by Hercules Opperman & Marionette van Deventer (Shofar Institute)
As we focus on the harvest campaign as a movement, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the enormous task of praying for more labourers to bring in the harvest and make disciples that can portray the glory of God through Christ-like character.
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 (NKJV)
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV)
As a family of churches we take this command seriously, but we’re also very aware of the fact that the only way to reach the nations effectively is through well-equipped leaders. And that’s why we’re partnering with our local congregations to introduce leadership development weekends, with the aim of equipping leaders with the skills needed to excel in ministry, not only in a public context but also in their private lives.
Leaders in fulltime ministry can become isolated and unable to draw from the support of the body of Christ in times of need. We aim to cultivate resilient leaders with staying power who can:
• discern God’s call and remain true to it
• balance family life with ministry responsibility
• be transparent and accountable
• flourish under pressure
• maintain order in their inner lives
• lead with prophetic insight
These weekends will form an integral part of equipping our leaders, with members of our apostolic leadership team presenting the majority of the sessions. The course will take the form of four weekends presented over two years (with two per year) throughout our regions in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Namibia and Malawi.
The Leader’s View
Can you see what others don’t?
Presented by Fred May and Theuns Jacobs
• the state of the world and the mission of the Church
• growing an apostolic culture
• the impact of the kingdom on our community
• commissioned with an apostolic mandate
The Leader’s Purpose
How do you fit in?
Presented by Hercules Opperman, JanCor Brink and Naudine Adaimi
• from called to commissioned
• what has God graced you for?
• walking in honour
The Leader’s Battle
Are you fit to fight?
Presented by Anton Myburgh, Heinrich Titus and Richard Wade
• watching the wall
• praise and worship
• taking ground
• growing in discipline
The Leader’s Impact
Are you more than ordinary?
Presented by Sias le Roux and Andries van der Merwe
• a supernatural lifestyle
• sustainable mission strategies
• from converts to disciples to leaders
The weekends also serve as a way for us to identify and strengthen potential leaders in the various regions. They’re are open to all and we encourage all members in leadership positions to take part!