1. What is the church? To most people in Africa, “church” is equated to a church building and what happens there.
2. What is the church’s purpose in the world? It is fast becoming an opposition party in politics or a place where social needs are met.
3. Why is the gospel so important to the church? The doctrinal definition of the gospel has largely been lost and seriously needs to be restored.
4. Who is the church’s founder and head? There has been a multiplication of leaders who are church founders and so are untouchable.
5. Who should be in the church’s membership? Regenerate membership has largely been replaced by anyone who is a tribes’ mate, etc.
6. What is the role of ordinary church members? Singing in the choir and teaching children’s Sunday school are all most people know.
7. Who should lead the church? “The man of God,” the rich man, and the tribal leader but rarely is it godly elders/deacons.
8. Why have baptism and the Lord's Supper? Baptism is seen as salvific and there is an almost magical view of the Lord’s Supper.
9. What should happen during church services? They have become largely “healing” or “miracle” services, places for various choirs to compete, and hardly any true preaching and teaching is taking place there.
10. How should the church raise its money? Christians are being tricked into “sowing seeds” while they fail to be faithful and generous.
11. Should your church be involved in missions? The African church is still very much with a “receiving” mentality. This must change!
12. Should your church be involved in training pastors? If there is one area that has really been neglected by the church in Africa it is precisely this.
13. What about the whole question of discipline? Social, tribal, and cultural issues have tended to undermine discipline in the African church.
14. Does it matter what your church believes? Most churches are tribal, and so doctrine has been neglected and we are reaping the results.
15. How should your church grow in maturity? This is a question that is hardly ever asked and so the African church largely has little depth.
16. How should your church grow numerically? Church buildings are full to overflowing in Africa but the growth is achieved wrongly.
17. How does the church offend or please God? This is the conclusion; the African church needs to be God-centered and not man-centered.