The Methodist Church in Kenya held its Golden Jubilee celebration last August 18, 2018 at the Nairobi School in Kenya, where representatives from the thirteen synods across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania gathered for the grand celebration. The merry and colorful worship service was filled with various performances brought by the various choirs from the different synods.
The Presiding Bishop Rev. Joseph Ntombura talked about the ongoing national war on corruption and expressed positive remarks on the said campaign. He reminded the congregation of the church’s purpose which is to allow concentration, attract cooperation, and assist evaluation in the movements that impact the livelihood and overall wellness of the people. He also highlighted the growth of the Methodist Church in terms of number and geographical scope, as well as its expansion in terms of sectoral service and involvement in mission and evangelism, agriculture, health, and education.
The guest speaker, Rev. Lord Leslie Griffiths from the Methodist Church Britain Conference, delivered a challenging sermon. He emphasized how the church people must go down to the most marginalized and oppressed – those needing them the most.
In the same week, the Methodist Youth in Kenya held its national conference, “The Dunamis Experience Episode 1: In and Out of Season”. Over 600 young people from the synods in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania participated in the conference from August 15 to 19, 2018, concluded by the grand jubilee celebration of the MCK.
Simultaneously happening as well was the 53rd Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Kenya from August 17 to 23, 2018 with the theme, “The Great Commission” (Matthew 28:18-20). In his address to the conference, the Presiding Bishop Rev. Ntombura declares that the mission of the Church continues, as this is the time and the season to follow the mandate to lead the revival and take the gospel of Grace, healing and salvation across Kenya, East Africa and beyond. As quoted from this address, “We conclude with hope – For nothing of the Church’s life, worship and mission can be properly understood, unless it is seen in the light of the final fulfilment of God’s purposes.”