A wide spread revival has been sweeping through many countries of Africa. According to The
World Christian Encyclopedia, there were 380 Million Christians in Africa in 2000 and it is
estimated that by 2025 there will be 633 million Christians in the continent. Now much
discipling of these new Christians must take place.  In the 20th Century, western evangelical
groups did a wonderful job of evangelizing Africa, and church-planting organizations
followed up their efforts with highly successful numbers of church plants.  However, these
successes created a void in leadership positions of these churches. Most of the leadership
curriculum that has been used in Africa was written from western perspective (developed
world perspective). 

Established 2013, African Transformational Leadership (ATL) is dedicated to
help fill this void in leadership development.  ATL founder and president, Robert Kamau, 
has written a two-manual curriculum: "Transformational Servant Leadership in the Church
and Community" and "Church and Culture." Both manuals are available in English and
Swahili.  The first manual equips and empowers pastors with servant leadership skills. The
second manual addresses cultural issues such as polygamy, wife inheritance, female genital mutilation, witchcraft, HIV/AIDS, pain and trauma, gender discrimination and others.
This curriculum will help improve the quality and growth of the African church. It will be used
to teach Christian leadership skills to enable economically disadvantaged lay pastors to
lead their congregations in a Godly way. This curriculum is unique because it is written
from an African perspective with a Western training structure—a rarity in Africa.  These
lay pastors have never been formally trained and have no opportunity of a bible school or

Jesus taught us to prepare men who would think as He does, love as He does, see as He
does, teach as He did, and serve as He did.  Making disciples involves going, baptizing, and
teaching the Word of God and then enabling them to do the same thing in other people’s
lives. Lay pastors and church leaders will be challenged to engage their communities with
a comprehensive Biblical worldview. They will be challenged to a deeper level of
participation in community life. This is of vital importance for transformational change.  
Going and baptizing are both crucial to disciple making, but this is just part of the Great Commission.  Teaching is also a vital activity.  ATL has included in its program a model of
training to equip trainers to teach others.