Evolution of Missional Churches: RCCG in the Americas

by Temidayo David
June 1st, 2024
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) missions left Nigeria with two-fold intentions, which were to reach
out to Africans, especially Nigerians in the United States and to bring the Gospel back to the Americas as a form of reverse mission to be a blessing to those that brought the Gospel to Africa. Over the last 30 years it has succeeded in reaching out to Africans in the United States but has struggled with the second vision to bring the Gospel back to the Americas. RCCGNA churches predominantly work among and reach out to people of their culture and ethnicity
in North America. More than 98% of RCCGNA congregations migrated from Africa, especially from Nigeria. Over the years, I have wondered why there has been a struggle with the second vision of bringing the Gospel back to America. This project arose from my unsettledness and curiosity. I am proposing planting missional churches instead of only attempting to draw non-members away from their communities and into the churches as part of the solution to this problem. The study entailed focus groups and interviews with key leaders and members of RCCG in North Carolina. A qualitative research method was adopted, and a curriculum was developed and taught in a strategy session with RCCG Jesus Tabernacle Parish in North Carolina. This curriculum was utilized as a transformational
intervention strategy. The curriculum developed was an initial response to the current RCCGNA ministry strategy after 30 years of ministry in North America. The curriculum is to serve as training material for pastors, ministers, and workers of RCCGNA and cause RCCGNA second-fold mission in North America to flourish.