• South Africa was one of the first regions to receive an injection of Pentecostal genes, not only in Pentecostal churches but also African-initiated churches. Post-apartheid South Africa illustrates the capacity of the Pentecostal spirit to cross cultural barriers.
  • Pentecostalism in Nigeria has grown tremendously, significantly affecting the lives of millions of Nigerians who are seeking solutions to existential needs confronting them in a dislocated society.
  • Practice of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements motivate individuals towards self-discipline, hard work, and self-improvement, and thereby indirectly foster personal and societal development. Emphasis on prosperity and success, which form a significant part of the motivational theology of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, provide an impetus towards development.
  • A key feature of the Pentecostal movement is the intensity of spiritual engagement. The effects of faith in boosting self-confidence, self-esteem, personal agency, and determination have been proven beyond doubt.
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