Watoto Church believes in being relevant to the community in which it is resident. This is done by ministering to the whole man – spirit, soul and body.
“The church that I see is one that is relational, not theological. A church that rises up and captures the call of a Saviour to be the salt of the Earth and the light of the World, bringing hope to a devastated community,” Gary Skinner, Pastoral Team Leader: Watoto Church.
Watoto Church is committed to being practical in its love, not only preaching the Gospel of Christ, but practising it through extravagant acts of godly generosity, equity, mercy, love, kindness.
The church currently works through the following avenues to achieve this:
WATOTO CHILDCARE MINISTRIES
Watoto is an holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Uganda. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nation.
The model involves physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, education – formal and vocational, counselling and emotional well being as well as moral and spiritual discipleship.
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Church members are mobilised to:
- Help individuals find a genuine and meaningful relationship with Christ
- Identify the need in their community and together with the community, take action. Projects are set up for city-wide clean-ups, wall painting, street infrastructure and providing for the physical and emotional needs of neighbours
- Care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, integrating them into the life of the church and assisting with possible life-extension and definite life-enhancement