Those duped by the prosperity gospel don’t just need arguments against the texts they misunderstand. They need healthy churches that explain to them the entire revelation of God, and how that narrative is working toward something quite glorious.
Ken Mbugua, a pastor in Nairobi, answers the question, “What do you wish American pastors, churches, and missionaries knew about Christianity in Africa?”
Pastors, you don’t have to wait until you feel like your church is mature before you start intentionally raising up leaders.
The main thing I wish American Christians understood about African Christianity is that there’s no such thing as “African Christianity.”
If Africa were filled with healthy churches, the prosperity gospel would not be wrecking us the way that it is now.
First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.
Ken Mbugua’s session during the First 5 Years conference in Fort Worth, TX. For more about 9Marks conferences and ministry, please visit http://www.9marks.org
Missionaries who labor in reached parts of Africa are today faced with a society that has been inoculated against the gospel. So what do we do about it?
First Five Years was a 9Marks Conference to encourage and instruct new pastors. If you are new in your ministry—perhaps in preparation, or in the first years of a church plant, or in your first church, or just beginning your pastorate in a new place—this conference is meant to equip you.
Mark Dever interviews four men ministering across four continents: South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.