The new Church of Uganda Archbishop, Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, on Sunday started his tenure amid jubilations at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero in Kampala and vowed to take the gospel to slum dwellers rather than wait for them in the church.
Archbishop Kaziimba said there is need for the clergy to ensure the ministry is not confined to church alone but extended to places where people live and work to give them an opportunity to glorify and serve God.
He said the church should pay attention to redesigning the way of preaching in a way that meets the needs of communities.
“We should find ways of how we can minister effectively to the politicians and equip the Christians in politics to stand challenges.
We must plan how to minister to the security organs, including prisons and police, the hospitals, street children and slum dwellers.
How can we minister to the business community and those in offices because some of these people spend more time in their places of work than in their homes,” the prelate said.
Reaching out to the people where they are instead of waiting for believers to come to church is one of the 12-point strategy issued by Archbishop Kaziimba soon after being installed the eighth bishop of Kampala Cosmopolitan Diocese.
Archbishop Kaziimba took over from Dr Stanley Ntagali, who on March 1, relinquished his episcopal jurisdiction over the Church of Uganda and Kampala Diocese.