Presentation on theme: "REGIONAL AND GLOBAL REPORTS. Francophone West Africa 1.MANI Co-ordinator for each country by end of December 2011. 2.Meeting for national co-ordinators."— Presentation transcript:
REGIONAL AND GLOBAL REPORTS
Francophone West Africa 1.MANI Co-ordinator for each country by end of December Meeting for national co-ordinators in the first quarter of 2012 in Benin. 3.During 2012 each country to have a national consultation that will lead to CRAF 2013 as a follow up to MANI 2011.
Anglophone West Africa NIGERIA OBJECTIVES: Facilitate emergence of a strategy that motivates Nigerian participating organizations to take actions in adopting some of the 81 UPGs by: Praying for specified number of Nigerian UPGs and mission in their areas; and/or Mobilizing and providing resources to facilitate and encourage mission work among UPGs Getting directly involved in reaching out to specified number of Nigerian UPGs OUTPUTS GENERATED A three year tactical plan to drive the adoption of Nigerian UPGs A plan for Nigerian regional and National MANI conferences
Anglophone West Africa NIGERIA A THREE YEAR ROAD MAP FOR ACHIEVING 6000 ADOPTIONS BY THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA 25% BY DEC 2012 60% BY DEC 2013 100% BY DEC 2014
Anglophone West Gambia and Ghana
Gambia MANI Action Plan Network for the evangelization is being reawakened. Gambia Christian Council’s platform on research is providing a base for the national initiative We will report back to the leadership of GCC and other churches, sharing some resources we have received from here We will continue research surveys and corporate efforts like GDOP
Gambia MANI Action Plan We will work to develop goals and strategic focuses that will be owned by the national church We hope to have a national conference in the next six months One challenge and one prayer point: Come north but not in confusion Pray for unity of churches around God’s Kingdom vision and wisdom for leaders to face the changing situation
Ghana MANI Team We have established a task force that will: Write a report for church leaders to challenge them regarding the evangelistic issues raised at the MANI 2011 conference Issue a press statement concerning MANI 2011 Meet with leaders to adopt and own the report Strengthen the Ghana Evangelism Committee as a national initiative to mobilize the churches for the total evangelization of Ghana through the following:
Ghana MANI Team Complete the third national church survey by July 2012 Hold a national congress on evangelization (a follow up to Lausanne 2010) by July 2012 Continue with the following activities: “Awaken to the World” missions-mobilization programme, Global Day of Prayer, and other ongoing discipleship and training programmes
Ghana MANI Team The Ghana Evangelism Committee will serve as an information and mobilization source of the evangelistic and missions activities (internal and external) of the churches and para-church ministries in Ghana
Central African Group Resolutions Give adequate feed-back Revamp the research group at the level of each country for CAP
Organize a national consultation Each country is committing itself to bring together national initiatives that will lead to having a national consultation by June 2012 Regional Consultation Once each country has had its national consultation, then a regional consultation will come to crown all of these steps.
Action plans for the Horn of Africa and North Africa
Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti 1.Go East and Go North as these areas are the least evangelized areas. 2.Priority groups to be engaged: The Somali, the Afar and the Harerge Oromo 3.Least evangelized classes to be engaged: Children, Pastoralist Communities, Cities and Expatriates (Chinese, Arabs…)
Conclusion: The Horn In the light of the blessings, the challenges and the opportunities, the evangelical body has a great potential to reach out the above listed un-reached peoples and even others who lives within the country and beyond. The greatest and immediate need for the Church in Ethiopia is to have a central body that can mobilize the body of Christ for cooperation and effective missions. For this reason, we have agreed, committed ourselves, and formed a committee to work for the establishment of the Evangelical Missions Association.
Sudan 1. Connect with North Sudan Mission to Muslims (NOSUMU) to coordinate and focus and carry the vision of reaching the UPGs of Sudan. 2. Direct connection to local congregations and network among the denominations. 3. Include church leaders to facilitate and delegate mission representatives in various churches. 4. To compile information on who is doing what among the UPGs in the Sudan
North Africa 1 Urge the “Go North” Initiative to connect in dialogue with the North African Partnership (NAP)-which meets in January of each year in Malta 2. Urge all national and denominational leaders of MANI to educate their people on religious liberty issues related to North Africa. Set My People Free Initiative NAMBRAPID CHURCH MULTIPLICATION
3. Continue to encourage ongoing dialogue between MANI and NAP Our desire would be for North Africa to be considered an official region of MANI with appropriate representation We realize there are issues of importance which would need to be addressed including security issues for North African participants 4. We encourage Francophone Africa Churches to engage in French Speaking North Africa North Africa
East Africa Strengthen existing National Initiatives (e.g FTT in Kenya) and catalyze initiation of National Initiatives within the region where none exist operationally. All elements need to be begun or strengthened – prayer, mobilization, training, sending, etc. Encouraging each country delegation to have follow-up meetings within next one month to further develop action plans.
East Africa Ensure that active Country Assessment Process teams are strengthened, or where none exist, that they are started. Continue compilation & evaluation of unreached/least-reached peoples database. Strengthen systems for dissemination of information to those needing the information. Adopting the currently developing East & Southern Africa Go North Initiative as part of our strategy.
Indian Ocean Islands Action plans : October 2011 – March 2012 Rain Forest initiative in Madagascar – open to other churches and ministries. Need : More audio solar equipments : 100 – 150 per month. Focus on the Northern part of Madagascar ( predominantly by our cousins). Joint Regional Action – Comoros Islands.
Southern Africa Closer networking between leaders of the NI’s with the view to explore ways in which we can help one another build and strengthen our NI’s Building a common regional vision which will lead to better allocation and sharing of resources Irrespective of the development stage of the NI, we recognise the contribution each nation can make and that a determined effort to build collaboration across focus areas will lead to greater impact Continue the CAP process and especially improve the communication between each NI and the regional Data Team
Portuguese Speaking Africa 1.To promote the 1 st gathering for pastors and leaders from the Portuguese speaking African countries with the formation of a network of evangelism for those countries; 2.To be involved more intentionally and complete the CAP process. 3.Greater commitment towards Transformational Discipleship, Children’s outreach, cooperation in Theological education, outreach to blind and deaf people
Heads of Church Q 1: Practical steps to mobilize the whole church to take the whole Gospel to the whole world. Disciple members into missions programs at local level Break the barriers between the laity and the clergy on the mandate of Missions. Q 2: How do we motivate the Church to be involved in missions Motivation for missions must begin with the church leaders using the existing structures in different countries and MANI playing the advocacy role. Q 3: Challenges and outcomes Suspicion between mission agencies and local churches Leaders agreed that Ghana will host a Summit for leading Church and Mission leaders in Africa in 2013.
African Diaspora Efforts should be made in 3 directions Effort should be made to build a network in each Diaspora region and then link them together. Links are already established in Europe in the Americas, concerning South America some contacts have been taken here during the consultation. Asia end specially China is to be contacted as well. The Pacific is to be finalize
African Diaspora Help African churches in the Diaspora in transforming mentality: Africans should start thinking that African descends include those who are not born in Africa. Encourage these churches to think mission end be open to other as well Europeans or other regions as African of other tribes or countries.
African Diaspora Africans of the Diaspora should take initiative of reconciliations with their brothers of the forced Diaspora mainly of South America (Brazil, Guatemala etc.) this step is important for the integration of the forced Diaspora in mission efforts towards Africa.