Historical Overview

What God has done on the African continent in the last 100 years is one of the modern miracles of the global church. At
the turn of the 20th century, approximately 10% of the continent was Christian. A century later, over 50% of Africans were Christian, a growth rate almost unparalleled in any region of the world! As Philip Jenkins has repeatedly emphasized in his book outlining the future of global Christianity, The Next Christendom, the focus of the global church has shifted from the historic centers of the West, to the global south in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. What plays out in Africa in the 21st century and beyond will shape the global Christian movement. Praise God for this tremendous growth! With this exponential growth has come the need for discipleship!