Welcome to the Home Cell and Pastoral Care Ministry month. We thank God for this opportunity to focus on this ministry, and our prayer is that during this month, many of you will join a Home Cell in your area or become more actively involved in pastoral care work, reaching out to those in need. We believe that as you offer yourself in this ministry, you will grow and be used of God as you offer service to others. Our guiding theme for the month is “Let your light so shine before men” (Mathew 5:16)
Home Cells are small groups that meet regularly for fellowship, studying God’s word, encouraging one another, praying together, having fun, as well as reaching out to the communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Home Cell is also a place for discovering and putting to use the various spiritual gifts God has given you as an individual.
We praise God because many parishioners have opened up their homes and are hosting, leading and participating in Home Cells. Currently we have 80 Home Cells and the number is growing. We thank God for the many testimonies coming from Home Cells about what the Lord is doing in our midst.
Again we want to take this opportunity to praise God for the many who have faithfully given of themselves to work alongside our clergy to do pastoral work. There are many testimonies of people who have been ministered to through pastoral care visits. We want to celebrate and applaud each of you who has reached out, visited, cared and supported those in need in our midst.
Pastoral Care Ministry is about bringing Christ’s compassion to people in emotional, mental, physical or spiritual need so as to restore their faith, hope and joy in the Lord. It is about supporting people in their pain, loss and anxiety, as well as in their triumphs, joys and victories. It is caring yes, but caring like Christ. (2 Cor 1:3-4)
The work of pastoral care is huge however, and we would encourage many more All Saint’s Cathedral, Kampala (ASCK) parishioners to step forward and join teams that go out to minister to people, under the leadership of our clergy. The work is plenty but the labourers are few.
Home Cell and Pastoral Care ministry provide an environment and an opportunity where you can put into practice what you have been learning and receiving from our Lord Jesus Christ at ASCK.
You can follow the link http://allsaintskampala.org/homecell/ for more information.