The Compassion & Welfare Ministry is an arm of IRC with responsibility to care for and serve the poor and needy members within the church primarily, and others in the community it is located and where we hold Missions in in Kenya and neighboring countries .
The Vision of the Compassion & Welfare Ministry
The Compassion and Welfare Ministry is a ministry of service and the fundamental principles upon which the department is based are Love – Love of God & neighbor, and Service:
1 John 3:17 (MSG) –“If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God’s love? It disappears. And you made it disappear”.
1 John 4:11-12 (MSG) – My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love!
Based on this, the vision of the Welfare Department is:
“To reach out to needy children & adults, male & female, irrespective of nationality or background, within and outside the church, to extend the Love of God to them as much as we can”.
Goals of the Compassion and Welfare Ministry:
• To assist members of the church in need of assistance to meet their basic needs.
• To periodically support needy members of the community with basic necessities
through established charities / churches, within our means by distributing non- perishable food stuff, clothing, blankets, towels, toiletries, etc.
• To provide relief and support to needy churches and Ministries.
This Ministry continues to help the needy affected by various challenges and needs:
• Drought and famine.
• Heavy rains and flooding.
• School supplies.
• School Feeding Programs.
• Drilling of boreholes.
• Community development projects.
• Equipping churches/Ministries with sound equipment and ministry resources.
The Compassion and Welfare Ministry activities:
The activities performed by members of the ministry includes but not limited to;
a) Identifying those in need within the congregation and discretely approaching them.
b) Arrange for clothing and non-perishable food items drive to assist those in need within and outside the church
c) Identifying charitable organizations that the church can partner with.
D) Raising funds for the ministry to undertake various Ministry projects..