The Main Campus Christian Union is an interdenominational,non profit making and non political .We acknowledge the sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment,Thereby we are committed to deepen and strengthen the spiritual life of the individual, as members and to witness to the Lord Jesus as God incarnate and to seek to lead others to a personal faith in Him.Bound by the calling to live holy and righteous lives based on The Holy Bible and following the example of our Lord Jesus and appreciating our ethnic, cultural, denominational and gender diversities.
We are affiliated to FOCUS(Fellowship of Christian Unions), a national body that networks CUs in universities and colleges all over Kenya. It brings together over 60 institutions.
“To be a congregation of Christ like believers, ministering as a family in love to God and to fellow men”
“To equip every member of the Union to Christ-likeness for effective Christian life and reach every student in the Main Campus of the University of Nairobi for Christ.”
The aims of the Union shall be non-political, non-denominational and non-profit making and shall be as follows:
Discipleship: To deepen and strengthen the spiritual life of its members by the study of the Bible, by prayer and by responsible Christian fellowship.
Evangelism: To witness to the Lord Jesus as God incarnate and to seek to lead others to a personal faith in Him.
Mission: To sensitize members into mission work in every area of life according to their calling, gifting and/or training.
Leadership Development: To enhance the holistic growth of the union members in their gifting and calling and develop them into leaders of impact and positive influence.
The core values of the Union are:
OUR DOCTRINAL BASIS
1 The unity of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
2 The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
3 The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of the Holy scripture, as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
4 The universal sinfulness and guilt of all men since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
5 Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin solely through the sacrificial death (as our Representative and Substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
6 The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and His ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
7 The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone,
8 The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
9 The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
10 The one holy universal church to which all true believers belong.
11 The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are three forms of membership in the union.
Full membership is open to all undergraduate students, at the Main Campus of the University of Nairobi and to undergraduate students of all other campuses of the University of Nairobi residing in the Main Campus Halls of residence, who conscientiously sign the following declaration:
“In joining this Union, I declare my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior my Lord and my God and it is my desire, by the grace of God to live a life consistent with this declaration and the doctrinal basis of the union. I am also determined to give active support to the Union as it seeks to fulfill its aims.”
2 Special Membership
Its open to all other undergraduate students of the University of Nairobi who conscientiously sign the declaration provided above, provided they are not full members of Christian Unions in other campuses of the University of Nairobi.
3 Associate Membership
Assosiate membership is open to all former students of the University of Nairobi who uphold the Christian Faith, the Aims and the Doctrinal Basis of the Union.
Members in categories 1 and 2 renew membership at the beginning of every academic year by signing on the form containing the declaration in 1 above.
Membership in categories 1 and 2 cease in the event of completion or termination of studies at the University or on written resignation and/or on a careful and judicious exercise of the power conferred on the Executive Committee.
The first inter-denominational Christian movement was established in 1957 as the royal Technical College Christian Union with a meager membership of 30 students in the then Royal Technical College. Its aim was to provide relevant and student-oriented spiritual nourishment that the students could identify with. With this small number of membership, the Christian Union (C.U) used to hold its services in the common rooms at the halls of residence, currently referred to as rooms. The first CU chairman was Rtd. Archbishop Dr. David Gitari. Many great people have walked the path behind him; Bishops, Apostles, Pastors, Politicians of influence, Academicians, great career men and many other professionals.
As years went by, the student enrolment significantly increased. Consequently, the C.U. membership increased considerably and hence common rooms could no longer hold the numbers. Today, MCCU holds all its services in Taifa Hall.
Main Campus Christian Union (MCCU) was registered on June 10th 1975, the same year it was issued with a registration certificate. As the recognized body of protestant believers in the University of Nairobi, MCCU has been more than united family in Christ. Step by step, the union has grown in extending Godly comfort and love of Christ to many. The programs that exist in MCCU today have a rich spiritual background. Sunday services and Friday fellowships began many years back and continue to run until today.
MCCU has been the mother to many Christian unions of the University of Nairobi. The University of Nairobi administration has supported MCCU all through. Through the office of the dean of students and the university chaplaincy, MCCU has been able to get help, communicate, voice concerns and also listen from the university fraternity for the support. MCCU has held annual missions since 1989. The first annual mission was held in Kisii. Tens of Thousands have come to Christ through MCCU missions. Many other missions have been held consequently.
In all truth MCCU is a union thank God about. Of its existence, its impact, its mandate and its widespread reach, there have been no limit. MCCU has shaped and influenced many.
MCCU has grown to a point of diversifying its activities and making impact to the society at large. MCCU has activities like annual missions, mini-missions, leadership trainings, bible study, conferences, welfare ministry, compassion ministry, sports ministry, high school ministry, street visits etc.
Main Campus Christian Union has various fellowships for students in their respective years. For instance;