Abundant Africa

Abundant Africa

Our decade to shape the African Century 

Africa stands at a pivotal point in its millenia-old history - the foundations we build now will influence our continent’s future. This is our kairos moment.

This paper is a declaration of hope. Like Joshua and Caleb we see the abundance of our Promised Land and, despite the giants that terrify many into unbelief, we bring a positive report to our people. If together we choose courage to lead, and obedience to God, Africa will one day be known as the abundant continent.

The paper is also designed to help start a conversation around how we shape the future of Africa. The audience is primarily for African Christian leaders in the church and society. But we welcome all to engage. The contents are the work of a number of authors, influenced by a series of consultations and conversations held in different regions of Africa to try and capture some of the important thinking on our continent.

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The State of God’s World: Globalization and the Future of Integral Mission

The State of God’s World: Globalization and the Future of Integral Mission

by Tom and Christine Sine

Introduction: Taking the Globalized Future Seriously

In the conclusion of his definitive work on the history of missiology, Transforming Mission, David Bosch states: „The mission of the church needs to be constantly renewed and re-conceived.‟2 One of the major reasons for this constant renewal is that the context in which we live our lives, operate our churches and do mission keeps changing. In this paper we attempt to sketch some of the new challenges and opportunities we believe are facing the church in mission as we race into a new century. We have found that very few churches or Christian mission organizations make any effort to make sense of how the context in which they are doing mission is likely to change before they plan. There is a tendency to plan as though the future is simply an extension of the present. Read report
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