Who We Are
The Acts in Africa Initiative (AIA) is a ministry commissioned by the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance and the Assemblies of God World Missions, USA (Africa Office). It seeks to inspire an authentic Pentecostal and missional awakening in the Africa Assemblies of God resulting in the greatest evangelistic, church planting, and missionary advance in the 100-year history of the movement.
At present, the Africa Assemblies of God is comprised of 50 national churches in Sub-Sahara Africa and the Indian Ocean Basin. The movement includes 83,000 thousand local churches and 22 million adherents.
The focus of the ministry is summed up in its mission statement: Mobilizing the church for Spirit-empowered mission. AIA seeks to strengthen the church in areas of authentic Pentecostal doctrine, experience, and practice.
Our Marching Orders
The ministry receives its marching orders from the words of Jesus in Acts 1:8:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Africa’s “Decade of Pentecost”
The Decade of Pentecost is a ten-year, cooperative Spirit-empowered missionary emphasis of the 50 national Assemblies of God churches in sub-Sahara Africa and the Indian Ocean Basin.
The cornerstone of the Decade of Pentecost is the aim of seeing 10 million new believers baptized in the Holy Spirit and mobilized as Spirit-empowered witnesses.
Properly harnessed and directed, this powerful spiritual advance will inevitably result in thousands of new churches being planted, millions of people coming to Christ, hundreds of new indigenous African missionaries being deployed, and yet-to-be-reached tribes of sub-Sahara being reached with the gospel.
AIA has been commissioned by AAGA to lead this advance.