C . Apostolate in response to the Church's specific needs:
1. Formation of catechists and men and women community leaders.
Some Missionaries of Africa form part of a formation team at the South Africa Pastoral Centre, Lumko, (alias Guy Theunis and Sean O'Leary; Geert Groenewegen).
In Mozambique, there is the Pastoral Centre of Nazare (Jesus Zubiria).
In all parishes staffed by Missionary of Africa communities, a special attention is paid to the ongoing formation and animation of catechists and other committed laypeople.
3. Forming Christians in view of social commitment (Justice an Peace)
Kanengo, Lilongwe, Malawi, Centre for Social Concern, (Jos Cuppens, Jim Greene).
4. Forming future Missionaries.
Together with a number of other Congregations and Societies of Apostolic Life, Missionaries of Africa contribute to the formation of future Missionaries in Nairobi, (Tangaza), Arusha, (Spiritan Philosophy Institute), Jinja (Philosphy Consortium Jinja). They are also in Bukavu, (Our Lady of Africa Seminary with the Carmelites, in view of a Consortium), Ouagadougou, (Maison Lavigerie with Don Orione and the Missionaires des Campagnes) Ejisu (Spiritan Philosophy Institute). (Our Houses of Formation)
Language Centres in Falaje (I. Ascensio and V. Doutreuwe), at Kipalapala, Tanzania (W.Schoofs, C.Akkermans), Ilondola, Zambia (H.van der Steen), Kigali (Rwanda).
It is worth noting that around fifty Missionaries of Africa are involved in training the 300 young people with us in Missionary Formation.
5. Forming African clergy and ongoing formation of Religious.
A certain number of Missionaries of Africa teach in Major Seminaries, (A. Chisugi, D. Lenfers, J. Bandres, M. Boivin, W. Schnarwiler, G. Cazzola).
Others are at national or regional level, (Mater Christi with B. Delay and J. Cauvin),
or at the level of particular Congregations who help in ongoing formation. To see "Voix d'Afrique"