After the demographic picture concerning congregations that was sketched earlier, we would now like to by means of concentric circles narrow our focus by looking exclusively at African congregations. This will be done by firstly giving you a profile of the main types of churches that we find in Africa today. Thereafter we will present a case study of three congregations or congregational traditions, followed by an attempt to systematize the knowledge we have gained from this inquiry. Lastly this information will be compared to information gained from ethnographical data obtained from the South African Missional Church project. The latter information will make a comparison possible between predominantly black and predominantly white congregations in Africa. But let’s, in good both black and white South African fashion, kick off.

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