Vision 5015 Plus National Mobilisation Conference: Advancing the Gospel Across Boundaries
The Vision 5015 Plus National Mobilisation Conference, hosted by the Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association (NEMA), took place on July 19th and 20th at GO International Conference Centre in Abuja. The conference brought together about 300 church and missions leaders, dedicated missionaries, and fervent Christians from various regions of the country, united by a common goal – to advance the Gospel across challenging and diverse terrains.
The aftermath of Vision 5015 Plus Mobilisation Conference presents us fresh opportunity to reflect on our collective mission and the urgency to forge new paths toward fulfilling the audacious NEMA Vision 5015 Plus mandate before us. It is crucial at a time as we are that we unite as one body, coming together in collaboration and partnership to complete the remaining task.
[Vision 5015 plus is a national call to mobilize 50,000 Great Commissioners, Train, send & support 15,000 of them in 15years to reach the 34 countries in a part 10/40 window.]
Nigeria has a population of 217.9 million people, with 51.6% of its citizens identifying as Christians. Within the Christian community, around 26% identify as Evangelicals, accounting for over 54.5 million dedicated Bible-believing and Great commission obedient Christ followers in the country. If only 1% of this Christian population were to become cross-cultural missionaries, Nigeria could potentially have 545,000 individuals serving among the unreached across the world. However, current statistics indicate that there are only about 15,400 cross-cultural missionaries from Nigeria working across 197 countries through the over 150 NEMA Member agencies. This vast difference between the potential and the reality of cross-cultural missionaries highlights the need for increased efforts and support to work together to send more missionaries from Nigeria to reach out to the unreached populations around the globe. (Source: NEMA Harvestscope 1.0, Joshua Project)
The remaining task of global evangelization is vast, but with the Lord’s blessings upon the Nigerian church, we have the potential to make a significant difference. It is in our unity that we find strength and effectiveness. By working together in harmony, we can pool our resources and passion, accelerating the fulfillment of this lofty vision. Rather than working in isolation, let us embrace the power of synergy; leaving behind competition, territorial control, let us jointly focus on the common goal (1 Peter 4:10). Let our collective efforts be greater than the sum of our individual actions.
Conference Highlights: The event, a pivotal moment in NEMA’s ongoing efforts, was marked by fervent worship, insightful discussions, and a shared commitment to the Great Commission. Participants were engaged in sessions centered around strategic approaches to fulfill the mission in the 34 predominantly Islamic dominated countries spanning from Northern Nigeria, through the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the neighborhoods of Jerusalem; and beyond.
Vision 5015 Plus- A Mission to Transform Nations: The core of the conference revolved around the Vision 5015 Plus initiative. This visionary endeavor which aims to raise 50,000 Great Commissioners, equipping and sending 5,000 of them to the aforementioned challenging regions within a span of 15 years. This audacious goal not only reflects the commitment of NEMA but also resonates deeply with the heart of our Christian faith – to share the message of hope, love, and salvation, irrespective of the obstacles.
The Vision 5015 Plus countries include: Algeria, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara and Yemen
Commitments and Declarations: Throughout the conference, participants made significant commitments, penning their dedication to the cause of advancing the Gospel. These commitments have not only set the stage for impactful action but have also ignited a renewed sense of purpose among the attendees.
Access to Conference Materials: For those who were unable to attend the conference physically, we are pleased to provide access to the invaluable content shared during the event:
There was a Symposium on various tools and ministries for engaging this belt.
Other messages shared at the conference include:
- Opportunities at the Frontiers
- The Seven Be’s for fruitful Frontier Engagement
- Closing Charge: Vision 5015 Plus and the Divine Expectation for the Nigerian Church
Additionally, you can access the Commitment Form filled by the dedicated participants here. We invite you to peruse these resources and be inspired by the passion and dedication of those who attended.
Join the Movement: As we reflect on the impactful moments of the Vision 5015 Plus National Mobilisation Conference, we extend a heartfelt invitation you. The call to advance the Gospel is not confined to a physical gathering – it extends to every believer, regardless of location or vocation. We encourage you to become a part of this transformative movement by making your commitment today. Together, we can be agents of change, sharing the light of Christ in even the darkest corners of the world.
Stay connected with NEMA and the Vision 5015 Plus initiative for updates, resources, and opportunities to engage in this noble endeavor. Your partnership matters, and your dedication can make an eternal impact.
For more information and inquiries, please contact
NEMA Vision 5015 Plus Desk Office
Room 6, Go International Office Complex, Kuje, Abuja