The church in Africa is growing faster than in any other part of the world today. God is very much on the move! This is good news, but presents a challenge. In Africa, it is estimated that 90% of church leaders may never have received even one day of formal training. Across the developing world 3.2 million pastors are untrained or undertrained.
Good training is vitally important. It means that local church leaders are equipped with a sound knowledge of the Bible, can offer effective Christian leadership appropriate for their contexts, and serve their communities in their words and actions.
The vision of the African Pastors Fellowship (APF) is to empower Christian leaders and enable effective ministry that brings community transformation through the local church. Partnership is central to APF’s approach as we work hand-in-hand with church and community leaders from a broad denominational spectrum including the Anglican, Baptist, Free Methodist, Lutheran and Pentecostal traditions.