The origins of the Presbyterian Church Men’s Fellowship (PCMF) can be traced way back to the General Assembly of 1973, resolution 1154. However this resolution on the idea of beginning of the matters pertaining to men was not accepted until the General Assembly of 1987 revived the matter of establishing the men’s organization under minutes 3835. It has been realized that the majority of church men, apart from those who are deacons or elders did not have a recognized form or spring board from which their individual and corporate contributions could be utilized in the church.The aim of forming a new organization as stipulated in the GA of 1973 resolution was:
i. Bringing men together
ii. Be a united Christian force
iii. For fellowship
iv. For exchange of ideas concerning matters of faith, witness and service to Jesus Christ and other men.
v. Exploiting their talents in serving God.
The PCMF has since become an appropriate avenue where men are able to re-examine their faith in Jesus Christ, their witness and service to God and for fellowship. The fellowship endeavors to be men’s united force in matters covering faith, witness and service to god and to glorify Him at all levels of church life, by participating in church activities as individuals and also to the community and nation.
The P.C.E.A. Woman’s Guild is a fellowship of women and girls in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, whose main objective is to bring together women and girls for Christian fellowship, worship and service. Currently the Woman’s Guild has a membership of about sixty two thousand (62,000) women and girls in the three East African countries and beyond where there are P.C.E.A. Churches. The Guild is founded on the Bible teaching in Romans 12:11-13, “11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality
The Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade were formed because of a Sunday school teacher, Sir W.A Smith. The Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade is a uniform Christian organization, denominational, interdenominational, national and international. It is built on two pillars: (Religion and Discipline) the movement later spread to other countries through the mission that were established by the Missionaries.
i. To educate and train the congregation on effective stewardship, resource mobilization and spiritual growth for the members.
ii. To organize education seminars on education programs e.g. PP1 and guidance and counseling for schools within their jurisdiction.
iii. To advise the church, respective courts and congregation on matters pertaining education.
iv. Organize seminars for students and parents on education trends, school selections and career choice and any other topic of interest within and without.
v. To advise the church on all matters concerning education in both church and public schools
vi. Pay particular attention to the provision of pastoral instruction and general spiritual care in schools within the area of the jurisdiction of the parish
vii. Seek to understand current education policies, Acts and reports of commissions with a view of providing the church with information and guidance on the same
viii. Organize training programmes such as seminars for church members
i. To ensure appropriate youth programs and activities in the church.
ii. To ensure and encourage the youth to remain and participate actively in the church activities with a sense of ownership.
iii. To encourage the youth to unite and strengthen one another and witness God’s love and salvation within and without.
iv. To encourage young people to know the Lord as their Lord and Saviour
v. To encourage young people to live for their Lord who renews and gives strength to live a fuller and righteous life.
vi. To encourage and facilitate the Church youth to serve God through service to the youth, the Church and the community
vii. To encourage the Church youth to own the Church and have a sense of belonging in the Church
viii. To ensure the youth have activities that make them actively involved in the ministry of the Church
ix. To minister to the church and local community during the Youth Fellowship Week
x. To organize training programmes such as seminars for members