In 2015, Pew Research did a study that concluded that by 2050, nearly 40% of the worlds Christian’s will reside in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Kevin Rogers, addressing this research, notes, ” Although African’s embody many of the necessary qualities to lead the next wave of missions’ advance, I wonder if they are theologically equipped to complete the task. This is not paternalism on my part, but it is necessary to ask, “Can they go into all the world?” and if they go, “What gospel will they export?” The window of opportunity is temporary, and the African Church needs to be mobilized now. Perhaps the greatest gifts we in the West can give to them and in turn give the kingdom, are the gifts of mobilization and theological education”Pewforum.org and IMB.org “Africa may be the next mission epicenter”
2 Timothy 2:1 You then my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable men who will be qualified to teach others.