The relationship between CT and DNA is not new. For several years, DNA co-founder Bob Moffitt has served on the CT Board of Directors. Recently, CT entered into formal cooperation with Samaritan Strategy Africa to build relationships with African pastors and churches that have attended DNA Vision Conferences and are actively applying the training.
Samaritan Strategy Africa appointed Hein VanWyk, director of the SSA Southern Africa region, as liaison to CT. Hein has worked closely with CT executive director, Robert Brown, to establish relationships with African churches, and to spread word in North America of partnership opportunities with African churches. Hein was the featured speaker at the recent events in Georgia, South Carolina and Phoenix.
On last night’s newscast, I heard of a neighborhood where homes are cracking – literally cracking apart – due to poor foundations. Apparently the contractor cut corners when it came to investing the time, effort, and cost required to lay a firm foundation. The consequences are painful!
Churches Together seeks to help churches in North America and Africa work together. However, we see the same story repeated far too often: Churches jump into partnerships without laying a firm foundation. And the consequences are painful!
As the Executive Director of CT, I am so very thankful for the work of DNA! The Biblical Worldview training that DNA/Samaritan Strategy Africa has provided to African churches has enabled many of them to become God’s agents of real and lasting transformation. Thanks be to God!
The goal of CT is to find individuals and churches in North America to come alongside and support the great work these indigenous churches are doing. We’ve learned, however, that we can’t rush into the partnership without first building a firm foundation. So the challenge before us is to learn how to contextualize and provide DNA/Biblical Worldview Training for people living in North America.