UGANDA UNION STRATEGIC PLAN 2016 - 2020
 Adventist Church Complex

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION OF YOUR UGANDA UNION - ADVENTIST CHURCH COMPLEX


CONTENTS

  I. Cover Page:
  II. Contents:
  III. Background
  IV. Philosophy
  V. SWOT Analysis:
  VI. GC and ECD Priority Areas 2016 – 2020
  VII. UU Thematic Areas
  VIII. Implementation Framework
  IX. Appendixes
     a. SWOT
     b. M&E Strategy

A. BACKGROUND
Uganda Union is highest governing structure of the Seventh – day Adventist Church in Uganda established in 1987. Uganda Union plays the top oversight role of supervising the propagation of the global mission and vision of the Adventist Church in the entire Ugandan territory. To date, the Adventist church in Uganda spreads country wide covering the 112 political districts of the Country. Uganda Union is currently comprised of 1 Conference – Central Uganda Conference (CUC) that takes over the entire Adventists membership in the central region of Uganda and 6 Mission Fields namely; Western Uganda Field (WUF) with headquarters in Fort – Portal, Ruwenzori Mission Field (RZ) with headquarters in Kasese, South Western Uganda Field (SWUF) with headquarters in Mbarara, Eastern Mission Field (EUF) with headquarters in Mbale and Northern Mission Field (NUF) with headquarters in Lira. It is further comprised of 180 Church districts, 3,014 local congregations with a population of 1.7% of the total population approximately 579,020 members according to National Population and Housing Census 2014. Uganda union has four bigger institutions at national level which include 1 University (Bugema Adventist University), 1 Hospital (Ishaka Adventist Hospital), Bugema Adventist Secondary School and ADRA Uganda. However, Uganda Union further provides supervision to other establishments in the territory that include; 6 tertiary institutions, 29 secondary schools, 195 primary schools and 21 dispensaries and 4 Radio stations among others.

Uganda Union propagates the mission of the Church and implements its programs through its lower Conference, Mission Fields and institutions structures and church ministries or Departments programs and services.

B. PHILOSOPHY

Our Mission

The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to call all people to become disciples of Jesus Christ, to proclaim the everlasting gospel embraced in the three angels’ messages [Revelation 14:6–12], and to prepare the world for Christ’s soon return.

Our Method

Guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit, Seventh-day Adventists pursue this mission through Christ like living, communicating, discipling, teaching, healing, and serving.

Our Vision

In harmony with the Bible’s revelations, Seventh-day Adventists see as the climax of God’s plan the restoration of all His creation to full harmony with His perfect will and righteousness.

Our Identity The Seventh-day Adventist Church sees itself as the remnant church of end-time Bible prophecy.

Members of the church, individually and collectively, understand their special role as ambassadors of God’s kingdom and as messengers of the soon return of Jesus Christ. Seventh-day Adventists have enlisted as coworkers with God in His mission of reclaiming the world from the power and presence of evil, as part of the Great Controversy between Christ and Satan.

Therefore, every aspect of a church member’s life is influenced by the conviction that we live in the last days described in Bible prophecy and the return of Jesus Christ is imminent. Seventh-day Adventists are called by God to live in this world. Every action of the Christian life is done “in the name of Jesus” and to advance His kingdom.

Our CORE VALUES: Based on the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy globally, Uganda Union of SDA, intends to implement this five year’s strategy plan and ultimately achieve its mission, guided by the following CORE VALUES:

1. Godliness 2. Respect 3.Team work 4.Integrity 5.Unity 6.Commitment 7.Service to humanity 8.Biblical truth

C. SWOT ANALYSIS: See appendix 1

D. GC and ECD Priority Areas for the 2016 – 2020 namely:
1) Reach Up To God: Intended to involve Adventist members in daily Bible study; engage all members in doctrinal study, as essential for spiritual maturity; make all members better acquainted with Ellen White’s counsel and prophetic ministry; increase the engagement of church members in biblically authentic spiritual practices; foster among pastors, teachers, members, and students in denominational institutions, greater appreciation for and insight from a study of Scripture that uses the historical-grammatical method and historicist approach to interpretation, including the understanding of prophecy; encourage church members to adopt regular patterns of worship 2) Reach In With God: Intended to enhance unity and community among church members, nurture believers in lives of discipleship and to involve them in service, increase the engagement of young people in the life of the church, affirm the administrative role of pastors in organizational leadership, improve leadership practices in order to enhance the credibility of, and trust in, the church organization, its operations, and mission initiatives 3) Reach Out With God: Intended to enhance Adventist outreach and presence across the 10/40 Window; enhance Adventist outreach and presence in large urban areas worldwide; make planting new groups of believers a priority in all parts of the world; To substantially reorient our understanding and methods of mission; engage all church members, pastors, and leaders in full partnership; increase the involvement of young people in the mission of the church; encourage local churches to take the initiative in communicating the three angels’ messages and carrying out the mission of the Seventh- day Adventist Church; raise the profile of mission to non-Christian religions; and belief systems; strengthen the world church’s global resources for mission; optimize communication plans and methodologies so as to empower the work and witness of the church.

E. UU THEMATIC AREAS: Based on the current Uganda Union situation analysis and on the GC strategic issues emerging from global research, 2011–2013; critically considering and adopting the majority of the GC and ECD prioritized areas of mission focus, Uganda Union has chosen to focus its five year (2016 – 2020) strategic plan on the eight thematic areas below 1. Evangelism: Uganda Union has implemented effective and comprehensive total member involvement initiatives in evangelism, nurture and retention which have resulted into a 30% membership growth by 2020.
2. Leadership and governance: Uganda Union has become a Union Conference with highly competent, united and spiritual leadership that professionally uses effective governance systems and structures that has resulted into Church growth. 3. Human resource development and management: By 2020, Uganda Union has a vibrant workforce which is well qualified, motivated and equipped for effective and efficient mission performance.
4. Health: Uganda Union has provided quality, holistic and affordable health services to the people in her territory by 2020.
5. Education: By 2020, UU has established a wholistic education system that has resulted into sufficient and excellent performing institutions throughout the country
6. Finance, stewardship and resource mobilization & management: Uganda Union is a financially sound institution with a broadened income base and effective resource mobilization system that supports its Mission drive
7. Infrastructure and Land development: By 2020, Uganda Union has modern and well maintained physical structures and all her pieces of land properly secured and utilized resulting into improved service delivery
8. Public Affairs, Communication & Religious Liberty: By 2020, UU has a vibrant Public Affairs and Religious Liberty office, modern communication systems and effective public relations e in reach and outreach

F. IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

REACH UP WITH GOD ORIENTED OBJECTIVES

EVANGELISM: UU has implemented effective and comprehensive total member involvement initiatives in evangelism, nurture and retention which have resulted into a 30% membership growth by 2020.

Objective 1: To increase the involvement of Adventist members in regular Bible and Doctrinal studies as essential for spiritual maturity in all entities

Strategy: 1 Promote initiatives that strengthen and increases Bible study among individuals, family, and small groups worship in all entities

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up Bible study and worship committees at all levels Committees comprising of family life and Personal ministries members put in place at all levels No. of committees in place January – June 2017 UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Directors TBA
2 Identify and document initiatives that strengthens and increases Bible study among individuals, family, and small groups worship A documentation on initiatives strengthens and increases Bible study in worship in plac Copy of document September – December 201 UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Directors TBA
3 Source materials on individuals, family, and small groups worship A compilation of sourced materials available Copy of material July 2016 UU Personal Ministries and TBA
4 Simplify and Translate materials in key local languages Attractive and easy to read study materials translated in at least 03 key local languages per each entity Record of materials translated in key local languages per entity September 2016 UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Director TBA
5 Develop a manual /handouts for strengthening and increasing Bible study in worshi A handy manual / handouts for strengthening and increasing Bible study in worship in place Draft copy of manual October 2016 UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Directors TBA
6 Approve and adopt manual / hand out manual / hand out approved and adopted by ADCOM and entities committees Copy of approved manual December 2016 UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Directors TBA
7 Produce adequate copies for distribution at entity levels At least 60 copies of the manual produced Record of numbers produced February 2017 UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Directors TBA
8 Develop plans / tools to follow to enable follow up on Bible study in families Effective and efficient plans / tools to enable follow up in place Copies of plans August 2017 UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Directors TBA
9 Train Bible study and worship committees in all entities At least 06 trainings Bible study and worship committees conducted annually Union wid No. of trainings conducted annually September 2017 and ongoin UU Personal Ministries and Ministerial Directors TBA
10 Monitor and evaluate Periodic M&E conducted M&E reports Ongoing UU President TBA
Strategy 2: Promote increased personal study and application of fundamental beliefs and the teachings of Ellen G White in all entities

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Time Frame Responsible Budget
1 Set up Adventist fundamental beliefs and Ellen G White’s writings translation committees in all entities At least 01 five men translation committee set up in each entity Minutes and records September – December 2016 UU Publishing director & UU Ex Secretar TBA
2 Source fundamental beliefs books A collection of sourced fundamental beliefs books availabl Records and copies September – December 2016 UU Publishing director & UU Ex Secretary TBA
3 Conduct a rapid survey to determine levels of personal regular study and application of EGW books among Adventist A rapid survey to determine levels of personal regular study and application of EGW books among Adventist Conducted Union wide Copy of the survey September 2016 and ongoing UU President & UU Publishing director TBA
4 Identify and prioritize EGW books for translation and promotion At least 02 copies of EGW books prioritized for translation and promotion each year Minutes and copies of books August 2016 and ongoinG UU President & UU Publishing director TBA
5 Translate both the fundamental beliefs and prioritized EGW books in regional key local languages Translations are made in at least 03 key local languages in each entity Copies of translated fundamental beliefs and EGW books January – June 2017 UU Publishing director & UU Ex Secretary TBA
6 Produce and avail adequate copies both in English and key local languages Adequate copies both in English and key local languages produced according to membership needs in each entity Copies and records August – December 2017 UU Publishing director & UU Ex Secretary TBA
7 Promote study of fundamental beliefs and prioritize d EGW books via mobile devices and social media Mobile APPs for studying EGW books and fundamental beliefs in place At least 09 promotion se ssions conducted annually in UU Records and reports January 2018 and ongoing UU Communication & Publishing Directors TBA
8 Put in place a mechanism to enable follow up on effective study of beliefs and EGW books A mechanism to enable follow up on effec tive study of fundamental beliefs and EGW books in place Records / copy January 2018 UU Publishing director & UU Ex Secretary TBA
9 Monitor and evaluate implementation progress Periodical M&E conducted M& E reports Ongoing UU Publishing director & UU Ex Secretary TBA

Strategy 3: Strengthen Marital, family relationships and fellowship among Adventist families

No. Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source materials on Marital, family relationships and fellowship among Adventist families A compilation of sourced materials in place Records of materials sourced September 2016 UU ministerial Director TBA
2 Develop manual on Marital, family relationships and fellowship among Adventist fami lies A user friendly manual in place Copy of the manual November 2016 UU ministerial Director TBA
3 Approve and adopt manual Manual approved and adopted by Union and entities Copy of the approved manual December 2016 UU ministerial Director TBA
4 Orient counterparts and leaders on the manual A one day orientation meeting for counter - parts and leaders conducted Report of orientation meeting conducted January 2017 UU ministerial Director TBA
5 Conduct trainings on strengthening marital and family relationships and fellowship At least six 03 days trainings covering various topics conducted Union wide annually No. of trainings conducted March 2017 UU ministerial Director TBA
6 Conduct trainings for families on total membership involvement At least six 03 days trainings covering various topics and putting emphasis on ‘’Mission Priority”, conducted Union wide annually No. of trainings conducted May 2017 UU ministerial Director TBA
7 Celebrate 100 years of family ministries as the church 1919 - 2019 Programs which strengthen the Adventist families for the year developed; and a well - organized national function held Copy of programs and report of the national function On going UU ministerial Director TBA
8 Monitor and Evaluate M&E conducted M&E reports UU President TBA

Objective 2:
To foster among Pastors, Teaches, Members, and Students in denomination institutions, greater application for and insight from a study of scripture that uses the historical grammatical method and historical approach to interpretation, including the understanding of prophesy.

Strategy 1:
Promote seminary and post seminary training that ensures pastors demonstrate biblical scholarship that is faithful to unique Seventh Day understanding of the message and mission of the Remnant church.

No. Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/s Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Conduct an orientation meeting with heads of higher education institutions and entities At least 12 orientation meetings with heads of higher education institutions and entities conducted No. of orientation meetings conducted September 2017 UU ministerial & Education Directors TBA
2 Set up a team to identify and document the required teachings A team to identify and document the required teachings for higher institutions and entities in place Minutes and records October 2017 UU ministerial & Education Directors TBA
3 Approve and adopt identified teachings Identified teachings approved and adopted at all levels Minutes November 2017 UU ministerial Director TBA
4 Set up system to follow up on the inclusion of the teachings in the curriculums of university and ministerial institutions A system to follow up on the inclusion of the teachings in the curriculums of university and ministerial institutions in place Records on system December 2017 UU ministerial Director TBA
5 Conduct annual meetings with the heads of higher education institutions At least 01 meeting with heads of higher education institutions held annually No. of meetings conducted December 2017 ongoing UU ministerial & Education Directors TBA
6 Monitor and evaluate Periodical M&E conducted M&E reports UU ministerial Director TB

Strategy 2:
Promote appropriate usage of bible study curriculum that is strategically designed to educate all ages, at successive intervals, in the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in all entities.

No. Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source bible study curriculum for all ages Bible study curriculum for all ages in place Copy of curriculum August 2016 UU Sabbath School Director TBA
2 Reproduce copies for all ages At least 50 copies for each age bracket reproduced Copies of bible study produced September 2016 and ongoing UU Sabbath School Director TBA
3 Conduct seminars on curriculum usage at entities and institution levels At least 12 seminars on curriculum usage conducted at entities and institution levels No. of seminars conducted January - March 2017 UU Sabbath School Director TBA
4 Avail respective bible study materials Respective bible study materials available Records Ongoing UU Sabbath School Director TBA
5 Monitor and evaluate implementation Periodical M&E conducted M&E reports Ongoing UU President TBA


REACH IN WITH GOD ORIENTED OBJECTIVES:
Objective 1:

To promote nurture of all categories of believers into lives of discipleship and involvement in service throughout Uganda Union
Strategy 1:

Enhance initiatives and structures for reclaiming former and inactive members

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up nurture, retention and reclamation committees at all levels At least 7 member committee set up in each entity Minutes and reports October 2016 UU Executive Secretary
2 Identify and document initiatives and structures that enhances reclamation of former and inactive members Effective and adequate initiatives and structures that enhances reclamation of former and inactive members in place Record or document of initiatives and structures October 2016 UU Executive secretary TBA
3 Source appropriate materials for nurture, retention, and discipling A compilation of materials in soft and print copies in place Copies of materials August 2016 UU Executive secretary TBA
4 Approve and adopt both selected initiatives and materials Selected initi atives approved by UUADCOM Minutes of approval November 2016 UU Executive secretary TBA
5 Orient Secretaries in all entities on the approved initiatives, structures and materials At least 01 Union orientation meeting for all entities’ Secretaries on the usage of approved initiatives and structures conducted Records of the 01 orientation meeting held January 2017 UU Executive secretary and Personal Ministry Director TBA
6 Conduct s eminars on retention, nurturer and usage of reclaiming initiatives, structures and materials At least 09 seminars on retention, nurture and usage of the reclaiming initiatives and structures conducted annually Union wide No. of seminars conducted January – May 2017 and ongoing UU Executive secretary and Personal Ministry Director TBA
7 Conduct comprehensive membership audit in all churches At least all churches in all entities have conducted comprehensive member audit annually No. of churches that have conducted membership audit annually October every year UU Executive secretary and Personal Ministry Director TBA
8 Monitor and evaluate Periodical M&E conducted M&E reports Ongoing UU Presiden TBA
Strategy 2:

Ensure adoption and effective utilization of the Seventh - day Adventist membership software (ACMS) at all levels
No. Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up a technical committee to handle the (CMS) software in all entities Technical working committees to handle the software in place in all entities No. of technical working committees in place October 2016 UU Executive Secretary TBA
2 Ensure the securing of the equipment by all entities At least all entities have secured and installed equipment No. of entities with equipment installed October 2016 and Ongoing UU Executive Secretary TBA
3 Develop a tool to strengthen retention system of audited membership union wide A tool to identify members spiritual gifts to enable them effectively engage in discipleship developed Copy of the tool December 2016 UU Executive Secretary TBA
4 Conduct orientation and trainings seminars on the use of software in all entities At least 12 orientation and review seminars conducted annually Union wide No. of orientation and review seminars conducted annually January – May 2017 UU Executive Secretary TBA
6 Monitor and evaluate Periodical M7E done M&E reports UU President TBA

Strategy 3: To promote active engagement of young people in the life and mission of the church

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up youth committees at all levels At least a 9 members committee set up in each entity No. of committees established Aug 2016 UU Youth Director TBA
2 Identify and document all forums and roles in the church in which youth can be actively involved and engaged A data base of all forums and roles in which youth can be actively involved and engaged at all levels in place Copy or records of the data base August 2016 Union Youth Director TBA
3 Develop guidelines on youth involvement and engagement in the life of the church Guidelines in place at all levels opies of guidelines at all levels August 2016 Union Youth Directo TBA
4 Approve and adopt guidelines at all levels Guidelines approved and adopted at Union and entities levels Copies of approved and adopted guidelines December 2016 Union Youth Director TBA
5 Disseminate guidelines At least 07 dissemination meetings to orient counterparts on guidelines held Union wide No. of dissemination meetings held Union wide December 2016 Union Youth Director TBA
6 Conduct training seminars on youth active involvement and engagement in the life of he church At least 06 seminars held every 02 years Union wide. At least trainings focused on young people involvement in decision mak ing forums, preparation of young pe ople for leadership roles, youth missionary volunteer service, wholistic mission initiatives based on Christ’s method. No. of seminars held every 02 years Reports of type and number of trainings conducted January 2017 Union Youth Director TBA
7 Develop a mission focused social media and mobile device applications to be used by young people Application developed and in use by youth at in Uganda Union Records of Apps in use January 2017 Union Youth Director TBA
8 Conduct SRH/HIV awareness promoti on initiatives for young people in all entities SRH/HIV awareness work plans and initiatives conducted in all entities in UU regularly Copies of work plans and reports Dec 2016 Union Youth Director TBA
9 Monitor and Evaluate Periodic M&E conducted M& E reports Ongoing Union President TBA
Objective 3:

To strengthen and enhance mission through Chaplaincy Ministries in Uganda Union

Strategy 1: Strengthen Chaplaincy ministries in C hurch and church related entities and institutions, hospitals, prisons, men in uniform and public campuses in Uganda Union

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator/S Verifiable Indicator Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up chaplaincy advisory boards at the UU and Fields levels At 07 chaplaincy advisory boards comprising of school administrators, Pastors, master guides, publishing directors in place etc. Number of committees June - Dec 2016 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
2 Conduct assessment to identify chaplaincy services gaps A comprehensive assessment is done to identify functionality and gaps in all institutions Copy of the report December 2016 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
3 Source and avail chaplaincy ministries guidelines Chaplaincy ministries guidelines in place Copy of guidelines June - Dec 2016 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
4 Train chaplains and avail them with required resource materials At least all chaplains trained and have resource materials. No. of chaplains trained March 2017 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
3 Second and recruit chaplains in all institutions with no chaplains At least all institutions have recruited qualified chaplains Number of chaplains recruited Jan - Feb 2017 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
4 Conducted trainings for the newly recruited chaplain s At least 06 six days trainings conducted No. of trainings conducted January 2017 and ongoing Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
5 Conduct continuing refresher courses for all chaplains At least 06 effective periodic refresher courses conducted annually No. of refresher courses conducted Jan - Dec 2017 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
6 Ensure effective spiritual programs are regularly carried out in all institutions Periodic effective spiritual programs conducted in all institutions No. of spiritual programs conducted. Reports of baptisms On going Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
7 Ensure functional youth clubs created in all schools Functional progressive youth clubs in place = both church and church related Records of clubs Jan - Dec 2017 UU Chaplaincy Director & Youth Director TBA
8 Ensure student literature evangelism clubs are created in all schools Functional student literature evangelism club in place Records of LE Clubs Jan - Dec 2017 UU Chaplaincy & Publishing Directors TBA
9 Orient school administrators to conduct teachings that inspire students to study the bible more deepl At least 7 orientation meetings for school administrators conducted in UU Number of meetings conducted June - Sep 2017 Education & Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
10 Monitor and supervise Periodical M&E conducted M&E Reports On going President UU TBA


Strategy 2:

To strengthen and enhance evangelism initiatives to people with special needs (PWSN) and (AMR) special religious groups throughout Uganda

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator/S Verifiable Indicator Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Ensure appointment of PWSN & AMR directors in all entities At least 06 PWSN & AMR directors appointed by entities Minutes and records of appointment Decemb er 2016 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
2 Orient all PWSN & SRGs directors on their role and AMR ministry At least all 06 PWSN directors oriented No. of directors oriented July 2016 and ongoing Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
3 Set PWSN & AMR advisory boards in all entities At least 07 advisory boards in place in UU No. of advisory boards Septemb er 2016 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
4 Create general aware on PWSN & AMR ministries at all levels At least 06 awareness creation sessions conducted Union wide annually No. of awareness sessions conducted annually July 2016 and ongoing Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
5 Ensure appointment of PWSN & AMR coordinators at all lower levels At least 50% of churches in each entity have appointed PWSN & AMR coordinators Percentage of churches in each entity with PWSN & AMR coordinators July 2016 and ongoing Chaplaincy Director TBA
6 Ensure implementation of evangelism initiatives for PWSN & AMR at all levels Plans and evangelism activities taking place in all entities Reports July 2016 and ongoing Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
7 Raise resources for PWSN & AMR ministries initiatives and services Effective RM drives conducted and sufficient resources available Records of drives conducted and amount of funds raised 1 st Qtr. 2017 Chaplaincy Director UU TBA
8 Monitor and evaluated Periodic M&E conducted M&E reports UU President TBA


REACHOUT ORIENTED OBJECTIVES

Objective 1:

To enhance evangelistic outreach initiatives in urban and rural areas in Uganda Union Strategy 1: Promote establishment of centers of influence in every entity in UU

No. Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Develop a concept paper about center of influence A concept note detailing on the size, nature and functionality of centers of influence in place Copy of concept note draft Sept 2016 UU global Mission TBA
2 Approve the concept Approved concept note in place Copy of approved concept note Sept 2016 UU global Mission TBA
3 Ensure adoption of the concept by entities Concept note adopted by all entities Minutes of adoption Oct – Nov 2016 UU global Mission TBA
4 Conduct sensitization seminars on the functionality and nature of the centers of influence in all entities At least 05 effective sensitization seminars on centers of influence conducted Union wide annually No. of seminars conducted Union wide annually Nov 2016 and ongoing UU global Mission TBA
5 Require plans of establishment of 05 centers of influence in all entities At least 05 finished and well - structured plans for respective entities in place Copies of finished plans March 2017 UU global Mission TBA
6 Officially open and launch centers of influence in respective entities At least 05 centers of influence opened and functional in respective entities No. of functional centers of influence TBA UU global Mission TBA
7 Monitor and evaluate Regular M&E conducted in respective entities M&E reports Continuous UU President TBA


Strategy 2:

Promote involvement of church and church related institutions in active mission oriented initiatives (especially those in urban and pre-urban areas

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Create the data base of all institutions in urban areas A data base of all institutions in urban areas in place Copy or record of data base Dec 2016 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
2 Develop guidelines A draft copy of the guidelines stipulating nature of mission initiatives that can be done by different institutions in differing areas in place Copy of the draft Jan 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
3 Approve guidelines Guidelines approve by UU ADCOM Copy of approved guidelines Feb 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
4 Ensure adoption of the guidelines by the entity Guidelines adopted by all entities Minutes of adoption March 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
5 Conduct orientation seminars on mission initiatives for institution heads At least 06 orientation seminars for institution heads conducted annually Union wide No. of orientation meetings for institution heads conducted annually March – April 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
6 Require submission of proposed implementation plans of all participating institutions Comprehensive Implementation plans for all participating institutions in place Copies of implementation plans April 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
7 Conduct comprehensive evangelism campaigns Union wide (TMI) At least all churches, congregations and institutions Have conducted evangelism campaigns at the same time Union wide; including UU Staff. No of evangelistic campaigns conducted June - July 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
8 Execute implementation of the various initiatives by institutions At least all participating institutions have conducted actual execution of their initiatives according to plan No. of initiatives executed by various institutions annually June 2017 and ongoing UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
9 Monitor and evaluate Regular M&E conducted M&E Continuous UU President TBA


Strategy 3:

Promote inter Conference / Field sponsorship and support functioning for ministry in an entered areas

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Identify and create a database of the an entered areas A data base of an entered areas in all entities in Uganda Union is in place Record of the data base July 2016 UU global mission Director TBA
2 Develop guidelines for supporting ministries in an entered areas Clear and comprehensive guidelines developed Draft copy of guidelines August 2016 UU global mission Director TBA
3 Approve guidelines Guidelines approved by UU ADCOM Copy of approved guidelines August 2016 UU global mission Director TBA
5 Conduct Orientation meetings on inter-conference sponsorship At least 06 orientation meetings conducted every after 02 years Union wide No. of orientation meetings conducted every after 02 years January 2017 and ongoing UU global m ission Director TBA
6 Require submission of commitment plans for inter-mission sponsorship At least 06 inter-mission commitment plans for entities in UU in place No. of commitment plans by entities February 2017 and ongoing UU global mission Director TBA
7 Acquire land in all towns in un-entered areas for strategic church growth Suitable and strategic land for church growth acquired in at least all bigger towns in the UU territory Record/No. of land titles acquired August 2016 and ongoing UU global mission Director TBA
8 Monitor and evaluate Periodic M&E conducted M&E reports Continuous UU president TBA


Strategy 4:

Provide contextualized literature for evangelism

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up literature evangelism committees at all levels At least 7 committees of members including Personal Ministries & Ministries directors No. of committees set up July – August 2016 UU Publishing Director TBA
2 Source literature materials for evangelism A compilation of sourced materials in place Record of compiled materials July – September 2016 UU Publishing Director TBA
3 Approve and adopt materials Materials approved and adopted by UU and entities Copies of approved materials October 2016 UU Publishing Director TBA
4 Translate materials in key local languages in all entities Materials translated in at least 3 key local languages in each entity Copies of translated materials January – April 2017 UU Publishing Director TBA
5 Print and distribute materials Adequate materials printed and distributed to all entities Record of materials printed and distributed May – June 2017 UU Publishing Director
6 Conduct trainings on the usage of the materials At least 9 trainings conducted Union wide No. of trainings conducted May 2017 ongoing UU Publishing Director TBA
7 Monitor and evaluate Regular M&E conducted M&E reports UU President TBA


Strategy 5:

Set up a Literature Ministry Seminary (LMS)

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Appoint LMS coordinator LMS coordinators identified Minutes/appointment letters November - December 2016 UU Publishing Director
2 Appoint LMS staff At least 4 LMS Staff identified Minutes/appointment letters January 2017 UU Publishing Director
3 Source for LE training materials LE Training materials sourced Records of materials September – December 2016 UU Publishing Director
4 Recruit and train Literature Evangelist At least 600 LE s recruited and trained List of LEs trained February 2017 and ongoing UU Publishing Director
5 Conduct M&E M&E conducted M&E report July 2017 and ongoing UU President


Strategy 6:

Promote and implement the use of Christ’s method of outreach among institutions, Pastors, Church departmental and members in Uganda Union

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source materials on Christ’s method of outreach Materials on Christ’s method of outreach to be used for promotion, training and implementation of the approach in place Copy of materials Aug 2016 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
2 Produce a handout on Christ’s method of outreach A handy handout on Christ’s method of outreach in place Copy of a handy hand out Aug 2016 UU Personal TBA
3 Produce copies of the Christ’s method of outreach hand out. At least 05 copies produced for each entity and institution in Uganda Union No. of copies produced Aug 2016 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
4 Design follow up system/tool to ensure consistent and regular application of Christ’s method A clear and user friendly tool to capture and encourage regular and consistent usa ge of the method in place Copy of the tool Sept – Nov 2016 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
5 Conduct orientation and training workshops on Christ’s method of outreach Union wide At least 01 orientation workshop conducted for Union, entities officers and their personal ministries director; At least 06 trainings on the method conducted annually Union wide No. of orientation meetings held No. of trainings conducted

No. of instituti ons, Pastors, Church departmental, youth, women and members trained
Jan – June 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
6 Ensure development and implementation of comprehe nsive local church plan on Christ’s method in reaching communities. At least 85% of all local church in Uganda Union implement initiatives in Mission using Christ’s method No / percentage of churches implementing Christ’s method in Mission June – 2017 and ongoing UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
7 Monitor and evaluate Regular M&E conducted M&E reports Ongoing UU President TBA


Strategy 6:

Promote and implement Impact Uganda with Jesus 2017 (IU 2017) as part of Total Member Involvement (TMI) initiative in all UU entities

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up IU 2017 committees at all levels Committees are set up at all levels Minutes and names of the committee members. August 2016. Evangelism director. TBA
2 Source g uidelines and materials for IU 2017 Guidelines and materials in place. Copies of the guidelines developed. August - September 2016. Evangelism director. TBA
3 Set timelines of events Calendar of events produced Copies of calendars distributed August 2016 Evangelism Director
4 Orient and train IU 2017 committees At least 6 training sessions conducted. List of the trainees. October - December 2016 Evangelism Director. TBA
5 Require submission of proposed implementation plans of all participating institutions Comprehensive Implementation plans for all participating institutions in place Copies of implementation plans October – December 2016 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA
6 Conduct comprehensive evangelism campaigns Union wide (TMI) At least all churches, congregations and institutions Have conducted evangelism campaigns at the same time Union wide; including UU Staff. No of evangelistic campaigns conducted June – September 2017 UU Personal Ministries Director TBA


Strategy 7:

Promote the establishment of new groups of believes in relation with global mission initiatives and ministerial training

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source materials on global mission and church planting program A compilation of sourced materials in place Records of materials September 2016 UU Ministerial and Personal Ministries Directors TBA
2 Compile and produce training manual A handy and user friendly training manual in place Copy of training manual November 2016 UU Ministerial and Personal Ministries Directors TBA
3 Harmonize global mission and church planting program trainings in all ministerial institutes A harmonized curriculum for global mission and church planting in place in all training institutes Copy of the curriculum December 2016 UU Ministerial and Personal Ministries Directors TBA
4 Identify and allocate places for establishing of new groups of believers in all entities Suitable places for establishing new groups of believers available in all entities Records of places per each entity January 2017 UU Ministerial and Personal Ministries Directors TBA
5 Assign trained global missionaries and ministerial trainees to start new groups of believers identified places At least all trained global missionaries and ministerial trainees assigned a place to start a new group of believers No. of global missionaries and ministerial trainees assigned the duty February 2017 UU Ministerial and Personal Ministries Directors TBA
6 Conduct continuous trainings on establishing new groups of believers in all entities At least 06 trainings conducted annually Union wide No. of trainings conducted annually October 2017 on going UU Ministerial and Personal Ministries Directors TBA
7 Raise adequate resources to support the program of establishing new groups of believers by all entities Adequate resources mobilized by all entities Record of availability of resources November 2017 UU Ministerial and Personal Ministries Directors TBA
8 Monitor and evaluate Periodical M&E conducted M&E reports UU President TBA


LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE: Uganda Union has become a Union Conference with highly competent, united and spiritual leadership that professionally uses effective governance systems and structures that has resulted into Church growth.

Objective 1:

To regularly re-affirm the Church Mission statement Uganda Union among workers, and members and institutions in UU

Strategy 1:

Promote re-affirmation of church mission statement among church leaders, workers, members and institutions

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up translation teams at all levels Functional Translation teams competent in key languages are set up in all entities. Minutes & Records of appointment. June 2016 UU President. TBA
2 Translate the mission statement into key local languages by all entities Translated Mission statement in key languages by all entities available. Copies of Translated mission statement in key languages. June 2016 UU President /Publishing director TBA
3 Approve translated Mission statements drafts by respective entities Translated Mission statements in key languages by respective entities approved Copies of approved Mission statements Nov 2016 TBA
3 Print and produce the mission statement in key languages by all entities Mission statements in key languages printed and produced in high quality and adequate amounts Copies of mission statement in local languages Nov – Dec 2016 Publishing director TBA
4 Disseminate and distribute the mission statement to all institutions and churches Well organized dissemination sessions conducted and adequate Copies of mission statement in key languages distributed by all entities Minutes Reports Records. Ongoing. UU President. TBA
5 Orient leaders and members of the church on the importa nce of the church mission statement Leaders and Church members in all Congregations oriented on the mission statement utilizing all possible avenues[camp meetings, board meetings, church boards etc] No of leaders and church members oriented Ongoing. UU President. TBA
6 Ensure the Mission statement is well displayed in strategic places Mission statements are properly and strategically displayed in churches, entities and institutions’ offices. On spot reports & Pictures Oct 2016 and ongoing UU President. TBA
7 Insert mission statement in all church publication and supplies Mission statement inserted conspicuously in all church publications like lessons, song books, devotional guides Copies & numbers of church publications with the mission statement inserted. June 2016 UU President and UU Publishing Director. TBA
8 Monitor and Evaluate Periodic M&E Conducted Union wide M&E reports Continuous UU President TBA


Objective 2:

To promote institutional and congregational unity and harmony

Strategy:

Strengthen the culture and system of dialogue, participation, planning, and harmonized implementation of church programs in Uganda union

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Conduct tailor ed made trainings on team work and dialogue for officers and departmental Qualified resourceful person/s thought to facility trainings At least 01 tailored training on team work and dialogue conducted for leaders annually Minutes or records of sourcing facilitators No of trainings conducted Jan 2017 UU President TBA
2 Adopt and implement team work enhancement leadership Top leaders in all institutions pragmatically demonstrate eamwork approaches in leadership at work places Reports,
Records,
Testimonies
Continuous UU President TBA
3 Carryout cordial annual teamwork building dialogue retreats for respective leaders; 02/03 days annual teamwork building dialogue retreats are conducted at various levels No of retreats conducted Reports Jan 2017 and ongoing UU President TBA
3 Carryout regular quarterly dialogue meetings for reports and experience sharing for departmental and other workers Regular dialogue meetings for reports and experience sharing of departmental and other workers in all entities and insti tutions conducted No of entities and institutions conduct meetings Reports & records Oct 2016 UU President TBA
4 Ensure resourceful quarterly zonal Church elders meetings in all entities Resourceful and quarterly elders’ meetings conducted by all entities Reports
Records
Oct 2016 UU President TBA
5 Put in place a functional Union wide unifying platform/means of dialogue and communication Functional Union wide unifying platforms like TV, Radio, dynamic website established No of functional platforms in place Minutes & Records Nov 2016 UU President TBA
6 Conduct comprehensive, wide spread and practical training in conflict resolution and reconciliation thru-out Union At least 06 Union wide trainings on conflict resolution and reconciliation conducted No of trainings conducted Union wide Feb 2016 UU President TBA
7 Conduct and promote ‘beauty of diversity’ awareness dialogue sessions throughout Uganda Union At 12 ‘Beauty of diversity’ awareness dialogue sessions conducted by each entity annually. No of entities conducting awareness sessions No of sessions conducted Nov 2016 UU President TBA
8 Monitor and evaluate progress and impact Periodical M&E conducted by and at various levels M&E reports at various levels Continuous UU President TBA


Strategy 2:

Mobilize, organize and empower shepherdess and Pastor’s Kids (PKs) in their respective associations f or unity, community and mission

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Create a data base of all shepherdess and PKs in Uganda Union A data base in place Record of the data base September 2016 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
2 Conduct assessment to ascertain the needs and potentials of the shepherdess PKs in UU Documentation and report of the assessment in place Copy of the report October 2016 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
3 Gather priority materials on shepherdess and PKs ministry and empowerment An assortment of the priority materials in place Copies of the materials November 2017 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
4 Produce selected priority materials Adequate copies of the selected priority materials produced Record of produced copies December 2017 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
5 Train ministerial secretaries on shepherdess and PKs ministry and empowerment At least a 03 days training session conducted for 06 ministerial secretaries No of days and No of ministerial secretaries trained September 2017 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
6 Ensure organization of shepherdess and PKs in groups /associations in their respective entities Shepherdess and PKs in all entities and Uganda Union organized in or associations accordingly No. of groups / associations organized October 2017 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
7 Conduct shepherdess and PKs trainings Union wide At least 04 trainings conducted annually in Uganda Union No. of trainings conducted annually November 2017 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
6 Monitor and evaluate Periodic M&E conducted M&E reports UU President TBA


Objective 6:

To work towards becoming a Union Conference

Strategy:

Establish plans and programs to ensure UU acquires a Union Conference status

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Establish a status change committee at UU A status committee of at least 09 members comprising of able UU full EXCOM members in place Minutes Record and list of members Oct 2016 UU President TBA
2 Acquire the required status change documents Status change documents required in place Copies of documents Sept 2016 UU President TBA
3 Conduct a survey to assess restructuring UU into feasible territories viable to become conferences Survey completed and report in place Copy of the report Dec 2016 UU President TBA
4 Submit the recommendations for approval Status survey recommendations approved by UUEXCOM Minutes of approval Dec 2016 UU President TBA
5 Draw Implementation plan for approved recommendations Implementation plan detailing all required milestones to be by respective organs in specified period in place Copy and copies of implementation work plan Jan 2017 UU President TBA
6 Mobilize resources and support the approved territories in status change Deliberate and effective resource mobilization program/s and drives to be done by respective entities in effect Reports and records Nov 2016 UU President TBA
7 Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation Regular and periodic M&E is done to assess progress according to plan Periodic M&E reports Continous UU President TBA


Objective 4: To promote the improvement of leadership practice that enhances credibility of, and trust in, the church organization, its operations, and mission initiatives at all levels.

Strategy 1:

Strengthen the orientation process for executive officers of all entities and institutions in Uganda Union

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source and document materials on the required leadership practices Resource materials that enhances credibility of, and trust in, the church organization, its operations, and mission initiatives at all levels. Documented Copy of documented materials Oct 2016 UU President TBA
2 Develop orientation manual / hand outs A handy and user friendly manual in place Copy of the manual Nov 2016 UU President TBA
3 Produce copies of the orientation manual At least 50 copies of the manual produced Record of copies produced Dec 2016 UU President TBA
4 Conduct orientation sessions for the officers at all levels At least a 05 days orientation session for all ex-officer facilitated by resourceful person/s conducted every after 02 years. No of orientation session for ex-officer conducted every after 02 years Jan 2017 UU President TBA
5 Monitor and evaluate Periodic M&E to assess outcome and impact conducted M&E reports Continous UU President TBA


Strategy 2:

Strengthen the Pastor’s role as an integral part of organization administration at all levels

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Conduct a rapid survey to assess the levels of integration of pastor’s in organization administration A rapid survey to assess the levels of integration of pastor’s in organization administration and act as a baseline indicator in place Copy of the survey October 2016 UU Ministerial Director TBA
2 Source materials on strengthening pastor’s role as an integral part of organization Documentation of materials sourced in place Copies of documentation October 2016 UU Ministerial Director TBA
3 Develop a manual on strengthening pastor’s role as an integral part of organization A handy and user friendly draft copy of the manual in place Draft copy November 2016 UU Ministerial Director TBA
4 Approve and adopt manual Manual approved and adopted by UU Adcom and entities committees Copy of approved manual December 2016 UU Ministerial Director TBA
5 Produce adequate copies of approved manual At least 60 copies of the approved manual produced No of copies produced January 2017 UU Ministerial Director TBA
6 Disseminate and distribute copies to all entities At least 07 dissemination sessions conducted Union wide every after 02 years and copies distributed No of dissemination session conducted Copies distributed to entities February 2017 UU Ministerial Director TBA
7 Conduct trainings on integrating pastors in organization administration at all levels At least 06 trainings conducted Union wide every after 02 years No of trainings conducted every after 02 years October 2017 UU Ministerial Director TBA
8 Monitor and Evaluate Periodic M&E conducted M&E reports UU President TBA


Strategy 3:

Strengthen local church elders and Deacons leadership role and team work in Uganda Union

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Create a data base of all Church elders and Deacons in Uganda Union A data base in place Record of the data base September 2016 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
2 Gather priority materials that enhances Church elder’s leadership roles , teamwork and Deacon’s roles An assortment of priority materials to enhance both Elders and Deacons in their respective roles in place Copies of the materials October 2016 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
3 Mobilize and organize elder’s counsels in all entities Organized respective councils for Elders and Deacons organize d in place in all entity Records of number of counsels UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
4 Conduct trainings on church elder’ leadership empowerment and Deacon roles for Ministerial secretaries At least a 03 days training meeting for ministerial secretaries conducted Record of 02 days training conducted November 2016 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
5 Conduct Union wide trainings for Church elders and Deacons on their respective roles At least 02 training workshops for Church Elders and Deacons conducted in each entity every after 02 years No. of elders and Deacon’s trainings conducted annually Union wide January 2017 UU Ministerial Secretary TBA
6 Monitor And evaluate Periodic M&E conducted M&E reports UU President TBA


HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT:
By2020, Uganda Union has a vibrant workforce which is well qualified, motivated and equipped for effective and efficient mission performance.

Objectives 1:

To establish an effective and efficient human resource management system in Uganda Union.

Strategy 1: Develop and maintain appropriate recruitment , appraisal, motivation and mentoring systems for Church Workers

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Establish human resource management committees at UU and entity levels motivation and mentoring of church workers A 7 man technical and UU workers committee in place Minutes and records UU Executive Secretary TBA
3 Develop and approve a UU organizational human resource development Plan (HRDP) A technically developed and approved UU organizational HRDP in place Copy of HRDP September 2016 UU Executive Secretary TBA
4 Develop and approve human resource manuals (HRMs) for workers at all levels A technically developed and approved UU organizational HRM in place Copy of Human Resource Manual October 2016 UU Executive Secretary TBA
5 Ensure development and approval of a Union - wide worker’s motivation framework (WMF) A technically developed and approved UU WMF including increment in remuneration by 10% per annum and improvement of worker - beneficiary ratio in place Copy of WMF Nov 2016 UU Executive Secretary TBA
6 Encourage development of worker’s personal development plans (WPDPs) at UU and entity levels At least all workers at UU and entity levels have appropriate WPDPs Copies of WPDPs November 2016 UU Executive Secretary TBA
7 Ensure development of organograms for all entities. At least all entities in UU have clear and distinct Organograms Copies of Organograms December 2016 UU Executive Secretary TBA
8 Conduct continuous workers capacity building programs and trainings At least annual workers capacity building programs or activities conducted by all entities Records and reports Jan 2017 and ongoing UU Executive Secretary TBA
9 Supervise and monitor Regular and Periodical supervision and monitoring done Supervise and monitor reports Continuous UU President TBA


Strategy 2:

Boost Pastor’s role in enabling church members discover their talents; and engaging them in creative ministry

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source and compile materials on pastor’s role A complement of materials on Pastors role of enabling members discover their talents in place Copy or record of materials compiled September 2016 Union Ministerial Director TBA
2 Develop a manual for Pastor’s role on helping members discover their talents A simple and user friendly manual on the Pastor’s role to help members discover their talents in place Draft Copy of the manual December 2016 Union Ministerial Director TBA
3 Approve and adopt the manual at all levels Manual approved and adopted at all levels Copy of the approved manual January 2017 Union Ministerial Director TBA
6 Produce adequate copies of the manual At least 600 copies produced Record of No. of copies produced February 2017 Union Ministerial Director TBA
5 Disseminate and orient ministerial secretaries on the manuals At least 06 dissemination meetings conducted Union wide and respective copies of the manual distributed to the ministerial secretaries No. of dissemination meetings held and No. of manuals distributed February 2017 Union Ministerial Director TBA
6 Conduct trainings seminars for Pastors on their roles to help members discove r their talents Union wide At least 06 training seminars for Pastors conducted Union wide every after 02 years to orient and review their role to help members discover their talents No. of seminars for Pastors conducted Union wide November 2017 Union Ministerial Director TBA


HEALTH: Uganda Union has provided quality, holistic and affordable health services to the people in her territory by 2020.

Uganda Union has provided comprehensive and quality health services to the people in her territory by 2020.

Objective 1:

To strengthen and promote comprehensive health ministry services in Uganda Union

Strategy 1: Ensure functional health systems and services at all levels

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up health advisory boards at UU and Field/Conference levels Competent Union and Conference/Field Health boards, identified, appointed and inducted by the respective boards/committees; and functioning. Minutes of appointment Lists of board members Boards’ reports Sept, 2016 Union President,
Union Health Director
TBA
2 Design and provide terms of reference to the Advisory boards, to include but not limited; quality assurance function TOR guidelines/manuals developed, produced and boards oriented on them Copies of guidelines Reports Dec, 2016 UU Health Director TBA
3 Carry out a needs assessment survey of the existing health systems and services Consultants identified and contracted to carry out assessment Copy of the MoU Reports of assessment May 2016 UU Health Director TBA
4 Come up with a Uganda Union 05 health Services strategic plan Consultant/s identified and contracted to develop Strategic plan Draft and final copies of the SP June,2016 UU Health Director/Chairman Advisory Board TBA
5 Disseminate strategic plan One day dissemination meeting conducted and 300 copies distributed Report on dissemination meeting and list of copies distributed July, 2016 UU Health Director TBA
6 Develop the SP implementation plan/s Individual implementation work plans for all implementers (UU Health Dept, Conference/Fields and other institutions developed) Copies of implementers’ work plan Aug, 2016 UU Health Director TBA
7 Develop policies and guidelines on health system and services Specif ic health systems guidelines identified, acquired, designed or procured by designated resource person/s Copies of policies and guidelines March, 2017 Chairman Advisory Board/ UU Health Director TBA
8 Establish linkages with partners and stakeholders such as UPMB, MoH, and others Possible partners to link with locally and internationally secured. Record of the number of partners secured On going UU Health Director TBA
9 Monitor and evaluate implementation of the Strategic plan Spot, periodical and annual M&Es conducted Records and reports of M&E On going UU Health Director TBA


Strategy 2:

Promote mainstreaming and implement of SRH/GBV/HIV&AIDS related prevention and mitigation programs in pertinent Church departments at all levels.

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up HIV/AIDS committees at all levels At least a 07 members committee set up at all levels in UU Records and No. of committees Sept 2016 UU HIV Coordinator TBA
2 Solicit Church and government HIV/AIDS policies and working frameworks An assortment of church and government policies in place Copies of policies solicited Sept 2016 UU HIV/AIDS Coordinator TBA
3 Develop programs portfolio for respective departments ( Health, HIV, Women, Education, Youth and Family life) A program portfolio for each of the 06 pertinent departments in place Copies of the program portfolio document Oct 2016 UU Health, HIV, Women, Education, Youth and Family life Directors TBA
4 Develop implementation frame works at all levels Implementation frame works including things like; Strategic plans, implementation plans and work plans, Advocacy strategies in place Copies of implementation frameworks March 2017 UU Health, HIV, Women, Education, Youth and Family life Directors TBA
5 Review and develop Church HIV/AIDS work place policy At least a 01 day review meeting held at UU comprising of UU officers, entity officers and UU departmental Records and report of the meeting Feb 2017 UU HIV/AIDS Coordinator TBA
6 Print adequate copies of the Church HIV/AIDS Work place policy At least 1200 copies printed Record of copies printed March 2017 UU HIV/AIDS Coordinator TBA
7 Conduct dissemination meetings on Church HIV/AIDS Work place policy At least 12 dissemination meetings held and copies of the policy distributed to workers in all entities No. of dissemination meetings held Sept 2017 UU HIV/AIDS Coordinator TBA
8 Raise resources to facilitate implementation of programs at all levels Effective RM initi atives conducted and adequate funds available to facilitate programs No. of RM conducted & records of funds available March 2016 & ongoing UU Health, HIV, Women, Education, Youth and Family life Directors TBA
9 Ensure registration with government Church HIV/AIDS related NGOs and CBOs at all levels At least each entity in UU has registered with government 10 or 02 NGO or CBO. No. of NGOs & CBOs registered Sept 2016 to Sept 2018 UU HIV/AIDS Coordinator TBA
10 Monitor and Evaluate Periodic M&E Conducted M& E reports Continuous UU President TBA


Strategy 3: Promote establish ment , improvement and equipping of health facilities (new and old) at all levels

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Conduct promotions to establishment of new health facilities at all levels At least 05 promotions conducted annually Union wide; at least 2 new facilities established by each entity No. of promotions and new facilities established Dec 2016 - continuous UU Health Director TBA
2 Conduct campaigns for improvement of infrastructural and upgrade of status of the existing facilities At least 9 campaigns for improvement and upgrade of existing facilities done annually Union wide No .of campaigns conducted No. of facilities improved and upgraded Dec 2016 - continuous UU Health Director TBA
3 Conduct promotions for enhancement of leadership and managerial capacity of all health facilities in Uganda Union At least 9 promotions for enhancement of leadership and managerial capacity of all health facilities done annually Union wide No .of campaigns conducted Records and reports on enhanced leadership and managerial skills Dec 2016 - continuous UU Health Director TBA
4 Conduct promotions to ensure that health facilities are equipped with adequate and appropriate personnel, equipment and consumables At least 9 promotions to enhance leadership and managerial capacity of all health facilities done every 2 years Union wide No. of promotions done Dec 2016 - continuous UU Health Director TBA
5 Monitor and evaluate Periodical M&E conducted M&E reports Dec 2016 - continuous UU President TBA


EDUCATION:

By 2020, UU has established a wholistic education system that has resulted into sufficient and excellent performing institutions throughout the country.

Objectives 1:

To strengthen the managerial and supervisory capacity of the educational institutions of UU .

Strategy 1: Build capacity of the personnel supervising education departments in UU

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Establish education boards at Union, Conference & Field Effective and efficient education boards at Union, Conference & Field in place. Minutes No of boards in place June - Dec 2016 Education director TBA
2 Conduct a personnel capacity needs assessment A personnel capacity needs assessment for education departments done at UU & her entities’ Copy of the assessment June - Dec 2016 Education Director UU TBA
3 Develop guidelines and Terms of reference Guidelines and ToR for education boards in place Copy of guidelines and ToR June - July 2016 Education Director UU TBA
4 Approve guidelines and terms of reference Guidelines and ToR approved by the UU Adcom Minutes of approval August 2016 Education Director UU TBA
5 Orient Education boards on the guidelines and terms of reference At least 07 orientation meetings for boards at all levels conducted Numbers of orientation meetings held June - Dec 2016 Education Director UU TBA
6 Conduct tailor made trainings / seminars At least 03 tailor made trainings for education administrators, teachers and department heads each year conducted Numbers of trainings / seminars conducted Jan – Dec 2017 Education Director UU TBA
7 Monitor and supervise Periodical M&E is conducted On going President UU TBA


Strategy 2:

Strengthen and provide periodical supervision of education institutions in UU

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set supervision teams in all entities At least 07 supervision teams in UU entities in place Number of supervision teams Jan - Dec 2017 Education Director TBA
2 Develop guidelines and supervision tools Comprehensive and clear supervision guidelines in place Copies of guidelines and tools July - Dec 2016 Education Director TBA
3 Orient supervision teams on guidelines and tools At least 07 teams oriented on guidelines and tools Number of teams oriented Jan - June 2017 Education Director TBA
4 Carry out periodical education institutions supervision At least 20 periodical supervisions conducted annually Number of supervisions per year On going Education Director TBA
5 Monitor and evaluate M&E review and feedback meetings, on - site visits conducted M&E reports On going President/Education Director UU TBA


Objective 2:

To promote the establishment and improvement of Church education infrastructures

Strategy 1: Promote establishment of new schools at Uganda Union and entities levels.

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source and customize guidelines on establishment of new schools A compilation of new schools establishment guidelines in place Copies of guidelines Jan - Mar 2017 Educ Director UU TBA
2 Identify entities and locations where new schools should to be constructed At least 01 school per each entity established Number of schools built Mar - June 2017 Educ Director UU TBA
3 Carry out promotions and sensitization of the need to establish new schools At least 07 promotion and sensitization meetings conducted UU wide. Special education Sabbaths conducted annually Union wide. Number of promotions conducted

Number of special education promotion Sabbaths
Jan - June 2017 Educ Director UU TBA
4 Draw and approve building plans Approved building plans in place Copies of approved plans July - Sep 2017 Educ Director UU TBA
5 Raise resources for establishing new schools Effective RM drives conducted; amount of materials and cash raised Number of RM conducted; Records of resources raised Sept - Dec 2017 Educ Director UU TBA
6 Start construction of schools Schedules for ground breaking, Construction agreements, building materials on site Copies of agreements, Copi es of schedules Jan - June 2018 Educ Director UU TBA
7 Monitor and supervise Periodical and on - site M&E conducted annually Periodical M&E reports Mar - Sep 2018 President UU TBA


Strategy 2:

Improve and upgrade the existing education institution infrastructures in UU

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Conduct infrastructural improvement and upgrading needs assessment of all education institutions Needs assessment report in place Copy of report Jan - Mar 2017 Education Director UU TBA
2 Compile and submit reports for approval Report approved by relevant committees Copy of minutes Mar - June 2017 Education Director UU TBA
3 Draw prioritization plans for infrastructural improvement and upgrading Infrastructural improvement and upgrading prioritization plans in place Copies of plans Mar - June 2017 Education Director UU TBA
4 Raise resources Effective RM drives conducted; amount of materials and cash raised Number of RM conducted; Records of resources raised June - Sept 2017 Education Director UU TBA
5 Start improvement and upgrading activities Schedules for renovation, agreements, building materials on site Copies of agreements, Copies of schedules June - Dec 2017 Educatio n Director UU TBA
6 Monitor and evaluate Periodical and on - site M&E conducted annually M&E reports Nov - Dec 2017 President UU TBA


Finance, Stewardship, and Resource management: UU is a financially sound institution with a broadened income base and effective resource mobilization system that supports its Mission drive Objective 1: To ensure effective and efficient internal controls and financial management systems in all church entities. Strategy 1: Ensure effective financial management system at all levels

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up volunteer audit committees Volunteer Audit committees comprising of technical or informed persons in finance matters in place No of volunteer committees in place Sept 2016 UU Treasurer TBA
2 Train church treasures, pastors, Audit committees Treasures, Pastors, Audit committees trained in Finance handling budgeting and record keeping. Approved Budgets

Records on numbers of people trained
Dec 2016 UU Treasurer TBA
3 Require functional internal Audit departments in all institutions At least 13 functional internal Audit departments set up in UU No of functional internal Audit departments Dec 2017 UU Treasurer TBA
4 Adopt and reproduce a finance management manual for tithe based entities At least 06 copies of finance management manual for tithe based entities in place Copies of the manual Dec 2016 UU Treasurer TBA
5 Require adoption reproduction and dissemination of finance management manual At least all entities have translated and disseminated finance management manual to their congregations Copies of translated manuals Dec 2016 UU Treasurer TBA
6 Require non tithe institutions to develop finance m anagement manual All non tithe based institutions in UU have finance management manuals in place Copies of manuals Dec 2016 UU Treasurer TBA
7 Require bank accounts are opened at all appropriate levels At 65% of all lower entities/congregations and units have bank accounts Percentage of entities/congrega tions and units with bank accounts Dec 2017 UU Treasurer TBA
8 Monitor and evaluate Periodic exercises to Monitor and evaluate implementation conducted M&E reports Continuous UU Treasurer TBA


Strategy 2: Improve on reporting and accountability mechanism of the church at all levels

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Conduct seminars on reporting and record keeping At least 06 UU seminars on reporting and record keeping conducted No of seminars May 2017 UU Treasurer TBA
2 Hold quarterly business meetings at all levels Conference, Field Zonal, district and local church quarterly business meetings conducted. No of business meetings Tithe mirrors used Oct 2016 and Continuous UU Treasurer TBA
3 Monitoring and evaluation Periodic M&E conducted M&E Reports Continuous UU President TBA


Strategy 3:

Promote compliance and adherence to church and government risk management policies

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Acquire relevant government policy guidelines on risk and disaster management Relevant government policy guidelines on risk and disaster management compiled Copy of compiled guidelines Dec 2016 Treasurer UU TBA
2 Customize, produced relevant policy guidelines on risk and disaster management At least 3000 copies of customized policy guidelines produced comprising of both government and church Copy of guideline Dec 2016 Treasurer UU TBA
3 Develop a UU risk and disaster management plan A comprehensive UU risk and disaster management plan in place Copy of the plan Dec 2016 Treasurer UU TBA
4 Disseminate and Create awareness of the risk management guidelines and plan At least 12 dissemination and awareness sessions conducted in UU No of sessions conducted Dec 2017 Treasurer UU TBA
5 Monitoring and evaluation Periodical M&E tasks conducted at all levels Copies of M&E reports Continuous Treasurer UU TBA


Objectives 2: To broaden the income base of the church through economic empowe rment of members and entities.

Strategy 1: Economically empower church members to support the mission

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up a UU economic empowerment task force A UU 07 member economic empowerment task force comprising of entrepreneurs put in place Minutes Records Dec 2016 UU Stewardship Director TBA
2 Identify viable income generating initiatives List of a variety of proposed possible income generating projects available Records/list Dec 2016 UU Stewardship Director TBA
3 Design economic empowerment program for church members Documentation of various economic empowerment programs in place Copy of the programs Dec 2016 UU Stewardship Director TBA
3 Conduct training seminars for church members Various trainings/workshops providing practical knowledge and skills on self - reliance conducted by selected resource persons. No of workshops conducted List of resourceful persons selected No of members trained Jan 2017 UU Stewardship Director TBA
4 Raise resources Effective resource mobilization initiatives; financial, material and human are generated at all levels Records of availability of resources Ongoing UU Stewardship Director TBA
5 Establish demonstration learning centers or projects At least 01 functional demonstration center in place in every entity. No of centers or projects established March 2017 UU Stewardship Director TBA
6 Monitor & Evaluate M&E on no of projects set up and no of persons/groups benefiting conducted M&E Reports Ongoing UU Stewardship Director TBA


Strategy 2:

To ensure that all church entities prioritize self - support initiatives

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up stewardship committees in all entities At least 06 functional stewardship committees set up to oversee stewardship functions across all entities Minutes Records Oct 2016 UU Stewardship Director TBA
2 Conduct trainings seminars for committees on systematic benevolence At least 06 seminars for stewardship committee members conducted annually No of seminars conducted Ongoing UU Stewardship Director TBA
3 Conduct promotions on diversification of resource mobilization mechanism and approaches At least 7 diversification of resource mobilization conducted annually Union wide No. of seminars conducted Dec 2016 UU Stewardship Director TBA
4 Conduct vibrant and assertive stewardship promotions for increased income by 20% annually Effective and vibrant stewardship trainings conducted at various levels in all entities regularly Record of increased income by 20% Ongoing UU Stewardship Director TBA
5 Monitor a nd Evaluate Regular and periodic M&E conducted at all levels M&E Reports Continous UU president TBA


THEMATIC AREA: INFRASTRUCTURE ANS LAND DEVELOPMENT: By 2020, Uganda Union has modern and well maintained physical structures and all her pieces of land properly secured and utilized resulting into improved service delivery

Objective 1: To ensure legal ownership and effective utilization of all church land

Strategy 1: Ensure acquisition of land titles to all church lands in the Union territory

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Set up functional land committee at all levels of church administration Functional Land committee at all levels comprising of people with required competencies in land matters in place. Minutes and records Dec 2016 UU Development Director TBA
2 Formulate terms of reference for the committee Clear ToR for Land committees formulated Copy of the Terms of reference Dec 2016 UU Development Director TBA
3 Assess categories of lands available in the territory All categories of land in the territory ascertained Copies of land registers at all levels Jan 2017 UU Development Director
4 Process titles and ensure land documentation Lands secured with titles, agreements, and certificates. Copies and Records March 2017 UU Development Director TBA
5 Monitor and evaluate M&E on tenure terms, boundaries validity and encroachments done annually M&E annual reports Continuous UU Treasury TBA


Strategy 2: Ensure effective utilization of all church lands in the Union territory

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Develop a UU land utilization policy A Land policy providing guidance on the proper use of land in both urban & rural areas in place. Copy of land policy document Jan 2017 UU Dep’t Director TBA
2 Approve policy Policy approved by UU Excom. EXcom Minute Feb 2017 UU Dep’t Director TBA
3 Produce and disseminate approved policy 100 copies of approved policy produced and disseminated in at least 9 seminars throughout UU. Record of copies produced

No of seminars conducted
Feb – March 2017 UU Dep’t Director TBA
4 Assess land utilization possibilities at all levels Assessment report on land utilization possibilities in place Copy of report April – June 2017 UU Dep’t Director TBA
5 Prioritize land utilization basing on assessment report A prioritization plan indicating suitable projects to implement first in place Copy of the plan July 2017 UU Dep’t Director TBA
6 Mobilize resources A clear resource mobilization plan in place; at least 10 effective Rm drives conducted. Copy of RM plan

Report on no of drives
Jan 2017 and ongoing UU Dep’t Director TBA
7 Monitor implementation M&E on implementation done periodically M&E periodical reports Continuous UU EX President TBA


Objective 2:

To ensure every SDA church institution prioritizes image change in its physical structures

Strategy 1:

Strengthen drive for the image change concept in all church institutions

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Establish Image change committees in all Union Institutions Image change committees in all institutions Copies of Composition of committees October 2016 Officers/ Development TBA
2 Formulate the image change guidelines Image change guidelines stipulating the required standards Copy of the guidelines December 2016 Officers/ Development TBA
3 Promote image change concept to all church entities. Image change concept undertaken and appreciated by the entities. Image change on the physical structures. December 2016. Officers/ Development TBA
4 Committees to draw up plans for respective entities Plans drawn for respective entities Copy of the plans. January 2017. Officers/ Development TBA
5 Monitor and Evaluate progress Review Reports. Copy of the review report ON Going Officers/ Development TBA


Strategy 2:

Ensure that Uganda Union headquarters has modern structures

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Formulate a building committee A 21 member building committee with technical expertise in relevant areas in place. Minutes Record of members May 2016 Development Director / Ex. Treasurer TBA
2 Provide ToR to the building committee ToR specifying different subcommittees with their duties in place Copy of ToR May 2016 Development Director / Ex. Treasurer TBA
3 Call for expression of interest for contractors A call for bidders through mass media done Copies of invitation July 2016 Development Director / Ex. Treasurer TBA
4 Select the main contractor The main contractor selected through the bidding process. Minutes Aug 2016 Development Director / Ex. Treasurer TBA
5 Approval the main contractor A clear resource mobilization plan in place; at least 30 effective Rm drives conducted annually Copy of RM plan Report on no of drives On going Development Director / Ex. Treasurer TBA
7 Conduct launching and ground breaking ceremony of the Adventist tower project A grand launching and ground breaking ceremony of the Adventist tower project conducted Report Oct 2016 Development Director / Ex. Treasurer TBA
8 Monitor and evaluate construction progress Periodical M&E reports covering all phases available Copies of report Continuous UU EX President TBA


PUBLIC AFFAIRS & RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, COM MUNICATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:

By 2020, UU has a vibrant Public Affairs and Religious Liberty office, modern communication systems and effective public relations for in-reach and outreach

Objective 1: To establish and strengthen public affairs, communication and religious Liberty structures and systems in Uganda Union

Strategy 1: Ensure that all church entities have functional Communication, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department at all levels

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Source for materials and guidelines on communications and PARL departments Guidelines identifying internal and external PR opportunities in place Copy of guidelines and procedures July 2016 Communications Director TBA
2 Set up Communication and PARL Committees at UU and entity levels PR guidelines for UU and its entities approved by UU Excom Records Minutes August 2016 Communications Director TBA
3 Produce, disseminate and distribute copies of Communication and PARL guidelines and procedures for UU and its entities 100 copies of Communication & PARL guidelines and procedures distributed to committees and entities Record of receipt of PR guidelines and its entities Reports and evaluation copies of the trainings September 2016 Communications Director TBA
4 Conduct training seminars on Communication & PARL At least 6 training seminars conducted union wide annually Director Communications TBA
5 Carry out quarterly Communication and PARL review for UU and its entities 4 reviews conducted annually Reports September 2016 Communications Director TBA


Strategy 2:

To promote appropriate util ization of multimedia platforms

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Develop policy and procedures for establishing own media platforms, running and multimedia platforms. Policy and procedures governing establishing multimedia platforms and partnering with external media houses in place Copy of policy and procedure manual Records August 2016 Director Communications TBA
2 Approve policy and procedures developed Policy and procedures approved by UU AdCom or Excom Minutes September 2016 Director Communication TBA
3 Produce, disseminate and distribute the approved policy and procedures One day dissemination meeting comprising of 30 union/conference/field leaders conducted 50 copies of policy and procedures produced and distributed Report Copy of policy and procedures Record of recipients Oct 2016 Director Communication TBA
4 Develop a proposal for establishment of media center and media houses(At least 1TV and 3 radio stations) Proposal for establishment of media center and media houses developed A copy of proposal for media center and media houses October 2016 Director Communication TBA
5 Approve proposal for establishment of media center and media houses Proposal for establishment of media center and media houses approved Minutes for approval Records October 2016 Director Communications TBA
6 Set up functional Media Centre and media houses for UU and its entities Functional Media Centre in place Assets and documents April 2017 Director Communications TBA
7 Collaborate with other non - church media houses for evangelism Memorandum Of Understanding formulated Signed copies of MOUs September 2016 Ongoing TBA
8 Monitoring & Evaluating media centers and media houses used by UU and its entities Monitoring & Evaluation done Monitoring & Evaluation reports June 2017 December 2016 TBA


Strategy 3: Establish , strengthen and maintain an effective information management system in UU

No Action Step Key Performance Indicator Verifiable Indicator/S Time Frame Responsible Person Budget
1 Carry out an Information Management System assessment to determine needs and gaps An assessment report in place report Copy of the report July 2016 Director Communication TBA
2 Develop UU policy and guidelines on Information Management System Policy and guidelines on Information Management System in place Copy of the policy and guidelines July 2016 Director Communication TBA
3 Approve and adopt UU policy and guidelines on Information Management System policy and guidelines approved and adopted by UU and entities Copy of approved and adopted policies and guidelines August 2016 Director Communication TBA
4 Produce and disseminate UU policy and guidelines on Information Management System Copies disseminated to UU and all entities Record of copies disseminated August 2016 Director Communication TBA
5 Ensure staffing and training of IT personnel at UU and its entities At least UU and all entities have well trained IT Staff Records and reports July 2016 Director Communication TBA
6 Conduct periodical hardware and software maintenance of the MSs Quarterly IT hardware and software Audit done in all entities Records and reports Ongoing Director Communication TBA
7 Carryout IT Audit to access performance of the MSs Annual Audit conducted in all entities Reports August 2016 Director Communication TBA
8 Monitor and Evaluate M&E conducted M&E reports December 2016 UU President TBA


G. Appendix 1: SWOT Analysis

EVANGELISM : STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Church members’ willingness to support evangelism and church establishment. Approach to public evangelism mostly brings ascertain class of people A big portion of Uganda’s population is unreached with Adventism Possible unfavorable Government policies/restrictions
Our nature and approach of evangelism has longer periods of campaign, provide sittin g arrangement and hand bills Lack of proper and serious nurture and retention programs Availability of missionary volunteers. Tribal and cultural conflicts within societies
The church has a good reputation Lack of person to person evangelism FM Radios and TV’s Conflicting religious teachings and practices
Biblical based truth Infiltration of offshoots among us Freedom of worship and evangelism Political instability
Availability of FM radios Lack of unity among church members, entities and institutions Community outreach Modernization and technological advancement
Availability of trained evangelists and laity Poor public address systems in our campaigns Modernization and technological advancement
Availability of literature e.g. discover guides, Adventist Review Community influence is lacking A big portion of Uganda’s population is unreached
The church has structures that can be used to reach every person Low levels of spirituality among members Availability of missionary volunteers.
Schools and health institutions as avenues of evangelism Lack of proper planning and low publicity
Our music is evangelistic in nature Poor infrastructure
Unique church programs. (camp meeting and Sabbath worship) Inadequate transport facilities for workers
A higher percentage of youth. Poor reading culture of the church/members
Organized groups/ church structures (women, youth, men and lay leaders) Church members ‘willingness to support evangelism and church establishment.


LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE : STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Availability of trained, experienced and mature leaders in all entities Inadequate trained, experienced and mature leaders in all entities Availability of short and long term training programs in leadership and management Possible political interferences
Some leaders are committed to mission at all levels Poor communication and coordination AUA leadership training opportunity Possible expl oitations, interferences and undermining of our institutions by other religious institutions
Representative governance Lack of succession plan Opportunity for benchmarking Natural calamities and epidemics
Respect of leadership by the laity Minimal diversified areas of training Access to information and communication technology Theological controversies
Appropriate governance structures Low remuneration Availability of forums for dialogue Technological hazards
Availability of Church policies - concerning leadership and governance Bureaucracies in decision making Availability of government programs and support Possible inappropriate government policies and regulations
Availability of different professionals in leadership and governance Failure or po or implementation of planned programs and activities Availability of Missionaries Competitive remunerations outside church
Availability of leadership and governance resources Leadership overload with many issues and programs Many young men and women can become leaders
Ability to influence the masses Inadequate monitoring and supervision
Lack of unity,
Political inclinations,
Conflict of interest,
Tribalism,
Lack of succession planning


HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT: STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Committed and Motivated human resource/workforce We don’t match people according to their training e.g. a pastor or a teacher to be a health coordinator etc. Available training resources on human resource development and management Wrong teachings from outside
Competent and mature workforce Limited or unfavorable working environment Availability of trained personnel Better remuneration in some institutions outside the Church
Comparable remuneration Inbreeding of the labor force Uganda is an agricultural country with enough food for even the low income earners to survive Standard of living and government economy.
Opportunity for upgrading and further study Lack of appraising mechanism Best practices among institutions and organizations. Un-healthy competition for trained man power
Fair employment benefits Lack of career development programs Political cultural tendencies atmosphere in society
Effective working policy Sectarian tendencies Wrong teachings from outside
The structures at all levels can afford training personnel at least once a year Lack of human resource managers or staff in most entities Better remuneration in some institutions outside the Church
Lack of proper recruitment criteria Standard of living and government economy.
Inadequate numbers of staff (e.g.,departmental, support staff at UU and some entities) trained man power
Inadequate budget for the department Political cultural tendencies atmosphere in society
Wage disparity across entities Wrong teachings from outside
Low motivation for workers Better remuneration in some institutions outside the Church
Policy on human resource development not clearly articulated and distributed. Standard of living and government economy.
Inadequate houses for workers
Unfavorable commendations facilities


HEALTH: STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Christ centered health ministry Very few health centers Available communities for the health facilities Negative competition for clients
Compassionate touch given to patients Inadequately equipped health facilities. Fastest growing population prevalent with disease, ignorance and poverty Possible Unfavorable Government and donor policies
Health facilities perceived as healing centers Some health facilities are poorly managed and supervised. Good will Wrong teachings on health
Availability of inter-division employee policy Low remuneration Access to government support Better remuneration ratios by government and other bodies
Availability of unique health services Lack of a medical school Favorable government policies on health Low priced drugs on market
Availability of qualified personnel in the church Inadequate medical personnel Available communities for the health facilities Moon lighting attitude among health professionals.
Availability of quality health publication materials Inadequate spirit of ownership and support for the health facilities. Many trained medics want to have private practice.
Emphasis of teaching health principles at all levels Little awareness of health as a right arm of church mission
Structures for health at all levels Poor health infrastructure
Presence of health facilities in all entities. Lack of mission implementation in our health facilities
Good will Lack of professionally trained health departmental leaders
availability of areas where we can establish hospitals and clinics Lack of commitment to serve
Some employees cannot adequately implement our mission in health institutions
Lack of chaplaincy services in some health facilities


EDUCATION: STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Our schools are yearned by the public Many non-Adventist teachers Availability of unserved areas with SDA education Non-Adventist education curriculum
We have qualified teachers Few SDA Schools Open government policy on setting up education institutions Possible unfavorable government policies and regulations on education.
We have church affiliated schools that complement the church education system Schools engulfed with financial challenges Availability of teacher training Schools in the country Commercialization of education in the country
We have our own university Absence of kindergartens for children A large number of school going children in Uganda Unhealthy competition
The church’s wholistic education system Low remuneration that don’t attract good teachers Government’s support of education projects. Better remuneration in public schools
Good will among parents and public about our schools. Lack of inspectorate Government’s free education system Political instabilities
Church has a bursary scheme Inadequate SDA trained teaching personnel Fire outbreaks, epidemics and other natural disasters
Church has education departments at all levels Poor management in schools Mushrooming schools everywhere
Education highly valued as a strong pillar of the church’s mission Weak education departments in some entities and local churches
Availability of the AAA system Weak propagation and promotion of education as part of the church’s mission
Our schools are yearned by the public Absence of church owned teacher training colleges
We have qualified teachers
We have church affiliated schools that complement the church education system
We have our own university
The church’s wholistic education system


FINANCE, STEWARDSHIP AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION & MANAGEMENT: STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Strong stewardship and Finance systems Auditing of districts and local churches is insufficient across all entities Availability of online training resources and materials on stewardship, Finance and resource mobilization Possible government policies and restrictions on resource mobilization and finances
Biblical support of our stewardship teachings Absence of finance Inadequate stewardship and resource mobilization promotions/initiatives Availability of abundant untapped resources out there Thieves and insecurity
Strong church financial accountability controls Inadequate stewardship and resource mobilization committees Government policies that allow resource mobilization Political instabilities
Availability of financial support from church members Low incomes among members/donors Organizations and charities available for resource mobilization initiatives Wrong teachings on stewards and finances
Tithes and offering systems Low financial base for Union and entities Available government programs to be tapped into Catastrophic events
Stewardship and finance departments at all levels Too many uncoordinated resource mobilization programs Good will and well wishers Indebtedness by lower entities
Young population that can be good resource for the church Some people do not trust church treasury right from the local church Global financial crisis/ inflation.
Availability of trained finance personnel in entities Local churches lack qualified accountants to manage financial matters
Regularly seminars conducted for finance and stewardship Inadequate trainings in financial management for local churches
Appropriations from higher organizations Poor internal controls especially at local churches
Strong stewardship and Finance systems Lack of accountability and transparency
Biblical support of our stewardship teachings Unfaithfulness in returning tithe by some church members
management committees at local church levels




INFRASTRUCTURE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT: STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Availability of church buildings and houses for workers Most of the local church lands do not have land titles Plenty of Land still available for purchase Likely adverse government policies towards land
Most of the churches are on church owned land Most of the office structures do not measure up to the modern required standards Availability of donors locally and internationally Encroachers can easily take our lands
Accessibility to most of the major urban churches Most of the church land is not utilized Favorable government policies on land acquisition Abundant substandard building and construction materials on market
Willingness of members to establish permanent churches and other buildings Most of our building do not have plans at local church levels Plenty of Land still available for purchase Natural calamities/ disasters
Church members’ spirit to purchase and donate land to the church Lack of develo pment plans and in our institutions Availability of donors locally and internationally Escalating land prices in Uganda especially in urban areas
Most of our institutional headquarters have land titles Some of church buildings and other structures are not insured Possible corrupt tendencies in the country
Availability of offices and church buildings in all entities Lack of master plans for our entities and churches Likely adverse government policies towards land
Availability of land for development in all entities Poor management of church resources, e.g; lack of clear demarcation of church lands, encroachers etc. Encroachers can easily take our lands
Schools and hospital infrastructures Most of the local church lands do not have land titles Abundant substandard building and construction materials on market
Availability of professionals in infrastructures and land development issues Most of the office structures do not measure up to the modern required standards Natural calamities/ disasters


PARL AND COMMUNICATION: STRENGTH WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS
Availability of church FM radio stations Poor communication flow from top to bottom vice versa Accessibility to government offices Misuse and abuse of media especially among the youth
Presence of Adventists in public offices Church ineffective utilization of media and communication technologies Accessibility to other non-Adventist bodies Counterfeit theology on the media
Elaborate communication structures in the church Ineffective public relations Availability public media outlets Possible adverse legislation to Religious Liberty
Freedom of worship and speech we have in Uganda Poor management and program controls on Radios Prevailing information technology era (dot com) Political instability
A strong IRLA association worldwide. Inadequate manpower in the department The prevailed freedom of expression and religious liberty in the country Insecurity of media installations
Availability of technical people among church members Inadequate budget
Public goodwill Inadequate church awareness about departmental activities
Availability of training institutions in communication Lack of proper gadgets/equipment
Church members’ willingness to establish and support media centers


H. Appendix 2: Monitoring and evaluation strategy