Men Fellowship

Never lacking in Zeal, be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord with a heart full of devotion.Romans 12:11.

Origin

At the 1973 General Assembly in the Report on Stewardship it was reported that: ‘There has been great pressure from men to form their own organisation with the aim of bringing men together as a united Christian force, for fellowship, exchange of ideas concerning matters of faith, witness and service to Jesus Christ and other men.

A resolution was passed as contained in Min. 1154, MEN’S ORGANISATION, as follows: ‘The General Assembly learns with great interest the men’s wish to form a men’s organisation in the Church. The General Assembly directs the Stewardship Committee to draft a suitable constitution and present it to the Business Committee for ratification and action.’

Resolution

This resolution was never implemented until 1987. The Session of St Andrews Church, Nairobi, felt the need to strengthen the congregational witness of the Parish members. Sadly, it discovered that the majority of the churchmen, apart from a small percentage of those who are Deacons or Elders, do not have a recognised forum or springboard from which their individual and corporate contribution could be utilised in the Church. As a result, the Session decided to form a men’s organisation to address this problem.