serving the whole person

Contact Address:

Addis Ababa, Arada sub city, woreda

5 kilo Mekane Yesus Building, 4TH Floor

Office Tel. 251-11-1111462/ 251-11-1111374

Cell Phone: 0911 42 51 56/0920425052

P.O.Box 62327

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BACK GROUND

The EECMY was established as a National Church in 1959 G.C. At that time the founding Synods were Western Wellega and Shoa Synod, North Ethiopia Synod and South Ethiopia Synod. The Western Wellega and  Shoa Synods office was seated at Nedjo  and performed  tremendous work of Evangelism around Western Wellega, the city of Addis Ababa, its surrounding villages and adjacent towns. The tremendous expansion of the work of evangelism around Addis Ababa gave birth to many congregations and outreach ministries. Because of the booming congregations and outreach ministries and, as it was difficult to manage the work and serve the congregations from Nedjo, the concerned/responsible leaders made decision for the establishment of new Synod named Addis Ababa Synod.

The establishment of the Synod enhanced the work of evangelism and diaconal ministry to be more vibrant and effective. Following this the Gospel ministry was expanding all over Shoa and into territories beyond Sidama, Harari, Afar and others. Taking into consideration this growing/expanding work and the wide territorial boundaries the responsible leaders were again decided to find ways of re-organizing the administration of the flourishing work in, around and beyond Addis Ababa. In order to manage the overwhelming growth of work in Addis Ababa and the adjacent villages and towns a new synod called the Central Ethiopian Synod was established after the approval of the General Assembly of the EECMY.

The Central Ethiopia Synod also worked diligently in proclaiming the Gospel and made a great advance than ever before. The wideinig radius of the Synod along with the tremendous expansion of the city of Addis Ababa obviously demanded another way of management and organization that helps the city congregations give more attention to urban mission.

 For the realization of the Addis Ababa Synod, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus had established and assigned the Addis Ababa Congregations Transitional Administration and Organizing Commission. The Commission exerted  remarkable effort to organize the congregations and help them establish a new Synod with the purpose of focusing and advancing urban mission work in the city. With this understanding the 10th council of the EECMY decided for the establishment of the Addis Ababa Synod. Thanks be to God the Almighty finally the commission  completed its given mandate successfully and helped the establishment of Addis Ababa Synod on October 24, 2014.

Ethiopian Evangelical Church of Mekane Yesus - Addis Ababa Synod was established with the intentions of promoting urban holistic mission in the Addis Ababa city, Building and expanding communities that are committed to one another, to their Savior Jesus Christ and to the message and practice of the kingdom of God. Addis

Ababa Synod is organized with the pattern of the basic structure of the Church, - i. e.    Administration and Finance, Department of Mission and Theology, Development and Social Service Commission. 

Statistics

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DESCRIPTION

NUMBER

 BENIFICIERIS

1

Congregations

20

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2

 Members

 16,072

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3

 Pastors

 22

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4

 Evangelists

35

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5

 Administration and development workers

68

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6

 Voluntary workers  

 2,560

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7

 Outreach places

 26

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8

 Academic schools

8

4,000

 9

 Women rehabilitation  project

 1

200

10

 Child development projects

8

2,000

 

Our mission

The mission of Addis Ababa Synod is to make Christ known among all nations by equipping and building a community of believers who are committed in proclaiming and practicing the full message and reality of the kingdom of God and making believers live, work and serve to be impact-makers in all walks of lives.

Objectives

1.      Promote urban holistic mission in the Addis Ababa city.

2.      Building and expanding communities in Addis Ababa which are committed to one another and to the message and practice of the kingdom of God.

3.      Networking of congregations so as to enable them renewing the city spiritually, socially and culturally.

4.      Enhance the capacity of the congregations and help carry out their urban mission.

5.      Provide appropriate leadership structure and strengthening the capacity of the elders and pastors.

6.      Promote global and national mission solidarity with mission organizations, churches, individuals, and Prayer supporters and investors who are interested and committed to our mission, objectives and core values.

Core values

In our core values and beliefs we will try to attempt and provide a brief summary about the Addis Ababa Synod and what we believe. Our Statement of Purpose is a concise affirmation of why we exist. Our Core Values give meaning to all that we do. They also drive our purpose and define what is central to us.

The Theology and Practice of the Kingdom of God

Our Synod and congregations are committed to the theology and practice of the kingdom of God, rooted in and fulfilled in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. We have been commissioned to proclaim the good news of the kingdom bearing witness in words and deeds.

We view the kingdom of God as the overarching and integrating theme of the Bible. From our beginnings the Synod has been committed to the proclamation of the kingdom of God and to bearing witness to the deeds of the kingdom through healing (physical, emotional, and social), doing justice, and delivering those held captive by evil. Since the kingdom of God is the future reign of God breaking into the present through the life and ministry of Jesus, we are a forward-leaning movement emphasizing the ever-reforming nature of the church engaging the world in love.

Experiencing God

The kingdom of God is not a geo-political territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm. When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality which exists within the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian life.

God is eager to be known and experienced by all. We believe that God is searching for lost humanity in order to draw us into intimate relationship with Himself. The primary place where that relationship is nurtured and developed is in the act of worship–both private and corporate. So, experience-based worship is the central activity of all that we do in the Synod.. We experience God’s presence as a palpable reality when we worship. As we worship we become increasingly sensitive and responsive to the Spirit’s presence so that we can do as Jesus did: “See what the Father is doing,” (john 5:19) and support His work with our lives.

The experience of God flowing out of a life of worship affects all aspects of our life so that all division between the secular and the sacred vanish. We value an approach to God’s presence that is respectful both of God and of those we are with. We distinguish between the Holy Spirit and the human response which shares in all the beauty and brokenness of our humanity. We also believe that as we experience His presence through Christ by the Spirit we will be made more fully human and better reflections of the God-image that we were created to be.

Culturally Relevant Mission

The church exists for the sake of those who are separated from God. We are called to bring the gospel of the kingdom to every nation and nationalities, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures.

We seek to plant congregations that are culturally relevant in a wide variety of settings locally and internationally. Each congregation is encouraged to reach those in its community not already reached by existing churches. To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His heart to reach those who are far away from God.

Reconciling Community

Jesus is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire creation, breaking down divisions between Jew & Gentile, slave & free, male and female. Therefore, we are committed to becoming healing communities engaged in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway.

We seek to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to reconcile what has been separated by sin. This requires us to move beyond our personal preferences to engage those who are perceived to be unlike us and to actively break down barriers of race, culture, gender, social class and ethnicity.

Compassionate Ministry

We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received in as much as we are willing to give it away.

We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community. In all forms of ministry, compassion is a hallmark of the one who was moved with compassion Himself in the face of human need. This being the age of grace and “the year of the Lord’s favor,” compassion should constitute the leading edge of our service to God, each other and a broken world. As such, we seek to avoid unauthorized judgments of others, realizing that we are all fellow sufferers and strugglers with the rest of humanity.