youth week 2015 - booklet

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youth week 2015 - booklet
YOUTH WEEK 2015
OTP - Beneficiaries and Leaders at a mentorship forum in Nov. 2014 at Lay Training-Zambezi
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27 April - 3 May 2015
Theme:
And Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Col 3:17
The Youth visiting with Very Rev. Dr. John Gatu at his Himidi farm - Karen -March 2015
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Youth Motto: Love, Unity and Service.
OPERATION TIMOTHY PROGRAM (OTP)
Youth Vision Statement
The Youth Department hopes to see a vibrant and well coordinated youth movement
extending to every corner of East Africa and Beyond.
This initiative was conceived and launched by the Youth department in the year 2008 following the
post election violence (POV) in Kenya. It was regularized through a resolution at GAC Chogoria in
the same year. The program has since then evolved into a big thing. The program is based from
the book of 1 Timothy 6:18; command them to be good, to be rich in good deeds, and be generous
and willing to share.
Mission
The Youth department exists to:a) Bring young people in fellowship, discipleship and evangelism. (To equip, uplift
and up build young people)
b) Raise and equip emerging young leaders to serve in the Church and society.
c) Empower young people physically, economically, socially and politically.
Core Values:a) Bible and Christ centered service.
b) Democratic participation and inclusiveness
c) Team work and networking
d) Discipline and integrity
The overall objective is to respond to the needs of vulnerable young people access their education
goals more so in high schools, colleges and universities.
Specific Objectives
1. Mentor young Christians through modeling them, engaging them and involving them in the life of
Church and Society.
2. Pool resources to give hope to the hopeless through education and training and be a voice of the
vulnerable youth in the society.
Funding
The Church through the Youth Department gives an offering during Youth Sunday called OTP Fund.
Beginning last year 2014, the Department started involving Partners and friends during the Annual
Youth Conference where a fundraising is set aside for the purposes of OTP sponsorship. Last year
alone yielded over Kshs.1.0 m in cash and pledges for this purpose. This saw the increase of
beneficiaries from 38 to 53. The additional fifteen students were given from regions, with each
region bringing three (3) on board. All the fifteen are in form one – 2015.
DATE
ACTIVITY
VENUE
23-25/11/14
O.T.P. Beneficiaries
Mentorship Forum
Lay Training Centre
17/1/15
CYC Meeting
Head Office
24/1/15
Regional Workshop
Central
31/1/15
Regional Workshop
Eastern
Appeal
We appeal to all our friends and partners to consider helping the needy youth through this program.
Funds can be channeled through
07/2/15
Regional Workshop
RVR 1
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14/2/15
Regional Workshop
Mt. Kenya
21/2/15
Regional Workshop
Nairobi
28/2/15
Regional Workshop
RVR 2
02-4/4/15
CYC Summit/Meeting
Lay Training Centre
27/4-3/5/15
Youth Week
Congregations
30/5/15
CYC Meeting
Head Office
24-28/6/15
Annual Mission
Nairobi Region
24-29/8/15
Annual Conference
RVR
25-27-9/15
CYC Engagement
Central Region
31/10/15
CYC Meeting
Head Office
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All these students are brought together once a year (every November) at PCEA Lay Training for a
mentorship and bonding program.
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PCEA Youth Account
KCB – 110 898 3235 or
PCEA Youth Projects A/C –
Equity Bank - 1280299034447
THEME SONG
TUNAOMBA UWEPO WAKO
Tunaomba uwepo wako uende nasi
Ewe Baba wa majeshi tusikie
Kama huendi nasi, hatutaki kutoka hapa
Hatuwezi peke yetu, enda nasi
Tutavua,mapambo yetu
Vitu vyote vya dhamnani kwetu
YOUTH WEEK 2015
Mioyo yetu twaleta mbele zako,
Tutakaze na utembee nasi x 2
Tu watu wa shingo ngumu tusamehe
Hatufai mbele zako turehemu
Tusafishe Baba, tuonyeshe uko wako
Twahitaji rehema yako, enda nasi
Tunaomba utuonyeshe njia zako
Kwa maana umetuita kwa jina lako
Twalilia Eee Baba, utukufu na uso wako
Bila wewe tutashindwa, enda nasi
By Reuben Kigame
DAY 6: SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015
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Youth Social Day
The day is two-folded. On one hand, the young people are encouraged to organize sports that
can bring on board other young people from the society. On the other hand, the congregational
youth committee ought to wrap up the weekly activities including rehearsing for Sunday
Activities. Details on duties that go with the worship service should be confirmed this day. The
congregational youth is encouraged to consider cleaning up the Church compound, the
sanctuary and put in place the kind of beautification and sitting arrangement desirable to them in
readiness for Youth Sunday worship service(s).
Theme:
“And Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Col 3:17
DAY 7 SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015
Youth Sunday Worship Service Programme
The Minister, Elders, congregational Youth and other leaders converge in vestry in readiness
for the activities of the day.
1. Hymn – GB 36 “To God be the glory”
2. Call to WorshipTheme: “ And Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Col 3:17
3. Opening prayers
4. Welcome by the Local Congregation Chairman
5. Praise in worship
6. Intercessory prayers/The Lord's Prayer
7. Presentations 1. The Youth Fellowship
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13.
A moment with children
Intimations/Announcements
Apostles Creed
A Brief on PCEA Youth work and Youth agenda - 2015
A moment for OTP and receiving OTP Offerings.
Readings 1. Proverbs 16:1-7
2. Colossians 3: 12-17
14. Theme Song “Tunaomba Uwepo Wako” – By Reuben Kigame
15. Sermon/prayer for needs
16. -Offerings/tithes/collections/fundraise for Youth work
-Prayers for offertories and collections
17. Hymn – GB – 601 “Abide with me”
18. Benediction
YOUTH WEEK 2015
Dear Brethren,
Receive Christian greetings from the PCEA Head Office, Youth Department.
Another time has come for the Youth Department to share with you on the progress of
youth work within the Church.
The Youth Department has continued to function at all levels through the great assistance
and partnership of the entire Church. We extend our appreciation for this great gesture
over the years.
Mission Work
(a) Mabati Campaign Project I and II
The Youth Department scaled up the height of mission work over the last one year.
The department mounted a major mission excursion at Mathioya Parish, Othaya
Presbytery, Mt. Kenya Region. The department conducted a mabati campaign
Project 1, that yielded in the construction of PCEA Kora Church in Mathioya Parish.
During this particular mission a total of 1064 persons were encountered and 80 souls
came to the Lord. The Semi Permanent Worship Centre was commissioned by the
Deputy Secretary General and Othaya Presbytery on 29th June, 2014. The
Department will be conducting mabati project II for construction of a Church at
Kangundo Nendeni Area, Nairobi East Presbytery - June 2015.
b) Operation Timothy Program (O.T.P)
The words of Martin Luther King Jnr.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase”. The O.T.P.
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initiative by the Youth Department which is celebrating its 8 birthday is a testimony, an
impact creating program locally born. To date, the program is assisting 53 students
access their high school, college and university education. Fifteen of these are the
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current form ones recruited in January 2015. This sponsorship and mentorship
program is cutting across the Church. (More detailed information at a later page)
c) Recruitment and Commissioning
The Youth Department in conjunction with Parish Sessions conduct this important
ceremony. Upon recommendation from the parishes through Presbyterials and
regions, the department conducts training for those who are ready to take the vows.
During the first phase, the candidates are issued with cards, bearing their names,
Parish and Presbytery and the date of recruitment. After a successful completion of
period determined by the Parish Session, the candidate undertakes the second set
of vows upon which they are issued with a badge. At this point the candidate should
be a communicant in the Church. The department has introduced a trainers of
trainers (TOT) Program, that has brought on board persons who work with the
Regional Youth Workers to prepare youth for recruitment and commissioning. To
date every region has three (3) such persons.
d) Theme for 2015
The theme for the Youth this year is derived from Colossians 3:17 that states “And
whatever you do whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him”. The christian life should be
characterized by gratefulness and thank giving expressed through what is done and
said.
In every motion and direction, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus – Do it because
he requires and commands it and with a desire to honour him. His authority should
be the warrant, His glory the aim of all our actions and words. Our actions should be
accompanied by thanksgiving.
e) Youth Week 2015
Youth Week is scheduled for Monday 27th April to Sunday 3rd May, 2015.
We wish you God's blessings as you observe Youth Week this year.
Grace and Peace to all!
In Christ's Vineyard,
Rev. Simon Githiora Njuguna
YOUTH SECRETARY/DIRECTOR
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YOUTH WEEK 2015 PROGRAMME
Youth Week 2015 is scheduled for April 27 to May 3, 2015. Details for the week are indicated
hereunder. It is expected that the programme will be rolled out in all Parishes and the
congregations of the Church.
DAY 1: MONDAY APRIL 27, 2015
Youth and Congregation
This is the opening day of the Youth Week. The day is dedicated for special opening and
exposition of the Youth Theme conducted by the Parish Minister or Youth Patron in all
congregations.
Logistical issues that ought to be observed during the week are addressed during the first day of
the week. All the youth members and the members of the congregation are encouraged to
gather at their worship centre during this opening day.
DAY 2: TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2015
Youth and The Community
The day is set for the youth to engage with the community. Young people are encouraged to
visit the following:- hospitals, prisons, schools, colleges and administrative offices. This time is
to be utilized to share the youth theme and pray with the various groups in their localities.
DAY 3: WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2015
Youth to Youth Engagement
The day is set for young people in the congregation to engage with one another and participate
in common activities e.g. role plays, skits, drama, singing, bible quizzes, prayers etc. Some of
these activities may be items for presentation during the youth Sunday Service.
DAY 4: THURSDAY APRIL 30, 2015
Youth Environment day
The day is set aside for young people to participate in the care for the environment. Youth
groups are encouraged to plant trees in Churches, schools, parks, within government facilities
and other places applicable in their own situation (it is the understanding of the Central Youth
Committee that by this time, every congregation youth will have a tree nursery ready for this
purpose). Tree planting and other environmental activities are to be done in consultation with
the Church administration, local administration and the local leaders.
DAY 5: FRIDAY MAY 1, 2015 ( Labour Day)
Youth Mentorship and Skills Enhancement Day
As a public holiday, it is planned that every parochial area will come up with an elaborate
seminar plan. This ought to be done in consultation with the Parish minister and the Session
Youth representative.
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