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A three-day intensive learning and networking event designed to encourage collaborative partnerships among the African diaspora to further expand gospel movements in Africa and the world.

According to Revelation 5:9, God’s redemptive agenda through the Gospel is inclusive of EVERY race, color, and nationality as both beneficiaries and participants. If God is moving you to discover and join His work in Africa and among its Diaspora, you are invited and encouraged to come and participate.

Register NOW, – to join us in learning about God’s strategy for global outreach and how YOU can be a part of His work.

Moving Beyond Mono-Cultural Identities

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Gospel-Centered Partnership

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Reconciling and Reconnecting the African Diaspora

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Engaging North Africa with the Gospel

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BRIDGE 2020 Plenary Speakers

  • Robert Gelinas
    Robert Gelinas Lead Pastor of Colorado Community

    Robert Gelinas is the founder of The Sankofa Experience where he hosts conversations about Black Christian Calling on the Remembering Tomorrow podcast.

  • Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko
    Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko International Director of SIM

    Joshua Bogunjoko is the International Director of SIM, an international missions agency. Joshua has held several leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer and Director at Galmi Hospital in Niger, West Africa, and Deputy International Director for Europe and West Africa at SIM International.

  • Dr. Carl Ellis
    Dr. Carl Ellis Senior Research Fellow with Reformed Theological Seminary

    In 2015, Dr. Ellis was appointed Senior Research Fellow with Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Carl currently serves as the Academic Dean of The Makazi Institute, which he co-founded in 2012 to train the next generation of high-level cultural analysts. He is also the Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship.

  • Dr. Yaw Perbi
    Dr. Yaw Perbi Speaker

    Dr. Yaw Perbi is President of the International Student Ministries of Canada, serves as Global CEO of The HuD Group with operations in a dozen countries, and is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and Aspen Global Leadership Network.

  • Dr. Femi Adeyele
    Dr. Femi Adeyele Speaker

    Femi B. Adeleye is leading the Institute for Christian Impact. He is the author of Preachers of a Different Gospel, Let No Man Despise Your Youth and Partnering with the Global Church; and serves on the  board directors of the Lausanne Movement.

  • Nosayaba Tukura
    Nosayaba Tukura Director of Training, Research and Development

    Nosayaba Tukura is the Director of Training, Research and Development at Missions Supporters League (MSL) in Jos, Nigeria. She currently serves as the Network Facilitator for the African Woman in Missions Network of MANI.

  • Alex Mekonnen
    Alex Mekonnen Speaker

    Dr. Alex Mekonnen currently serves an Associate Professor of missions at Regent University, and has  previously taught for 18 years in Africa and the U.S.

GHADA FAKOURY

Ghada Fakoury serves as the Executive Coordinator for the MANI Go North/Middle East Initiatives. She also serves on the team of the South to North Africa Partnership, as well as a Training Facilitator for the Go North/S2NAP Initiative.

ROBERT GELINAS

Robert Gelinas serves as the Lead Pastor of Colorado Community. He’s also the founder of The Sankofa Experience where he hosts conversations about Black Christian Calling on the Remembering Tomorrow podcast.

DR. JOSHUA BOGUNJOKO

Joshua Bogunjoko is the International Director of SIM, an international missions agency. Joshua has held several leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer and Director at Galmi Hospital in Niger, West Africa, and Deputy International Director for Europe and West Africa at SIM International.

Sessions

Day 1 + Day 2

THURSDAY September 24th & FRIDAY September 25th

(Self Paced Sessions)

  • Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko – God’s Mission – (African American-African) Collaboration for Global Impact
  • Pastor Robert Gelinas – Divine Intervention and Reconciliation
  • Dr. Carl Ellis- Rediscovering Missiological and Historical Ties
  • Dr. Femi Adeyele West to East: Encouraging Collaborative Partnerships among the African Diaspora for Effective Engagement with the church in Africa
  • Dr. Yaw Perbi – Africa to the Rest: Emulating the African response of obedience to the Great Commission to reach the unreached around the globe
  • Dr. Alex Mekonnen – West to West: Fostering creative partnerships between African American and Diaspora churches to spread the Gospel among the unreached in North America
  • Mobilizing Women for the Global Harvest – Jan Chinn, Nosa Tukura, Dr. Lisa Autry, Sherry Thomas
Day 3

Day 3 – SATURDAY  September 26th

Day 3 Morning Central Time Zone (US)

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Live Panel – First Strategic Response

Day 3 Afternoon Central Time Zone (US)

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00PM Live Panel – Final Strategic Response

Learning and Linking for Life Change

In 2018, there were over 100 participants, representing 20 missions organizations spanning from North America to Africa. The participants gathered to engage in deep and strategic conversation to address the important topic of missional engagement among the African Diaspora in North America.

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According to Revelation 5:9, God’s redemptive agenda through the Gospel is inclusive of EVERY race, color, and nationality as both beneficiaries and participants. If God is moving you to discover and join His work in Africa and among its Diaspora, you are invited and encouraged to come and participate. Register HERE, now – to join us in learning about God’s strategy for global outreach and how YOU can be a part of His work.

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