Political leadership transformation through churches as civic democratic spaces in Africa

a public practical theological approach


Churches are challenged to play a critical role in transforming leadership within the context of bad governance in Africa. This transformation occurs when churches adopt a strong, public, practical ministerial role where church spaces are utilized as democratic civic spaces that can be harnessed to practically effect leadership transformation and change. This article reflects on a possible public practical ministerial role for the Church to transform leadership. It unveils the challenges and opportunities for this practical ministerial role in African contexts.