Our vision is to establish over 20 thriving churches in the 12 countries of Southern Africa by 2020 so that we can fulfill our lifetime dream of establishing a Bible Talk within walking distance of every African.

Stephen Ogugha returns to the Johannesburg Church

By Percy Matshoba 

Having left the Johannesburg Central Region at the age of 14, now at 24, Stephen Oguagha returned home, not only as a disciple but a minister too. 

Incredible Bring Your Neighbour Day is West Africa

110 Disciples have over triple their membership at church service.

God was at work in the small town of Daloa in western Ivory Coast, West Africa.  Their congregation of 110 disciples had a huge "Bring Your Neighbor Day," with 350 in attendance!  Be praying that the members can continue to have an impact in their community, and praise God for a victorious Sunday!

Frank & Erica Kim in Johannesburg, October 24th & 31st

Frank & Erica are coming to Johannesburg in October to conduct two worshops over two consecutive weekends. 

Registration will happen at www.nwregion.co.za and registration  for out-of-towners will need to be done by emailing portiankosi@icloud.com

Johannesburg Campus Ministries seeing hundreds come to Bible Talks

The South African churches have launched an annual "Encounter" program for disciple students who would like to come and be a part of an African Campus ministry experience. Students must fund themselves to get to South Africa but once there, they will be housed, fed and trained. They will then split up into "mission team" sized groups and spread out onto the South African campuses.

The group that joined up with the University of the Witwatersrand Campus Ministry saw visitors of up to 80 people at some of the Bible Talks. (see pic above) Those that went to Pretoria (TUKS) also had a tremendous impact. All campuses combined had total visitors for the week of nearly 300! Needless to say lots of Bible Studies have been setup.

Please be praying for a harvest of souls in the next few weeks.

4000 Celebrate at the East Africa 25th anniversary service in Nairobi

Shangilia was a taste of heaven. The Safaricom Indoor Basketball Arena at Kasarani in Nairobi came alive when disciples drawn from the East Africa family of Christ and beyond gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Nairobi Christian Church and indeed the mission work in East Africa. The Nairobi Christian Church was planted in June of 1989 by a few disciples sent from the New York Church of Christ in the United States of America (USA).

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Huge Southern Africa ICOC Conference

(Arriving at the Sunday Conference.)

The Southern Africa ICOC leadership conference was a massive success. Held in April, the Johannesburg, South Africa, church hosted disciples and leaders from 12 different countries for a week of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Over 200 attended the "Ministry Training Academy" for two days of in depth instruction.  

Then over 2300 attended the Sunday worship service. A number of people were welcomed to the church who had been baptised in the past week and Paul Smith appointed as an evangelist.

Southern Africa Summit: Record Registrations

Maputo, Mozambique church seeing explosive growth!

The church in Maputo Mozambique gathered at the beginning of 2014 and agreed that they needed to re-dedicate themselves to having vision and faith so that the church could grow past 100 members. 

During the year, the church saw 27 souls baptised and a number of restorations, bringing the church membership to now 120 disiciples!

Araujo Francisco who moved from Pretoria, South Africa just one year ago with his new family is so encouraged by what God is doing in Maputo.

Please continue praying for the church and for an even greater 2015!

(PIC: Some of the new members of the church)


International church of Christ in Kigali, Rwanda nearly triples in size.

     See the photo to the left?  In one year, the faith of fifteen hard working sisters in Kigali, Rwanda led to the conversion of 30 friends. Wow, praise God!

Ebola Crisis Fundraiser for our West African ICOC churches

To date the Southern Africa churches have raised almost R50 000 to help the churches in West Africa Affected by the Ebola Virus.

Baptised at 102 - now a "young" disciple of Christ!

August 9 is a special day for Mama Rebecca Kotane. In 1956

Mama Kotane's baptism

she was one of 20 000 women who marched to the Union Building in Pretoria to protest against the carrying of passes as stipulated by the country's Apartheid laws; and now it also the day she became a disciple of Jesus.

Caption: MaKotane getting baptised by Eugene Malao.

Ebola Update: Letter from Sierra Leone ICOC church

EbolaPreventionMonday, August 25, 2014

Greetings to our Brothers and Sisters,

We would like to express our thanks and appreciation for the money sent to us through HOPE worldwide. We are purchasing and distributing food items and raising awareness about Ebola prevention. We are thankful for everyone who sacrificed to help us in this time of great need; we also pray that God will remember them.

News from around the world: The London Church


News from the International church of Christ in London, UK.

I love My Church Series

At the beginning of 2014, Disciples Today  started a series entitled "I love My Church", giving disciples from around the world a chance to share what makes their church special - from the love, fellowship, teaching and community outreach.

I love My Church Series

Here is the second testimonial in the series I Love My Church:

The Johannesburg Church of Christ

By Elijah and Valerie Nkosi

I love My Church Series

Note: This is the third testimonial in the series, I Love My Church on ICOC Hotnews. We visit Port Elizabeth - also known as "The Friendly City" - in the Eastern Cape.

    By Marissa and Masindi Rossouw, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

I love My Church Series

Note: This is the fourth in the I Love My Church series of testimonies and the second from "The Friendly City" Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
By Luvuyo & Sanda Manjo

    Kulowo unoThando, iNceba, uDumo neMfesane makubekho uZuko neMbeko ngoku kude kubesemaphadeni Ameni!

(Translation: To Him who is full of Love, Grace, Mercy and Truth, Glory Honour and Praise forever and ever Amen!)

I love My Church Series

This is the fifth testimonial in the I Love My Church series. 

ICOC Toolbox: Helping our Teens become Christians


Toolbox is a teaching series from the International churches of Christ, aimed to help believers tackle challenging life-situations or doctrines. Each episode hosts an evangelist, elder, or teacher sharing their thoughts about a certain topic they understand well. The videos usually range from 3-8 minutes in length and are currently only available in English.


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