About Us: First Baptist Church, Bukanga
A Relevant Biblical Community
First Baptist Church, Bukanga is a thriving and diverse community of real people experiencing real life together. Sundays are a time where we gather together to grow and give of what we have, but our lives consist of much more than attending church on Sunday. We want to be the church every day of the week.
Bukanga Baptist church is a faith based organization located in luuka district, eastern region of Uganda and registered at the grass root; Bukanga Baptist church serves in the community and supports orphans and vulnerable children under its sponsorship program. The church was started in 2001 in response to the need of the community which included spiritual, economic, socioe-motional and educational needs. Bukanga Baptist church provides vulnerable children found in different households with access to healthcare, shelter, child protection, education, psychosocial support, life skills and livelihood skills training, HIV/AIDS prevention and curative and reproductive health training. Over the past 10 years, Bukanga Baptist church has assisted hundreds of the most vulnerable children who would otherwise have had no hope to their future; these are children who have lived in extreme poverty and exploitive conditions.
To engage in the distribution of Christian literature, bible teaching, gospel rallies as well as empowering communities with sustainable livelihood skills through education and trainings, advocacy and establishment of effective financial system for productivity.
To promote evangelism and Christian values among people in luuka district.
To Promote Livelihoods, Technical & Financial capabilities of Small holder Farmers.
To support Child Sponsorship, Child Survival, youth development & family
To engage in developmental evangelism to promote economic liberation and social empowerment and self-development.
To reduce the vulnerability of children and women through provision ofcare, support and protection.
To provide the basic nutrition, education ,health care, housing and clothing to the orphans and vulnerable children.
To advocate for the girl child by mitigating early child marriages, school dropout and domestic violence among households.
To promote the rights ,safety and education of the most vulnerable children
in the community
To promote the prevent HIV/AIDS and mitigate its impact by supporting
people infected by HIV/AIDS
CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Bukanga Baptist church is a Christian nonprofit making organization that supports children regardless of their gender, religion, ethical background, nationality or colour with focus on the most vulnerable children.
Bukanga Baptist church is committed to being 100% transparent (integrity), good
stewards, hardworking, team work and observing ones dignity at all times.
Bukanga Baptist church’s ultimate goal is to support communities have better lives
in Jesus’ name by ensuring that each child under its care accesses quality education
so that they grow into well educated men and women committed to serving their
families, communities and country.
Health care and reproductive health training
Networking and partnership developments
Discipleship and leadership training.
Support for the elderly
Young adolescents and youth programming
God does exist. There is only one God, in fact — and He is the Creator of everything.
We’re made in His image, which means we’re like Him in many ways, except that He’s God and we’re not. He’s loving and just and desires a relationship with us. As individuals with free will, we have the freedom to respond to the relationship God’s initiated with us, or not.
We’re free to choose to live outside the realm of the life God has for us as it’s explained in the Bible. Put another way, many choices we make either move us closer to God or further away from Him. Making even seemingly small decisions that separate us from God is called sin. We all do it, and we’ll continue to do so. And, even then, God will love us and passionately pursue us.
God loves us so much, in fact, that He sent his only son, Jesus, to die so the rest of us could live. The cost of sin was separation from God—spiritual death—until Jesus came and His death paid everyone’s debt. That’s serious love. Because of that serious, perfect love, this gift from God is waiting for anyone who wants to receive it. This is called Grace. God gives grace freely and abundantly.
As for us, we need only to decide whether or not to believe and receive these truths. If we decide to believe it, we have available to us a new, full life that can start now and never stop. And it’s OK to have a lot of questions along the way. Although God reveals things to us (including what He’s revealed about Himself in the Bible), He remains mysterious and wonderful.
Houston’s First Baptist Church’s beliefs are the same as those contained in the Baptist Faith and Message, the confession of faith of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). On June 14, 2000, the SBC adopted a revised summary of our faith. The committee’s report says in part:
Baptists cherish and defend religious liberty, and deny the right of any secular or religious authority to impose a confession of faith upon a church or body of churches. We honor the principles of soul competency and the priesthood of believers, affirming together both our liberty in Christ and our accountability to each other under the Word of God.
Baptist churches, associations, and general bodies have adopted confessions of faith as a witness to the world, and as instruments of doctrinal accountability. We are not embarrassed to state before the world that these are doctrines we hold precious and as essential to the Baptist tradition of faith and practice.
As a committee, we have been charged to address the ‘certain needs’ of our own generation. In an age increasingly hostile to Christian truth, our challenge is to express the truth as revealed in Scripture, and to bear witness to Jesus Christ, who is ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life.’
The 1963 committee rightly sought to identify and affirm ‘certain definite doctrines that Baptists believe, cherish, and with which they have been and are now closely identified.’ Our living faith is established upon eternal truths. ‘Thus this generation of Southern Baptists is in historic succession of intent and purpose as it endeavors to state for its time and theological climate those articles of the Christian faith which are most surely held among us.’
It is the purpose of this statement of faith and message to set forth certain teachings which we believe.
Thanks for your interest in exploring the Gospel Story, which is the heart of the Christian message. Your decision to accept or reject Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, your leader and forgiver, is the most important decision you will ever make, and is not to be made lightly.
But, first, you probably have a few questions. Here are a few resources to help you navigate who this “Jesus” is and what he is about.
After viewing the Gospel Story, if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to make a decision, we invite you to contact us by using the form below. You will be put in touch with one of our experienced spiritual counselors.
You can also reach us by the following methods:
- IN PERSON — After any service or during the week at Bukanga Baptist Church.
- PHONE — Contact Pr Isiko Henry at +256 703-987-748
- EMAIL — email@example.com
We Love Kids!
From newborns through high school seniors there’s something here for your kids. We have Sunday Worship times as well as special times of worship designed for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and Primary 1– Primary 7. Life Bible Studies provide more detail about what’s available for children no matter what their age may be.