History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Africa (CHIS 678) explores the Seventh-day Adventist movement in Sub-Saharan Africa from the 1850s to the present day. As a background, the first two class sessions will trace the history of Christianity in Africa, from the first century AD, through the Middle Ages and Protestant Reformation, and to the Second Great Awakening. The other eight sessions will explore the origins of the Seventh-day Adventist message in Africa; significant indigenous believers and ministers; important foreign missionaries; the means of the expansion of the message; early Adventist institutions; the organization and development of church administrative structures; the church’s impact on local societies; missional challenges unique to the African setting; the assumption of African leadership; the decades of evangelism from the 1970s onward that have resulted in world church membership being approximately one-third African; the church’s engagement with regional and national politics; and the impact of African Adventists on the global church and the world.