isOver some 25 years hundreds of students completed their studies at Mukhanyo. One of them is Rev George Mnisi, minister of the Free Reformed Church Nelmapius in the eastern part of Pretoria. We asked him about his years and experiences at Mukhanyo.
Rev Mnisi studied at Mukhanyo from 2001 to 2005 and finished his studies at the Universities of Pretoria and Potchefstroom. He was called to Nelmapius in 2009 where today he is the pastor of a congregation with some 80 members. He strongly believes in the priority of spiritual growth. Growth in numbers will follow.
Thinking back to Mukhanyo he is thankful of the Reformed academic training he received. The fact that there were students from other Christian denominations such as pentacostal and charismatic churches, enabled him to really understand what it was to be Reformed, to be critical and to be able to answer arguments and thoughts from other convictions.
He keeps in touch with Mukhanyo and the students with whom he studied. And today he is thankful for the work Mukhanyo continues to do.
His message to Mukhanyo is: Firstly, be thankful for growth but don’t grow too fast, so as to be able to take good care of everything which has to be done. Secondly: The addition of teacher training at Mukhanyo in KwaMhlanga and in Pretoria is a very positive development. Many ministers will have to be tentmakers to enable them to support their families because many congregations are not able to do so financially. And teaching and preaching is an ideal combination.
Rev Mnisi thinks it a good idea to formally study to be a teacher – also for himself. But with a wife and three schoolboys in the home, it is a question if he will have the time!
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