FOCUS (Fellowship of Christian Unions) Uganda is a community of Christian Union students and graduates who are committed to being partners in National and global witness. FOCUS believes the best way to do this is by building strong Christian Union students who are committed to three common objectives:
- Evangelism: Students reaching students for Christ on their campuses to present Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord and God with the view to leading them to a personal faith in Him.
- Discipleship: To deepen and strengthen the spiritual life of students and to equip them for a lifetime of service in the family, Church and society.
- Mission and Social Concern: To encourage and equip students to take the good news of Christ to every nation on earth and respond positively and practically to the needs in the communities.
- Leadership Development: To develop Christian leaders who will play key leadership roles while on campus, in Church, and in society.
The Christian Union (CU) is our point of contact in any college or university. It is a student-led group of Christian students from different denominations united around the gospel in the work of evangelism and discipleship. It is through the CUs that believers are strengthened and mobilized for service in Christ.
The FOCUS staffs are involved in the life of the CUs by: organizing national and regional training events and conferences, producing discipleship and evangelism resources, meeting one to one and in groups with students for Bible study, prayer and support.
Staff and students also travel beyond the campuses to rural communities to participate in short term outreach programs referred to as Missions Beyond.
FOCUS Associates are former members of the CUs and other Christian professionals who meet to share God’s word and discuss contemporary issues. Associates introduce Christ to their colleagues, support student work and participate in nation-building. They have regular meetings in most major towns in the country.
History:FOCUS came into existence in 1972. FOCUS was affiliated to the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) IN 1979. Prior to that, FOCUS was part of the Pan African Fellowship of Evangelical Students.
Mission: To equip students and graduates of universities and tertiary institutions to be effective ambassadors for Christ in society.
Values: Christ centeredness, servant hood, teamwork and integrity.