The ACTS 29 Network is a network of gospel-centered, mission-minded churches that are passionate about making sure the gospel reaches the ends of the earth. ACTS stands for Assessment, Coaching, Training, and Support. The 29 stands for the belief that the local church is the “twenty-ninth chapter of Acts”: the continuing story of God carrying out His redemptive mission in the earth. The early church took the gospel into their local contexts and it spread from Jerusalem, to Judea, and on to the ends of the earth: Eternal City Church in Pittsburgh, PA…and University Community Church in Gulu, Uganda.
Since that first introduction, leaders from ECC have traveled to Uganda several times. Our church family has had the privilege of partnering with Pastor Jimmy and the UCC family for ACTS 29 Network assessment, as well as for coaching, training, and support. And while UCC is not technically an ECC church plant, we're blessed to be co-laborers in God's work in this emerging region of East Africa.
One of our primary goals is to help Pastor Jimmy and UCC purchase land and a permanent building for the church. Currently, the church meets in a temporary structure on Gulu University property, beside Pastor Jimmy's home. The security of owning a permanent structure will help strengthen and stabilize UCC's efforts to carry out the Great Commission among the students and residents of Gulu. Watch the video below to hear more about this in Pastor Jimmy's own words: