Researching & Resourcing For Church Renewal
A Ugandan Church Equipped and Equipping for Mission.
What We Believe
With Nicea, we believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
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The information age has dawned upon us with such unprecedented speed. The rise of smartphones and internet-varieties means the urban African church, currently dominated by the young and savvy, has to adapt to the times without conforming to them.
Fulfilling the evangelism and discipleship function in the great commission therefore means the local church gets renewed in the context of the word, for God’s glory and the world’s good. We at Veracity Fount therefore aim to ensure the African church in the city is equipped through theological research and supplied through gospel tools necessary to keep her sharper in the knowledge of God and those she’s trying to reach.
Africans have traditionally practiced learning communities, fireplaces, and paths to water-spring conversations often served that purpose. We’ve always believed and practiced the communal life, yet almost never in our 21st century do you notice a shared life around absolute biblical truth. Simply put, Africans have for long been designed for fountains of truth, or truly put, a Veracity Fount. A place truth can permeate our communal yet hurried busy lives.
And so, we long to recover these, first in Africa’s cities, where conversations about faith and life can happen, in these cities where rising urban populations have been well documented.
It is inside these industrialized lives that Africa’s variety cultures converge and intersect to ask more pressing questions, beyond jobs and economies, but about joy, sanity, peace, freedom, truth, community, values that have since been sacrificed at the altar of aggressive globalization.
Veracity Fount therefore seeks to research and resource the African church for renewal through,
Exegetes: Faithful Christian living cannot be separated from faithful Bible understanding, an understanding tied to historical context, authorial intent and original biblical languages. We want to resource the next generation of Bible-saturated Christians and help our churches qualify them as fit to watch their life and doctrine. For like Paul, we believe it’s only then that they “will save not only themselves, but their hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16) Our weekly Bible study draws diverse learners from all walks of life across Kampala and beyond. We want to model for and equip those who will eventually return to their local churches and replicate the same.
Library: Whereas the earliest Church Fathers can be rooted on our continent, not a lot of leading Christian scholarship currently is. Our library seeks to be a space that will invite and nurture those committed and curious about theological growth for themselves and others, through their local churches and other platforms. Our current collection of 2600 books from Banner of Truth, Christian Books, and other partners, cut across central Christian themes key in facilitating the discipleship of many in Uganda, which has since been ranked among one of the youngest countries in the world, with over 60 percent under the age of 30.
Research: Widespread literacy challenges in this part of the world mean a lot of ministry in Africa is ill-equipped to cope with the pace of aberrant teachings that distort Christian truth. Infamous among these is the now common-place prosperity gospel, a widespread gospel that capitalizes on poverty contexts to disillusion many with promises of health and wealth. These trends can only be countered through research tailored to prepare the church to rescue the perishing, more so those most convinced they are not.
Community Bible Study: To serve is to be present. Our community Bible studies are designed to facilitate indigenous and faithful biblical learning that can easily be distilled into local church contexts. from people-group Bible studies like Women’s Studies, we anticipate our community studies to tap into an already existent communal spirit in Africa, for outreach. This, we have come to know, learners are seekers: first after the truth, and then after the lost.
Church Editorials: Faithful leadership is shared leadership, the Church in Uganda is deprived of thought leadership. As local Pastors manipulate congregations through the health and wealth gospel, empires are built and the grass of collaboration suffers. Veracity Fount aims to platform and aggregate sound pastoral insights on life and ministry through featured blogs, because we are convinced faithful leadership is shared leadership.
Local Church partnerships: We believe the local church is the best context for sustained communal learning, under accountability, for the sake of the visible body of Christ. Community is forged not by commuters, but by members of one another. To this end, Veracity Church will foundationally exist to equip and empower the church’s work. In Uganda, a nation poised to be the 8th most Christian country in the world by 2060, according to the Pew Research Center. The harvest is plenty.
Will you prayerfully consider our invitation to you to be a co-laborer?
Would accompany us on mission to help the African church resource and research for the body of Christ, on a continent expected to have the most number of Christians globally by 2050.
For more about what we believe, please see our Statement of Faith.
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come. Amen.
We have had the privilege of serving alongside these gifted men and women giving of their utmost energy, for his highest cause.
Founder & Team Leader
Byamukama was born and raised in Ibanda District in Western Uganda.He received his undergraduate degree in Construction Management from Makerere University, Kampala and his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.
Byamukama is pursuing his PhD in New Testament Studies at Ridley College, Australia, under Dr. Brian Rosner. He is married to Daphne, and the two have one son, Abaho. He blogs at byamukama.com.
Derrick was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. He loves architecture, guitar, and apologetics. Derrick is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Theology at George Whitefield College in Cape Town, South Africa.
When not engaging in friendly and theological conversations, he is either devouring Patristic literature or listening to African Jazz music along with a chai regular. Derrick is married to Victoria.
Allan Mugenyi is a Christian, a husband, a father and a Pastor. He is married to Jolly, and together God has blessed them with two girls and a boy, Jolene, Jeanelle and Jehu.
Born in Fort Portal Western Uganda, he was introduced to the Christian faith through his parents, but came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at Makerere University in 2004. Allan has always loved College ministry and continues to pastor at Mbarara Living Community Church. He holds an undergraduate degree in Theology from Africa Renewal University, Buloba, Uganda. .
Daphne Byamukama was born in Mubende, Central Uganda and studied Business Administration and Management at Uganda Martyrs University. She is currently pursuing an online MA in Christian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Massachusetts, USA.
Daphne and her husband, Joseph, serve with Veracity Fount in Kampala, Uganda and she also helps coordinate and facilitate a Community Bible Study (CBS), an inter-denominational women’s bible study class. Daphne is a stay at home wife and mother to their 2 year old son, Abaho, she blogs at kanywaniwordpress.com.
Patricia rejoices in being a forgiven child of God and a life-long Bible student. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at Cavendish University and is a Marketing and Communication Executive at Interswitch, Uganda.
Patricia has the privilege of facilitating and teaching women in the Community Bible Study program in Kampala, Uganda, and at every opportunity that presents itself.
Geoffrey Mbaziira is a Ugandan born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. He is married to Jacky and together they have been blessed with a son, Jordan Rapha Mbaziira.
Geoffrey came to know the Lord in the year 2000, and since then, he has grown to love and serve Him in different contexts where God has placed him; both with the youths at Masajja Pentecostal Church and in the missions ministry at Berea Baptist Church. Currently, he serves in the Young Adults’ Ministry at Calvary Chapel, Kampala.