Firstly the context of salvation as the entrance pathway to the eternality of God’s agenda and purposes does not recognise gender – meaning it does not differentiate between gender lines. God touches man as a human being first and assign roles both within and outside gender lines. Therefore the basic context within which God places women in the earth for his kingdom agenda is simply wife and mother dynamics of partnership with God. Within that basic context is a more complex structure of divine partnership God has built to include women. However the role they play as a wife and mother after the heart of God is key in driving specific elements of God’s agenda in the earth. This places God at the centre of who women are and should perceive themselves to be as opposed to the world view of women described based on their gender and its related descriptors. It is based on this understanding that at KCA we seek to encourages and equip women to reclaim their identity and position in Christ, and not consider their gender as a limitation in being effective and fruitful in serving God and their families as wives to their husbands and mothers to their children according to the Word of God. (Genesis 29: 31; Proverbs 31: 10- 31; 1 Peter 3: 4-7. Some of the programs for women at KCA are:
Promote Full participation of women in ministry
Aligned to the overall vision of KCA the programme continually explores and implements ways in which women can fully contribute towards the upliftment of their communities and reaching out to the needy (Proverbs 31:20).
Inner healing and Cleansing to be stronger human beings
Our programme incorporates elements of healing and deliverance as many women go through traumatic physical, emotional and psychological experiences in the course of their lives (e.g. sexual violence and abuse, divorce, deaths of loved ones, dreadful diseases such as cancers etc.), which often result in feelings of loss; low self-esteem and self-worth and a mental health issues such stress and depression. All these are tactics that the enemy uses to frustrate and delay the work of God in their lives ( e.g. the woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8:43,the woman with the spirit of infirmity in Luke 13: 11-12; the rape of Tamar in2 Samuel 13: 1-21). It is only when the process of healing has begun that individuals can look beyond themselves and reach out to their God-given dreams and purposes for their lives.
Targeted approach to different women groupings
Realising that there are different groups in women (young and old, married, single mothers, older women); their situations and experiences are different and therefore have different needs. At KCA we seek to go beyond the clichés and religious rhetoric and provide a loving and compassionate environment to women who have gone through difficult situations, empower and enable them to rise above the ashes and meaningfully participate and contribute to the work of building God’s Kingdom through KCA. Safe spaces are recreated through regular fellowship meetings to build spiritual and emotional competences and restore the joy of serving the Lord and be fruitful, for that’s God desire (Proverbs 11: 14– “Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety’’; Psalm 1:1– Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of ungodly, nor standeth in the way of the sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful; John 15: 1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. )