The name “C-2-3” comes from Colossians 2:3, which recognizes that it is in Christ
that all the treasures of knowledge and wisdom can be found. If the African people
can become true disciples of Christ from childhood, these treasures will be manifest
in their culture, making Africa a dynamic reflection of God’s love, grace, and provision.
The C-2-3 Project is a multi faceted discipleship and education initiative that
equips the Africans to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
Cultural transformation has always been through the up-and-coming generation. That
is why Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for
such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)
Through Christ-centered education the fullness of the treasures of knowledge in Christ
can be manifest in Africa. This will prepare God’s people to be thoroughly equipped
for every good work, and enable them to prosper as effective, productive members
of God’s kingdom
We are working to provide discipleship through educational reform and development.
There are two key focus areas. One is to work to further train practicing teachers
in Christian Education. Secondly we are working to supply Christian discipleship
and education material to community and private schools, equipping teachers to educate
Our teacher training seminars are excellent opportunities for both discipleship and
evangelism as we invite all the local teachers to attend. During these seminars
we focus on Christian principles and look at the basic foundations of education.
By looking at the Scriptures, we build an understanding of the Christian worldview
and its conflict with opposing worldviews. We then show the teachers how to build
a Biblical worldview in education, and instill a love of Christ in their students.
We also deal with practical topics such as how to run a rural school, how to teach
basic principles in a variety of subjects, and how to build rudimentary skills in
Many schools have no chalkboards, no paper, often no building, and, worst of all,
precious few Bibles and textbooks. To compound the problem, the textbooks they do
have are thoroughly humanistic, denying the truth of basic Biblical principles. We
are working to remedy this problem through our Container Project and our Curriculum
Our Container Project works to supply the immediate needs of teachers by giving them
second hand Christian Textbooks, Bibles, and teaching aids. These precious books
and stationary items enable them to supplement the existing curriculum and teach
the Christian worldview.
For a long term, lasting solution, we are working with successful Christian schools
like Excellence Christian Academy in Zambia to develop a Christian curriculum that
is thoroughly Biblical and relevant to the African challenges and culture.
Education and Discipleship Materials
Teacher training is desperately needed in Africa, especially training that is Christ-centered
and applicable to the African context. While many countries have taken visible steps
toward making education more readily available to their people, the average level
of teacher training is deplorable. Often, a teacher will be a recent graduate from
the school they are assigned to, have less than one year of training, and be equipped
with literally nothing but a hut and a few log benches. With so little training
and so few materials, they lack the ability and experience to develop both rudimentary
skills in the very young children, and reasoning skills in the older students. Teachers
are usually forced to try to adapt a Western or Asian curriculum to an African “classroom”: