Women serve on the front lines of mission and are often catalysts of growth in African Christian communities. They serve as founders and pioneers, pastors, teachers, evangelists, prophets, deaconesses, and in women’s organizations and Mother’s Unions throughout the continent.
The work of artists and musicians is crucial in the creation of African expressions of worship and Christian practice – in church music, architecture, art and sculpture, liturgical vestments and utensils, textiles and weaving, metalwork and jewelry, ceramics, poetry, literature, and drama.
As global migration increases and African churches send missionaries to evangelize foreign countries, the footprint of African Christianity expands beyond the borders of the continent. The work of African agents in the diaspora is a key component of the global missionary movement.