BRIEF HISTORY OF ACTS13 BY RG
Over the past 50 years there has been a dramatic change in Evangelical Church growth moving from the North to the South. As a mission, WEC has seen a parallel change in where our new mission recruits are coming from. Asia and Latin America are now taking the lead in mobilizing for missions.
WEC has a long history in the continent of Africa and yet we don’t have many African workers among us. In 2012 the WEC leaders serving in the area were challenged by the daunting task of the unreached people groups and the lack of new foreign workers. At the same time the African Church seemed to be taking active steps of obedience in sending out workers. Like never before there seemed to be the potential and opportunity to mobilize, train and send a multitude of African workers to the harvest field.
As the commitment to the three objectives of WEC (evangelism, church planting and mobilization) was affirmed in the meeting, there was a conviction that they would be fulfilled only if foreign WEC missionaries worked together with African Churches and organizations.
As a result WEC joined an international partnership with CAPRO (Calvary Ministries) and decided to initiate regional sending base ministries to open up the way for more African workers to join WEC teams and branches. In 2016 ACTS13 received the final approval from the WEC area counsel and blessing from the International office making it an official WEC membership department.