Big plans for 2018...
Mukhanyo is going to expand its church-based training and short-course offerings in 2018, God willing.
Management held a two-day strategic planning session late in July and formulated plans, over and above the programmes that Mukhanyo is already running and which obviously are to be continued.
The plans were approved by the Mukhanyo board on 24 August.
The expansion in this area of the ministry has been central to Mukhanyo’s visions ever since its inception more than 25 years ago and much has already been done. But much more can be done if Mukhanyo is able to appoint people to organise it, not only in KwaMhlanga, but also in Johannesburg and elsewhere.
In practical terms, this will mean more conferences, workshops and short courses. Topics could include courses on church leadership, training of elders, preparing sermons, church management and finances, the role of women, the duties of parents, youth ministry, consultation and advice, etcetera.
In addition, Mukhanyo hopes to continue to invest significantly in curricula and study material development, as well as in faculty and distance facilitators. Plans to greatly expand the library and student support are already being implemented, while the recording studio in KwaMhlanga and the facilities on the Johannesburg campus have been upgraded.
Also on the agenda is further investment in Mukhanyo’s facilities in all three centres.
Bible study distance groups, of which there are some 50 at present with between 450 – 500 students, are also an area with much promise for expansion and this will be promoted.
All these plans are, of course, dependent on the will of our heavenly Father. We pray that He will allow Mukhanyo to serve Him in this way, and give Mukhanyo the means to do it in the way He wants.
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