Firm Foundation - Tarcisio: Zimbabwe

For the past century, Christianity has been developing at a first growing rate. For every three children born in a family, two are becoming Christians. It is estimated that every week, 4000 new churches are planted in Africa. This means that 571 churches are being planted daily. This presents a huge challenge to the church in Africa namely, to train church leaders in the way that church growth demands. The collective annual number of graduates of all the theological schools in Africa, are not enough for the churches that are planted in a week. As a result, African Christianity has been described as “a mile wide and an inch deep” because sound leadership and sound teaching which should produce godly living is lacking. Theologians nowadays have started using the term “Great Omission” pointing to the fact that the church has neglected discipleship in the 20th century and today we have millions of Christians who are never properly discipled, thus lacking maturity and depth in their faith. Global statistics are predicting that the total population in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow at a faster pace than in any other region in the decades ahead, more than doubling from 823 million in 2010 to 1.9 billion in 2050. Therefore, the two dominant religions in the region – Christianity and Islam – both are expected to have more than twice as many adherents in 2050 as in 2010. Firm Foundations has two programs to preserve the integrity of the gospel and transmit it with integrity to the next generation so that Africa can be the next center of gravity for the gospel and world missions. These are Children’s ministries and Theological Education.

Children’s ministries

This program reaches out to children under the age of 14 years through Sunday School enrolment, VBS, district and annual camps and general education developmental project.       

Theological Education

The goal of this program is to produce godly disciples and who will be qualified to disciple others. 2 Tim 2:2.

Pray for:

  1. Children’s Camps
  2. Education opportunities for orphans and kids from severe hardship backgrounds
  3. Sunday School curriculum development and materials
  4. Leadership training workshops
  5. Theological Education and Library.
  6. Scholarships for rural pastors