More than 120 people from 23 nations attended the forum
More than 120 champions, practitioners, national and regional alliance leaders, and partner organizations of the Disciple Nations Alliance gathered together in Pretoria, South Africa for the biennial 2011 Global Forum, hosted by the Southern Africa region of Samaritan Strategy Africa. Delegates from 23 countries attended. It was a rich time of fellowship, story-sharing, prayer and fun.
Also attending the Forum were leaders from several organizations who came to explore joining the DNA as partners. These included African Leadership, ACROSS, Immanuel International, and World Gospel Mission. A delegation of church leaders from Brazil also attended with the desire to explore next steps in forming a national DNA network in that country.
Highlights of the four-day event included hearing many powerful stories of impact from around the world, with a particular focus on stories from Africa. The forum opened with a day of prayer and fasting, followed by times of worship, and an enthusiastic “world cup of volleyball” with the championship trophy going to Asia.
Members of the Southern Africa regional network of the DNA hosted the 2011 Global Forum. Hein VanWyk (left) serves as coordinator. He is pictured with wife Helene and son Danieko
Darrow Miller, Bob Moffitt (DNA co-founders), and Dennis Tongoi (leader of Samaritan Strategy Africa) shared messages from their hearts with delegates, and the president of the DNA International Secretariat, Scott Allen, presented the ten-year strategic direction of the Disciple Nations Alliance. Anna and Nam Ho also shared details of their powerful church-based development program in Southeast Asia.
The next DNA Global Forum will be held in Spring 2013 in Latin America (exact location is yet to be determined).
The Disciple Nations Alliance International Secretariat and Global Leadership Team completed work on a ten-year strategic plan in February. We welcome you to download and read the plan here: DNA Strategic Plan (PDF).
Following is the Executive Summary
The Disciple Nations Alliance exists to help the church rise to her full potential as God’s principal agent in restoring, healing, and blessing broken nations. We accomplish this purpose by equipping God’s people to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their families, communities, and through their vocations.
Since we began in 1997, the Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA) has had a remarkably significant impact on churches worldwide. This has come, in large part, through a strategy aimed at catalyzing a movement. DNA messages and materials are the core of the movement. They are spread through a global network of local champions who are supported by DNA regional networks, national organizations, and collaborating networks and organizations.
Over the next ten years, we believe God is calling us to spread our training and messages as widely as possible for the greatest possible impact. To this end, our aspiration is to see a multiplication of champions in every major country of the world. We desire to see these champions supported by growing, vibrant, locally-led DNA networks and DNA national organizations in every major geographic region of the world, all working together to equip millions of followers of Christ to bring hope and healing to this broken world.
This document was developed by the Disciple Nations Alliance Global Leadership Team (GLT) and the president of the International Secretariat. It is intended to provide a “north star” which will set direction and provide a vision for Disciple Nations Alliance over the next ten years.
View the whole document here: DNA Strategic Plan