April 22, 2017

Takeshi Takazawa Prayer Update

One of the core values of the GProCommission is exchanging encouragement and a vital way we encourage one another is through prayer. For many of us, a very real battle began at the conclusion of the Congress and is still ongoing, like our wonderful GProCongress morning MC, Brother Takeshi Takazawa, who has been grappling with severe kidney issues since the Congress ended. He and his wife Dorrie, have been grateful for your ongoing prayers and gave their kind permission to share the most recent update. Please take a moment to pray for them but you may also find yourself encouraged […]
April 21, 2017

How do you dream bigger?

Pastor J, a former family court probation officer, could be enjoying his retirement years by taking a well-deserved rest, perhaps using his nest egg for a once in a lifetime getaway. This man of God, however, is currently studying at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and investing his time, energy, money and fundraising efforts into ministry. An evangelist involved in several ministry streams including youth and prison outreach, Pastor J first heard about the Congress while attending chapel at DTS. The chapel speaker for that day “happened” to be Dr. Ramesh Richard. Pastor J asked Dr. Richard if there would be […]
April 3, 2017

The Changing Landscape of Theological Education

by Reuben van Rensburg The landscape of theological education worldwide is changing rapidly and pastoral trainers need to be alert as they consider further studies, or recommend their trainees begin studying at tertiary level. I will divide this article into three sections, namely international, the African continent and the situation in South Africa.   International It is clear that throughout the world the institutions which are evangelical and which remain faithful to the Scriptures are generally doing well, whereas those which hold to a liberal view are shrinking. Mary Ann Mueller, in her article Episcopal Seminaries Struggle to Survive, aptly […]