About Us – Overview of ARA



ARA’s vision is to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches among unreached people groups across Northern and Western Africa by mobilizing, equipping, and supporting African believers.ARA’s mission is to mobilize African believers to go as missionaries to unreached people groups in Africa in obedience to the Great Commission.


North Africa and parts of western Africa are some of the last countries and people groups in the world to receive the Gospel. This is because these places are difficult to get to, difficult to live in, and have increased rates of persecution. Traditionally, missionaries have always been sent from the West to Africa. Now the African church has millions of believers who have been discipled and are more than capable of preaching the Gospel to their African brothers and sisters.


African missionaries are very cost-effective and able to see fruit in a timely fashion. They can more easily blend in and acclimate to the environment, often pick up on local dialects faster having lived in a multilingual society, adapt quickly to other African foods and traditions, travel within Africa with fewer obstacles than western missionaries, and cope better with living without Western comforts.


However, the African church still needs assistance with mobilization, administration, communication, training, and fundraising. With assistance from believers around the world, the African church can effectively send out missionaries to unreached people groups in North and West Africa. Missions is the responsibility of all believers regardless of where you live. Every church regardless of its location is called to send and support missionaries. It is time to encourage, motivate, equip, and support our fellow believers in Africa so that they too can join in the harvest and obey the command of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to “Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel.” Will you join us in helping Africans reach Africa?  



Role of African Churches


• Identify African believers suited for missionary work

• Assist with the interview process

• Assist with the mission’s training

• Prayer support

• Financial support

• Care of the missionary’s family

• Spiritual care of the missionary


Role of Western Churches


• Prayer support

• Financial support

• Assist with mission’s training

• Communicate with other believers and become ambassadors about missions in their circles of influence


ARA Core Values

  • Humble and honest
  • Burden for the lost with a bold witness
  • Sacrificial living and hard working
  • Sanctified life and Spirit filled
  • Doctrinally sound