Disciple-Makers Throughout Africa
Jesus spent a whole night in prayer before selecting 12 disciples he appointed as apostles, the ones he instructed and sent to make disciples of all nations. The first calling of disciples to follow Him came at the beginning of His ministry, and the sending out came at the end. These touchpoints of our Lord’s focus on the great effort of making disciples around the world are naturally instructive to us. They certainly indicate disciple-making is something for us to be involved in doing. But more deeply, we see prayer — earnest prayer — is vital in selecting and sending people for disciple-making assignments. And further, the preparation of those people, though time-consuming and intensive, is an essential task, one to be done well.
In Africa, we are looking back to Jesus’ preparation of the 12 and seeing ourselves as contemporary followers carrying forward this same work. We contemplate our Lord’s work with his disciples and find ourselves feeling very inadequate. Yet we are moved to action because of the desperate need around us. The need for people to have their lives remade and renewed by the Spirit of God propels us into this disciple-making. No matter the level of church development — general/annual conference, mission district, or the very earliest formation of a single fellowship — this equipping and sending out of workers deserves our most earnest energies.
We invite you to sense our disciple-making passion as you make your way around the Africa pages of this website. And we hope you may find a similar passion that might lead to our working together somehow! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!