What is it about?

This article highlights for African Pentecostal Christianity some implications of the current shift in the centre of Christian vitality to the south, as well as the rapid growth of Pentecostalism. Through a qualitative analysis of the activities of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement in Africa, the article explores the implications of the two phenomena for Pentecostal-Charismatic theological education in Africa as well as African Pentecostal-Charismatic leadership. The article concludes by inviting both scholars and practitioners of Pentecostal-Charismatic mission in Africa to take advantage of the opportunities and at the same time confront the challenges facing Pentecostal mission on the continent.

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Why is it important?

This is important because the health of the church in Africa has implications for the world church since majority of Christians in the world live in Africa.


African Christian Leadership and Theological education in Africa must respond to the current demographic shift in global Christianity. This article analyzes the opportunities and challenges presented by this demographic shift and encourages the church in Africa to take advantage of the opportunities whilst mitigating the challenges it present.

Dr Christian Tsekpoe
Pentecost University College

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This page is a summary of: Shifting Centres of Christian Vitality, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, February 2023, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/17455251-32010008.
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