We are an international group of people, either self-supported or sent from various mission agencies, who desire to work together to use media and ministries of follow-up, discipleship and church planting to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ across North Africa and beyond.
StoryChannel was launched in 2016 by a group of eight individuals from different mission agencies. With decades of experience in media, broadcast, church-planting, follow-up and discipleship, they formed a French non-profit organization (CAP). Focused on producing, translating and broadcasting mainly in North African tribal heart languages, StoryChannel was birthed with a strong mandate to leverage the power of media, both social and satellite television, in order to see the least reached people groups of the world, especially in North Africa, come to saving faith in Jesus Christ and grow in that faith.
SENA and StoryChannel created a unique integrated partnership in the summer of 2020.
SENA (Channel North Africa) was formed in 2001 for the unique purpose of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the heart languages of North Africans through a 24-hour broadcast channel and integrated production house.
As the ministry grew, the vision evolved to include a strong emphasis on follow-up, discipleship, church planting and leadership development.
StoryChannel and SENA Vision
That the transforming message of the Bible,
of Jesus Christ and His church,
be available to North Africa and beyond,
in the heart languages of these regions.
seeing lives transformed, integrated and serving in a local body of believers
StoryChannel and SENA Mission
To develop and distribute Bible inspired
audio-visual media and resources
for least reached primarily in North Africa that lead to a saving and growing faith in Jesus Christ.
to develop a follow-up, discipleship,
and church planting resource
for North Africans and beyond
A growing team of specialists
StoryChannel and SENA’s (Channel North Africa) Integrated Partnership began in Summer of 2020 and in two short months has grown to over 36 contributing members. With a strong emphasis on working in skilled and passion areas, the SC-SENA team is well-positioned to advance it’s vision and scope.
With a unique emphasis of placing team members in their area of giftedness and calling, SC-SENA’s key motto is:
every person a leader
every person a learner
every person a servant
From various mission agencies and backgrounds with decades of experience in the multi-media international domains as well as follow-up, discipleship and church planting ministries, StoryChannel-SENA is equipped to take advantage of the opportunities that lie before them, especially in a time of unprecedented global needs and challenges.
StoryChannel-SENA has a growing organizational structure planning to be fully operational by January 2021. With 5 main groups: Administration, Research and Systems, Media Services, Ministries, and Communication, SC-SENA is developing it’s Strategic Phased Plan with 3 main goals:
Goal 1: a 24-hour Broadcast Channel over North Africa in the heart languages of the least reached language groups
Goal 2: a strong production house, producing and receiving media content in the least reached languages of the region
Goal 3: an integrated follow-up, discipleship, church planting resource for North Africans and beyond.
StoryChannel Core Values
We seek to embody these core values as we use our expertise in the areas of production translation, and broadcast. Through these core values we wish to engage and inspire the worldwide Body of Christ as well as be an effective witness of the transforming work of Jesus Christ in lives committed to Him.
We affirm the centrality of prayer to all that Story Channel is and does. Prayer is the channel for us to come into God’s presence and for God to pour his grace upon us. We believe prayer is powerful, commanded and brings changes for good in all circumstances of life. Ephesians 6:18-20
We desire to follow God’s divine guidance, actively seeking to know His will, and to follow His Word which is our authority in life and ministry.
We acknowledge our finitude and need, being open to helping and being helped, valuing others above ourselves.
We seek to empower others as well as to encourage each other to live a Christ-centered life, giving opportunity to exercise God-given giftings in whatever diverse roles needed.
We desire to be honest, transparent, ethical and above reproach, in pursuit of honorable initiatives.
We strive for excellence in our work with the primary goal that God would be glorified in all we do, as seek to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ as God leads.
We desire to collaborate with others openly and transparently with the goal of resourcing, complementing and responding to felt needs.
We seek to implement strong, principled, financial procedures with internal and external controls of accountability.
We strive to serve together as a team, with a commitment to unity and complementary giftings, supporting and encouraging each other as we work together in common goals and purpose.
We desire to be bold in our ministry, having confidence in God’s leading; faithfully and obediently taking risks as God initiates.
Statement of Faith
There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in His holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Savior and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to His sovereign will for His own glory.
God has revealed Himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone. Every word was inspired by God through human authors. The Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all matters of belief and practice.
The Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all His words are true. On the cross, He died in the place of sinners, bearing God’s punishment for their sin, redeeming them by His blood. He rose from the dead and in His resurrection body ascended into heaven where He is exalted as Lord of all. He intercedes for His people in the presence of the Father.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply His work of salvation. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the Scriptures. He indwells all believers, brings assurance of salvation and produces increasing likeness to Christ. He builds up the Church and empowers its members for worship, service and mission.
The Human Race
All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity and worth. Their greatest purpose is to obey, worship and love God. As a result of the fall of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and all men and women are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and hostile to God. Every person is therefore under the just condemnation of God and needs to be born again, forgiven and reconciled to God in order to know and please him.
Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. It has been accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ and is offered to all in the gospel. God in His love forgives sinners whom He calls, granting them repentance and faith. All who believe in Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted into the family of God and receive eternal life.
The universal Church is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all who are saved belong. It is made visible in local churches, which are congregations of believers who are committed to each other for the worship of God, the preaching of the Word, the administering of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; for pastoral care and discipline, and for evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between churches exists only where they are faithful to the gospel.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches by Christ as visible signs of the gospel. Baptism is a symbol of union with Christ and entry into His Church but does not impart spiritual life. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment and the righteous will be welcomed into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God. God will make all things new and will be glorified forever.