this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a
testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
To establish African fellowship in all the districts of
the assemblies of God.
To evangelize Africans in the North American continent,
not excluding other
nationalities, church the converts, establish them in the
faith and mobilize them to reach out to their fellow Africans and other
nationals and to further engage them in
missions within and without
1. Many Assemblies of God members and other believers from Africa have left the shores of
Africa for the North American continent in search of the Golden
Fleece. Even though some of these believers come to know the
Lord better here, majority lose their faith in the process of
settling down for the very simple reason that they do not fit into
the new culture of worship. Some of them are easily swallowed
by the prosperity of the land.
2. Many other non-believing
Africans have also found themselves in America for the same purpose
as #1 above. Very few of these get saved as the struggle for
survival leaves them with little or no time for spiritual matters.
traders, business people and professionals fall under the two
3. Over fifty thousand
Africans, believers and non-believers, come to settle in the USA
annually through the VISA LOTTERY alone.
4. There is also the case of a
large number of Africans who gain admission into various
institutions of higher learning.
5. The issue of illegal African
immigrants, who find it very difficult to secure decent jobs and
settle for any odd jobs, is a very pathetic case. Their labor
is highly exploited and they often find themselves involved in drugs
and other forms of crime. Some of the wish they could return
to their countries, but they lack the financial capacity to do that
coupled with the fear of shame and humiliation they anticipate when
they return as failures and drop-outs.
First, there is the need to follow-up these A/G and non-A/G
believers, get them established in churches and fellowships where
they will feel free to worship and further mobilize them to win
others to the Lord here in America. These are likely to become
a mightily missions force whenever they travel back home to their
respective countries and to other places.
Secondly, there is the need to reach out to the non-believing
Africans early enough before they are swallowed up by the prosperity
of the land.
Thirdly, there is the need to reach out to the many illegal
immigrants and to help them sort out their Immigration needs where
possible. The main effort here may involve mobilizing
resources to help them return home and to undertake projects back
home that will absorb them to make their livelihood.
The need for AAGM (USA) to target the African-Americans in church
planting is very crucial.
& Church Models
- This shall involve the establishment of new churches to be started
by African Missionaries in areas with high African concentration.
2 - This shall consist of existing independent African
churches with/without Assemblies of God background that will opt to
affiliate with Assemblies of God USA.
3 - These churches shall be formed from existing A/G
churches that presently have a good number of African nationals and
who agree to create African sub-churches that will be subject to the
mother churches until such a time that they shall be considered
independent by th4 parent church. The parent church shall find
a separate property for worship or allow the churches to operate
using the same facilities but at other suitable times. It is
advisable that the sub-church joins the parent church once every
month in fellowship.
4 - Existing A/G churches that presently have a good
number of African nationals and who do not want to operate separate
sub-churches shall be encouraged to organize A/G African Fellowship
groups that may meet once every fortnight or month using facilities
of the church at times that do not clash with normal church
activities. These fellowship groups shall be totally
accountable to the parent churches and become the outreach wings of
the churches in reaching to Africans in the community. The
groups shall choose their own leaders and present them to the
respective Church Boards for ratification.
churches and fellowship groups to be started shall be integral part
of the Districts of the Assemblies of God USA, wherever they are
found. The doors of these churches and groups shall be opened to all
nationals but worship shall be African in form with due
consideration to the society's value of time
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