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Making the gospel heard: What we can learn from the African Church

Kingsley Appiagyei speaks about what we can learn from the African Church when it comes to making the gospel heard.

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This talk was filmed at a national consultation, entitled, 'A Relevant Gospel: How should we contextualise the message for our 21st century Britain?'. It is the second in a series of five events taking place as part of the Evangelical Alliance's 'Confidence in the Gospel' initiative.

Download a synopsis of this video, along with questions for discussion.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Thinking about what we've just heard from Pastor Kingsley and our own experience of African expressions of Christianity, what aspects do we think are most pertinent for us? For these areas, what can be learnt from the African context and how could we apply this learning to our church?
  2. This question may not be relevant. Recognising that the African context is vastly different from the UK cultural context, what would increased recognition and demonstration of passion, fire from the Holy Spirit and the presence of God look like for us?
  3. The global 'centre' of Christianity is shifting from the north and the west to the south and the east. What impact do you think this will have on Christianity in the UK? What do you find exciting about this change? What do you find concerning? As a church, how can we ensure that we embrace and make the most of these changes?
  4. This question may not be relevant. As a church, we are involved in mission opportunities in other parts of the world. How do we view these opportunities? For example, is it about us teaching, or is it as much about us learning? Do we need to change how we approach the global Church?