Religion, Spiritual Development

African Enterprise

Evangelizing the Cities of Africa Through Word and Deed in Partnership with the Church

aka AE   |   Spokane, WA   |  www.africanenterprise.org

Mission

AE's mission is to evangelize the cities of Africa, through word and deed in partnership with the Church.

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Mr. Jamie Morrison

Main address

PO Box 28190

Spokane, WA 99228 USA

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EIN

95-2275044

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Christian (X20)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Africa is a continent of great promise but plagued by poverty, poor leadership, disease and corruption. African Enterprise brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear in relevant ways to bring new hope, healing and effectiveness in Africa's citizens and leaders.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

African Enterprise Stratified Evangelism

AE has several programs that use community services as vehicles for presenting the Gospel. In addition, they have programs to help churches train their leaders and continue running the community projects. A few of AE's programs are listed below: AFRICA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE - Designed by Africans for Africans, the program is an intensive curriculum directed toward participants who are already active in their communities. Through seminars and practical workshops, students of all races and ages are equipped with a Gospel-based understanding of business and leadership principles. GHANA STREET CHILDREN'S PROJECT - This program helps get children off the streets by assigning them to a craftsman who works with them over a three-year period. During this time, the children are given both biblical and practical training, which allows them to begin a new life, both with the Christian faith and with a skill for the market place. SOWETO KAYOLE HEALTH PROJECT - This outpatient clinic meets both the spiritual and physical needs of the people living in the Soweto/Kayole slums on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. The clinic is staffed by community nurses and support staff who provide immunizations, antenatal care, first-aid, maternal care, childcare, and health education. The staff also provides daily Bible teachings, and local pastors and evangelists speak at weekly meetings. RWANDA HEALING MINISTRY - AE holds services in the Kigali Central Prison, which houses some of Rwanda's toughest criminals. Many have been known to accept Christ and confess to crimes, which resulted in smaller sentences.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Adults

Holistically transforming the lives of needy people with the Gospel. This is accomplished by identifying 40 to 60 prostitutes in and around Accra, Ghana and introducing them to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. They are trained in skills like Batik, Tie dye, soap making, screen printing, ornament (bead making), flour confectionery and cosmetics.

Population(s) Served
Females

The Center for Champions is a program that takes in the children who are living on the streets of Rwanda.
Center for Champions provides community and education for socially vulnerable youth.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

In over 5 countries, the Foxfire teams are selected from youth in local communities to be discipled and trained to evangelize to their peers. We see this ministry as reaching out to the future of Africa, which has a population of mostly youth.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

African Enterprise aims to evangelize the cities of Africa by ministering to the current government leaders and the future leaders of Africa (in schools and universities).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2017

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

African Enterprise Stratified Evangelism

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

African Enterprise carries out dozens of evangelistic outreaches each year, presenting the Gospel to every strata of society in the urban centers around the continent.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

African Enterprise seeks to engage American Christians in prayerfully and financially supporting African nationals in taking the Gospel to the major cities of Africa.

Percentage of people committing their lives to Jesus Christ after hearing the Gospel message.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

African Enterprise Stratified Evangelism

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

To evangelize the cities of Africa through word and deed and in partnership with the church. Our goals are to meet with and develop relationships with African leaders and pastors who will then lead others into relationship with the Lord, to resource our Teams in Africa who are continually evangelizing.

We do this through connection and ministry with churches in Africa, through aid and development, through outreaches to students, doctors, teachers, lawyers, government officials.

We have the key leaders to to minister to government officials, to teachers, to doctors, to children and orchestrate effective programs through word and deed and in partnership with the church for the purpose of seeing African lives and communities come to the Lord.

The number of people we see come to the Lord, government leaders ruling justly and the change in communities that we witness. In 2017, over 1,100,000 people heard the Gospel!

We assisted government officials in Africa to carry out the first peaceful democratic election in South Africa, 1994.<br/>Last year we witnessed over 145 government officials come to the Lord at a luncheon and saw several bible studies begin in the offices of officials.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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African Enterprise

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. John Reynolds

Los Angeles Pacific University

Term: 2017 - 2020

Michael Cassidy

African Enterprise

John Reynolds

Los Angeles Pacific University

Dave Carpenter

Brentwood Presbyterian Church

Wayne Herman

Los Angeles Pacific University

Luke Makwakwa

Dena Goodman

Calgard Insurance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/22/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Keywords

Missions, evangelism, Africa, reconciliation, race, spiritual, Christianity