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Title: MOVEMENT FOR AFRICAN NATIONAL INTIATIVES


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MOVEMENT FOR AFRICAN NATIONAL INTIATIVES
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God is at work in Africa
  • God is doing some of His mightiest work in some
    of the most unlikely places through some of the
    most unlikely people.
  • Its in the most desperate countries in Africa
    that were seeing some of the greatest growth.
  • I will build my church and the gates of Hades
    will not over come it

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Plenary preview
  • Overview - MANI and African National Initiatives
  • The vision and aims of MANI
  • Historical development of MANI
  • Basic convictions of MANI
  • Strategic priorities of National Initiatives
  • Unreached /Least Reached Peoples
  • Nigeria case study

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A Biblical Vision
  • "... the earth will be filled with the knowledge
    of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the
    sea.
  • - Habakkuk 214

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Habakkuks vision fulfilled
  • When in each nation there are
  • Healthy churches accessible without barriers to
    all cultures and classes.
  • All communities are progressively discipled.
  • National churches are taking the Gospel to the
    unreached at home and globally.

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Rooted in African History
  • 1960s - first national movements
  • Many African nations gained political
    independence
  • New sense of African destiny
  • Surge in indigenous leadership in the Church
  • Saturation Evangelism movements emerge in Zaire
    Nigeria

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The Second Generation
  • 1970s 1980s - National Initiatives began to
    emerge across the continent
  • Ghana Evangelism Committee -1974
  • Target 2000 Movement in Zimbabwe - 1987
  • FinTask Movement in Nigeria - 1989

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Movements Multiply
  • 1990s The AD2000 Beyond Movement
  • GCOWE 97 drew 1200 leaders from 46 nations
  • National Initiatives launched in many nations as
    a result
  • African National Initiatives adopted as the basic
    strategy of the Evangelism and Missions
    Commission of the AEA

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The Birth of MANI
  • 2001 The Africa Millennial Consultation in
    Jerusalem gave birth to MANI
  • Launched by 360 leaders from 36 nations
  • Africas Hour Has Come!
  • Convictions expressed
  • The Church in Africa is to take primary
    responsibility for the final gospel thrust in
    Africa
  • The African Church is uniquely positioned to play
    a major role in world evangelization in the 21st
    century.

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In MANI we believe that.
  1. That the most urgent task of the Church in Africa
    is to fulfil the Great Commission in the 21st
    Century
  2. The Church in Africa has the ministry gifts,
    manpower and material resources needed to
    complete this task and to make a significant
    contribution to global evangelization.

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In MANI we believe that.
  • 3 If the resources of the African Church are
    properly organized, in partnership with the
    global church, we can meet our target of a
    church for every people and the gospel for every
    individual in the countries of Africa and we can
    make a significant contribution to global
    evangelization.

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MANI encourages Churches to
  • 1. Plant churches in
  • The least evangelized people groups,
  • Geographical areas and
  • Social classes of the country.
  • 2. Put a healthy church within reach of every
    town and village.
  • 3. Reach out world-wide to the least evangelized
    peoples and nations.
  • 4. Change the way Christians think about missions.

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MANI is facilitated by
  • A team consisting of a Continental Coordinator
    and eight Regional Coordinators.
  • The Team seeks to facilitate the MANI vision at a
    continental level and works with
  • National Coordinators
  • Regional / National Church Missions leaders
  • Network Coordinators

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8 MANI Regions
Francophone West
AnglophoneWest
Horn
Horn
AnglophoneWest
East
East
Central
Central
Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
Portuguese Speaking
Southern
Southern
Portuguese Speaking
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What is a National Initiative?
  • An undertaking by the National church to carry
    out the Great Commission to make disciples of
    all nations (peoples)
  • A process that unites churches ministries to
    evangelize the nation engage in missionary
    outreach to least evangelized peoples beyond its
    borders.
  • A process in which churches ministries develop
    a shared vision and work together to complete the
    task.

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What is a National Initiative?
  • A bold undertaking by the National Church to
    respond to the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus
    Christ to "to make disciples of all nations
    (peoples).
  • It may be focused on one or more of seven
    strategic priorities.

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7 Strategic Priorities
  • TO SEE
  • 1.A pioneer church planting (PCP) movement within
    every major language and cultural group amongst
    its unreached peoples.
  • 2. A saturation church planting (SCP) movement -
    multiplying healthy churches to transformation
    the nation.

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Strategic Priorities
  • 3. A ministry dedicated to recruiting, training
    and sending missionaries
  • 4. A movement to involve churches and individuals
    in global missions

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Strategic Priorities
  • 5. Denominations encouraging every congregation
    to disciple their members and challenging them to
    active ministry.
  • 6. United prayer movements for transformation,
    evangelization and mission.
  • 7. All churches and ministries networking and
    partnering together to achieve these objectives.

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Strategic Priority No. 1
  • A pioneer church planting movement within every
    ethno-linguistic people in a nation.
  • This involves
  • Penetrating and establishing an appropriate
    Church Planting Movement within all the Unreached
    or Least Reached People groups in a Nation.

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Nigerias Unreached Peoples
  • Case Study on Fin-Task Nigeria
  • and introduction to People Group thinking and
    strategy.
  • Nyi Gbade, National Coordinator of
  • Fin-Task Nigeria

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CASE STUDY FINTASK NIGERIA
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The Great Commission
  • Therefore go and make disciples of all nations

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Countries or Nations?
  • What did Jesus mean in His command to disciple
    all nations?" He was not referring to political
    countries like Nigeria, but using the Greek word
    ethne from which we get the English term
    ethnic group. Jesus has commanded us to
    disciple all the ethnic groups in the world. For
    example, in the country of Nigeria there are over
    520 distinct people groups.
    www.joshuaproject.net

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NIGERIA a political perspective(one country)
www.joshuaproject.net
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Nigeria an ethne perspective(over 520 distinct
people groups each needing a church planting
movement in their midst)
www.joshuaproject.net
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What are Unreached Peoples?
  • Globally there are approximately 6,900 unreached
    ethnic people groups without an indigenous,
    evangelizing church movement in their midst.
    These groups are the target of frontier mission
    strategy. They need a missionary team to work
    among them, to learn their language and culture,
    and establish a church movement in their culture
    which is capable of sharing the Gospel
    effectively with each member of their group.
    www.joshuaproject.net

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Nigeria a reachedness perspective(Muslim in
north, Christian in south)
www.joshuaproject.net
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Aim At Nothing, Hit Nothing.
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By AD2000
  • Denominations Made 400 Adoptions
  • With over 70 New Entries into
  • Unreached Peoples Fields

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Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will
be saved. How, then, can they call on the one
they have not believed in? And how can they
believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching
to them? And how can they preach unless they are
sent? Romans 1013-15a
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Essential Information Process
  • Research --- Information --- Mobilization

  • Church Planting


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Table Discussion
  • Share and discuss.
  • In our respective countries do we
  • Have healthy churches accessible without barriers
    of distance or culture, to every class and kind
    of people?
  • Are all communities being progressively
    discipled?
  • Are churches are taking the Gospel to the
    unreached within and beyond our borders?

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WENSA South African Initiative
  • Peter Tarantal Director, World Evangelization
    Network-South Africa (WENSA)
  • Leader - Global South Movement, Operation
    Mobilization
  • Primary focus - mobilizing S.A. churches for
    mission
  • Links 18 mission and church networks
  • Connects 25 major denominations and 40 national
    ministries
  • Annual national consultation and many regional
    consultations
  • National research process launched

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Zimbabwe National Evan. Task
  • Chairperson Rev. PF Moyo (President of the
    National Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe)
  • Launched by 60 denominations in 1992
  • Primary focus saturation church planting
  • National research process
  • 10,000 churches planted in 8 years 1,200 outside
    the country
  • Regional training consultations

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Finish the Task - Kenya
  • Bishop Dr Stephen Kabachia Founding leader and
    Executive member
    Presiding Bishop Agape Fellowship of
    Churches East Africa Regional Coordinator for
    MANI
  • Brings together major denominations and
    ministries from both mainline and Pentecostal
    persuasions.
  • Initial focus Kenyas Unreached Peoples and
    missions mobilization
  • Current focus Saturation Church planting.
  • National Church Survey led to setting of a goal
    of 30,000 churches by .

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Ghana Evangelism Committee
  • Very Rev Dr Yaw Frimpong-Manso, Immediate past
    Chairman - Ghana Evangelism Committee Chairman
    Christian Council of Ghana Moderator
    Presbyterian Church of Ghana
  • A committee of major denominations and ministries
    first constituted in 1974 and reconstituted 2009
  • Initial focus Spiritual renewal in mainline
    denominations, every member evangelism and
    discipleship, church growth and church planting.
  • National Church Surveys in 1989 1993 launched a
    focus in un-church areas and unreached peoples.
  • 3rd National Church Survey in progress

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What is a National Initiative?
  • It is a nationwide strategy and process designed
    to mobilize the Body of Christ in such a way that
    it is
  • effectively functioning together toward the
    completion of the unfinished task of
    evangelization in its own country, and
  • making a significant contribution to the
    evangelization of the least evangelized peoples
    and countries of the world.
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