“A Local Church Based Multifaceted Christian Ministry in every Capital City of Africa.”
The role of a local church based ministry cannot be overemphasized, and the evidence is replete in scripture. It’s our firm conviction that the expression of our Christian faith and community is best fulfilled in a visible local church setting that adheres to the invisible universal Church principles commissioned in the pronouncement of Jesus Christ, when he said, “…I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matt. 16:18).
The local church environment is best suited for mutual accountability of all those involved in the proclamation of the Gospel. It’s in this local church setting that ministries and ministers are nurtured and commissioned, by the affirmation of fellow-believers, who are attuned to the preferences of the Holy Spirit. It was in the local church at Antioch that fellow Christians affirmed the apostle Paul and his colleagues, as the Holy Spirit separated them to special service in the kingdom of God. After Paul and Barnabas completed their ministry journey away from their local church, they returned to Antioch, where they were accountable to the rest of the disciples, and reported on their successful mission.
“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.” (Acts 13:2-3)
“From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.” (Acts 14:26-28).