Sub-Saharan Africa Partnership

Why we are Partnering with Sub-Saharan Africa?

The Arizona Mission Network has entered into a partnership with the Sub-Saharan Africa Affinity with the International Mission Board for involving churches in mission projects, prayer, and participation. Arizona Southern Baptists have sent numerous families to Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decades and still have several missionaries serving in that area.

This partnership gives churches opportunity for engaging and exposing mission teams from their churches to the work in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is one of the fastest-growing population areas in the world and has hundreds of people groups who have yet to be reached with the gospel. As a part of this partnership, the Arizona Mission Network will help churches get involved through communicating and promoting projects, providing some assistance for travel, and connecting the church with IMB personnel on the field. We believe this partnership will assist churches that do not have a connection with an international mission context to be more directly involved in the work of missions.

How can I get involved?

Pray

The first and best way for your church to get involved is to begin praying for the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa. You can learn more about specific ways you can pray at http://www.imb.org/sub-saharan-africa/. There is a special effort to pray for unreached peoples in Sub-Saharan Africa called 55 in 5. You can learn more about this effort in the 55 in 5K PrayerCast or by visiting https://www.imb.org/campaign/55-in-5k/. Additionally, you can use the Pray button below to sign up for regular emails containing prayer requests from missionaries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Then pray about what the Lord might want you and your church to do to get involved in the work of reaching people in Sub-Saharan Africa with the Gospel. You can start by reading over the list of opportunities and praying that God will raise up workers for the harvest.

Connect

You can connect directly with missionaries in Sub-Saharan Africa by going to the IMB Contact page and selecting connect with a missionary in Sub Saharan Africa, or you use the Connect button below to connect with Sub-Saharan Africa leadership.

You can also check the Arizona Mission Network Prayer Guide for missionaries from Arizona serving in Sub-Saharan Africa and reach out to them directly.

Learn More About Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa Realities

Almost 50,000 people are born daily

Over 20,000 people die daily

The Population is 1,041,851,677 and is expected to double in the next 25 years

The population is growing more than 3 times faster than the world's population (2.51% vs 0.82%)

The median age is 17.5 years old

Over 75% of all new internally displaced persons in the world are here

There are over 400 unreached and unengaged people groups

70 of the unreached and unengaged people groups have no churches, believers or access to the gospel

1 in 4 Christians in the world live in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa Ministry Opportunities

Send Relief Serve Tour in Capetown

In June of 2024, volunteers just like you will participate in a city-wide event by coming alongside local churches to serve their community. You will be blessing those on the frontlines of crises—including law enforcement, firemen and teachers—and public servants working in clinics, orphanages, retirement homes, libraries and government offices.

Baptist College of Theology

Come to encourage the students, their families, and the faculty. This can be done through teaching, children’s ministry, providing rest and relaxation opportunities, and improving the classrooms and the hostels where they live.

Impacting Refugees

Join us while we: teach ESL to refugees from Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, share the gospel in our ministry areas, help us teach aspects of a healthy church, join us as we prayer walk in certain communities, and teach Bible stories.

Youth Conference

This is your opportunity to come and work with Zambian Baptist Churches to reach the youth of the country for Christ. A perfect chance to come along and support an initiative started locally and help the local church fulfill the vision God has put on their hearts.

Media Team - Digital Content Creator

Sub-Saharan Africa is in desperate need of media personnel to serve on the Media team. There is a Journeyman request and Summer Intern position for each of these positions. If anyone is interested in career service, we’d love to talk to them as well.

Media Team - Digital Animator

Sub-Saharan Africa is in desperate need of media personnel to serve on the Media team. There is a Journeyman request and Summer Intern position for each of these positions. If anyone is interested in career service, we’d love to talk to them as well.

Media Team - Videographer

Sub-Saharan Africa is in desperate need of media personnel to serve on the Media team. There is a Journeyman request and Summer Intern position for each of these positions. If anyone is interested in career service, we’d love to talk to them as well.

Media Team - Graphic Designer

Sub-Saharan Africa is in desperate need of media personnel to serve on the Media team. There is a Journeyman request and Summer Intern position for each of these positions. If anyone is interested in career service, we’d love to talk to them as well.

Media Team - Writer

Sub-Saharan Africa is in desperate need of media personnel to serve on the Media team. There is a Journeyman request and Summer Intern position for each of these positions. If anyone is interested in career service, we’d love to talk to them as well.