THE CITY CHURCH-LUZIRA
A Place Where Ugandans from all Walks of Life can Belong
The Effect of COVID-19 in Uganda
Even though Uganda has registered very few cases of Covid-19, many people have lost their primary sources of income because of the lockdown. A number of people in Luzira have also been displaced by flooded lakes and rivers due to heavy rains that started in March 2020. There is a general sullen atmosphere of sadness and people are looking towards God and the Church to help them get through this dark time. Now, the lockdown has been almost 90% lifted but it’s effects are still a long way from subsiding.
Food for the Community of Luzira
Three times since March, Transform African Ministries through The City Church-Luzira has given out some food (rice, posho and beans) to over 250 families each time. However, the needs seem to be increasing with time. We need to support even more people so that they can at least feed their families as we wait for this situation with Covid to come to an end. Would you consider giving to the feeding program at The City Church-Luzira? We are looking at raising at least $2,000 a month, for the next six months to help feed at least 300 families per a month.
Supporting The City Church-Luzira
Now, the church has experienced such a drop in its regular giving – understandably so, given the circumstance and we have been forced to cut our staff salaries to half. But even with that, we are really struggling to keep up. Instead of making any further cuts, I have chosen to appeal to our friends and partners. If we can raise $1000 a month, for next six months, we will be able to keep the church staff employed. These men and women have given their all to serve God’s people.
In Uganda, The City Church Luzira is a Place Where People from all Walks of Life can Belong
The City Church Luzira provides the spiritual foundation and is a cornerstone for the implementation of Transform African Ministries vision. Church attenders and members, infused with the Holy Spirit, celebrate their faith in dance, singing, raising of hands, and shouts of joy!
Pastor Alex Mutagubya and his wife, Faith Mutagubya accepted the call in 2010 to pastor The City Church, which is a beacon to the community of Luzira, welcoming all and offering a place where anyone can belong. With Pastor Alex’s focus on sound doctrine and Biblical truths applied to the sometimes complex challenges that Ugandans society faces, we are witnessing a revival of faith at The City Church!
To Be A City Church, Influencing Our City, Our Country, Our Continent, And The Whole World In Jesus’ Name!
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Transform African Ministries (TAM) is a Christ-centered ministry and in Uganda, The City Church Luzira serves as the nucleus for all our ministries. Fit for Life connects college graduates with training, mentors and financial resources, so they can become entrepreneurs themselves, providing employment for even more Ugandans. Hope House provides a secure Christ-centered home for girls who desperately need a caring and safe environment to protect them from mistreatment, abuse, and exploitation. The Fields City Academy not only educates our youth but also serves as an outreach and discipleship tool for our community.
The City Church operates as a ministry center campus that infuses its life into each ministry, guided by the Holy Spirit. We are intentional in reaching out to our neighbors as we build bridges, helping others to come to know and grow in Christ.
The City Church is Blessed by God – Sharing the Good News & Baptizing New Believers
In January 2013, we were able to relocate The City Church to a more visible and accessible location in Luzira, by leasing property on which to place a large tent. After five years at this location, the Church was able to purchase land, and now have a new tent and offices on this property. From 2013 to 2018, our congregation has doubled! Since our relocation to the new location on a main street in Luzira, even more people are experiencing the joy and excitement of a life lived with Jesus! The City Church may be in a tent with plastic chairs and a dirt floor, but that doesn’t keep people from coming — enough to pack four services every Sunday. This vivacious and vibrant congregation has grown to over 700 and is comprised of Ugandans from varied backgrounds. And while we are celebrating God’s presence in our Church and community, the city of Luzira has over 250,000 – so we will continue to pray for and focus on expanding our reach. We are the church of the imperfect, the broken, and the real!
The youth are also thriving at The City Church as hundreds of kids are enrolled in Sunday School, learning about Jesus and Bible lessons from the Old Testament as well.
The City Church is a Place of Spiritual, Economic and Social Transformation
The City Church is a spiritual, social, and outreach hub for the greater Luzira area. As the congregation grows, The City Church is experiencing an increase in tithing – of time, talent and treasure. We are hosting everything from concerts and Christian movie nights, to Care Community Outreach, Princess Nights and City Fest, to vital community services such as the Zoe Medicap — which offers free health-care services and Stars Ministry Movement that reaches out to serve disabled children.
Through our ministries we seek to draw community members to The City Church so they can witness the love of Christ firsthand.
The City Church is aligned with & implementing Transform African Ministries’ vision — to make disciples and empower them for transformation in Jesus’ name! This transformation is profoundly occurring on all three levels: spiritual, economic, and social.
Planting Churches and Transforming Communities
Pastor Alex has been offering church leadership training with over 200 pastors from across Africa – many of these pastors have developing ministries and they are looking to Alex for guidance and council on how to grow a thriving ministry.
Pastor Alex has been training six young men from within our City Church Luzira, young men who have expressed an interest in becoming pastors themselves. In this next year, our plan is to plant a few new chruches in Uganda!
As a church or an individual, you can sponsor a church or a pastor in training! We need you to continue the remarkable and inspired work that The City Church is spearheading in Luzira!
YOU MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
How You Can Be Part of the Transformation
God has given us a vision that is much bigger than what we can do on our own and we need your help!
Growing and Expanding into a Ministry Center
Our vision is to create a Ministry Center for the city, purchasing the land adjacent to The City Church Luzira, to provide sufficient space to meet the growing spiritual, social and economic needs of the surrounding community. These needs include a larger worship and teaching center; expanding the school to include all primary grades; a career center with meeting rooms and computers; and living space for additional young girls to experience safety and God’s love, by significantly expanding the capacity of Hope House. We already have identified, analyzed and strategized which buildings, properties, and land owners are best to fulfill our vision. With a God-sized vision of raising $1,000,000 USD we will be able to make the Ministry Center a reality!