The gospel is the baton that must be passed on from place to place and generation to generation. When new churches are planted, they must be inculcated with this vision so they do not just ensure continued existence, but also guarantee the spreading of the church worldwide. Church plants must be empowered with the know-how and the material resources to propagate themselves.
One example is Kabwata Baptist Church (KBC) in Lusaka, Zambia. KBC has planted more than 30 churches across Africa. Of those, about 15 are now independent. And two new works are scheduled to start in Kigali, Rwanda, after two Reformed student groups asked KBC for its oversight in establishing them as churches.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way believers give towards the work of missions—moving much of it online—some of KBC’s churches are reporting that this has resulted in higher giving than ever before. Praise the Lord that he has supplied their need!
Ways to pray:
- Praise God for solid churches in Africa that take seriously the training of pastors and the work of missions
- For God’s people to learn to trust him to provide needed resources
- For many conversions, so African churches may be filled with true Christians for the glory of God
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19–20
Your gift to TGC’s Global Resourcing initiative will go directly toward the development and distribution of gospel-centered resources throughout the world. Thank you!