Surprisingly High Interest in Daytime Classes
Mukhanyo’s Rustenburg Advanced Learning Centre has experienced a good start to the year. There has been a surprisingly high intake of daytime students. A year ago, there were only a few daytime students, but this year there are nine new Higher Certificate students. We thank the Lord for this development.
Why study at Mukhanyo? South Africa has over fifty unaccredited Bible colleges. Add to this the colleges and seminaries linked to specific denominations, church study groups, as well as several public universities with theological faculties. There are many opportunities in South Africa to study the Bible, and we thank God for the religious freedom we enjoy.
Registration is now open for the annual Theological Education Association of Southern Africa (TEASA) consultation on 14–16 June 2022. This year’s theme is “Serving the Church in Bible Education” with many valuable keynote topics and workshops.
Visit www.teasa.co.za to register.
Mukhanyo is “An academic institution with a missional heart!” For this reason, we also host day conferences to serve the spiritual needs of people in local churches and the community at large.
On Saturday 26 March 2022, a ladies’ conference was held at KwaMhlanga campus with the theme “Biblical Womanhood”. Corné Loots from Revive our Hearts South Africa was the main speaker. She spoke about “A woman’s identity in God”.
The Theological Education Association of Southern Africa, in conjunction with Mukhanyo Theological College, will host the 11th annual consultation on 14 - 16 June 2022 at the Woord in Aksie Kampterrein just north of Pretoria.
The theme this year will be “Serving the Church in Bible Education” with many valuable keynote topics and workshops. Registration will open in April. To preregister or for more information, visit www.teasa.co.za/.
Mukhanyo’s centre in Durban urgently needs more space to grow. The present facilities are too small, with only two classrooms and limited space for offices and the library.
The Durban Centre was established two years ago, located in the small hall of the Reformed Church Pinetown. Though still young, this centre has made a very promising beginning, despite limitations during the pandemic.
On Saturday, 12 March 2022, Mukhanyo held its annual graduation ceremony, attended by over sixty students and their guests.
Rev. Shadrack Khumalo gave the formal address, preaching from 1 Corinthians 4:1-5. He emphasised two key phrases: “servants of Christ” and “stewards of the mysteries of God”, reminding us that pastors and other church leaders are servants of God, not captains of a ship or employees of the church. Jesus Christ has called them as He called the apostles, and He will judge them. Yet important and exciting times await them.
No fewer than nine lecturers from with Mukhanyo family (past and present) contributed to a book published a few weeks ago, Reformed Mission in Southern Africa: The Way Forward”. Their contributions form part of Mukhanyo’s engagement with the latest thinking on mission in Africa.
Now Serving in South Sudan
One of the four South Sudanese students at Mukhanyo completed the BTh degree in theology last year and is now serving the Grace Reformed Church in Khor Williang, Juba. Deng Akol Garang studied for four years at Mukhanyo in KwaMhlanga, sponsored by the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Maryland, Washington.
An intensive Biblical Worldview module was presented at Mukhanyo’s Pretoria Campus in early January by Dr Morné Diedericks, a lecturer at Aros. The focus of the module was on a Biblical worldview in relation to Western worldviews within the African context. The module compared a Biblical worldview with the five major worldviews namely theism, naturalism, polytheism, pantheism, and modernism.