation to 45 congregants who had been with us consistently since their first time in January 2015 to 12th April 2015. In July 12th, the ministry conducted a training workshop, whose objective was to strategize on ensuring our church visitors belong and join membership. Safari ThelaunchofCITAMSafaripresentedanopportunity to form six new Safari groups; four in Church, one in Kibos, and one in Rabuor. These are specifically formed for church members who cannot make it CITAM KISUMU REPORT
  31. 31. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 29 to the weekday bible study fellowships. A total of over 150 people were baptized after the SAFARI Enter stage. Of the 66 people, 43 were received into membership. Women’s Ministry 2015 started on a very high note in line with the year’s theme “Connecting, soaring and flourishing”. We saw a great improvement on attendance and participation of ladies in various activities. Every month had unique topics. On of a kind was in May where moms, dads and young adults come together to share in challenges of raising godly families in this 21st Century. Women fellowships one with another, had opportunity to participate in mission work among other important ministry throughout the year 2015. We give glory to God. Men’s Ministry The men at Kisumu started the year with great dreams of positively impacting lives through monthly meetings and special fellowships. The Movie by Myles Munroe on Men and vision set the stage for men’s need to lead the family and church with a vision. This first meeting of the year was well attended with over 70 men praying, watching and reasoning together. The men have formed accountability teams like nyumba kumi initiative that facilitates accountability amongst the members. The men also have Tea Party fellowships where they visit homes where men and spouses are not born again with the intention of socializing and possibly evangelizing. Men carry tea during such meetings. We strongly believe if men will take their rightful place in the family, church, and society we will be able to achieve a lot. Missions and Outreach The major activities of the Missions team were as follows: I. A-team of four Leaders from Missions visited Turkana for 4 days Missions exposure trip. II. By the grace of God we did a powerful revival meeting in the church and a powerful crusade in Manyatta that saw more than 100 souls coming to the Lord. III. We have ministered in different secondary schools and universities around the city. IV. County Government Prayer Breakfast - We had a Leaders breakfast in April 24th for Top leadership of Kisumu County with objective of bringing them together to unblock the Ancient Wells of development and sensitize them on their God given responsibility in building a better Kisumu. Over 150 leaders attended the function led by Our Bishop Rev. Dr. David Oginde and The Governor of Kisumu County, H.E Jack Ranguma. V. In May –August the Ministry organized for a 5 days revival meeting that was climaxed with a healing service on Sunday. We have begun an intentional outreach dubbed “operation Rudisha sheep Nyumbani” targeting our members who left the church for some reasons known to them. FaCE Ministry The FaCE ministry has also had a busy calendar Couples dinner that brought over 40 couples together at Jumuia, Couples dinner that brought 100 couples .The guest Speaker was Rev Odhoch from Deliverance church at Jumuia Guest House, Mother’s day was very successful with the men buying flowers for the ladies, We have dedicated around 100 Children thus far this year. Number of marriages and solemnizations have taken place in the Assembly, To God be the glory. Visitation and Care counseling Every Thursday the visitation team visit homes, hospitals and business places to encourage members. The Counselling has held two workshops that were very successful. They have also had an outreach to Awasi girls and other schools around the city. CITAM KISUMU REPORT
  32. 32. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 30 Pulpit Ministry & Media Ministry Through the pulpit ministry, the church has touched many lives with the Word of God and prayer. A strong altar call and ministration have been tools in our hands to serve our congregant while the media has invested in messages that are sent to our Media house with the intention of reaching to a greater audience. The team upgraded the announcements to audio visual to save time and reduce cost of printing. This great work are done by the media Team under the HOD media Mr. Lennie Munambo and Kevin Victor Sound Technician in consultation with the Pastors and approved by the Senior Pastor. Challenges The following areas need improvement; • Giving: There is a great challenge in giving to work of ministry, thus the church is made to cut down on the operating expenditure. • Sanctuary completion (infrastructure) - The sanctuary renovation is yet to be done fully as the assembly awaits the procurement process. (Work in progress) Internet low signal and makes it hard for us to use ERP and connect with HQ. • Budget disbursement has not allowed us to accomplish much • Numerical growth is wanting. • The institution of marriage and family continue to be under threat with dysfunctional families such as homosexuality on the increase. Face ministry to be reinforced and be given green light to address issues affecting the Institution of marriage. Way Forward ‘’He who began a good work in us is well able to bring it to completion.” Phil 1:6 I am positive that through the help of the Holy Spirit and continuing efforts of stakeholders Kisumu and the rest of the Western region will be impacted with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. As Kisumu Assembly we fully embrace the new Theme for the year 2016 ’Behold An Open Door’. We look forward to greater doors of Ministry as the Lord leads. As the senior pastor, I wish to thank my dear wife, Lucy Mugenyi for her continued support, prayers and dedication to the ministry. Secondly I thank God for a strong and dedicated Pastoral Team with whom we worked harmoniously throughout the year, My sincere appreciation to the Advisory Team, ministry leaders, support staff, ministry workers and all partners for their continuing support. Again my sincere appreciation to our lovely and vibrant congregation of CITAM Kisumu. To the Almighty God be the glory. CITAM KISUMU REPORT
  33. 33. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 31 Preamble We began the year 2015 with a very clear conviction from the Lord, that there was a need to deepen our faith, solidify our confidence and embolden our understanding of His ways. The platform for this to happen was by giving attention to the Word, so that the Holy Spirit could work with that Word. We therefore embarked in digging the ancient wells of the Word. We witnessed amazing growth in spiritual deepening; a move of God by His Spirit and a great appreciation of His ways which often times are significantly different from ours. To Him therefore be the glory, for indeed it was His doing which was marvelous in our sight. As we began the year, we prayerfully believed God to help us establish the following: • An early Sunday morning Intercessory prayer hour. • A mid – week prayer service. • A first watch every end of the quarter. • Establish the FaCE ministry. • Establish a counseling ministry. • Re – launch the men ministry. • Revamp the Youth ministry. • Increase the enrolment in the academy. • A worship experience once at the end of every quarter. By His grace the Lord made possible and for which we are truly grateful, and do express our appreciation to everyone who either prayed or was a participant to make it happen. Children’s & Youth Ministry The children ministry continued to reach out to 5 public primary schools through the P.P.I program and did well during the DVBS. We participated in the children’s prayer day and various training sessions were conducted to equip the teachers and the children church workers. The Junior Safari was a great success and significant growth was registered in the ministry. The HOPES program which graduates from children ministry to the Youth ministry had 16 students who were received by the by the youth pastor and the HOD of the ministry. For the Youth, we had a one week convention dubbed “CITAM Nakuru Youth Power Convention held between the 13th to the 19th April. It culminated with the re-launch of the youth ministry and the first youth emphasis service on the Sunday 19th April 2015, 8.00am to 10.00am This service has continued to be a great inspiration to the youth and young at heart, and especially the Youth Konnect which takes place between 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. This is a discipleship program that is aimed at equipping the youth with the CITAM NAKURU REPORT It was a year of being equipped by the Word in order to be empowered by the Spirit Rev. Anthony Makena Senior Pastor
  34. 34. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 32 word and empowering them for ministry. We are glad to have had the high school ex-candidates program that helped us shape leadership character in the youths. The youth also managed to send a team for the joint Western Region week of Convention in Eldoret at Kipchoge Keino High School. A combined total of 130 from the three assemblies i.e. Nakuru, Kisumu and Eldoret were in attendance and the outcomes were and are still amazing us. CED The Safari remained our flagship, being the vehicle for spiritual growth and discipleship. The leaders comprising of the advisory, HOD’s and GT leaders were trained before the roll out of the journey and the impact is still being felt in the church. The Enter stage was an eye opener to the basics which are frequently assumed and Encounter was the beginning of the deepening of our faith and relationship with the Lord and with each other. We look forward to the other stages. Missions & Outreach The missions and outreach team were able to hold successful high school ministry training. There were 30 workers and were fully equipped and empowered. This team was able to minister to various schools around Nakuru and many lives of teens were transformed. The team was also able to hold an intentional Prison ministry training. The people were equipped and empowered to reach out to the prisoners in confidence and power through sharing of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus and showing them brotherly love. There outreaches had remarkable results as the Lord used the team to bring healing and restoration to the prisoners. One of the wonderful works the Lord did through them was to help re-unite one of the prisoners from Nakuru prisons to his Community during the month of December. He was taken upcountry by a team of 14 missioners and was not only reunited back to his family and community, but was also established with an income generating activity to help him start up financially. This was a blessing for the Lord restored their relationship and he was fully accepted. Counseling Ministry The counseling ministry was launched in the month of May where 80 workers were taken through a thorough training on counseling skills. This team has continued to grow and be active in the church ministry. We were able to establish a schedule during the week enabling counselors to be available during each day of the week. Out of the initial training, 7 of our members are going through a two year diploma in Counseling Psychology. CITAM Nakuru Academy The school has continued to grow steadily. We managed to get to 57 students by the close of the year. We also managed to get an extra teacher engaged on a fulltime basis, a volunteer and a trainee on teaching practice. We avail every term two Sundays for the school to present either a song or a poem from the pulpit and this has attracted a lot of attention from the congregants. We hope to surpass the 90 student mark in 2016. Women’s Ministry The women ministry enjoyed a very exciting season of great pulpit ministry, trainings and joint activities. One of the highlights was the joint CITAM women ministry in Valley road in the month of Nov where they did a poem whose reception was a thunderous applause. We had change of guard in the leadership and the structuring of the ministry. To the Lord be the glory. The Feather in the Cap Close to the end of the year, we joyfully received our Deputy Senior Pastor, Rev. Geoffrey Ongondo and his wife Pst. Jane W. Otieno together with their children, as the children pastor. Earlier on in the month of April, we had received Pst. Grace Waceke as the youth pastor and Bro. Jotham Kamau as the Intern Admin assistant. All of these lovely people have spiced the ministry and made it a joy to serve with. We treasure their invaluable support. Looking Ahead • Increase the enrolment into the academy. • Continue growing the church on the path of Spiritual Maturity. • Increase the participation in the Safari groups by 50%. • Start a miracle service at least once a month on a Friday morning for starters from the month of April 2016. We believe it will happen, because the Lord has placed before us an Open Door, Rev 3: 8
  35. 35. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 33 Preamble Our 2015 theme at CITAM Ngong was “Unblocking the Ancient wells”. It was an exciting year as we pursued this theme together as a congregation. We experienced tremendous growth in all aspects and we are grateful to God for his blessings on us. Our numerical growth in 2015 was unprecedented in all the years the church has been in existence. We had two membership intakes and for the first time, we had more than one hundred people coming into membership. As a result of the numerical growth, parking has become quite a challenge for us and the church facilities are greatly stretched. We cannot wait for the sanctuary to be completed. Our income also increased exponentially during the year and we saw great liberality among our members. We received into our pastoral team, Rev. Michael Wambua who joined us as the Deputy senior pastor. Our children’s pastor, Rev. Judy Anabwani went through health challenges that saw her go to India for surgery and we thank God that He has continued healing her. Our building project faced some challenges but we are still hopeful that the sanctuary will be completed soon. Our desire in 2016 is to increase and intensify our outreach efforts with the aim of winning our catchment area for Jesus. Highlights in Summary • In our records, approximately 336 people visited our church for the first time in 2015. CITAM NGONG REPORT Our desire in 2016 is to increase and intensify our outreach efforts with the aim of winning our catchment area for Jesus Rev. Jesse Mwai Senior Pastor
  36. 36. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 34 • Through Sunday pulpit altar calls, 144 people surrendered their lives to the Lord. • We received 231 people into church membership. • We baptized 143 believers. • Our Safari Groups grew to 41 scattered into 8 different Zones around Ngong and its environs. Missions and Outreach Approximately 50 students surrendered their lives to Christ through our schools outreach programs. 36 youth surrendered their lives to the Lord through Sports Evangelism in Kiserian. We conducted an Evangelistic outreach to Namelok town within Kajiado and 51 people surrendered their lives to the Lord. We undertook two Prison visits in the year, one to Kajiado Men’s Prison and Machakos Women’s prison. We held a medical camp in November and 913 people were treated. Children’s Ministry Our DVBS program brought together 2, 700 children. Different groups came to learn from our DVBS program for the whole week. A team of 3 people from The Baptist churches of Democratic Republic of Congo and 10 people from different churches in Lodwar who went back to implement. Our children’s prayer day brought together 850 children. Four children’s centers and 16 churches were represented. Two hundred and seventeen children gave their lives to Christ. We had 72 children in the 2015 HOPES class. Out of this, 47 children attended the camp and one child gave her life to Christ during the Holy Communion Service. 44 of the children fasted for the very first time and a huge percentage of them participated in the Lord’s Table while 25 of them were baptized. Youth Ministry We held 36 services in eight High schools in Ngong and 120 students received Christ. We were able to establish stable Christian Union (CU) structures in 3 schools namely; Dawamu School, Serare School and Brookhurst International. We had a High Schoolers Camp in December 2015 at Brookhurst School whereby we discipled and mentored students. Safari Enter and Encounter 1 among the teens and Crossroads fellowship brought together 200 teenagers. We have realized Spiritual growth among the teenagers and Youth at large. CITAM NGONG REPORT
  37. 37. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 35 Preamble At CITAM Parklands, the year 2015 was a year of revival and restoration. We experienced great revival among the children, youth and adults. There were testimonies of healing and deliverance among the congregation. We attribute this to God. Our theme for 2015 was dubbed “Awake, Arise and Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus” (Isa.52:1-15). It was a wakeup call to all believers, both young and old to arise to their God given destinies. Transitions The year witnessed some staff transitions with Pastor Stephen Makau moving to CITAM Valley Road and Pastor Nigel De Mello joining the pastoral team from Marsabit, where he was serving as a missionary pastor; now serving as the youth pastor at CITAM Parklands. The transition was quite smooth. We thank God. Worship and Prayer The worship and prayer ministry has continued to grow, both spiritually and numerically. Sunday worship services have continued to experience dynamism in praise and worship. There were focused trainings and rehearsals among the singers to boost their music. Prayer ministry has continued to develop with consistent weekly and monthly prayer meetings (All Night/Kesha).The numerical growth for the attendees has continued to increase both on Tuesday prayer meetings and in the All-Night/Kesha. Children Ministry At CITAM Parklands, children ministry 2015 was a year full of God’s marvelous doings. Both the children workers and the children grew in numbers and in depth in their walk with the Lord. Currently we have over 300 children attending church every week. Total commitment by the children workers was experienced consistently. The safari junior was a major highlight especially to the children and teachers who are in 10+years classes. It was a journey that indeed brought impartation not only to the children but even the workers. We enjoyed Gods favor in children’s ministry especially during DVBS where children and workers came in large numbers. We had over 1000 children who attended the DVBS.We also moved a milestone by hosting Africa Children’s Prayer Day where Children from the Parklands community attended the prayers. CITAM PARKLANDS REPORT It was a wakeup call to all believers, both young and old to arise to their God given destinies Rev. Stanley Mung’athia Senior Pastor
  38. 38. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 36 We are looking forward to 2016 with great anticipation of the Lord’s move and open doors in all areas of our lives as children ministry. AtParklandsChildrenministry,itschildrentransformed to transform the society! Youth Ministry A single word to describe young people in Parklands in the year 2015 is growth. It was both numerical and spiritual growth. This was brought about by the introduction of the Safari. There was dynamic teaching of the Enter and Encounter One stages. The spiritual growth was further enhanced by formation of small groups among all the young people. The teen’s church met every Sunday with inspirational teachers, who addressed various emerging contemporary issues affecting our young people. High scholars and university students were also not left behind in their spiritual growth. There was a great blending of the age groups that brought spiritual growth. Mentorship was also inculcated by experienced youth adults’ workers. Over 100 young people gathered for worship every Sunday with over 250 attending Sunday services during the school holidays. The year culminated with a fruitful youth camp in Malindi with over 70 young people attending. Men’s and Women’s Ministries At Parklands, the core business for every person/ department is to reach out to the Asian community. During the year, men organized a very successful outreach to the Asian business men and women by hosting them for a dinner. About 80 Asian business men and women attended the dinner. Men also continued to strengthen their relationships/bonds by attending for their monthly fellowship. Women ministry experienced an incredible growth from less than 50 women attending their monthly fellowship to over 80 women. Various themes were addressed both by internal and external speakers. As a way to reach out to the Asian women, the WM organized a cookery class that attracted over 15 Asian women. This year our ladies intend to start English classes for the Asian ladies as a tool for evangelism. Asian Ministry CITAM Parklands’ dream is to reach out to the Asian community with the gospel of the Lord Jesus (Indians, Chinese, Koreans, and Pakistan) Our outreach motto is dubbed “Friends of Asia”. Our mission is To Disciple every Believer for Ministry with emphasis on Asian Outreach. During the year, we created a Missions and Outreach Team (MOT) whose core mandate is to spearhead the outreach activities in the Assembly. It comprises of representatives from Children, Youth, Men, Women Ministries and some members of the Advisory committee. Some of the major highlights of the Asian outreach include two Asian estate Sanghats (Fellowships) which attracted over 200 Asians. These events boosted the growth of the small groups among the Asian community. In 2015, we baptized one Asian lady and around 7 Asians got enrolled as new registered church members. The number of the Asian families attending our Sunday services on a weekly CITAM PARKLANDS REPORT
  39. 39. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 37 CITAM PARKLANDS REPORT basis has grown from 25 to 30 families. During the Annual Asian Christmas dinner held in December 2015, we had 450 Asians in attendance with Bishop Dr. David Oginde as the keynote speaker. In total, we had over 700 Asians who got to hear the gospel of the Lord Jesus. To God be the glory. Fellowship and Care Among the married people, the Family Care and Enrichment Ministry (FaCE) held a couple’s dinner that attracted over 100 people. Young couples fellowship also took place where young couples married 5 years and below shared various successes and challenges in their married life. We conducted two pre-marital classes in the year. For the single parents, not much was done to enhance the fellowship among them which would address the realities and challenges of single parenting. Visitation and counselling ministry among the needy people was experienced both in hospitals, burials and in other areas. Those that went through challenges and suffering were ministered to by the pastoral team, leaders and workers in the two departments. Christian Education Safari, the Pathway to our Spiritual Growth and Transformation was the highlight of the year. Spirituality among the children, youth and the adults went a notch higher. Discipleship was the talk of the day across all the age groups. Small groups grew from 25 to 40 within one year. The new believers were discipled. Transformation among the congregants was evident through people’s devotion to God and character. Safari is the way to go in CITAM! Looking Ahead 2016 Our theme for 2016 is dubbed “Behold An Open Door (Rev.3:8). As we focus on this theme, we are trusting God for a mighty breakthrough in Asian Outreach. As CITAM Parklands, we believe the door for Asian outreach is wide open! We also believe the door to disciple the children, youth and adults in Parklands community is wide open! Continually, as an assembly we are deeply indebted to God and to CITAM family fraternity for the superb sanctuary erected in Parklands community through your giving. The Sanctuary has become like an evangelistic tool to the Asian Community in Parklands. Glory to God! I would like to thank the Pastoral team, Staff, Leadership, Ministry workers and the CITAM Parklands congregation for their commitment and sacrifice in ministry throughout the year. Finally, special thanks to my dear wife Florence and our two children for their continued prayers, sacrifice and dedicated support in ministry. To God be the glory forever and ever Amen. Some of the Annual Asian Christmas dinner service congregants
  40. 40. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 38 2015 was a special year for CITAM Romania. The year began on a high note when we received our registration certificate from the Romanian authorities in January. Soon after, we embarked on implementing our church planting strategy. At this point we were a small group of 14, eight adults, two teenagers, and four children. After a period of prayer and trusting God, we acquired a rental place as a venue to plant the church. By God’s Grace on 11th October 2015 we launched our Sunday Services at a colorful ceremony with about 140 people in attendance. It was a blessing to have eleven Pastors from different churches and denominations come to support and stand with us. Following the successful launch, we now have regular Sunday services where our attendance has grown from the initial number of 14 to an average attendance of sixty four people every week, fifty adults and fourteen children. Since we began our ministry here, we have seen a transformation in the lives of many. We still have a few challenges to overcome amongst them finding a suitable location for our worship services and building a strong team that will catch the vision and drive the ministry to the next level. We still have so much ground to cover yet we feel very confident that God will see us through. CITAM ROMANIA REPORT ...we feel very confident that God will see us through Rev. Walter Openda Missionary Pastor
  41. 41. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 39 Preamble Our 2015 theme was ‘Back to the Basics’ derived from Revelation 3:3a NLT: “Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly.” Our desire was to Remember, Reignite and Recommit ourselves as believers to the foundational things that make for a vital and vibrant relationship with the one and only true God through Jesus Christ. We thank the Lord for enabling us to realize this theme in various ways. The Safari We launched The Safari in March and by the Grace of God we guided over five hundred (500) members through the first stage ENTER via four cohorts. In June, we launched the Safari at the congregational level as well as The Safari Junior for the Sunday School Children. In October again as a congregation, we embarked on the second stage of the Safari ENCOUNTER , and successfully completed it in late November. The topics in the ENTER Stage captured the heart of our theme ‘Back to the Basics’ as we considered the foundations of our faith such as Salvation, Prayer, Hearing God’s Voice, Studying the Word and understanding the ordinances of Water Baptism and Holy Communion. The ENCOUNTER I Stage also fitted well with our theme, and built upon the ENTER Stage as we walked the journey of learning about the person and nature of God, and pursuing a daily encounter with Him. We also considered the topics of Praise & Worship, Stewardship and Giving. Stewardship & Giving During the course of the year, we noted a record number of congregants giving themselves, their service, and substance to God as acts of praise and worship to Him. We baptized over two hundred and twenty (220) and received approximately two hundred (200) into Church membership. During the first quarter of the year we held a Ministry Fair during which we registered over one thousand (1,000) congregants into various service and fellowship ministries. At the end of the year, our list of Active Ministry Workers stood at seven hundred (700). We continually give thanks and glorify the Lord for these faithful soldiers who have given themselves for the work of the ministry. Members also gave sacrificially both financially and in kind. The Assembly Men of Impact (i.e. Men’s Fellowship) helped us address the parking challenges that we were experiencing by reclaiming areas adjacent to CITAM THIKA ROAD REPORT Our desire was to Remember, Reignite and Recommit ourselves as believers to the foundational things that make for a vital and vibrant relationship with the one and only true God through Jesus Christ Rev. Ken Isige Senior Pastor
  42. 42. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 40 the Church Sanctuary that were prone to flooding. They also cleared and re-excavated sections of the drainages to ensure easy flow of storm water, then laid culverts over the open trenches. This helped create about two hundred (200) additional parking bays - we can now accommodate up to five hundred (500) vehicles within the facility at a time. Fellowship & Mentorship The Men, Women and Youth Fellowships experienced good growth during the year; the respective first fellowships of the year were well attended, leading to a number of new attendees during the year. Both the Men and Women fellowships held one separate and one joint mentorship sessions with the youth. Missions & Outreach A team of over seventy (70) members are actively involved in our Outreaches to Primary (PPI) and Secondary Schools. Currently, we are reaching out to over twenty five (25) Primary and Secondary Schools regularly. In April, a total of over sixty missioners including medics from our Assembly participated in a mission to Chuka in partnership with: Kirieni PCEA Church as the main host church, the County Government Medical Staff, and the ‘Beyond Zero” Campaign - who assisted in the ‘one day’ Medical Camp. A total of about 450 people gave their lives to the Lord. In December, a team of 60 missioners from the Crossroads Fellowship (i.e. the University & College Students Fellowship) went for a Youth Camp/Mission at the CITAM Archers Post Mission Station. Some of the activities carried out with the local people during this mission include: [i] Manyatta-to-Manyatta Evangelism; [ii] Christmas Cantata [iii] Worship Experience [iv] Showing the Passion of the Christ (with translation into Swahili). About 300 people from the local community were reached with 30 giving their life to Christ. During the Mission, various in-reach programs were conducted towards discipling and building up the Crossroaders in the faith, obedience and love for Jesus Christ. Great testimonies arose from this mission, many of which were shared in the Assembly and on Social Media. Prayer & Bible Study We began the year with a time of prayer and fasting and joined the rest of the CITAM fraternity during other such set times. During the first half of the year, we held a three day prayer and fasting retreat. 38 intercessors were in attendance. In the month of April, we also had three days of congregational prayer and fasting that was concluded with altar ministry and a Holy Spirit emphasis series - a number of people were baptized by the Holy Spirit for the first time and many experienced deliverance from oppression. From the onset of the year, we set out to enhancing the spiritual discipline of prayer, targeting 20% of our adult congregants attending various prayer fellowships which include [i] Sunday Morning Power Encounter Prayers; [ii] Sunday & Tuesday Intercessors Prayer Fellowships; [iii] Wednesday Prayer Service [iv] Friday end month First Watch Service; [v] Ministry Workers Prayer Gatherings; [vi] GT / Safari Group Prayer Gatherings – which grew from about fifty (50) to seventy (70) active groups. [vii] CITAM Joint Prayer Fellowships – where a team of approximately thirty (30) consistently engage in the prayers. Our considered estimate of the number of congregants who connect in prayer through these various fellowships and gatherings is approximately one thousand (1,000) people. Children’s Ministry The number of Children attending every Sunday swelled to the point where they can no longer be contained in the classrooms assigned to them; we have a ‘good problem’ on our hands that we are seeking to resolve! Over one thousand (1,000) children regularly attending our Sunday School. During the Daily Vacation Bible School held in mid- August, we hosted about 1,700 children. During the Children Prayer Day held in the first week of November, we hosted about three hundred (300) children from our Assembly, and an approximate one hundred (100) from the neighborhood – a total of one hundred (100) children gave their lives to Christ. We also hosted and graduated seventy (70) children who went through the Highlights of Passage Experiences program (HOPES). Fourteen (14) of these children CITAM THIKA ROAD REPORT
  43. 43. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 41 are from the Ngomongo Informal Settlement that is within our neighborhood – who we sponsored these children through the program. Challenges We continue to experience challenges related to our facilities in two (2) ways. Firstly, our numbers far outstretch our capacity as evidenced by three (3) overflow tents during the Sunday Second Worship Service, and very large numbers in many Sunday school classes but no additional rooms. Secondly, our Church offices remain removed from the Church Sanctuary, which has the effect of disconnecting the congregation from their Pastors during working week days. Conclusion By the grace of God we continued to experience growth in various ways including receiving 15 – 20 visitors every Sunday. Of these visitors, over five hundred (500) people joined the Assembly during the course of the year. We bless the Lord all that He has done and for every volunteer minister in the various ministries within the Assembly. CITAM THIKA ROAD REPORT DVBS 2015
  44. 44. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 42 It’s almost one year since CITAM USA started regular Sunday services. The move to start a CITAM Assembly in the USA is God ordained and it is bearing fruit. Under the leadership of Pastor Jean Bosco (KENYA) and Tom Bartlett (USA) the church is experiencing both numerical and financial growth as we trust God to attract people from all race and tribe to worship our God. A number of ministries are running very well such as children, youth, visitation, prayer, Safari groups and music among others. We are also carrying out our fundamental doctrinal practices as CITAM Assembly; we share in the Holy Communion, we do baby dedication and baptizing those who are born again by immersion. It is important to mention that CITAM USA is strategically positioned to impact the rest of the world. Finally, I thank God for our visionary CITAM church leadership that saw USA as an opportunity to spread the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ in these last days. CITAM USA REPORT Rev. Jean Bosco Missionary Pastor Rev. Dr. Tom Bartlett Church Planter
  45. 45. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 43 2015 Annual Theme Our annual theme was “Unblocking the ancient wells”, taken from Genesis 26:18: “Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.” Bishop David Oginde, the Senior Pastor, began the pulpit ministry with an exposition of the year’s theme. Thereafter, we explored areas in which we believed the Lord was leading us to unblock in the personal lives, as well as a corporate body. These included Worship, Devotion, Obedience, Holiness and family values. It is worthwhile to note that our young people preached very uplifting and challenging sermons on these subjects in the main church. Safari 2015 was the year that saw the much anticipated Safari program finally kick-off. This served also to unblock several things in the area of discipleship. Several basic topics were handled through the Safari’s Enter and Encounter 1 stages. The Lord led the pastoral team in a new direction as we began the Safari lessons in church. The service was programmed in such a way that one hour and 15 mins were dedicated to teaching and discussing the lesson. The congregation appreciated the participatory mode of delivery. Not only were there discussions among neighbours in the congregation, but opportunity was repeatedly given to members to contribute ideas during the teachings. Indeed the Safari was a highlight in 2015 as we unblocked the ancient wells. Worship and Prayer It is worth highlighting the tremendous breakthroughs we saw in the area of Worship and Prayer. For the last few years, we have seen growth in the quality of worship led by our music team. But it was in 2015 that heaven seemed to open wide for the congregation at Valley Road in the area of worship. The choice of songs, the joy, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit are undeniable marks upon our team. The congregation these days anticipates moments of heartfelt worship that surely leads us to the inner sanctums of God’s presence. The same spirit is replicated in our Tuesday prayer meetings which were restructured to allow much more time for worship and prayer. Preaching was discontinued to allow more time to praise, worship and pray. This format has also been adopted in the overnight prayer meetings (keshas). We have received CITAM VALLEY ROAD REPORT We explored areas in which we believed the Lord was leading us to unblock in the personal lives, as well as a corporate body Rev. Jotham Munene Associate Senior Pastor
  46. 46. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 44 numerous testimonies of God’s hand in the lives of the members. Many have testified that indeed God has unblocked several wells in 2015. To God be the glory! Pastoral Changes In the year 2015, we bid farewell to two pastors who went on transfer. These are Pastor Gatheca Ngamate and Pastor Ken Thiongo. Pastor Gatheca was transferred to CITAM Woodley while Pastor Thiongo went to CITAM Thika Road on promotion to serve as the Deputy Senior Pastor. In return we received several new pastors. These include Pastor Steve Makau, Pastor James Munyiri, Pastor Angeline Yegon and Pastor Steve James Owaga. We also received two young people: Vincent Kabaale – CAMP Intern and George Ndungu – Student Pastor. Saturday PM Conducted regular Bible Expositions throughout the year, the Bible books we covered and completed were Genesis and Matthew. We began the Gospel of Mark in the 4th quarter of 2015 and continue to the present day. We have witnessed great growth and increase in attendance throughout the year, currently an average of 400 young adults attend Saturday PM regularly, some with toddlers which has prompted us to consider the implications of a concurrent class for children or even a crèche. In August 2015 we hosted the very first Apologetics Conference at CITAM Valley Road, Bishop Oginde was keynote speaker and special guest speakers joined us from the US (Dr. John Njoroge) and South Africa (Dr. W Mashua) both working with the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). The conference was fairly well attended, but had good reception, so we plan to conduct another in 2016. Golden Edge Ministry Valley Road Golden Edge ministry conducted monthly meeting including a joint fellowship with their counterparts from CITAM Assemblies in Nairobi under the oversight of Rev Joseph Chengo. It was during the joint fellowship that we launched a GEM vision document which highlights the purpose and objectives of the ministry going forward. We plan to initiate a Mentorship Program through the ministry this year, working with our young professionals and University students’ ministries. Children’s Ministry One of the highlights for the children ministry in 2015 was the HOPES camp. This took place in the CITAM Children’s Centre in Kiserian. We recorded a high turnover – 1836 children attended. The workers numbered 325. In all, the year was a great blessing to the children. We were able to start the Safari – Enter Stage. We are grateful to the Men Ministry that contributed to the purchase of digital screens that have made classes more fun. Conclusion What a Year this was. The ancient wells are unblocked. The people of God continue to drink from wells of fresh water in 2016. To God be the glory! CITAM VALLEY ROAD REPORT
  47. 47. CITAM Annual Report and Financial Statements | 2015 45 Preamble Under the theme Living worth the call in my generation drawn from Eph 4:1, the church experienced a great move of God. We began the year with a series on the Blessed Holy Spirit. Many people experienced the infilling of the Holy Spirit while others were refreshed. This was followed by another series on the power of the cross. We also launched the safari, Enter and Encounter 1 stages. We also had a great series on end times. Through the pulpit ministry alone 150 people came to know Jesus as personal Lord and savior. The congregation experienced tremendous growth in terms of income evidenced by a 21% increase. We continue to experience strain on all our facilities occasioned by growth in numbers. The youth and children ministry received a major boost with the arrival of Pastor George Murichu and John Gatheca respectively. Pastor Evans Agoya was transferred to CITAM BuruBuru. Children’s Ministry The ministry held DVBS in august 2015 whereby about 2500 children attending daily. The theme was unblocking the ancient wells. Many children made a commitment to follow Jesus. On 7th November we had a successful prayer day whereby over 400 children gathered to pray for the move of God in our families, peace and prosperity of our country, God’s blessings over His Church and peace of Africa and world. The HOPES camp which is aimed at equipping preteens with life skills to navigate through teenage hood was held later in the month. 110 teenagers graduate to the teen’s church. In partnership with the mission department, the children ministry conducted a Christmas outreach at Nakumatt prestige. The children ministered through Christmas play, memory work, songs and the word. Several children came to the Lord Finally the children ministered in the Citizen TV, Rauka show through songs, memory verses and Bible stories. Throughout 2015 we were able to minister to over 6,000 children on a weekly basis. Through this open door, we were able to minister to children who go to schools but do not go to church on Sundays. It’s also a wide open door to reach out to Muslims children. The entrance of the word to the school has transformed the pupils. The teachers have reported improved discipline and better performance. Youth ministry The young people experience growth in depth. In April during the young people ministered powerfully while in November, the Teens Church received 90 pre-teens from the Children’s Ministry who concluded the HOPES CITAM WOODLEY REPORT The entrance of the word to the school has transformed the pupils. The teachers have reported improved discipline and better performance Rev. Charles Obara Senior Pastor

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