Transformation Christian Network Nelson Mandela Bay
Nelson Mandela Bay A Gateway City
We believe that God's redemptive purpose for our city is to be a Gateway into and out of Africa for God's authority and power, and to be a place where His kingdom of justice and righteousness will be real and demonstrated in a transformed city. We believe that we will see significant progress if God's purpose for the city is embraced by its citizens and the root cause of its present condition is dealt with.
The Transformation movement began in NM Bay in 1999. George Otis Junior's video on prayer and the transformation of whole cities motivated people to start praying together.
Early in 2000, Graham Power initiated the historic Newlands' Prayer Day which launched the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP) movement. The first transformation conference in NM Bay was conducted by Dave Thompson in 2001. A working committee was established under the chairmanship of Lawrie Wilmot. The first GDOP was held in NM Bay in 2002. In 2003 TCN was established, based on initiates such as GDOP & SACLA and the marketplace ministries of Ed Silvoso.
Linking leaders to work in unity for the transformation of NM Bay.
To work for reformation in NM Bay of the church, business, education, government, media & communication, family, sport and arts & entertainment.
In order for us to move in authority to effect God's rule, we need to understand that spiritual warfare is involved in each sector in NM Bay. We need to move in obedience to God and in the power of His Spirit, opposing the usurping spirit of the world.
To encourage church leaders to equip and care for those in the workplace so that they may be salt and light in that environment.
Those in Leadership positions in all sectors of city life.
What Makes TCN Different
The ability to network leaders from different denominations.
To give effect to both a top down and bottom up strategy. (Top down would focus on leaders in the workplace while bottom up would use members of local churches to Social media To use technology effectively; i.e. fulfil their unique purpose in their areas of influence.) It was for this reason that TCN became Co-founders of Gateway News, established in March 2011.
INDIVIDUAL SECTOR FOCUS
* Prayer Coordinators:
To equip and link Christians in prayer for a transformed NM Bay.
To transform NM Bay by facilitating church unity.
* Business (Market Place):
To encourage business people to embrace kingdom values, and provide greater prosperity in NM Bay.
To encourage church leaders to facilitate community involvement in promoting effective teaching and learning.
To encourage all government sectors to embrace kingdom values and to promote prosperity in NM Bay.
For more information visit the TCN website here
GAP Ministries actively participates in the initiatives of Nelson Mandela Bay Transformation Christian Network.