The primary objective of our ministry in South Africa is to equip church leaders to reach their world.
Through the ministry of the Biblical Leadership Institute, we are equipping church leaders with the additional tools they need for their ministry. This occurs through a variety of biblical, theological, and ministry classes. These classes are offered at basic to advanced levels, so that church leaders with diverse backgrounds can learn sound doctrine, mutually edify one another, and apply what they learn in their local churches.
Our intended outcome is that church leaders will reach their world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Knysna and the Garden Route, people groups are distinguished and divided by language, culture, and socio-economic condition. While our ministry seeks to cross these distinguishing barriers in the education we provide, our teaching will be best applied by those church leaders who live and minister in their own local context.
In addition to equipping church leaders through theological education, we are also involved in church planting. One of the most significant blessings we have seen during our time here was the formation of Knysna West Bible Church in January 2019. The purpose of KWBC is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ in accordance with the biblical functions of preaching/teaching God’s Word, corporate worship, personal evangelism, fellowship, and ministry to one another and to our community. We continue to be encouraged as God has allowed our church to be a testimony for Christ.
Along with theological education and church planting, God has brought us varied opportunities to be involved in community upliftment through the ministry of Knysna Hope. Currently, Amy is an instructor for Launch Workplace Readiness teaching Beginning Computer and Touch Typing while George has found consistent community upliftment opportunities through his involvement with the Knysna Rotary Club and the Sivuyele School for the Deaf.