Refinery Life Church has three locations in Kenya.
Lead Elders: Francis Ouma Ooko, And Syprose Atieno Obaje.
P O BOX 162-40600
Refinery Life Church Kenya
Headquarters and Church 1: Yuaya Tigare, Siaya, Kenya
Church 2: Kodongo, Siaya, Kenya
Church 3: Masiro Ujuanga, Siaya, Kenya
REFINERY LIFE CHURCH KENYA
The foremost purpose of Refinery Life Church Kenya is to glorify God who created all things for His glory and honor. We are to glorify God the Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ, whom he has appointed heir of all things. When a believer receives Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they become a new creation in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). From beginning to end, the Christian life is one where the believer is being transformed into Christ’s image with ever-increasing glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Christlikeness is the goal for every Christian because the Apostle John said that we shall be like Him, for one day we shall see Him as He is (1 John 3:2). John also states that in this world we are like Jesus (1 John 4:17). The more the believer seeks to imitate Christlikeness in their day-to-day life, the more triumphant that person will be in properly handling the tests, trials, temptations and troubles in this world. Christlikeness is manifested by a life of faith, fruit-bearing, character, service, loving God and others, forgiving and witnessing the gospel to others.
At Refinery life Church Kenya , we seek to edify the body of Christ by Building Victorious Christlike Lives. Public worship, Bible classes, Christian Education, Discipleship, small groups and various ministries for young and old, married and single are some of the means used by Refinery life Church Kenys to mold new creations in Christ to maturity. The victorious Christian life is a spirit-filled and spirit-guided life of worship, praise, prayer, overcoming and service.
The Christlike believer has a new thought life that continuously seeks to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord (2Peter 3:18). Also, the Christlike believer understands that the power of life and death resides in the tongue, and that no corrupt communication should proceed from the mouth (Colossians 3: 8-10; Proverbs 18:21).
The victorious Christian’s life is manifested by commitment to serving in one’s local church; visiting and praying for the sick and bereaved; providing financial and moral support to the poor; bringing the gospel to those incarcerated; and helping to mend those adversely affected by broken relationships and misdirected lives. We seek to speak life and positive affirmations to build-up our families, communities and society in general, which are all in need of spiritual guidance.
We thank God for the victory that is assured in Christ Jesus, who always causes us to triumph.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
A. We believe that there is only one God, who has created all things for His glory and honor. This one God has manifested Himself to mankind as the Father in creation, the Son in redemption, and the Holy Spirit indwelling and inspiring those who place their trust in Him.
B. We believe that God is love and that sacrificial love was shown to fallen humanity when the Father gave the Son to redeem all who believe in the Son.
C. We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and rose again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. Someday, He will return to consummate history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.
D. We believe that apart from Jesus Christ, all people are spiritually lost and, because of sin, deserve the judgment of God. However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort; instead, it is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.
E. We believe in water baptism as a public profession of a person’s faith in Christ. We also believe that, according to scripture, this baptism includes complete immersion and is administrated in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
F. We believe that one must be born again spiritually to see and to enter the Kingdom of God.
G. We believe that the Holy Spirit is essential to salvation and convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ.
H. We believe that the Bible is God’s unique and written revelation to people. It is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. No other writings are vested with such divine authority.
I. We believe the Bible teaches that there is both a place called Heaven and Hell. The believer goes eternally to Heaven and the unbeliever eternally to Hell.
J. We believe that marriage is a union between one man (the husband) and one woman (the wife). We do not recognize any other marriage. We also believe the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin. Therefore, we do not condone the homosexual lifestyle.
ABOUT OUR CHILDREN MINISTRY.
Project proposal for Refinery life church Kenya Orphans and vulnerable children Home
Orphans and vulnerable children are always confronted with immense psychological and social problems.
As they grow older, they are also vulnerable to maltreatment (harassment and violence), economic and sexual abuse and exploitation, due to lack of care and protection.
These risks and other vulnerabilities are also likely to harm their future livelihoods as well.
A sustained commitment to protecting and improving the lives of these orphaned and vulnerable children is required so as to ensure that their needs are addressed through actions at the local level as well as at the higher levels, so that interventions made can achieve the widest possible impact.
The Refinery life church Kenya Orphans and Vulnerable children Home is a Church project based in Yuaya Tigare area, Ugunja sub county of Siaya County in Kenya.
The church decided to set up a centre for orphans and other vulnerable children so as to address their problems at the community level.
In view of the envisaged initial capital investment, the Refinery life church Kenya with a technical and financial support of Pastor Gary Hoban and Pastor Amanda Hoban of Refinery Life Church Australia. The Church has managed to facilitate of required resources to implement Orphans and vulnerable children education as well as dealing with drug addicted youths which is rampant and has reached alarming situation within our community.
The general objective of the project is to provide support to orphans and vulnerable children so as to enable them live a normal life like other children in the community. The project is largely aimed at providing care to the orphans and vulnerable children who do not have parents or guardians to look after them as well as assisting them to acquire basic education by providing them with learning materials, breakfast and lunch as well as do counselling for those who have already become drug addicts.
Besides the Church survey at the community level, discussions and consultations were as well made with officials in the Ministry of gender and children affairs which is responsible for social welfare.
The church recently visited other orphanages based in a nearby county to learn the way such institution are operated. The church team recommended Acquisition of land and construction of buildings for the centre is estimated at KES 20.00 million. Purchasing of furniture, equipment and recreational facilities for the centre is estimated to cost KES 35.00 million.
Implementation of this project proposal pending on availability of funding.
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