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The great continent of Africa plays a very significant role in global Christianity. A century ago African Christians constituted a tiny fraction of world Christianity but today Africa is a major player in the global faith.

Among Seventh-day Adventists, Africa occupies a significant place, having something over a third of the total world membership. The highest ratios of Seventh-day Adventists to the population are in parts of southern Africa. At the same time, other parts of Africa have only a miniscule Christian presence and the lowest ratios of Adventists to the population in the world. This contrasting picture of evangelization is set within the general context of major humanitarian need. How can the Adventist Church best fulfill the Great Commission in Africa? To address this main question the "Adventist Mission in Africa: Challenges and Prospects" conference met at Andrews University from October 19-21, 2007. Over a hundred administrators, academics, pastors, and lay people gathered for a time of dialogue and reflection. This volume contains the thoughtful papers presented.

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Department of World Mission


Berrien Springs, MI


Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology

Africa: Adventist Mission in Africa: Challenges & Prospect