The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, it was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike Living). The vision of the Church of the Nazarene – Africa is the growth and multiplication of churches where disciples are making disciples in Africa and throughout the world.
Originally named the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) in 1893, SIM is now an international mission organization with more than 4000 workers serving in more than 70 countries. They say, “Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, we believe that He has called us to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where He is least known.” Freedom to Lead partners with SIM in East Africa.
Lifeway Mission is a disciple making mission in East Africa that reaches ten countries in the region. Their mission is “serving as Jesus served by holistically discipling and developing communities; and bringing glory to God.”
New Generations is a mission organization that “works with God to launch disciple making movements that launch movements.” Using an approach they call DMM, they work to catalyze new churches, many from places where the gospel has not sprouted. They define a “movement” as at least 100 new churches that have multiplied to the fourth generation or beyond.
Belhaven University is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to helping people grapple with the complex issues of life and to preparing them for positions of leadership in a rapidly changing society.