Empowered 21 holding historic African congress in Johannesburg next week

A gathering of leaders and laypeople from the Spirit-empowered movement will gather in Johannesburg for the historic Empowered21 African Congresst from May 16 to 19 at the Word & Life Church in Boksburg.

On Saturday May 19 there will be a special youth program that will focus on intergenerational impartation.

Open to all, but geared especially for Spirit-empowered Christians who reside on the African continent, the event will be a time of community, blessing, learning, and impartation.

“This is a historic time for Africa,” said Frank Chikane, Empowered21 Co-Chair for the African Congress. “We welcome the world to join us as we seek to fan the flames of the Holy Spirit and encounter the Lord at this Congress.”

Over 30 prominent global and African leaders, pastors, ministers, and musicians will be arriving in Johannesburg to serve and network with other African leaders. All African Spirit-empowered pastors, volunteers, and leaders—including youth, women’s, and children’s ministry leaders—are invited to attend.

“We know that a new day is dawning on the continent,” said Opoku Onyinah, the other African Congress Co-Chair. “For two years we have been praying that God would use this four-day Congress to raise up the next generation of Spirit-empowered leaders throughout Africa.”

Empowered21 has identified 10 crucial areas of focus for the African church in the 21st century: evangelism, women’s ministry, theological scholarship, discipleship, children’s ministry, advocacy and prophetic leadership, prayer networks, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, Christian business networking, and the Next Generation Youth Network. These diverse areas will be the focus of breakout sessions during the African Congress.

There will also be two additional special sessions on reaching people with disabilities and deliverance and prophetic ministry challenges.

In attendance will be a wide array of ministry leaders from around the world, including Billy Wilson and George Wood, the Global Co-Chairs of Empowered21; Onyinah and Chikane; Michel Ouédraogo, a Francophone Africa Co-Chair; Dave Burrows; Omar Cabrera; Ishmael Charles; Edward Grabovenko; Wayne Hilsden; Rob Hoskins; Cindy Jacobs; Daniel Kolenda; Ron Luce; Gordon McDonald; and Nick Park.

Registrations for the congress can be made either on the www.empowered21.com website or with iTickets at https://itickets.co.za/events/383130 . For congress inquiries and assistance email  admin@e21africa.co.za or call +27 63 050 0089. For more information about the Empowered21 movement visit www.empowered21.com