Churches prep for Sub-Saharan African missions

By June 5, 2012

USA (MNN) — Over 50% of people groups in Sub-Saharan Africa are completely unreached with the Gospel.

Often, this is because harsh terrain makes it difficult to get to some people groups, and cultural differences can stand in the way of communicating the message of Christ.

Back in 2005, churches started partnering with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB) to bring the Gospel to people groups who have never heard it.

Since then, over 150 churches have followed Jesus’ call to make disciples of all nations, including Sub-Saharan Africa.

IMB is holding several “Base Camps” this year to train committed churches for venturing on missions into Sub-Saharan Africa. The closest upcoming Base Camp training will take place in Chicago, Illinois this weekend, June 8-9, at Uptown Baptist Church.

Committed churches that attend Base Camp will hear testimonies of God’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa and will attend ministry workshops.

Workshop sessions include instruction on discipleship, leadership training, and cultural insights.

While the deadline for registration for this weekend’s Base Camp is already closed, other upcoming Base Camp trainings will take place in Texas, Tennessee, and Missouri from August-September.

IMB suggests that those who are interested in training for their Sub-Saharan missions read T4T: A Discipleship ReRevolution by Steve Smith and Ying Kai. The registration fee for Base Camp is $35.

To learn more about Southern Baptist IMB Base Camp training for missions in Sub-Saharan Africa, click here.

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