ACM incorporates evangelism and discipleship into every part of ministry. We are committed to working with local churches to share the good news of Jesus Christ and provide Christians with opportunities to cultivate a relationship with him.
Jesus said in the book of Matthew, “Go and make disciples of all nations...” We do that by proclaiming the Gospel, preaching in local churches, and showing the Jesus film. Additionally, ACM’s social workers and staff pastors regularly share the good news of Jesus, while mentoring students and working with their families. Our nurses at the Lubega Medical Clinic also pray with their patients daily.
In Matthew, Jesus went on to say, “and teach them (his disciples) to obey everything I have commanded you.” At ACM, we are not only committed to evangelism, but also to discipling believers, preparing church leaders, and providing theological education to pastors. Each week, our social workers teach Christian Character Development in our partnering schools. Each month, ACM teaches Bible stories at Activity Days (similar to Vacation Bible School). Our Proverbs 31 Women’s Ministry seeks to disciple and encourage women, while also providing them with a source of income. Lastly, we equip pastors and church leaders with the tools they need for Gospel work through our RAISE UP Ministry.
ACM’s RAISE UP ministry was started in obedience to the Great Commission: To Go and To Teach. This facility provides a setting for training pastors, church leaders and laypersons in biblical studies and Christian education. Additionally, this facility serves as a Christian education center for conducting seminars, Bible studies, BTCP (Bible Training Center for Pastors) courses, leadership training and for preparing pastors for church planting and discipleship. The RAISE Up facilities consist of a Bible resource center and classroom, a guesthouse for visiting educators, and Elijah House dormitory for student pastors and church leaders.
In 2010, ACM started a Mobile Bible Training Center for Pastors program, to expand theological education to pastors and church leaders in outlying areas who do not speak English, but want to be equipped for the ministry to which God has called them. These locations are strategically chosen and the training takes about 30 months.
The RAISE UP Ministry was named in memory of Rebecca Leighow and stands for the Rebecca Ann Institute of Study and Evangelism for Ugandan People. Rebecca lived her life in obedience to Matthew 25: 35-36.