AS A NEW GLOBALIZED DAY DAWNS ACROSS AFRICA, URBAN TRIBES SEEKS TO REACH THE CITY AND ITS EMERGING ÉTHNEI THROUGH STRATEGIC PLANTING OF HIGH INFLUENCE AND HIGH IMPACT CHURCHES.
*Urbanization* and *globalization* stand out as mega trends with continent wide impact reshaping Africa. Just barely ahead of Asia, Africa is urbanizing faster than any other region of the world. By mid century it’s urban population will have more than tripled. These trends are causing a sociological shift producing an emerging *urban tribe *in Africa’s large cities. This éthnei is not defined by historical bloodlines but instead by common space and exposure to the world and all its influences. Like any other tribe, it has its own language, culture, and identity.
As the old African proverb says well, if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together! Each Urban Tribes church will be planted using a team approach. We believe we are better together.
The battle for the eternal destinies of the people who inhabit the metropolises of Africa is a spiritual battle. We will initiate, sustain, and accomplish the task of church planting through an intentional prayer focus.
Both Jesus and the early Church modeled intentional involvement with the people they were sent to reach. The manifest presence of Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit produces lasting change. We will integrate ourselves into the community and demonstrate the fruit and function of the Holy Spirit for the sake of its transformation.
Our posture will be as humble partners with God in His redemptive dream for the cities of Africa. We will leverage the apostolic passion of both those to whom we have been sent and those who have sent us. We will share the load of urban church planting with our indigenous brethren and with our sending church.