The Ministry Partnership program empowers Every Nation to enable men and women who are called to vocational ministry to pursue their calling. Hundreds of men and women are able to serve in Every Nation churches throughout Africa, because of partners who give financially towards their ministry call and the Every Nation vision to impact Africa to God’s glory.
Every believer is called to reach the lost and make disciples, whether they are employed by a church or in another profession. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)
The majority of believers do not work as church staff members. They know that they are not called to be pastors, missionaries, campus ministers or church planters but they do know that they play a crucial role in ensuring that the Gospel is shared. Romans 10:14-15 explains how partnership works:
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?...”
We see here that partnership is a relationship between those called to “preach the Gospel” in a vocational sense and those called to be the “senders” of those preachers. It gives every believer the opportunity to do their part in ensuring that the Gospel is preached and God’s Kingdom advances.
For the foundation to sustain a building it requires different components working together. Cement, gravel, sand, steel and water, work together to provide strength and stability in a building’s foundation. Remove one component and destruction is inevitable.
The same applies in a Ministry Partnership relationship. The three foundational spiritual components working together to sustain the partnership are Faith, Relationship and Vision.
Ministry Partners support this vision when they partner with ministers from any Every Nation church. To summarize, Faith, Relationship and Vision working together is the foundation of healthy Ministry Partnership relationships. Please consider all these components as you listen and consider Ministry Partnership. No pressure, no guilt, just one focus, to honour God whether your answer is YES or NO.
We exist to honour God by establishing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation.
Every Nation is one of many parts of the wider church body. There are many churches that are doing what we cannot do and reaching people we cannot reach. It is our privilege to work together with every Bible-believing church to honour God and advance His kingdom.
Our responsibility as Every Nation is to be clear on our role and responsibility in the body of Christ and focus on that. This section shortly explains who Every Nation is, what we are called to do and what motivates us as individuals, teams and churches.
Meet our passionate vocational ministry team that lives to spread the word and glory of God. Get to know our team members better by clicking on them.
The one thing we do in church, on missions, on campus and through our social responsibility efforts, is to make disciples.
We believe that discipleship starts with seeing lost people reconciled to their Heavenly Father, but very importantly, it does not finish there! Jesus went on to say that we should
“…teach them to obey everything that He commanded them.” (Matthew 28)
As we endeavor to do what Jesus commanded, we purposefully reach out to the lost and teach them to obey the Word of God. Our deepest desire is not just to see people get saved but to ensure we do all we can to see these new believers grow into mature sons and daughters of God who will in turn reach others and help them grow just as they did. We devote ourselves to this one thing, studying and learning how to be better at it – Making disciples of every nation!
As we make disciples, Jesus promised that He will build His church. This is the most “credible” partnership relationship that will transform the world - God and His children working together!
Our actions should show that we value the lost, which is the first step to being and making disciples. Discipleship can easily become a program for Christians, not a lifestyle where the lost are prioritised. It’s easy to teach discipleship to people in church without valuing lost people personally.
The Father, because of His compassion, sent Jesus to reconcile the world to Himself. His heart for people moved Him to ultimately give His life for them, He wasn’t moved by a program.
Jesus’ lifestyle defines our complete understanding of what the lifestyle of a disciple should look like; reaching the lost, establishing them in solid biblical foundations, equipping every one of them to be ministers and empowering them to minister to those in their communities.
The church exists not for the members in our churches but for those who do not know Jesus.
Our priority is to raise God-fearing leaders who are servant hearted and Christ-like in character. Leaders who live by godly values and uncompromisingly seek to establish His Kingdom in whatever sphere of society they may find themselves.
“great leaders come from disciples”
Because we are called to establish churches in every nation we are commited to leadership development. We are intentionally multi generational and we deliberately create opportunities and platforms for next generation leaders.
“...and the things you have heard Me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qulaified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2
The most effective means of evangelism throughout history has been church planting. Church is the primary vehicle for the advancement of God’s kingdom on earth today. The ultimate goal of our evangelism and missions is to establish new church planting churches that will become stronger, larger and more influential aiming to transform individuals, communities and ultimately the world.
When we plant new churches, we reach new people and new cultures...
Although some churches can remain relevant to emerging cultures, planting new churches is the primary way the church adapts itself to an ever-changing culture.
We empower new leaders....
Leadership emerges when there is room to grow. Churches that are top heavy in leadership have a hard time empowering young leaders, but new church plants enable church members to become the next generation of leaders.
We plant the seed for social transformation...
From new church plants spring new opportunities and creative ideas to serve the needs of communities and cities and see them transformed by the Gospel.
“Jesus has purchased people from every tribe, every tongue, and every nation.” - Revelation 5:9
Jesus has called us to go and make disciples of all nations and has empowered us with the Holy Spirit to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:19).
To plant, establish and grow local churches, that in turn will do the same.
We are committed to social responsibility because:
Jesus calls us to serve those in need. Matthew 25:35,40
Jesus calls us to be salt and light in our communities. Matthew 5:13,14,16
God calls us to stand for justice. Micah 6:8
Nineteen out of twenty people who come to Christ do so before the age of twenty-five. Forty-eight percent of the worlds’ population is under the age of twenty-five. Statistics show that by 2025 the number of students will be 252 million worldwide.
The leaders of tomorrow
Historically, the universities and colleges have been a seedbed of culture shapers and world leaders, sometimes for good and sometimes for evil. If we reach and disciple this group with the Gospel today, one day they will change the world for Jesus.
Change the campus, change the world
Culturally, university campuses are becoming more and more diverse, giving us a unique opportunity to reach the nations with the Gospel by reaching out to international students in our cities.
AfricaDream Partnership is the mandate that implements the Every Nation mission, values and motive outlined above, within Africa.
Every member in every church is working together in praying, giving and going to ensure that we plant a disciple-making church in every nation of Africa. As churches and individuals we believe that the first step to seeing Africa transformed is to plant churches that will plant churches and that church members will make disciples that will make disciples. A church family like this is called an Apostolic Church Planting movement.
We strategize and plan every church plant in South Africa and Africa to become an Apostolic church-planting-church as we work to see Africa transformed to the glory of God.
Not every believer is called to step into vocational ministry but every believer is called to play a part in ensuring that the Gospel is presented and disciples are made in every nation. The vision explained in this booklet becomes possible when individuals partner with vocational ministers, supporting their ministry through prayer, monthly financial support or with skills, as explained below.
On a ministry level partnership staff are accountable to their local church leadership. All financial partnerships are received by Every Nation South Africa’s Partnership Office where they are administrated and staff receive their full salaries from here.
EN Tshwane Partnership Office
(012) 807 3000 | email@example.com
EN South Africa Partnership Office
(021) 595 1221 | firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about who we are as a movement or have any questions not answered on this site. Please contact us. We would love to hear from you.
Every Nation Tshwane is part of a worldwide family of churches and ministries that exists to honour God by establishing Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation.
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A Local & Global Family
Every Nation is a worldwide family of churches and ministries of which we are a part, within our region, under Every Nation Southern Africa.
www.everynationafrica.org | www.everynation.org
Every Nation Tshwane Office
The Every Nation Tshwane office Functions as the administration hub for all the Every Nation congregations in Tshwane.
Address: 750 Farm Road, Equestria, Pretoria, 0184 | Tel: +27 12 807 3000 | E-mail: email@example.com
Office Hours: Mon – Thu 8.30 – 16.00 / Fri 8.30 – 13.00