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West Africa regional study process

'African spirituality, Christian mission and discipleship' at Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture, 23-25 March 2009

West African leaders met at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture in Ghana on 23-25 March 2009 to discuss 'African spirituality, Christian mission and discipleship'. The consultation, which also feeds into the research for Edinburgh study theme 9, was organised by Rev. Prof. J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu of Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana. Emeritus Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Rt Rev. Dr. Cyril Okorocha, Rev. Prof. Isaac Deji Ayagboyin and other distinguished people presented papers and case studies. Many of these are available for download below.

Details of the programme can be downloaded here.

A report of the conference is available here.

Conference papers 

  • J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, ‘The Promise Is for You and Your Children’: Pentecostal Spirituality, Mission and Discipleship in Africa. Download here.
  • Michael Perry Kweku Okyerefo, 'Spirituality and Historic Mission Christianity in Africa: Ghanaization in Roman Catholicism'. Download here.
  • Matthews A. Ojo, 'African Spirituality, Socio-political Experience and Mission'. Download here.
  • Deji Ayegboyin, 'Spirituality in the African Independent Churches'. Download here.
  • J. H. Kwabena Nketia, 'African Christian Spirituality and African Culture'. Download here.