Anglican Youth Fellowship [AYF] is a division of the Youth & Students’ Ministries Department, working with the youths in focus under the auspices of the Awori Anglican Diocese. Anglican youth fellowship is unique in her composition. It is a fellowship of students, admission seekers, job seekers, the employed, the singles and the married. The youth ministries division is a specialized ministry that has these groups in focus; designing programmes that address the teeming needs of the members of the group.
Our Objectives are:
To help the Anglican youth to recognize their individual opportunities and responsibilities in the church worldwide mission To inspire Anglican youths to commit their lives to continuing Christian witness To provide opportunity for Anglican youths to know one another better and thus work co-operatively to fulfill the Great Commission.
To reach all youths for Christ, and position them for effective living and service that reflects the glory of God.
YOUTH MINISTRIES OBJECTIVES
To cooperate with the Diocese in emphasizing its declared principles among youths; To take the whole gospel of Jesus to all who do not know it or have not received it, wherever opportunity may be found. To encourage and assist in the building and maintenance of Anglican Faith. To afford a united action concerning matters affecting the welfare of youth fellowships. To invest in any financial undertaking that is for the propagation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. To prepare the youths as a formidable force to take over the mantle of leadership for the next generation.
YOUTH MINISTRIES’ RELATIONSHIP TO THE CHURCH
The focus of the Youth Ministries’ relationship with the church is partnership for church empowerment. This is founded on the understanding of youths’ position in the church as leaders of today and tomorrow. We enable youths to discover themselves within their different settings outside the church. Through self discoveries series, leadership development, mission and evangelism, financial empowerment principles, orientations that lead to excellence in every endeavour of life and other trainings, they are positioned to serve in the different capacities they are gifted in, especially as their giftedness finds outlets in fruitful service to the glory of God. The church is conceived as a test ground for the deposits of God in the believer’s life. With the appropriate motivation, it is expected that the youths would perform.
MODE OF OPERATION
Organizing conferences; Discovery and positioning of gifts for service; Working at the sidelines of the church to assist the church ministries with the youths; Organizing annual conferences for leadership development and empowerment; Providing motivations for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.