The JKUAT Seventh-day Adventist students existed as a group fellowshipping together for a period of time until the concept of formalizing the group to a church was introduced by the Central Kenya Conference for the members to discuss the benefits of this in the church system. In the process of this formalization, certain specialties were noted to exist in relation to the way the formal SDA churches are constituted. These were: the group was majorly constituted of students who were mostly unmarried, some were baptized in their home churches while some members were un-baptized. The group also had some activities, events, and programs that were mostly applicable in an education institution setting. Other specialties noted was in the leadership structure that accommodated some departments that were not exactly the way they are described in the church manual, but borrow their concepts from the already existing departments in the church manual.
Make disciples of Jesus Christ who live as His loving witnesses and proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel of the Three Angels’ Messages in preparation for His soon return (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Rev 14:6-12).
Guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit, we pursue this mission through Christ-like living, communicating, discipling, teaching, healing, and serving.
In harmony with Bible revelation, we see as the climax of God’s plan the restoration of all His creation to full harmony with His perfect will and righteousness.
The chaplaincy department recognizes and responds to the needs of persons within our unique institutional settings and its environs. An incarnational ministry of presence is offered to all persons in need.
The deaconry department works closely with the Elders office so as to facilitate and ensure that the proceedings of the church are carefully attended to.
Prayer and Fellowship Department
PnF encourages members of JKUSDA Church to embrace prayerful life and understand the importance of fellowship in their lives (refer to Hebrews 10:25).
The nurturing department identifies the needs of all the church members in all situations and offer appropriate support e.g. counseling in order to uplift their spiritual lives.
Personal Ministries Department
Personal Ministries endeavors to inspire, motivate, equip, train, and mobilize all members for dynamic Christian service with the conviction that “The church of Christ is organized for service” (Ministry of Healing, p. 148) and “Every son and daughter of God is called to be a missionary; we are called to the service of God and our fellow men” (The Ministry of Healing, p. 395).
The Music Department is mandated to preach the word of God through music and to organize the way of music worship in the church and outside the church.
Social Health and Temperance Department
The department is mandated to uplift the acceptable social stance and healthful physical development of the Church members for spiritual advancement and enhancement of the fabric of togetherness.
V.O.P. and Library Department
The department endeavours to promote reading of beneficial writings especially the Spirit of prophecy books and cultivate a culture of searching the scripture and reading of Spiritual materials necessary for the growth and establishment of faith.
The technical department ensures effective public communication in all church gatherings as is deemed appropriate.
Transport and Publicity Department
The department works to oversee all the transport affairs and ensure rightful information is timely conveyed to the church members.
Adventist Men Organisation
Adventist Men Organisation (A.M.O.) seeks to foster spiritual growth and renewal among men in the church equipping them for service of the church and training them on the practical aspects of life, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:17).
Adventist ladies Organisation
Adventist Ladies Organisation (A.L.O.) exists to uphold, encourage and challenge Seventh- day Adventist ladies in their daily walk as disciples of Jesus Christ and as members of His world Church.
Sabbath School Department
Sabbath School is the primary religious education system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has four main purposes: 1. Study of the Scriptures; 2. Fellowship; 3. Community outreach; 4. World mission emphasis.
Children Ministries mission is about developing resources that foster the faith of children to make them disciples. Children Ministries department looks and works to equip the church, families, and every other person that may have any spiritual influence on the children, with resources and trainings to connect children to a lifelong, loving relationship with Jesus.
The stewardship department helps members become effective stewards and to assist in the implementation of God’s plan of systematic benevolence throughout the church. Since stewardship responsibility includes the proper management of the entire life, stewardship concepts encourage the proper care and use of the body temple, time, abilities, and material possessions. The department gives assistance in the organization of the church resources for a complete work. Its spiritual and financial objectives are summarized in the following statement: “When they shall arouse and lay their prayers, their wealth, and all their energies and resources at the feet of Jesus, the cause of truth will triumph.” –Testimonies, volume 4 page 475.