The continent of Africa is made up of 54 countries and more than a billion people. The AGWM Africa region consists of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amidst the pressures of war, disease, food and water shortages, religious extremism, and poverty, the gospel is spreading and God is building his church. Every day, 50 new churches are planted.
Over the past 25 years, the Assemblies of God in Africa has grown from 2 million in 1990 to over 18 million adherents. Those believers amount to 73,000 congregations.
But who will lead God’s church in Africa?
The church growth we observe is remarkable, but only 40% of men and women called to ministry have access to formal theological training.
If the church is to meaningfully address Africa’s need, it must be led by Spirit-filled men and women:
- Leaders who have diligently studied God’s Word
- Leaders who have learned to apply God’s truth to the African context and cultures
- Leaders willing to give sacrificially of themselves in order to disciple a new generation
- Leaders who will stop at nothing to see the gospel taken to every tribe and tongue of Africa
We firmly believe that despite the obstacles, God has a special place for the African church in the completion of the Great Commission. We are devoted to facilitating training that equips the church in Africa to disciple the nations in the power of the Holy Spirit.