• Africa Rise

    Equipping local churches for compassionate outreach

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  • Our Key Verse

    He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, but he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
    – Proverbs 14:31 (NASB)

About Us

We equip local churches in sub-Saharan Africa to engage in Christ-centered compassionate ministry. Jesus cared for both physical and spiritual needs, and expected His followers to do the same (Matt. 9:2–7;Luke 10:25–37).

We focus on helping churches discover their resources and potential, and become salt and light in their communities (Matt. 5:13–16).

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Our Approach

Christ Centered

We promote compassionate outreach that flows from the love God supremely demonstrated in the self-sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19).

The Local Church

The local church is God’s plan to bring both spiritual and physical healing to communities. The greatest impact regarding the compassionate needs in Africa will come from the 70,000 local churches that are part of our network.

Development Principles

This means that we believe that the most effective solutions to poverty and human suffering begin not with people’s needs, but with their resources. We work to empower local people to find local, sustainable solutions to poverty and human suffering.