New appointments at Mukhanyo!
We are excited about the new people who will soon join the Mukhanyo team. On 30 August, the Board of Directors approved the following staff appointments:
Dr Greg Phillipswill join the faculty as Senior Lecturer and Academic Registrar. He comes to Mukhanyo with more than 15 years of experience in theological education, first serving as Lecturer and Academic Dean at the Bible Institute in Cape Town and later serving as Lecturer and in other Academic positions at Dumisani Theological Institute and Bible School in the Easter Cape. Initially trained as an engineer, Dr Greg later studied theology to obtain an Honours BA, MA in Theology, and PhD in New Testament. He and his wife Carol have two daughters. We welcome them to the Mukhanyo family.
Pastor Glyn Williamsis the new Distance Manager, an upgraded position that is responsible for the oversight and coordination of tutors and facilitators in all distance learning support centres. He has a BTh Honours in Theology and is working on further studies. Many people know Glyn and his wife Linda as the managers of Grace Media, a supplier of Christian resources. Glyn was serving as a part-time lecturer at our Johannesburg location, but he is now the full-time Distance Manager and also Lecturer on faculty. We are thankful for Glyn’s additional responsibilities on the Mukhanyo team since we are preparing for further growth in this important area.
We also welcome Dr Bryson Arthur– as previously announced – to as the programme manager of Mukhanyo’s new B.Th. Honours qualification. Dr Bryson has been serving in theological education since 1995, in Kenya, Israel, Jordan, and South Africa. In addition to pastoral ministry, he has served in various educational and academic leadership roles such as Professor, Academic Dean and Principal. He has presented many academic papers and published several books, the next to be a book on the theology of suffering with Langham Publishing. Dr Bryson’s wife, May Arthur, will also join the Mukhanyo faculty to assist part-time with formative subjects.
Plans and appointments are being made to prepare for the new academic year beginning in January 2019. Mr Malcolm Buys has been appointed as the new technology manager and will start next month. Other appointments will soon be made in several other strategic areas, the Lord willing.
Please thank the Lord with us for these appointments and pray for each of them as they begin serving the Lord in their assignments.
The upgraded staff page on Mukhanyo’s website gives further information about these new appointments and the entire Mukhanyo faculty here
Remaining vacancies at Mukhanyo
We are thankful for the new people joining the Mukhanyo team! But we are still looking for people to serve in the following two positions (note the cut-off dates in the job adverts):
Communications Manager: This new position – probably based in Pretoria – is responsible for coordinating the following: prayer letters and newsletters, student recruitment, event planning, donor communication, fund-raising, marketing literature and social media, etc. The ideal candidate will have experience in these areas along with a passion to serve the Lord in Christian ministry. Read more
Head of Educational Delivery: This executive level position is responsible for the management of all faculty and facilitators across all locations. Mukhanyo’s present Head of Delivery, Mr. Jackie Tredoux, plans to retire in April 2019. So the search has begun for his replacement to ensure a smooth transition and continued development in this important area. The ideal candidate for this position will have years of experience in management and/or school administration. Read more
Our distance centres flourish
No less than thirteen new distance learning support centres were established since the beginning of the year, bringing the total number to fifty-nine. Of these study groups, most are in South Africa but some are across borders.
Mukhanyo is very thankful for this development and is confident that the growth will continue, the Lord willing. To facilitate these groups, the internal support systems that work with distance groups have been restructured and more integrated with Mukhanyo’s entire team. Rev Glyn Williams has taken over as full-time Distance Manager.
Since April a number of groups were visited with the purpose to build relationships, encourage the students, evaluate group operations, provide training where needed, and to offer support. At one of the visits, the tutor stated that there is nothing like the Mukhanyo programme out there and he believes this is the way to change Africa. We pray to God that he may be right.
The facilitators and tutors at each learning support centre are very important. Their work is far more extensive than just being there. It means not only to make sure that study groups attend regularly, but it also implies helping students with their studies and sometimes with their personal problems, but it also means communication with lecturers, administration and management.
Because the success of a study groups to large extent is dependent on the quality of the facilitator or tutor, a workshop was held last year to train facilitators and tutors. This highly successful event will be followed up by another tutor workshop this year in KwaMhlanga on 2-4 October. For more information, please contact Tunize Bezuidenhout at 083 743 1127 or Glyn Williams at 084 224 2204.
Enrolment for theology students open
Mukhanyo is now open for theology student applications for 2019. Please contact Ms Sherley DeBruin for more information at 074 139 9348 or 074 137 7050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact Renzke at 012 333 9993 (PTA) or Dr Japie Malan at 011 339 1223 or 082 654 4707 (JHB).
Church leaders are welcome to contact Rev Isaac Maleketo discuss how they can send and support students for study at Mukhanyo. We welcome such church-college partnerships in training the next generation of church leaders.
Mukhanyo now offers the following qualifications at one or more of its campuses and learning support centres:
Small fee increases for 2019:
Mukhanyo has been able to keep the tariffs low with only a small increase compared to the fees in 2018. The 2019 fees are as follows:
Register as soon as possible to reserve your place. Partial bursaries are availablefrom Mukhanyo in certain areas for qualifying students