AIC MISSIONS DEPARTMENT
The Aim of AIC Mission Department is;
- To preach the gospel as it was commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ “Go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20: Mark 16:15-16 and Acts 1:8)
- To plant and establish churches among the unreached people.
- Responsible for all mission ministries and activities of the AIC K.
- To glorify God in everything 1Corinthians 10:31
- MISSIONARY’S TESTIMONY
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
“For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. …for though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all men …. that I might by all means save some. Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.” For I am debtor to greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much is in me I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also.”
Acts.20 :24, 1 Cor. 9: 16-17, 19,
AIC MD recognizes that the entire Christian life is a work of faith. We depend upon God as the ultimate provider of every need, Spiritual and material.
AIC MD Kenya – Plant churches among unreached people in Kenya and neighboring countries, such as Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania through the effective preparation of church leaders.
AIC MD was established in 1958 by AIC Kenya and AIM. AICMD its beginning in the work of Peter Cameron Scott (1867-1896), a Scottish- American Missionary of the International Missionary.
Africa Inland Church Mission Department
Its one of the largest Mission Agency in Kenya. It has sent over 100 Local Missionary’s families since it started, to different mission fields in Kenya and East Africa, and over 20 International Missionary families to different unreached people group in Kenya and Bible training centers and Missionary college.
Structure of AIC MD Board
Presiding Bishop AIC Kenya – Rev. Dr. Silas Yego
Deputy Presiding Bishop AIC Kenya – Rev. Geoffrey Gichure
Administrative Secretary AIC Kenya – Mr. John Kitala
Chairman – Rev. Samuel Munywoki
Vice Chairman – Rev. David Nganga
Director – Pr. Daniel Mbiiri
Deputy Director – Rev. Joseph Lelei
Peter Cameron Scott
In December 1896, Peter Scott died of black water fever. The mission almost died when most of the AIM Missionaries died or resigned. The AIM Council took more responsibility of reviving the work in Kenya by appointing Hurlburt the new Director of mission in Africa. He and his family moved to Africa and for the next two decades he provided strong, undisputed leadership for the headquarters which was established in 1903 at AIC Kijabe Kenya.
AIC MD seeks to help new believers to grow strong and health in their faith and grow into a maturing church. The mission department aims to invest in the lives of current and future church leaders to effectively affect the lives of others who can in turn reach out to the larger population of the unreached people of Africa and beyond.
AIC Missionary College Eldoret
One of the greatest assets the AIC MD has is the missionary college at Eldoret. The college started in 1986. It trains people from all denominations around the world. The college trains the students in Cross Cultural Anthropology, Evangelism and church planting, among other courses relevant to missionary work.
Primary Schools and Children’s home
AIC MD has started quite a number of schools where they have planted churches. Many of these are primary schools. Many children have become Christians and consequently gone higher in learning to become teachers in these schools and others have become Pastors and the church has grown. For more information contact the Principle – AIC Missionary College P O Box 3718 - 30100 Eldoret Kenya
Relief and Development
One of the strengths of providing relief and development in the areas where they start churches is that people get attracted to the church. When they come to the church they inevitably hear the gospel and receive Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Relief and development are earmarked on where there is need.
Dispensaries and Health care
The Church operates hospitals and Clinic. These facilities have effectively helped in the spread of the gospel. When patients come for treatment, the missionaries take time in the morning witness to the people who visit the hospital and as a result many become Christians.
Missionaries are involved in Evangelism in the place they are posted to. They evangelize through AIC Health centers, schools, house to house etc. A lot of home visitation has produced splendid results.
A.I.C Kenya aims as of first importance,
to fulfill the Great Commission of our
Lord Jesus Christ [Mat. 28:19-20].
in 1960 it formed the A.I.C
Missionary Department [AICMD], to oversee
the church’s outreach ministry to
unreached tribes. From a very humble beginning, A.I.C MD has grown to where
it is today  having over 41 missionary families plus those teaming up with us under A.I.C.M.D. These missionaries are evangelizing and planting churches among 19 tribes in Kenya, while others are in horn of africa and Sundan,at the A.I.C missionary College, and in the A.I.CM.D office.our vision is to have more than 200 missionaries.
The Challenge facing us is very great.There are 22 unreached tribes in Kenya, not mentioning neighbouring countries like Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burudi and Tanzania, where spritual help is needed. In Kenya alone, the area occupied by the unreached tribes is very wide and our missionaries’ presence influences just a small area. We feel that A.I.C Kenya needs to do more in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Using the human and material resources
God has blessed us with, we are capable of
doing far much more. We invite you to participate more in this outreach ministry
of our church. We have many requests for missionaries who have applied to be sent,
but we cannot send them due to shortage of funds.
Read on prayerfully asking God to show you what he wants you to do about this need
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. Prayer & Moral Support
Missionaries, like all other Gospel workers, are involved in spiritual warfare and they need much prayer support. African cultural systems and Islam are vehemently opposed to the Gospel and God’s intervention is needed to penetrate them and get people saved. We encourage you to pick a few of the missionaries for whom you promise to regularly intercede
in prayer, and maybe write letters of encouragement.
2. Material support.
Missionaries have left their homes and gone to evangelize other tribes on behalf of us in AIC Kenya, and it is therefore our devine duty to support them materially. Plan to give generously on the two annual missions Sundays and encourage other members of your church to do the same. If God has blessed you in a big way materially, you are also welcome to sponsor a missionary family through AICMD, or you can team up with friends to do the same. You are also welcome to bless any of the missionaries with special gift, which if you send to us, will be added to their monthly salary.
3. Participate as a missionary
As the Lord provides support, it is the desire of the AICMD to recruit more missionaries and send them to the mission fields. We want people who are qualified for this worthwhile work; who have a call to evangelize the world, Bible training [4yrs], who have also crosscultural communication training. [if they are licensed or ordained it is an added advantage], who have a call to be missionaries, and who have missionary training. Applications for recruitment into AICMD are done through the DCC and RCC. We also encourage people to go as tentmakers missionaries and use their careers to advance the God’s kingdom.
For more information contact:
The AICMD Coordinator
P O Box 45019-00100 G.P.O
NB/ Deposits can be made directly to:
-AIC Missionary Board
-Equity Bank – Community Branch
-Acc no. 0170262110346