The Christian Community Centre

Quicken Trust is closer to completing plans for a Christian community centre at the heart of Kabubbu. It will complete the community development in a village where — at the turn of the century – AIDS, malaria, unemployment and poor education prospects had left a feeling of hopelessness across the generations.

“The Christian Community Centre will be our ‘Jewel in the Crown’,” says Quicken’s founder, Geoff Booker. “It will be a visible and safe place. It will bring together all the aspects a community needs to develop – it will be the heart of the village.”

Facilities and activities planned include:

  • A Community Church, seating up to 500, bringing Christian worship, witness and teaching into the centre of the village
  • Seminars to educate and counsel victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse – and to teach the community about its wider impact
  • Educational seminars and workshops for all
  • Leisure activities, such as pool, for young people – in a drug and alcohol-free, safe environment
  • Family-friendly Christian film screenings
  • A venue for the blessing of marriages

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The Need for a New Church

Kabubbu is not short of churches and Quicken established a new one at the Trust High School in 2006. (Kabubbu Church). It was thriving – but it didn’t work for everyone. In fact, it was restricting the growth of the church locally.

That’s partly because while the vibrant nature of the worship suits the 300+ teenagers who attend Kabubbu Church – it’s less appealing for some older members of the community. And for some local Christians, whose experience of education was not good, having to meet in a school was intimidating.

Rather like the church spires of English villages, the new Church building in Kabubbu will be unmissable. There will be a prominent cross on the front visible over the roofs of the single storey shops in front of it. And it will be lit up.

“I insisted that there was a tall cross,” says Geoff Booker. “I want it illuminated at night facing the centre of the village to state clearly to the community – many of whom are of other faiths including animism and witchcraft as well as the Muslim faith – that Jesus reigns, is alive and loves them.”

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