Why focus on graduates?

God uses illiterate fisherman and shepherds and farmers. God chooses the weak and foolish things of this world to shame the strong and wise. God is not approached by diplomas and degrees. So why focus missions mobilisation on those graduating from university? Isn’t it elitist? One answer would be turn the question around and ask, is it not concerning that such a tiny number of Christian graduates are going into pastoral ministry?…

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Recruiting now for December 2015

The main iServe Africa apprenticeship programme intake is in the middle of the year ready to start in September but we also have a smaller intake at the end of the year ready to serve for the coming calendar year. We already have some good quality church placements lined up and now we’re looking for godly, servant-hearted young graduates who are keen to serve the Lord in his harvest field and…

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iServe Africa Reloaded

Excited to be on week 2 of the new adventure of ‘Training Wednesdays’ as part of an enhanced 2nd Year programme for the iServe apprentices. Some resources and notes so far: Biblical Theology 1-2 Jonathan Griffiths (ed), The Perfect Saviour: Key Themes in Hebrews, IVP Servant Leadership lessons from 2 Corinthians 1-5 Conversation TeamiServe Africa is an indigenous Kenyan gospel-driven organisation that exists to promote faithful Bible teaching and servant…

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Faithfulness in Gospel Mission

The more important thing than hermeneutics is reading. In other words grappling with Scripture is primarily an exercise of attentiveness to One who speaks through a text. (John Webster, Kantzer Lectures, 2007) Thanking God for the last week of the Ministry Training Course and good times listening at the feet of Jesus. Here are some notes, resources and links for the sessions: 1st year apprentices: How to lead an inductive Bible study Understanding and…

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10 great reasons to keep going in supporting strange missionary brothers

At the iServe Africa Annual Partners Reception a few months ago we looked at the shortest book of the Bible, 3 John, and found a fantastic little letter, not about prosperity but about mission support. The picture in this letter is that there are people who have gone out “for the sake of the Name” and they aren’t getting their support from non-Christians, they’re being supported by Christians – Christian families and…

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RTB Arusha: Mhubiri aliye Mtumishi

Thanking God for a great time at Munguishi Bible College, Arusha, Tanzania. One of the things we did was to look at what the world values in terms of leadership and compare that to what Paul tells Titus to look for. . Three observations: There is some overlap between the leadership the world desires and the leadership the church needs. The world is increasingly recognising the need for integrity and servant-heartedness…

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Investing in faithful men

Great talk from 2 Timothy 2:2 by our friend Harshit Singh at the recent 9Marks First Five Years conference which brings out a lot of things that we’re passionate about at iServe Africa: Conversation TeamiServe Africa is an indigenous Kenyan gospel-driven organisation that exists to promote faithful Bible teaching and servant leadership.

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RTB Kisumu 2015

. Praising God for a good time with some wonderful brothers and sisters in Kisumu. Here are some tweet-esque highlights: “Shall I obey the word of the terrorist or the word of God?”- missionary receiving death threat posted under his door It’s not a question of Will you suffer? – of course you’ll suffer, that’s the deal – the question is How will you respond? The *substance* of our comfort…

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Steadfast 24-7: the last three days

This has been our prayer the last few days: I thank thee for the holy Scriptures, their precepts, promises, directions, light. In them may I learn more of Christ, be enabled to retain his truth and have grace to follow it. Help me to lift up the gates of my soul that he may come in and show me himself when I search the Scriptures, for I have no lines to fathom…

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