2Tim 2:2 “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses
entrust to faithful men
Currently there are many thousands of men and women in Africa who are
serving as pastors with little or no Bible training. These sincere pastors need
training to be able to teach and preach faithfully from the Bible. We recognize
that these pastors will continue to serve even if they are never trained. The
purpose of Africans Teaching Africans is to train these pastors where they live,
regardless of any money or education they lack. ATA is mostly concerned with
teaching pastors and church leaders who are unqualified and unable to go to
Additionally, there is a great hunger all over Africa for learning the Bible.
Africans Teaching Africans is not just for pastors; it is also for any person
desiring to learn God’s Word. It is currently being taught to many members of
churches, in prisons, and in Scripture Unions in secondary schools. Africans
Teaching Africans is a non-denominational effort. We are Christians of all
denominations working together for God’s glory.
There are many graduates from various Bible schools scattered throughout
Africa. Our plan is to help these graduates enthusiastically enlarge their
ministries by sharing their Bible knowledge with other Christians. This will
benefit God’s kingdom by seeing these untrained pastors cease to teach their
erroneous opinions and begin teaching the truths of the Bible.
We provide teaching notes to help teachers organize their classes. We have
no money to pay our teachers. Their payment will come from God. The ministry
doesn’t need money because we suggest that teachers only teach part time and
continue to do their regular work. Also they teach only part of a day so people
don’t have to be fed; teachers should teach where they live so that there is no
need for transportation money.
Take your current ministry and expand it. Continue your current ministry
and teach pastors as a part time ministry. Our goal is to replace ignorant teaching
with Bible teaching. Think of the implications for the kingdom. You can be a part
of this exciting vision.
We are not starting Bible colleges; we are starting teaching points all over
Africa. Completion of the program qualifies those formally enrolled to receive a
certificate. The certificate will be issued when a person can successfully prepare
and deliver a Bible sermon. Certificates of attendance are awarded to those who
are not pastors who complete studying the curriculum.
It is important that all preachers and Bible teachers only teach what is in the
Bible. It is equally important that Christians only believe what the Bible says
about God and that they quit believing “what the man of God” says about God
unless the “man of God” can support his words from the Bible.
|Our Vision and Mission