Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)

Association des évangéliques d'Afrique

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History

26 Feb 1966, Limuru (Kenya), at a meeting of 192 evangelical Christian leaders from 23 African nations and missionaries from other continents, following setting up of 'African Evangelical Office', 1961, Nairobi (Kenya). Also referred to as Association of Evangelicals in Africa and Madagascar (AEAM) -- Association des évangéliques d'Afrique et de Madagascar.

Aims

Function as a centre for evangelical witness throughout Africa and Madagascar; strive for the furtherance of the Gospel; provide a working fellowship for all evangelical Churches and para-Church organizations.

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Activities

Maintains faculties of African Protestant Theology - Bangui Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (BEST) (for French speakers) and Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST) (for English speakers). 'Department on Discipleship and Leadership Training' organizes leadership training seminars for African Christian leaders and pastors in 29 countries, complemented by Church Growth workshops. 'Theological Education by Extension' sponsors graduate schools, provides materials and services to Churches and schools for education by extension and offers courses in English, French and a number of local languages. 'Department on Development and Social Transformation' serves the evangelical constituency and wider society with programmes aimed at empowering the poor, enhancing available resources and transforming society, enabling evangelical Churches to develop a positive attitude and involvement in relief, development and social transformation. 'Commission on Evangelism and Missions' encourages and assists emerging indigenous mission organizations by providing a platform for fellowship and exchange of ideas and strategies. 'Pan African Christian Women Alliance' encourages women to rise to their full potential. 'Communications Department' organizes training programmes to equip pastors and Christian workers with skills to communicate and publishes materials from seminars and institutes. Communications Commission project: Proclamation de l'évangile par les médias en Afrique (PEMA). 'Peace and Justice Department' provides short courses on ethics and morality. Christian Learning Materials Centre, Nairobi (CLMC) produces Sunday School materials and Bible Study books for Christian colleges. 'Sports Outreach Ministry' assists Churches in creating opportunities for expression of body-life, evangelism and discipleship. Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) serves as a medium for contact and cooperation among evangelical theological colleges. Win Africa for Jesus declaration adopted 9 Nov 1993, Lagos (Nigeria).

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 47 countries
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Subjects *

  • Religious Practice
    • Evangelism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

D6561

Last News Received

2016
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