Africa

Send Russell Back to Kenya

 Russell Godward

Russell Godward

My mate Russell Godward is headed back to Kenya early 2018.

I've seen first hand how much impact that man can have when he trains and coaches in Kenya. Here's a link if you'd like to find out more and support the trip financially

Meanwhile, I've still got my head down working on the next book. Planning to keep getting some podcasts but the blog is on hold.

Pioneering movements in Rwanda [video]

I talk to Matt Miller about Pioneering Movements in Rwanda.

The podcast version.

Matt's DMin paper: The Role of Outside Leaders in Disciple Making Movements in East Africa.

 

135-Pioneering Movements in Rwanda

In this episode I talk to Matt Miller about Pioneering Movements in Rwanda.

Matt's DMin paper: The Role of Outside Leaders in Disciple Making Movements in East Africa.

 

Here come the Africans!

The Africans are coming. No they’re already here.

There are six African church plants in our home city of Leicester, England from just one movement of Nigerians. A few weeks ago we began training them in how to reach the city. They want us back again next week.

Philip Jenkins is writing a new book on demographic trends and religious faith. Here are some highlights of he’s written so far on the impact of fertility and faith in Africa:

By 2100 Africans will make up 40% of the world’s population.

In 1900, there were three Europeans for every African. By 2050, there should be three Africans for every European. That figure, incidentally, is misleading in one way, as many of the “Europeans” in 2050 will in fact be of African descent. By some projections, the African share of global population by 2100 could be 40 percent.

By 2050, six of the world’s 20 most populous nations will be on the African continent — Ethiopia, Nigeria, Congo, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, and Niger.

In 1950, the combined population of these nine nations was around 100 million, rising to almost 400 million by 2000. By 2050, they will have a combined population of 1.2 billion. That would represent a twelvefold increase in raw numbers in just a century.

Africa is now home to some of the world’s largest Christian and Muslim communities.

In 1900, Africa had substantial Muslim and Christian populations, with Muslims strongly in the majority. During the 20th century, both groups grew substantially, partly by demographic expansion, but also through evangelism and conversion. About half of black Africans joined one of the great monotheistic faiths, and they favored Christianity over Islam by a rate of 4-to-1.

 According to Jenkins, what happens in Africa is very unlikely to stay in Africa.

Training church planters in Madagascar

The vision of our team is primarily to raise up godly leaders, church leaders to see a multiplication of disciple making churches throughout southern Africa into the world.

Karl Teichert

OC International 

Karl Teichert tells the story of how OC International is training church planters in Madagascar.