Starting today and airing every Wednesday night through the end of October, a new DNA video series will be broadcast across Nigeria on the state television station PRTVC, which has well over 3 million viewers.
The topic of the 7-part series is “Monday Church”–in the words of DNA co-founder Darrow Miller, “More work of the church is to take place Monday through Saturday than takes place on Sunday.” These challenging but encouraging lessons will unpack God’s plan for every Christian in every sphere of society to be a ‘missionary of restoration’ every day of the week.
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A local church in Jos, Nigeria called ECWA Plateau Church has purchased airtime on PRTVC and already has been showing “On Earth as It Is in Heaven,” a video series by DNA co-founders Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt that looks at what it would really look like–what it would really take–to see God’s kingdom come here and now, on earth as it is in heaven.
“There is such a dichotomized lifestyle between what happens on Sunday and the week days,” says Steve Chia (left) who is organizing this effort through his Nigerian church. “Many profess to be Christians on Sundays, but we do not seem to see the impact in the society.”
Please pray for those who see these videos, that their minds and hearts would be opened to God’s love for them and prosperous plans for their lives, and that they would respond in obedience.
To contact Steve, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a moving testimony from ReachGlobal Africa Director Kevin Kompelien on the exciting ways that DNA and ReachGlobal (The Evangelical Free Church of America International Mission) have collaborated in Africa. This video was shot at the DNA 2011 Global Forum in South Africa.
The Disciple Nations Alliance began as a Kingdom partnership between Food for the Hungry and Harvest. Today, a number of other organizations participate actively in the alliance.
Over the past two years, one of the most active has been ReachGlobal, the missions arm of the Evangelical Free Church of America. ReachGlobal sends and supports hundreds of missionaries around the world. Their Executive Vice President, T.J. Addington, embraces a wholistic approach to mission and emphasizes the need to strengthen and empower indigenous church leaders. To help in both areas, ReachGlobal has tapped several DNA resources.
Last fall, Dennis Tongoi, director of Samaritan Strategy Africa, the DNA affiliate in Africa, was invited to present some of the core DNA messages to church leaders and faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago. More recently, Dennis was brought onto the ReachGlobal leadership team as a consultant.
In March, Dennis and Cristi Petricioiu, the director of the DNA affiliate in Romania, addressed a gathering in Amsterdam of more than 160 ReachGlobal missionaries from across Europe.
Discussions are currently underway for a DNA training in New Orleans this September for leaders of TouchGlobal, the relief and development arm of ReachGlobal.
DNA is honored to have ReachGlobal as one of its cooperating organizations and we are excited to see how the Lord will lead us in fruitful Kingdom partnership in the days to come.
Dennis Teaches at Reach Global Church Planters Workshop in Amsterdam
In early March, Dennis Tongoi and Cristi Petricioiu had the privledge of jointly serving as keynote speakers for a major conference of European church planters held in Amsterdam.
The conference, conducted by the Church Planting Institute of Reach Global, the Evangelical Free Church of America mission, was attended by 167 church planters from 30 European nations. The theme for the event was “Wholistic Ministry.” Dennis and Cristi presented materials from the DNA Vision Conference to the enthusiastic participants. Renowned theologian D.A. Carson also participated in the event and led morning devotionals.
Dennis wrote: “I am humbled by the response of many of the participants. One leader from Portugal has said he is willing to travel anywhere in the world to get more training on Biblical worldview and wholistic discipleship. Another invited me to train his team in Russia, and have the training recorded and translated into Russian.”
Cristi wrote: “I was amazed how many European countries Reach Global has missionaries in. I was more amazed that these people were not only hungry for the materials given in our presentations, but how many of them are already practicing wholistic ministry. According to many of the participant’s comments, they now have a better understanding of the concepts and new tools to glorify God even more in their church planting efforts. Many said it was one of the best such events they had ever been to.”
Dennis serves as leader of the Africa Working Group, the steering committee of Samaritan Strategy Africa. He also Church Mission Society, Africa. Cristi, a native of Romania, heads Dezvoltare Comunitara, the DNA affiliate in Romania.
Cristi teaching in Amsterdam, Mar 2010
European Church Planters Planning Seed Project