Our Executive Director
Sunday ’Jide Komolafe is associate professor of intercultural studies and leadership development and executive director at Center for Renewal and Advancement (CRA). He earned his Ph.D. with Distinction at Fuller Theological Seminary, and was the recipient of the 2004 Contextualization Award for best work on the integration of mission history, theology, contemporary culture, and ecclesiology. Prof. Komolafe is a man of many parts—missionary, scholar, and churchman. As a missionary, he has extensive cross-cultural experience, having served in Hong-Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States of America
He is a seasoned educator with over 30 years of teaching experience. He was professor of world religions at the University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus. He has served on the faculty of West African Theological Seminary, Lagos-Nigeria, as professor of ministry and theology and founding director of its Urban Missions and Wholistic Ministries. He is currently an adjunct professor at International Leadership University (ILU), Lagos-Nigeria. He continues to serve as visiting professor of African studies and intercultural education at the University of California, Los Angeles – USA.
Although born and raised in The Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Prof. Komolafe has been involved with a variety of church traditions over the past 20 years. He is a practitioner who also consults with Episcopal-level church leaders in Nigeria. His current interest is in promoting the spiritual health and vitality of the Body of Christ by assisting church leaders assess, articulate and align their vision to God’s purpose for the Church, whether they are a church start, are facing growth barriers, planning a multi-site strategy, transitioning through interim seasons or planning new facilities. He is a specialist in the field of practical theology and leadership development.
As a scholar and churchman Prof. Komolafe has authored works mainly on issues related to church and mission some of which include The Changing Face of Christianity: Revisiting African Creativity (2004); Christ, Church, and the Cosmos: A Missiological Reading of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians (2006); Learning From the Apostolic Churches; and Beyond Triumphalism: Challenges Facing Nigerian Born-Again Christianity (2012). His recent book is The Transformation of African Christianity: Development and Change in the Nigerian Church (2013).
MASS - Mondays Advancement Seminar Series
Acknowledging the Spirit’s power to make all things new is to assume a transformational perspective that sees persons in terms of their potential rather than their problems. It is about recognizing that we are all on a journey of transformation together, “from one degree of glory to another” (2 Cor. 3:18).
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