Welcome to Focus on the Family Africa

Focus on the Family Africa is a non-profit organization, a registered Public Benefit Organisation, and has a Section 18a tax exemption status in terms of the Income Tax Act. Focus has been serving families in Africa since opening its doors in 1992. For over two decades, we have been providing care, advice, support and encouragement to families at every stage of life. We have worked hard to respond to the many real issues families face and to provide sound and practical guidance based on Christian principles.

By providing valuable and relevant seminars and conferences, outreach programmes, resources on an array of important issues, personal counselling and prayer support, and much more, we aim to be the place families turn to for trusted help and encouragement!

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Our Mission:
“Nurturing and Protecting Families in Africa through Outreach and Trustworthy Resources”

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We strive to achieve this through our 6 Guiding Principles:

1. The Preeminence of Evangelism:
We believe that the ultimate purpose in living is to know and glorify God and to attain eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, beginning within our own families and then reaching out to a suffering humanity that does not know of His love and sacrifice.

2. The Permanence of Marriage:
We believe that the institution of marriage is a sacred covenant designed by God to model the love of Christ for His people and to serve both the public and private good as the basic building block of human civilization. Marriage is intended by God to be a thriving, lifelong relationship between a man and a woman enduring through trials, sickness, financial crises and emotional stresses. Therefore, Christians are called to defend and protect God’s marriage design and to minister in Christ’s name to those who suffer the consequences of its brokenness.

3. The Value of Children:
We believe that children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity.

4. The Sanctity of Human Life:

We believe that human life is created by God in His image. It is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions, including the preborn, the aged, the mentally disabled, those deemed unattractive, the physically challenged, and every other condition in which humanness is expressed from the single cell stage of development to natural death. Christians are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

5. The Importance of Social Responsibility:
We believe that God has ordained the social institutions of family, church, and government for the benefit of mankind and as a reflection of His divine nature. Therefore, Christians are called to support these institutions, according to God’s design and purpose, and to protect them against destructive social influences. Such involvement is in obedience to Christ’s lordship over all creation and is required by His command to care for the well-being of all people.

6. The Value of Male and Female:
We believe that God created humans in His image, intentionally and immutably male and female, each bringing unique and complementary qualities to sexuality and relationships. Sexuality is a glorious gift from God to be offered back to Him either in marriage for procreation, union, and mutual delight or in celibacy for undivided devotion to Christ. Christians are called to proclaim the truth and beauty of God’s design and the redemption of sexual brokenness in our lives and culture through Jesus Christ.

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Graeme

CEO: Graeme Schnell

Message from our CEO

At Focus on the Family Africa, we’re committed to helping families thrive.

You can count on us for uplifting articles, helpful marriage and parenting programmes, resources that address a breadth of family concerns, and practical answers to your specific problems. If you’re looking for tools to raise great kids, ideas to improve your marriage, inspiration for yourself or assistance for someone you know, you’ve come to the right place!

We invite you to browse our website, tune in to our radio programmes or contact us directly. We offer a wide range of helps to meet the needs of today’s families. It’s our desire to serve and help you at your particular stage of family life. We invite you to contact us by phone, email or mail, and tell us how we can assist you and your family.

Graeme Schnell
Chief Executive Officer
Focus on the Family Africa