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Summer 2009 Rapport: Alumni News & Notes

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Alumus leads church-planting initiative in Tanzania

In 1997 Barnabas Mtokambali, assistant general superintendent of the AG in Tanzania, Africa, led the church he was pastoring to commit to planting 100 churches among the unreached people groups of Tanzania by 2012.

Parallel to these efforts Barnabas began a Doctor of Ministry at AGTS, which he finished in 2004. His research focused on developing evangelistic churches that would plant other churches.

After graduation, Barnabas returned to Tanzania with an expanded strategy to reach that goal. As of 2008 his church has planted 107 churches and has grown from 600 to 1800 members. Since his church reached its goal early, it recast its vision to plant 150 additional churches by 2012, for a total of 257 church plants in 15 years.

This accomplishment, Dr. Mtokambali believes, was possible primarily because of his doctoral experience at AGTS.

Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:07 PM

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