Миссия апостольской веры: вызовы современности
The article touches upon several aspects in the modern development of the biggest Pentecostal Church in South Africa – Apostolic Faith of Mission of South Africa. The demise of the apartheid regime in the 1990-s ushered in a new era in the development of the South African society, with Mission desperately seeking its place in it. The article puts a special emphasis on the challenges confronting the modern church such as irreligiosity in South Africa, potential Islam reinforcement, robust popularity of Charismatic mega churches. It also reveals a new way to manage the church and appeal to parishioners – “New Apostolic Paradigm”. Furthermore, it shows how churches tend to get engaged into politics, which manifested itself during the recent May 2014 Parliamentary elections.