Discipleship Resources International

Africa Ministry Series

The Africa Ministry Series is an offering of Discipleship Resources International (DRI) for the church in Africa. Written by African pastors and lecturers, this series contributes useful resources, refreshing perspectives, and informed up-to-date information for strengthening the vitality of the African church in the 21st century. This series is available in English, French, and Portuguese.

An African Pilgrimage on Evangelism

The purpose of this book is to provide a historical survey of the evangelistic approaches that were applied by the early Christian communities in the various countries and regions of Africa. With this exploration comes the hope of learning from their stories—their circumstances, successes, and failures. This critical  […]

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African Pastor-Teachers: A Brief History of United Methodist Evangelism in Zimbabwe 1901-1921

Many Christians in Africa assume that Christianity was brought to Africa entirely by European and American missionaries. Often, missionary writers, including their historiographers, have promoted their publications on assumption that missionaries were the only primary actors in the propagation of the gospel, including the planting of […]

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African Religion: The Quarry of the Rock of Monotheism

Worldwide scholarship has established the fact that Africa is the cradleland of humanity. Dr. Kurewa promotes the theory that African religion could very easily have been the proto-religion of humanity, and a religion from which other monotheistic religions, such as Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam have their roots. The author […]

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Evangelization and Church Growth in the African Context

In this time when the church is experiencing a tremendous growth in members and in the number of denominations, such questions like the “what,” “why,” and “how” of evangelism need to be addressed. This resource gives answers and guidance to these and other important […]

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Everything Belongs to God

This is a discussion and Study guide, arranged in a way that will encourage you to be involved, to think for yourself, to interact with others, and to evaluate your level of stewardship in your local church and community. Lessons in this book will help you to appreciate that Christian  […]

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Labouring Side By Side

The Local Church as the Most Significant Arena for Evangelism and Disciple-Making — As leaders in African local churches, we read much about different and new ways of doing evangelism from Asia, from Latin America, and from western churches—our mother churches. All that knowledge may enrich and  […]

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Moving in Harmony

An Updated Polity for The United Methodist Church in Africa — Church polity has to do with the form of governance, organization, administration, legislation, rule, and structures used by the church to govern itself. The UMC, being a connectional church, uses the same Book of Discipline  […]

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Preaching in the African Context: Why We Preach

This book is one of two volumes on Preaching in the African Context. In this first volume, I explore Why We Preach and the principles of contextual preaching in Africa.In the second volume, I explore How We Preach and explore the practice of contextual preaching in Africa. The two […]

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Preaching in the African Context: How We Preach

This book is one of two volumes on Preaching in the African Context. In volume one, I explore Why We Preach and the principles of contextual preaching in Africa. In this second volume, I explore How We Preach and the practice of contextual preaching in Africa. The two volumes go […]

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The Time Is Now

Preparing Candidates for Baptism and Confirmation in the United Methodist Church — It must be noted that this is not a manual for baptism and confirmation classes, but only a guide. It does not provide a pastor with lesson plans. Rather, this resource is intended to motivate pastors  […]

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