The Bible Society of Kenya held the first ever summit for all the branch chairpersons on the 13th of February 2021 at ACK Guesthouse, Nairobi.
The event brought together officials from Nakuru, Kiambu, Nairobi, Nyeri, Meru, Kericho, Vihiga, Kisumu, Bungoma, Kakamega, and Machakos where the Society has branches. The members were warmly welcomed by Mr. Thomas Tharao, Head of Business Development who appreciated them for attending the summit.
The meeting began with a message on stewardship by Canon Kistos Khisa of Bungoma branch. He shared from Mathew 5 and reminded the members that they have been called to serve and where there is service there is a blessing. He reminded them that they have been called in this season to be stewards as they continue to be the salt and light of the world.
The summit was an opportunity for officials to meet and exchange ideas on improving and growing their respective branches in addition to inspiring each other on the implementation of BSK Programmes. The branches gave their reports for the previous year and it was noted that not much had been done due to the COVID 19 challenges. The officials were optimistic that in 2021 they will roll out various BSK programmes and activities in their regions.
The summit provided a chance for the officials to share the challenges they were experiencing in their regions. They also provided feedback to the Society on areas of improvement in programmes implementation.
The BSK Council Chairperson, Dr. Timothy Kiruhi appreciated the officials for their commitment towards BSK work in their respective branches. Dr. Kiruhi took the members through the new 2021-2025 strategic plan. He urged the members to uphold the Society’s core values in all their undertakings as they own and implement the action points of the strategic plan in their branches.
The meeting ended with a benediction from Bishop Peter Ambuka of the Nairobi branch. Thereafter members were treated to a sumptuous meal at the ACK Guesthouse premises.