Who Are We
WENSA (World Evangelisation Network of South Africa) is a national strategic network, facilitating and promoting the South African missions movement. WENSA was formed by key role players to take the mission momentum of the nineties forward into the 21st century. Church and mission leaders, networks and individuals work together as WENSA in their commitment to God’s mission. WENSA aligns itself with several strategic partners such as TEASA (The Evangelical Association of South Africa) which is a national initiative of the WEA (World Evangelical Alliance), the Lausanne Movement and MANI (Movement for African National Initiatives).
What We Do
In pursuit of this vision, WENSA has six strategic objectives which define its work: Coordinate South African Mission Initiatives. Provide a platform where leaders gather to discern and celebrate what God is doing. Increase mission awareness and involvement of the whole South African church. Stimulate research and data sharing within the mission movement. Identify and respond to the immediate mission challenge in South African society. Help the South African church fulfill a significant role in global missions. The primary objective is to facilitate and coordinate SA mission initiatives. This is achieved through hosting regional, national and special events, supporting network facilitators, partners and strategic alliances and generally informing the mission’s community through the WENSA website. In the process, WENSA creates a platform and opportunity whereby the remaining five strategic objectives can be fulfilled.
The end of the twentieth century witnessed the convergence of various missions’ initiatives (The Love Southern Africa initiative of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement; the Mission Commission of TEASA) into a single national initiative named WENSA. In 2004 the WENSA vision and strategy was endorsed once again by key national role players and led to the adoption of the WENSA Declaration. Since then WENSA has worked towards firmly establishing itself as a national mission’s initiative as evidenced by National Consultations in 2008/09/10; regional consultations in 2009/10, several special event consultations and the key role it played in the Lausanne III Cape Town 2010 Global Congress.