In Kenya, there is a huge need for more faithful, gospel-centred churches, and for specific ministries that reach out to and disciple young people. Many young people grow up in Christian homes and identify as Christians, yet are unable to articulate the gospel clearly. Almost 75% of the Kenyan population are under the age of 30, which makes the need for faithful youth ministry even more pressing.
GracePoint church was planted in 2017 in Kikuyu, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi. Each week, the Bible is taught at Sunday services and mid-week groups. Over the past two years GracePoint Church has grown both in number and in influence, but there is much ministry work to do. Until now, there has been no dedicated youth worker at the church, though many young people live in the town.
After finishing the Cornhill Training Course in London, Ken Irungu returned to Kenya to work as the youth worker at GracePoint Church. Ken is mentoring, discipling and teaching the Bible to children and teenagers in Kikuyu, as well as many students studying at a local university. He is also organising evangelistic events and camps for young people, and getting involved in training iServe Africa ministry apprentices in expository preaching.
Dear praying friends,
I’m glad to be back in Kenya for two months now and I thank God for helping me settle down well. I started my ministry here at GracePoint church Kikuyu in Nairobi last month, and I am enjoying serving and pointing many young people to Jesus. GracePoint is a young church plant, now in its third year, and we praise the Lord for what he is doing in and among us.
Over the last several weeks of ministry here I have realised there are so many gospel ministry opportunities among young people. Kenya has a young population, with almost 75 percent of the population being under the age of 30. This means there is a lot of need for more gospel-centred youth workers. As I settle back and reconnect with family and friends, I have noted that many people are surprised when they learn that I am back in Kenya to work for a church as a full-time youth worker. Many people here don’t see ministry as an attractive job for young people.
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