630 million Christians are in Africa today, over twice as many as in North America. This vibrant Church is facing a discipleship crisis:
Over 208 Million
believers in Africa are without a Bible.
Up to 80%
of African pastors don’t have formal training.
Over 500 Million
believers in Africa need a trained pastor.
What We Do
Africa Study Bible
Unlike most study Bibles, which are written by westerners, the Africa Study Bible was uniquely created by Africans as a gift to their continent and to the global Church. Its over 2,600 notes created by more than 350 contributors from 50 countries make it the most ethnically and geographically diverse, biblical resource ever published.
God's Word for Africa
God’s Word can change the lives and ministry of pastors and leaders. Our God’s Word for Africa program puts a Bible in the hands of those who need it most, often with training, at little or no cost.
Biblical truth, when not applied in local contexts, can be like water disappearing in the sand. Oasis provides an ongoing supply of lifegiving water by discovering, developing, and distributing books by African authors who communicate Truth clearly in African contexts.
“The Africa Study Bible is really, really significant to me in pastoring the church. It has exposed me to what others are thinking and doing. It has broadened my understanding. The examples are happening in our cultures. It widens our scope of understanding the Bible.”
Previously, Bagos used 5-6 books in sermon preparation, but now this Bible has simplified the process for him.
What Christians in America need to know about Africa
For real impact to be made for the sake of the global Church, Christians outside Africa need to understand what faith is really like for Christians in Africa — what they value, the challenges they face, and the contributions they offer to the global Church.
The Staggering Growth of Christianity in Africa
To Christians in the West, it may feel like global Christianity is at an all-time low. By observing the events and trends around us, it seems as though we are moving toward an increasingly post-Christian world. The truth is, though, that Christianity is still very much alive, but its hub is shifting.
5 Reasons Why Context Matters
For Christians in Africa to have the same opportunities to strengthen their faith, biblical resources must be contextualized. While the truths contained in God’s Word are universal and will not change, the illustrations, applications, and additional contexts provided prompt deeper understanding and should change according to the audience.