For more than 30 years, AFnet has worked within the continent of Africa through strategic networks and partnerships. Having seen first hand the impact our ministry has on the people of Africa, we are ever-encouraged to push forward, continuing the Great Commission set forth to us, raising up leaders, strategically planting churches, and caring for the children orphaned by AIDS, so that His work and kingdom may be multiplied on earth.
Thanks to the support of our partner churches and organisations, AFnet is able to contribute to the schooling and clothing of orphans affected by the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Listen as these partners tell you about their experience.
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Approached by a beggar for a handout, one of my team members asked the man whether he knew Jesus. “Of course! I attend the ‘Thing-A-Mi-Jig’ church!” Sadly, I’m reminded that, a ‘Thing-A-Mi–Jig’ Gospel’ aptly describes an understanding of the Gospel shared by many African Church leaders who have had very little or no training in Scripture. In reality, a large percentage of African church leaders have had no Bible training. People aren’t growing spiritually because of a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). In fact many are spiritually dead, because leaders with little understanding lead people with even less. In many cases the only thing “Christian” in churches, is the name. But there are thousands of Christian leaders who desire training and an opportunity to be equipped for their task. Unfortunately, most don’t have access to affordable, quality training. But, AFnet offers a solution. Through the International School of Ministry (ISOM) video training program we offer quality in-service training, already available in many of the main languages of Africa. Thousands...More Information
While doing research on the state of the Church across southern Africa some years ago, one of the questions I put to pastors and Christian leaders, was: “How many books have you read over the past year!” I was surprised and abhorred to learn that the average pastor reads two or less books per year. When comparing statistics I was not surprised then to also find that those pastors and leaders who liked reading, and who tried to read at least one good book per month, were also pastoring and/or leading the more dynamic and vibrant growing churches across this region. Being an avid reader myself, and having kept to a personal goal for years to read at least one book of substance per week, I understand how reading and self-study keeps one’s mind sharp while building maturity in ministry. Therefore, one of our ministry goals, as we’ve worked over the years to train and equip thousands of pastors and Christian leaders across Africa, has been to always try...More Information
Africans are turning to Christ in record numbers. Where there is anarchy, tragedy, and every imaginable onslaught from the Evil one; causing injustice, oppression, and opposition to the proclamation of the Gospel; there people become more susceptible to a message of hope! Recently, one of our young pastors was murdered. His preaching was considered “bad” for “business” by a feared witch doctor. Many who heard Chrispin preach, were attracted to his Gospel of Hope! And so they turned away from their traditional religious practices, and the fatalistic, no-hope musings of the local witch doctors. Chrispin had to be killed. For, by so doing, the village elders thought that they could stop the conversions, and through fear take control again of the hearts and soul of the people. But they were wrong! History has proven that the Church grew rapidly where blood was spilled for the cause of Christ. Likewise in this case! Where we instinctively recoiled and thought about abandoning the work in that area, we realized that in...More Information