Empowering the church. Integrating spiritual and material aspects of shared participation in redemption within Methodist Church in Kenya : a case study of Kasarani Estate Fellowship in Ruaraka Methodist Church
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The main focus of this research work is on how Methodist church in Kenya can integrate both spiritual and material aspects of shared redemption as a way of empowering her members. The main method of data collection used is interview and the type of interview is unstructured interview. The informants were interviewed face to face using the interview questions which were prepared before interview period. The scope of study was Kasarani estate fellowship in Ruaraka Methodist church. The theoretical frame work used is Hooks pedagogy theory that embraces the main concepts of Redemption, empowerment and indaba. The study found out that the main reason for Kasarani estate fellowship engagement in economy was empowerment. The members were in economic distress and there was a need to come up with strategy on how to address the economic challenges they were facing and that is how AMEKA SACCO model was initiated. The study offers the alternative theology that integrates spiritual and material aspects of shared redemption within Methodist church in Kenya as a way of empowering her members.