FOUNDATION FOR AFRICAN INDIGENOUS RELIGIOUS MISSIONS (FAIR Missions)
Reclaiming the African Indigenous Religious Cultures
Who We Are?
We are the people of the Foundation for African Indigenous Religious Missions; founded in Uganda in the same faith with Indigenous Religious missions from all over Africa.
Our Vision is to see united Indigenous churches in Africa that are able to serve God in totality, in truth, in faith and in love.
Our Holly Ambitions/Objectives
- To teach the Bible without compromising the good African values as the only true word of God the creator, the maker and giver of all things who lived above the earth in heaven;
- To support and strengthen the prophetic ministry work in Africa under nondenominational churches as places of warship with relevant, God focused Bible teaching, modern and powerful worship and gospel.
- To extend compassion services to the African communities affected by poverty, disease and ignorance.
- To break the bonds of dependency on foreign missions by developing strategies to empower individuals and communities to be dependent on God and each other.
- To create mutual partnerships with African Indigenous church communities to strengthen the presence of God in all African nations.
What we do?
- Evangelism: Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
FAIR Missions obeys the Great Commission! We believe that all Christians have a definite Biblical mandate to take the Good News of God to all the people groups of the world. The Great Commission is the only teaching of Jesus to be recorded five times in the Bible.
FAIR Missions is always dedicated to Prophetic evangelism as the highest priority today. At the most basic level, everything FAIRM does is evangelistic – we are motivated by the urgent need to share the Good News of God, whether by word or deed.
- Training: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Many Indigenous churches in Africa lack properly trained leadership. It is a major priority of the mission to engage in theological training so that our partner churches are equipped with pastors who in their theology and practice are firmly rooted in God’s word.
Theological education is a strategic ministry. The indigenous Church faces a variety of challenges. Leaders need to be trained so the Church can be equipped to respond to these challenges with sound doctrine. It is also a challenge to appropriately contextualize theology within the African culture.
“Throughout Africa churches are crying out for qualified, committed staff who are able to correctly handle the Word of God and who are equipped to teach the truth and fundamentals of Christianity.”
Bible teaching is and will remain a priority for FAIR Missions throughout its work on Africa. FAIR Missions will remain very active in supporting the work of theological training by:
- Providing suitably trained staff to teach – FAIR Missions is willing to partner with qualified theological lecturers in all parts of Africa
- Running student sponsorship programmes – this enables individuals to sponsor pastors who would otherwise not be able to afford to study
- Working with Pastors and churches to develop resources and facilities –buildings, wells, libraries and computer facilities.
Christian Literature: Theological education and Christian Prophetic ministry will depend on the availability of good quality books. For this reason, FAIR Missions will remain instrumental in the founding of Africa Christian Textbooks and will work with long–term missionaries to help manage this strategic work.
- Compassion: Matthew 25:40
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
The truest test of our faith is how we show love and compassion to those in need. Jesus always responded to people in their place of need. In fact, Jesus said it was his actions that demonstrated the coming of the Kingdom of God.
FAIR Missions is meant to be involved in several compassionate ministries which seek to demonstrate the reality of the Good News of Jesus in practical ways. For instance there are several impoverishing orphans in Africa. Who will care for them by providing food, shelter, an education, medical and spiritual care? The Bible says this is “our true religion” (James 1:27)
Every night in Africa, hundreds of thousands of children sleep on the streets. Disease, poverty, abuse and social disruption have left countless young people homeless and destitute. These children are the most vulnerable in society, living on its fringes, and frequently suffering from abuse, violence and exploitation.
Statement of faith
- The supreme authority of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and their complete sufficiency in all matters of faith and practice.
- The eternal oneness of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the triune Godhead.
- The work of the Holy Spirit to impart and sustain spiritual life.
We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
What we believe:
As African Indigenous Religious Missions we believe in;
- Belief in the Supreme Being (God the creator of Heaven and Earth);
- Belief in the works of the angels and divinities as messengers between us and God;
- Belief in the works of our ancestral angels – of the forefathers of our clans
- Belief in the works of the Prophetic ministry as it was during the old testament days and the good days of African tradition.