Whilst the age of gender equity and women empowerment was only ushered with the advent of democracy in South Africa, the UAAC leadership already recognized the importance of women participation in church almost decade earlier with the establishment of the UAAC Women‘s movement in 1987. In this regard, the church leadership took a principled decision that women are just as important or valued as men. They should be honored and rewarded for their work as men. However, biblical teachings still guide women activities in relation to the church.
In 1985, Archbishop EMM Mureri established the UAAC Youth Brigade to ensure spiritual development of young people within the church. Through the Youth Ministry, the Archbishop sought to encourage the Youth to prioritize education, develop individual talents, social skills and preparing them for adulthood and other responsibilities.
Youth committees are established at branch, district and Provincial levels. Provincial structures that comprise of district representatives report to the Youth President who oversees all youth activities, both within RSA and in other countries.