TEASA represents a vibrant and growing evangelical movement in South Africa that…
- Embraces millions of believers who, though diverse, yet stand as one in the saving essentials of Christian belief.
- Seeks to bear witness to biblical integrity in faith and practice.
- Consistently endeavors to be prophetic in changing and challenging times.
- Impacts the world with the gospel at local, national and international level.
- Shuns fragmentation and forges institutional alliances and partnerships that build on evangelical gains and strengths.
- Unlocks the dynamism and power of the local church as a redemptive presence in the community.
Some highlights in the history of TEASA
- 1974 | The predecessor to TEASA, named Evangelical Fellowship of South Africa was formed, to unite evangelicals.
- 1986 | Black evangelicals separate from white evangelicals to form Concerned Evangelicals.
- 1994 | South Africa holds its first multi racial, democratic elections laying the ground for normalising race relations in South Africa.
- 1995 | Black and white evangelical church leaders establish TEASA.
- 1997 | TEASA makes a submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- 2005/ TEASA hosts a regional conference on HIV and Aids for evangelical alliances in the SADC region.
- 2007 | TEASA goes into alliances with others to form Marriage Alliance of South Africa, opposing same sex marriages.
- 2008/ TEASA launches Micah South Africa, for effective advocacy on the millennium development goals.
- 2010/ TEASA co- hosts conference of Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation in Cape Town.
- 2013/ Collaborates with the South African Council of Churches, African Enterprise and others to set up SACLI: the South African Leadership Initiative.
- 2016: Forged alliances with others to confront State Capture.
- 2018: With others, launched the Decade of Evangelism