We believe that God has opened the doors for us to plant a really meaningful number of vibrant churches

At the heart of the ACF is a Capital Fund

Judea Harvest is responsible for finding Candidates
Funding control
Through the vetting of Judea Harvest the recipients receive funds
At the heart of the ACF is a Capital Fund
CDT is the governance of the formal documentation

Heads of agreement between CDT Foundation and Judea Harvest regarding the establishment of a revolving credit fund for the planting of SnapChurches

About the Parties - A shared vision

Judea Harvest’s (JH) mission is to mobilise, equip and provide resources for God’s labourers to complete the Great Commission in Africa.

Judea Harvest has since its inception in 1999 planted close to 10 000 new churches (mostly in the form of tents).

Judea Harvest does however extend its reach into developing ECD centres and extensive feeding schemes (at ECD’s) at the church plantings.

CDT Foundation NPC (CDTF) is an ecumenical loan fund providing loans at a low interest rate to Christian Churches and Organisations for property transactions.

Formerly known as Christian Development Trust (CDT) which was established in 1979.

While the parties therefore both actively promote the development of churches, Christian organisations, with the associated community services, the parties operate in very different ‘markets’.

CDTF operates mainly in the formal, denominational arena, where churches are traditional bricks and mortar buildings, whereas JH operate mainly in the less formal, independent church arena, where churches are in the form of tents, or SnapChurches.

It is believed that the combination of the structure and financial skills of CDTF and the passion, energy and ‘street smarts’ of JH will result in a more effective entity, allowing us to plant 1 000 SnapChurches in 5 years.

The objective

The objective is to plant 1 000 SnapChurches in 5 years. While ambitious, this is seen as achievable if:

  • One builds what is relevant and affordable for the community.

  • One finds more cost effective alternatives to bricks and mortar churches.

  • We embrace the growth of independent churches and support local pastors (both theologically and practically).

  • We use the facilities for more than just church on Sundays.

  • We tap into foreign donor funding when it is made available.

  • We give everyday Christians the opportunity to help fund churches in disadvantaged communities through innovative funding schemes, and

  • We find creative funding solutions by using the best of the old style lending and practical solutions (African solutions to African problems).