Evangelism and Outreach

  • The Social Outreach Ministry (SOM) of All Saints’ Cathedral was started in 1991 in partnership with the Church Mission Society Ireland. It was set up with the objective of supporting 350 families, who had lost their homes in slum demolitions (Muoroto / Kibagare) in central Nairobi and were being resettled in Kayole, in the eastern outskirts of the city.

    The 350 families were taken to Kayole and told to wait there for their new plots. They were resettled in three phases.

    • 220 families were resettled in 1991; they received plots in Kayole and formed a self-help group Called Tujisaidie;
    • 70 families were resettled at the end of 1992; they received plots in Dandora Phase 4 & 5; their self help is called Ex-Muoroto.
    • 60 families had to wait in temporary plastic shelter until 1996, when they were resettled; they received plots at the edge of Kayole; their self-help group is called Matimamu.

    The plots which each family received were on green-field sites with no services; they measure about 25 by 50 feet (8 by 17 metres). The allottees put up whatever shelters they could, with the materials they had salvaged from their demolished homes.

    The three self-help groups each hold their meetings once a week; during these meetings, they take decisions, set their priorities, adopt work plans, collect member funds, pay for commen objectives, and share out responsibilities. They each have a constitution, elect a committee and, in relevant cases, sub-committees for specific activities (such as water, the community nursery school, etc.).

  • The priorities adopted by the self-help groups at the beginning were as follows:

    • Latrines
    • Water supplies
    • School Feeding Programme for the nursery school
    • Income generating projects
    • Housing
    • Education
    • Health
    • Agriculture
    • Spiritual Growth
    • Food security
  • The communities have made much progress in achieving their priorities:

    1. Since 1996, they have built 120 latrines situated in all three communities. Those located in Mateso are WCs connected to the Dandora sewerage.
    2. Tujisaidie built a water pipe to the community plot in 1996, plus a water tank filling up during the night. This was extended to all plots in 2000. Ex-Muoroto laid a water pipe into its community plot in 1999, and Matimamu laid its first water pipe in 2005. Each of the three communities installed a new water tank in 2006, so as to be better prepared for the recurrent droughts.
    3. feeding programme for the nursery school children in Tujisaidie and Matimamu has been in operation since 1994.
    4. Several small income-generating projects are ongoing. Craft makers produce items for sale in Kenya, and abroad through our Link Churches. The young mothers have registered as Tujiinue Young Mothers’ Self-Help Group (Kayole) and Mwihoko Self-Help Group (Dandora).
    5. The UDP has been helping the neediest community members to improve theirhousing.
    6. Many students have been educated through secondary school. One student has achieved a Master’s degree in Economics from Kenyatta University. Another is studying for his BA in Theology (Urban Ministry) at Carlile College Nairobi. Another has completed her course in Media Studies.
      The UDP supports the Tujisaidie Nursery School, particularly by providing a hot lunch to the children through its school feeding programme, and educational tours sponsored by a friend of the UDP.
    7. The UDP employs a community health care worker. Several community members have been trained in primary health care and make sure that community members are in good health, as well as looking after the environment (clean-ups, tree planting, etc.). The UDP refers patients to a Christian health facility and works in co-operation with several doctors volunteering part of their time and a hospital offering free check-ups.
    8. The UDP has been able to obtain grants which have helped the three communities through periods of agricultural crisis, i.e. drought and flooding, by providing new seeds and interim food grains and extending the school feeding programme to the sick and the elderly. It has planted trees in the communities and takes care of the environment.

    As the communities have developed and achieved results, the younger generation have emulated them and formed major groups, which have become active in their own right :

Worship Pillar

  • The worship pillar is the one responsible for ensuring that the worship needs of the church are identified, reviewed and met effectively. It is also responsible for a kind of front office and service function, which is what, is experienced by the ordinary worshipers. It must deliver the highest quality and values across the board.

  • The worship experience at All Saints Cathedral must of essence be authentically Anglican, enriching and inclusive. It must also create room to be Holy Spirit led, marked by the following attributes and qualities:

    1. Vibrancy – reflecting dynamism
    2. Lively – one that involves and engages every worshiper in an enjoyable way
    3. Relevant – one that worshipers genuinely benefit from
    4. Theologically sound – one that is rich in scriptural content and teaching

    Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit – one that takes cognizance of the pre-eminence of God the Holy Spirit Worshipers must be helped to genuinely relate with God and draw directly from Him.

    Key Components

    Worship has two main elements

    The worship service and all auxiliary components

    The choirs and Praise teams

  • ASC has more than 10 services every Sunday. Every one of them must be treated as a main service. They are expected to expand in size with growth of the church as stipulated in this plan. However several areas are focus for investment and growth.

    Continuous assessment of needs: using regular surveys the Pillar is to determine to what extent worshippers’ needs are being addressed and met.

    Investment in Music Equipment: ASC has enjoyed great services in the organ and piano. While these two have served adequately particularly in the main sanctuary, the church has sought to enhance the worship with particular reference to singing with the procurement of additional equipments. This is ongoing but an initial satisfactory outlay of equipment has been procured.

    We have adequate outlay of music and sound equipment for Sunday school, the Swahili service, the Teens and Youth services. This effort will be sustained as the church grows.

    Training of instrumentalists: the pillar must also identify and train a sufficient number of instrumentalists to service all the Sunday services and other needs. The church is making a concerted investment in appropriate equipment to meet the growing number.

    Audio-Visual Communication equipment: the first move was the installation of Audiovisual Equipment in the main sanctuary to enhance visibility and participation of those blocked by the huge pillars, an exercise that was completed in December 2005. The worshipers are now able to participate fully in the services. Provision of audio visual equipment is an ongoing process

    Intercessory ministry – in the view of the supernatural challenges that surround a liberating and enriching worship life and experience, the intercessory ministry needs to be strengthened. Intercessors will be recruited, trained and appropriate programmes made to ensure services are bathed with prayers in the course of the week and alongside every service as it runs in the church and in other worship venues.

    Hospitality: this is a team that is expected to support worshipers in all needs, prayers, issuance of service sheets and any other help that worshipers need. Every service will have a team for special welcome to visitors.

  • In the past, choirs had liberty to determine what they sang. The pillar is now expected to ensure that the singing is of high quality, organized and in tandem with the themes of certain times and seasons. Members of the choirs are also ministers. The pillar will therefore vet those who join the choirs. The policy will be that choir members must have a living faith in Jesus Christ and be committed to the life of discipleship and spiritual discipline.

    While choirs will be free to maintain separate identities either in names or services they ministry in, there will be a deliberate inclusion of relevant cultural styles that are appropriate in rhythm, tempo and variety, alongside the traditional classical kind of music that dominates singing at the Cathedral. Formal for a will be organized to allow choir members to meet, discuss, exchange and mutually enrich one another including cross-service ministry.

    Current updates/ events;

    THE 11.30AM choir is recruiting new members to augment their current number. We are looking for those with passion to sing. We are especially short of men but ladies are also free to join. Kindly see Ben or Francis after the service or join us at our rehearsal during the week on Tuesdays and Fridays 5.45p.m – 7.00p.m

Ministry Placement

  • This pillar has a critical role of mobilizing every confessing believer to engage in some ministry within the broad range of ministries available in the church. Every believer will be brought to the point of appreciating that the living out of the Christian faith demands the exercise of one’s gifting in the body of Christ.

  • In a systematic way, the pillar will:

    • Assure every born again Christian and member of the church that they are called to serve. They are called and empowered with all they need for service. This is in reference to 1 Corinthians 12 where every one is part of the body and is expected to exercise the gifts that God has bestowed on them.
    • Help members to know the biblical basis for service.
    • Help every member of the church to discover their spiritual gift(s) and ministries God is calling them to.
    • Conduct audit for ministry needs among sectors and pillars and ensure appropriate placements.
    • Facilitate training of those seeking placement in various ministries.

    The Process will require:

    • Appraisal of all such Christians on the range of ministry available at All Saints’ Cathedral and if need be, advise church leadership on the creation of new ones.
    • Provision of ministry clinic services, which would match members’ gifting with the ministries available.
    • Overseeing placement of members in ministries to ensure every committed member is involved in a ministry in the church.
    • Assisting people who may wish to change their ministries to do so with dignity and without any stigma.
    • Resourcing the leadership function by training ministries on all necessary matters of the church and expanding governance, middle level and grassroots ministry leadership base.

Education and Discipleship

  • Education pillar is one of the 5 pillars that make the current operational ministry structure at All Saints Cathedral church, Nairobi. It was established in 2004 based from Ephesians 4.11-13. It was He who gave some to be Teachers—– to prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up. Its key objective is to enable Christians to attain Christian unity and maturity in faith and in the knowledge of God through a consistent training and transition system.


  • The pillar is aimed at building up people to reach unity and maturity in faith and in knowledge of God through a deliberate and organized Christian education that is Christ centered and biblical based. Christian education is aimed at equipping Christians with Biblical knowledge, Christian disciplines, knowledge on church doctrines and Christian lifestyle. This will produce transformed and mature believers who will impact the next generation and also be able to face modern day challenges and that of the future.

  • Today, the pillar has 15 active ministries and an education pillar committee headed by  Rev.Lilian Karinga as the pillar Minister.Its ministries include

    1. Curriculum development ministry which provide training materials for all sectors in the church
    2. Discipleship class ministry which trains new believers on how to grow in their Christian lives
    3. Advanced discipleship course that is, diploma in Christian ministries and civic responsibilities from Carlile College
    4. The resource center ministry where both clergy and Christians can get resources to learn on faith but also on the history of the All Saints Cathedral Church
    5. Public lecture ministry where topical national issues are discussed with the use of specialists in the specific areas
    6. Training ministry especially on preaching and leadership
    7. Theological education by extension ministry
    8. The Cathedral Bible class and Bible study
    9. The Children ministry
    10. The Teens ministry
    11. The Youth ministry
    12. The Zabibu ministry
    13. The Mothers’ Union ministry
    14. The Kenya Anglican Men Association ministry
    15. The Marriage outreach Ministry (M.O.M)

    Theme: Celebrating God’s Faithfulness (Deut. 4:9)

    Topic: Cell Groups: A Place to Connect

    Date: 21st May 2017

    Readings:  Proverbs 3:3-10; Acts 4:32-37

    When writing to the church in Ephesus in Ephesians 4:1-16, Paul brought out the importance of the unity of the Church, terming her as the ‘Body of Christ. He used the analogy of the body, to show how connected believers of Christ are to Christ Himself and to other believers. Just as our body parts belong together and none can quite operate away from the rest, so we become handicapped and powerless if and when we are isolated from one another. The unity of believers is of paramount importance in bringing about and demonstrating the oneness of God, the value of every single person in contributing to the whole and in nurturing each other with love and truth such that “from Him (Christ) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Ephesians 4:16).

    God has joined us together in His love so that we can have the capacity to build godly relationships with one another and be able to connect with God and His purposes. The Early Church would not have survived the torrents of her time, if she had not remained united. God gave the early believers the grace to value their oneness in Christ, so that their relationship with each other was more important than what they owned. It was therefore not difficult for them to sell their possessions in order to support fellow Christians (Acts 4:32-37). This was a true demonstration of their love for God and for one another. Their focus in Christ had helped them value what was eternal rather than temporal; in this they were able to hold the latter in proper perspective. In a materialistic society, possessions take preeminence of relationships; this is why people will be willing to compromise at the altar of corruption, back stabbing and different forms of injustices to add to their treasure chests, leaving many victims on their trail.

    As Christians, we are called to unite with God and His people so as to accomplish God’s will for our lives and live beyond ourselves. A whatsapp message that resonates well with this truth is worth quoting here: “…life is better when you are happy; but life is at its best when others are happy because of you. Be faithful in touching other people’s hearts; be an inspiration. Nothing is more important and worth practicing than being a channel of God’s blessing. Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruits. The sun does not shine for itself; and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature (and a significant spiritual attribute). We were all born to help one another. No matter how difficult the situation you find yourself in; still do good to others”. It is no wonder that while talking to His disciples; Jesus termed Himself as the Vine and they the branches (John 15:5), and called them to bear fruit that will last (John 15:8, 16). A loud hint that they were to exist for God and His purposes that are far beyond caressing their egos and fulfilling their selfish ambitions to embracing the eternal perspective/purposes that God had called them into. Connecting closely with a community of faith always helps us to continually beware of the fallacies of self preservation and self aggrandizement that dims God’s rightful place and that of others to keep us grounded and in check so to speak.

    Hymn: When We Walk With the Lord


    Study Questions:  Proverbs 3:3-10 – Pray that God would cause you to see wonderful things in His Word

    1. Read Proverbs 1:1-7 to understand the purpose of the book of Proverbs. What do these verses reveal about the purpose of the book?
    2. Wisdom is a recurrent theme in the book of Proverbs. What does the passage under study reveal the qualities of a life of wisdom to be?
    3. What are the benefits of living according these qualities as outlined in the passage under study?
    4. Identify the kind of relationships that living a life of wisdom would help you cultivate with God and with other people?
    5. Would you say that the qualities of wisdom identified in 2 above are evident in the life of the church? Why or why not?
    6. How different would your life be if these qualities were true in your life?



    Prayer:  Dear God, we thank You for giving us an opportunity to walk with you and each other in a loving relationship. Teach us to be true to You by connecting with each other as we should. Help us to identify the value of walking together in unity as we follow You. In Christ’s Name we pray. Amen.






Pastoral Care and Sacraments Pillar

  • This pillar is aimed at building the worshipers by meeting their felt needs and providing a conducive environment for peer pastoral care. Part of it will require membership recruitment especially among many worshipers who come to the Cathedral but have never been committed as members. Another factor will be the provision of substantive pastoral care in every sector of the church. This involves taking note of salient needs of every sector and developing and carrying out programmes that meet those needs within the sector.

  • Key Components


    The pillar has several components:

    1. Sacraments (Baptism & Holy Communion)
    2. Other support services (Confirmation, Weddings & Funerals)
    3. Visitation (ministry to the sick and the needy)
    4. Counseling & Social concern eg. S.O.M
    5. Home fellowships & cell ministries.




    The Anglican liturgy for baptism presumes

    • Believer’s baptism for those within the age of reason. Adults and bigger children who seek out baptism will be exposed to the challenge of personal commitment to Christ as the basis of baptism.
    • Infant baptism for children of believers who commit them to God and vow to bring them up in the faith. Parents and god parents will need to be helped to appreciate these truths. Where there is no evidence of a living faith in Jesus Christ in both parents and god parents, the church will wait for the child to grow up, take up instruction and bring themselves for baptism on the confession of their own faith in Jesus.


    • The church will affirm a vibrant course for preparing confirmation candidates.
    • The content of the course will be under scrutiny and review by the Education Pillar of the PCC.
    • Only born again persons and those who come to a personal knowledge of the Lord Jesus during the instruction will be confirmed.
    • The Education Pillar will work out methods of continuing support and instruction for both candidates and parents after confirmation.
    • Instructors will be vetted by Education Pillar and equipped to ensure they grasp the fundamental philosophy and have the capacity to transmit desirable values to the candidates.

    Support Services



    • A large number of people continue to seek to have their weddings done at All Saints’ Cathedral.
    • Premarital counseling will continue to receive due attention and the curriculum reviewed.
    • All ministries that are related will be drawn in to offer support and instruction so that all those who marry at All Saints’ Cathedral continue to worship at the Cathedral and can have support in their marriage pilgrimage.


    • This is a major activity at All Saints’ Cathedral.
    • Awareness must be created that only communicant members of ASC or those with corroborated proof of communicant membership of other churches can have a Christian funeral service at All Saints’ Cathedral with the body brought to church.
    • For the non-communicant members, pastoral care support will be provided, while observing necessary precautions that are generally administrative.
    • A grief and trauma-counseling programme, will be introduced immediately to support the bereaved families.



    The overwhelming size of the church and the attendant overload on a lean staff has rendered visitation to adhoc and emergency situations rather than the spontaneous proactive and preemptive ministry undertaking it should be. This new strategy makes a deliberate effot to treat visitation as a main concern.

    This ministry will involve clergy, lay leaders and people across other ministries. The spectrum of places and people to be visited include:

    • New believers
    • The sick in homes and hospitals
    • The straying and backsliding
    • The aged and the feeble
    • The thriving and regular members
    • The strangers
    • The prisoners
    • The needy and afflicted
    • The bereaved
    • Visits to work and business places

    Counseling & Social Concern


    The Cathedral has an enormous turnout of people seeking counseling and help of all sorts on issues. Most of these are of social concern. For this to be done effectively the Cathedral will:

    • Establish a social concern office
    • Mobilize and recruit professional counselors who are members to volunteer and offer free services to members.
    • Organize seminars and workshops that would enhance group therapy on common issues.
    • Pay attention to the HIV & AIDS crisis.

    Home fellowships & Cell Ministries


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