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Evangelism and Church Growth

The mission of the church is to be the presence of Christ in our community. We must reflect the character of Christ in our community so as to represent the Kingdom of God.   Our mission is to bring the peace of Christ into this world through three dimensions of Faith, Love, and Hope.  Our faith is represented in our desire to bring those who have lost their spiritual path to be reconciled with God.  Our show of love is required to meet the social pains that people suffer every day and are in need of love and compassion.  Our good news of Hope is when the kingdom of God breaks in to the broken systems of this world and redeems the lost by empowering the powerless and giving them hope and new life.

Area of Impact

Jesus Film teams are local leaders who have a passion to evangelize the communities in their countries.  Using modern equipment that can show the Jesus Film off of a battery pack in most of the major local languages of their country, teams enter new areas searching for a person of peace that will allow them to share their faith through film.  Showing Jesus speaking their own language to people of every ethnic group and background, is a powerful evangelism tool that allows new churches to be planted both in rural areas as well as the suburbs of major cities.

These dedicated teams reach out every month bringing the glad good news of Jesus Christ, the hope and light of the world, to the lost and hurting communities all across Africa.  Pray for these teams!

Intentional discipleship was the pattern that Jesus taught us with his own disciples.  When new Christians come to faith, they must be nurtured and strengthened so that they will grow through their journey of grace.  In most communities in Africa we find that people learn truths and values through story.  This is why we are raising up orality champions that can teach the basics of our faith through the amazing stories found in the Word of God.  As new believers learn more stories about Jesus and the stories of the people of God throughout the Bible, they are strengthened in their walk and continue to be transformed into Christ likeness.

That is why our mission is to make Christ-like disciples in all the nations of Africa and the best methods is through oral discipleship!

Stories

ECGFieldsNewsSouth FieldStories
July 27, 2023

Church Planting in Madagascar

Church Planting in Madagascar   For many years, the country of Madagascar has experienced slow growth in the Church of the Nazarene. Recently, District Superintendent (DS) Georges Patrice Ratovoarilala, spear-headed…
ECGNewsSoutheast Field
October 5, 2022

Midlands District – Zimbabwe on the move

Midlands District – Zimbabwe on the move The Zimbabwe Midlands District started in February 2017 under the leadership of the late Rev Noah Sibanda as the first District Superintendent. Rev…
ECGNewsSoutheast Field
October 5, 2022

Jesus Film and Evangelism Conference in Zimbabwe

Jesus Film and Evangelism Conference in Zimbabwe From 21-24 September 2022, participants from Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe gathered in Harare, Zimbabwe, to discuss the various ways to do evangelism across…
East FieldECGStories
June 9, 2022

Lake Victoria District Organizes Bright Day Church of the Nazarene

Lake Victoria District Organizes Bright Day Church of the Nazarene The Holy Week was one of the busiest weeks in the Lake Victoria district. The District Superintendent (DS), Rev. Fredrick…
ECGNewsWest Francophone Field
April 28, 2022

Cote d’Ivoire South District Phase Change

Cote d'Ivoire South District Phase Change In the February 2022 meeting of the Board of General Superintendents, the motion carried to approve the request to change the Cote d'Ivoire South…
Central FieldECGNews
February 28, 2022

Orality Discipleship Grows in the Africa Central Field

The church planting efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to grow. Thanks to the efforts of many pastors and leaders, Jesus Film teams are opening churches in…

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