Since its launch in 2000, CNA has been broadcasting audiovisual content by satellite or (more recently) the Internet, into North Africa aiming to establish strong local churches which will multiply. On the one hand, the goal is to proclaim the gospel so that people can believe the message of Christ, and secondly to provide solid and progressive Biblical teaching in order to strengthen the new believers in their faith and equip servant-leaders in the churches.
The existing leaders are actually very eager to receive training for themselves which they can transmit to their fellow believers. The North African Channel has therefore sought to use a good product, with a suitable methodology.
For CNA the training concept developed by BILD International fits the bill. It is a thoroughly Biblical and carefully tailored method which can work as well in North Africa as in many other countries in the world where it is already being used.
The partnership signed with BILD International entitles CNA to use all BILD’s training system: translate, adapt to the North African populations, edit it under CNA’s own name and to transmit it to the churches in North Africa. This training already exists in France under the name of ITEA. The translation into French can be used for North Africa, although this usefulness is limited due to Arabization of the younger generation. An Arabic translation of the material as quickly as possible is therefore a priority.
CNA has given the name Ddk to this training in Arabic, the name comes from the Greek didaché which means teaching or doctrine. The Ddk team has six members but is still looking for other helpers, the amount of work to do is immense!
One must be certified by BILD in order to pass this training on to church leaders. Translations must be tested and printed and the team must ensure that the training is well established. The vision is great and the work will need to be undertaken for a period of at least 10 years. Ddk serves churches to help them use this training themselves. Thus the churches are equipped to fortify themselves and develop their own ministries.