Stratified Evangelism and Discipleship

 

 

By 2050, half the world’s population
growth is projected to occur in Africa.

Most of that growth will be in urban areas,
so that by 2050 it is estimated that 60%
of Africa’s population will reside in cities.

There is an urgent need to sustain and increase the numbers of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa, amongst the nominally Christian nations there, and to northern nations that are home to minority extremists who are attacking surrounding nations and international citizens, and seeking to influence and terrorize whomever they come into contact with. There is too much suffering already without Jesus, and our aim is to bring healing power of hope, love and peace through Christ.

African Enterprise is well-positioned to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the growing cities of Africa in partnership with the church. We want to ensure that AE supporters and mission participants all share this vision to fund, pray and engage in unity in the Great Commission to that we are able to meet this growing demand to equip and send evangelists.

The vision we cast is based on our 60 years of experience, current successes and challenges, and where we believe that the Lord is leading us to capture new lands and hearts for Christ.

Stratified Evangelism and Discipleship

 

By 2050, half the world’s population
growth is projected to occur in Africa.

Most of that growth will be in urban areas,
so that by 2050 it is estimated that 60%
of Africa’s population will reside in cities.

There is an urgent need to sustain and increase the numbers of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa, amongst the nominally Christian nations there, and to northern nations that are home to minority extremists who are attacking surrounding nations and international citizens, and seeking to influence and terrorize whomever they come into contact with. There is too much suffering already without Jesus, and our aim is to bring healing power of hope, love and peace through Christ.

African Enterprise is well-positioned to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the growing cities of Africa in partnership with the church. We want to ensure that AE supporters and mission participants all share this vision to fund, pray and engage in unity in the Great Commission to that we are able to meet this growing demand to equip and send evangelists.

The vision we cast is based on our 60 years of experience, current successes and challenges, and where we believe that the Lord is leading us to capture new lands and hearts for Christ.

Transformational leadership enhancement

 

 

Leadership

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2

Our leadership goal is to increase the number of transformational servant leaders who are accountable & agents of positive change in every city, and raise and mentor godly, talented and influential young emerging leaders.
Our aim is to increase the number of transformational servant leaders in every city through our mission and development activities. We want to see the church thrive with great leadership and we want to engage community and political leaders to care for the vulnerable, provide good education for all youth, and instigate holistic health for society and the sanctity of the church. The programs we seek to introduce are all variable depending on the country and the circumstances.
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Youth empowerment

 

Youth Empowerment Goal – Holistic empowerment and discipleship of African youth and effective evangelistic outreach to young people.

Setting Africa’s Youth Ablaze for Christ

Youth are the future of Africa, and it is essential that effective youth discipleship and empowerment programs are part of our mission strategy.

Foxfire Teams are the youth arm of African Enterprise’s Evangelistic and Mission activities. The program’s name comes from Judges 15:3-5. In this passage, Samson catches 300 foxes, ties torches to their tails, sets the torches on fire and releases them into the fields of the Philistines. The vision of this ministry is to set youth ablaze with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and send them out into the world.

Each team of approximately ten young African Christians, give a year of their lives to the service. They have a passion for sharing the gospel with youth, regardless of their backgrounds. Many have gone through great personal difficulties and hardship. As a result, they can speak with great understanding to other young people who are experiencing similar situations.

Once a team is formed, their year begins with two months of intensive training that equips them with knowledge and a variety of skills. Foxfires then visit local schools, youth groups, churches, children’s homes and colleges. They use energetic dance and engaging drama performances to share the gospel message. They also help to identify, train and develop younger leaders by equipping them with various life skills. This is done through programmes focused on issues such as peer pressure, drug abuse, crime, poverty, HIV/Aids and unemployment. Foxfires play an important role in promoting development in communities and teaching youth how to function effectively in society.

They play a vital role in AE city-wide and university missions each year. Their vibrancy and energy attract large crowds of school children and engages them deeply in the Gospel of Jesus, leading to further questions being addressed, and outreach for support.

 

Youth empowerment

 

Youth Empowerment Goal – Holistic empowerment and discipleship of African youth and effective evangelistic outreach to young people.

Setting Africa’s Youth Ablaze for Christ

Youth are the future of Africa, and it is essential that effective youth discipleship and empowerment programs are part of our mission strategy.

Foxfire Teams are the youth arm of African Enterprise’s Evangelistic and Mission activities. The program’s name comes from Judges 15:3-5. In this passage, Samson catches 300 foxes, ties torches to their tails, sets the torches on fire and releases them into the fields of the Philistines. The vision of this ministry is to set youth ablaze with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and send them out into the world.

Each team of approximately ten young African Christians, give a year of their lives to the service. They have a passion for sharing the gospel with youth, regardless of their backgrounds. Many have gone through great personal difficulties and hardship. As a result, they can speak with great understanding to other young people who are experiencing similar situations.

Once a team is formed, their year begins with two months of intensive training that equips them with knowledge and a variety of skills. Foxfires then visit local schools, youth groups, churches, children’s homes and colleges. They use energetic dance and engaging drama performances to share the gospel message. They also help to identify, train and develop younger leaders by equipping them with various life skills. This is done through programmes focused on issues such as peer pressure, drug abuse, crime, poverty, HIV/Aids and unemployment. Foxfires play an important role in promoting development in communities and teaching youth how to function effectively in society.

They play a vital role in AE city-wide and university missions each year. Their vibrancy and energy attract large crowds of school children and engages them deeply in the Gospel of Jesus, leading to further questions being addressed, and outreach for support.

Community transformation

 

 

With Africa having such a young population,
it is a core component of outreach to gear
our message to young people in schools
or on the streets.

Youth empowerment goal

Holistic empowerment and discipleship of African youth and effective evangelistic outreach to young people.

With Africa having such a young population, it is a core component of outreach to gear our message to young people in schools or on the streets.

Peace building and reconciliation

 

God-centred peace, reconciliation and unity within and across African nations and communities.

Peace and reconciliation goal

Peace and reconciliation goal – To strengthen God-centred peace, reconciliation and unity within and across African nations and communities.

Since our intervention in South African elections, and post-genocide support in Rwanda, the AE team has continued to update its skills in trauma healing and continued to apply these in settings such as Burundi, Rwanda, DRC and South Sudan.

It is a sad fact that trauma is a daily reality for many millions of people through the outcomes of war, disease, poverty and corruption. Bringing hope for a better future through trauma healing and reconciliation programs is an essential part of the AE ministry.

 

Peace building and reconciliation

 

God-centred peace, reconciliation and unity within and across African nations and communities.

Peace and reconciliation goal

Peace and reconciliation goal – To strengthen God-centred peace, reconciliation and unity within and across African nations and communities.

Since our intervention in South African elections, and post-genocide support in Rwanda, the AE team has continued to update its skills in trauma healing and continued to apply these in settings such as Burundi, Rwanda, DRC and South Sudan.

It is a sad fact that trauma is a daily reality for many millions of people through the outcomes of war, disease, poverty and corruption. Bringing hope for a better future through trauma healing and reconciliation programs is an essential part of the AE ministry.

 

Capacity development and governance

 

 

AE is agile and increasingly wellresourced
to bring the Gospel and social action programs to growing city populations in Africa

Capacity building and governance goal

AE’s vision mission is to be a catalyst for holistic urban evangelism in Africa, in partnership with churches. It was established in South Africa in 1962, and is steered by an international team representing 10 African nations and 5 Western/European countries reporting to an international CEO and board. Independent governance structures are also in place in each of the 15 representative countries.

Mutual aims of the partnership are to undertake the work of the Great Commission in accordance with Matthew 28. Our beliefs are aligned through the Lausanne Covenant (website address) and a covenant of partnership provides a general governance and accountability structure.

We are committed to achieving the work that the Lord has called us through effective ministry, development, fundraising activities and good governance.

Our aim, with our partners support, is to reach out to new communities for Christ through Word and Deed.