Who We Are

About Us

CMS-Africa exists to envision, equip and mobilise leaders in and of the church towards holistic mission.about-us

Through the footprints campaign, CMS-Africa seeks to lay a foundation for long term sustainability of its international mission footprint in Africa and from Africa by investing in an office block on a prime property in Nairobi, Kenya gifted to us by CMS.

We are trusting God for 3000 people to each pay for the purchase of the cost of building and furnishing one square meter of the building. This will allow CMS-Africa to occupy one floor and rent out four floors to generate income for missions work across the continent.

Mission, Vision and Values

Renewed Mindsets; Transformed Communities.
Equipping and Multiplying Leaders in the Church and Society to Transform Nations.
50,000,000 families living in transformed communities and transforming Nations through their local Church by 2050

Equipping of 800 leaders by 2017 across the continents Working through strategic partnerships to impact at least 25 000 Families by 2017

  • Envision and connect leaders in and of the church in Africa to demonstrate Wholistic transformation Mission
  • Equip leaders in and of the Church to effectively multiply Wholistic Transforming Mission in and from Africa
  • Mobilise local and global resources to support leaders in and of the Church engaging in Wholistic Transforming Mission

  • Faithful
  • Relational
  • Pioneering
  • Evangelist

  • Follow God’s lead.
  • Prayer first with conversation before money.
  • Begin small.
  • Appoint the right people.
  • Rely on the Spirit

Our History

Founded from Church Missionary Society in 2008, CMS-Africa exits to provide a linkage between Missionary work in Africa to the churches and communities through wholistic development.

The church has been on the continent for over two thousand years and has experienced tremendous growth for the last two centuries. This growth holds incredible potential for the healing of Africa. Yet all too often the church is disengaged from the crying needs of the community, focusing exclusively on spiritual concerns.

Despite Christians being a majority in many African communities, poverty disease conflict and environmental degradation abound. This appalling State of affairs propels CMS-Africa to focus on wholistic transformation of the society by working the church, families and individuals.

CMS-Africa is as passionate about missionary work as it is about transforming mindsets and creating an enabling environment in Africa and beyond so that the People of God build their own solutions and take ownership of their future.

CMS-Africa's promises are fulfilled in partnership with church and the local communities using our wholistic approaches including capacity building and empowerment programs that spur communities for transformation through renewed mindsets.

It is on this basis that the proposal to carry out a long-term capital investment that will generate income to make missions work sustainable has been mooted.

Trainers of Trainers

Holistic Discipleship Training

It’s natural to look to Africa for mission success stories. The first Christian mission workers went to Africa in the seventeenth century and by 1900, 10 million dennis-presenting-at-a-vc-totsAfricans were believers in Christ – that’s 10% of the population. By the year 2000 there were 360 million African Christians – that is 46% of the population! In fact, the number of professing Christians in various south Saharan nations exceeds 80% of the population.

  • Africa, the most evangelised continent.
  • Africa, the most churched continent.

Yet, there is another side of the African story. Africa is almost synonymous with corruption, poverty, bribery, disease, violence and injustice. [j1] In Kenya alcohol and drug abuse is growing at epidemic rates. For South Africans robberies and muggings are a daily reality. Nigeria is world-renown, not because it hosts one of the world’s largest churches, but for its internet scams. And in the Rwandan conflict Christians were slaughtering other Christians.

  • Africa, the most corrupt continent.

What’s wrong with this picture?

If the gospel has reached so widely throughout Africa, why are things as they are? Is something wrong with the gospel? Has the Kingdom of God failed?

For years international aid and development agencies have tried to deal with these problems—with limited success. A predominantly animistic worldview holds sway over the minds of many Africans—a worldview that sees humanity as a victim of nature, of other people, or of fate. This mind-set shifts responsibility for Africa’s social ills to the spirit realm, leaving individuals little hope or motivation for working towards a better future.

The church has been on the continent for nearly two thousand years—and has experienced tremendous growth over the last two centuries. This growth holds incredible potential for the healing of Africa. Yet, all too often, the church is disengaged from the crying needs of the community—focusing exclusively on ‘spiritual concerns.’ The gospel has spread in breadth, but not in depth!

The solution may be closer than you think

The church is the solution. It is God’s principally ordained agency for social and cultural transformation. It is perhaps the single most important indigenous, sustainable institution in any community, with members in virtually every sphere of society (the arts, business, governance, education, etc.). This is particularly true of Africa where an estimated four million churches exist.

Yet, for the church to effectively advance God’s intentions, its leadership requires fresh vision and equipping. We, as God’s people, need to recognize that our mission is to see God’s Kingdom spread in both breadth and depth. Since 1999, a group of dedicated Africans have been doing just that—serving church leaders across the continent, providing them with a fresh vision for the church as God’s principal agent of social and cultural transformation.

The training goes beyond envisioning. It equips church leaders with simple tools that enable them to apply what they have learned immediately, thus beginning the transformation process in their own communities with existing resources—no matter how poor they may be. The training emphasises the importance of mind-set transformation and presents the Christian worldview as the catalyst for social and cultural transformation. The key for transformation is not more activity or programmes – Africa is jam-packed with well-meaning, God-focused activities that have failed to bring lasting change. The key to cultural transformation lies in the transformation of a people’s worldview. Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo puts it bluntly: “Africa has been evangelized but the African mind has not been captured for Christ.” Ideas have consequences – Africa has been taught how to ‘get right with God,’ but Africa’s biggest problem is that the church hasn’t been taught how to think right. The solution for all these issues is between our ears!

Churches that have received the training are making remarkable contributions to the transformation of their communities. They are effectively addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic; responding to conflict with biblical peace-making principles; and actively engaging in social, political, business, agricultural, and environmental issues. Not surprisingly, they are also more effective in their evangelistic outreaches.

Today, these African trainers have banded together under the name Samaritan Strategy Africa to advance this tested training program into every corner of the continent. Samaritan Strategy Africa is not a formal organization but a network of trainers and activists affiliated with The Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA).

Why the ‘Samaritan Strategy’?

Most of us are familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. But there’s one detail we often overlook. This unnamed man used his own bandages, his own wine, his own donkey, his own coins. He used what he already had in his hands to help the wounded man.

The Samaritan Strategy is about helping communities recognize what they already have, what God has already gifted them with. Rather than relying on donor aid for everything, Christian group are challenged to see what they can do with what the resources they already have. And time and again they discover an abundance that they can immediately put to use in their communities.


The hope is that Samaritan Strategy training will produce a multiplicity of fruits wherever it is offered.

In the Church

  •  God is glorified as local churches increasingly reflect His comprehensive redemptive agenda (Colossians 1:19-20) and respond compassionately to profound human need in their communities and nations
  •  Increased obedience to “all I have commanded” (Matthew 28:18)
  •  Church growth driven by the witness of love
  •  The church increasingly influencing every sphere of society (government, business, education, arts, agriculture, and sciences) with a distinctively biblical worldview

In Communities and Nations

  •  Greater justice, less corruption
  •  Greater respect for human life (particularly women, children, foreigners and the poor)
  •  Greater self-governance and social order, less crime
  •  Greater prosperity, less poverty
  •  Decreases in disease rates
  •  Greater dominion and stewardship of creation
  •  Local churches are increasingly esteemed in their communities as indispensable assets in community transformation

In New Zealand and Beyond.

New Zealand is a nation with a rich Christian heritage. Yet growing numbers of children are being raised in poverty, domestic violence is a significant problem, prisons are crowded, marriages are failing and suicide rates are among the highest in the world. If you were to shine the spotlight in your community what would you find?

We want to see the church in New Zealand empowered to foster change in local communities. That’s why we’re hosting a Samaritan Strategy Vision Conference. If you have a heart to see the Kingdom of God spread in both breadth and depth, this is for you.

Vision Conference: 3 – 7 November 2014

Day seminar: Saturday 8th November 2014

At Manukau City Baptist Church, 9 Lambie Dr, Papatoetoe, Manukau

Bookings close Sunday October 19.

For bookings or enquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph. 03 377 2222 (ext. 38). Your name, organisation and contact details (phone, email, address) are required.

Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo
Founder and Executive Director of the Center of Biblical Transformation:

“Africa has been evangelized but the African mind has not been captured for Christ.”

Dr. Charles Malik
Former President of the Security Council and the General Assembly of the UN:

“The problem is not only to win souls but to save minds. If you win the whole world and loose the mind of the world you will soon discover you have not won the world. Indeed, it may turn out that you have lost the world.”

 Please find a testimonial on Samaritan Strategy training.

What Makes Us Unique

Three Things

  •  CMS-Africa is focused on the church as the body of Christ and its wholistic development. By working holistically through the church to address their spiritual, social and physical and intellectual needs, we present individuals with an opportunity to become responsible and fulfilled members of the society
  • The Church is God's chosen instrument to bring hope to change to a hurting world. That's why we work exclusively in partnership with local churches in developing nations to deliver a wholistic development program of an individual, the church, the community and thus, the nations of the World.
  • We commit to the highest professional and biblical principles in all aspects of our ministry and maintain the highest industry standards for our allocation of funds.
<p>CMS Africa, an autonomous International mission agency formed in 2008 from the Church Mission Society, UK. We work from Nairobi, Kenya, to envision, equip, and mobilise Churches and Communitities in Africa towards having a renewed mindset and transformed societies.</p>
<h2>Our Heritage</h2>
<p>For over 200 years, the Church Mission Society, (CMS) sent missionaries throughout the world since 1799. It is hailed for planting the Anglican Church on the African soil starting from Free Town, Sierra-Leone in 1804. Mission stations and subsequently, churches were established in Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, D.R. Congo, Rwanda and Sudan.</p>

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Our Contacts

Theo Vision International along Galana Rd (Off Argwings Kodhek Rd in Kilimani) Nairobi,Kenya.

by phone: +254 (722) 695693| (703) 449089 | (20) 213-8242

by e-mail: info@cms-africa.org

By Post: P.O BOX 40360 -00100 Nairobi, Kenya

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