Church of the Nazarene

A word from the Regional Director

Welcome to the Africa Region! Greetings in the Powerful name of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is a blessed privilege for my family and I to serve the Lord in the great continent of Africa.

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The Dream

I still vividly remember the dream I had about Africa a few years ago. In that dream, I saw the African continent. Suddenly, a cross came from the sky and was planted right in the middle of Africa. The cross made a hole from where blood started to burst and gradually cover the whole continent from West to East and South to North and I heard three words: Healing, Reconciliation, Restoration.

The Symbol

In the late 1960s, the West-African poet David Diop wrote one of the most famous poems about Africa where he symbolizes her as a Baobab Tree. One stanza says: “That tree over there, splendidly alone amidst white and faded flowers, that is your Africa springing up anew patiently, obstinately and whose fruits acquires the bitter taste of liberty.”

The Two Anchors

Africa is an old continent with a young population and is known for her passion, resilience, faith, and hope for life. As a Church, the Lord has given us the opportunity to share the Full Gospel in such a time as this. We won’t be able to fulfil His mission without these two anchors:

  1. The Manifest Presence of God in each of our initiatives. (Knowing who we are serving).
  2. Being driven by the reason of our mission. (Knowing why we are serving).

The Four Values

We are longing to see the four values of Authenticity, Presence, Relevance, and Interdependence drive all our regional initiatives.

Our Mission Opportunities:

  • Africa Diaspora
  • Sahel – Sahara
  • Urban Ministries

Our Regional initiatives:

As we discover the reality of the Church in the African context, we collectively identified our areas of focus:

  • Leadership Development
  • Orality Discipleship
  • National Missionary Movement
  • Urban Initiatives