Interview with Dr Brian DeVries, principal of MTC, recently published in a local magazine
Why is it important to train up pastors and leaders for ministry?
The Apostle Paul gave his spiritual son Timothy the following instruction: “… train yourself for godliness” (1 Tim 4:7). This requires the careful study of God’s Word under the guidance of experienced pastor-teachers. Some church leaders do not have the opportunity for such study. But whenever possible, all pastors and church leaders should take every opportunity to get further biblical training. In fact, much false teaching among the so-called “churches” today is a direct result of pastors who have not seriously studied God’s Word. A lack of knowledge and careful application of God’s Word has created many dangerous false teachings.
How is Mukhanyo relevant for modern-day Christian living and ministry?
Mukhanyo has for more than 25 years been providing pastoral training that is biblical, contextual and designed specifically for African church leaders. All Mukhanyo lecturers believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us today and that it is the final authority for all situations in life. Mukhanyo trains students to study the Bible for answers to the pressing questions that we face today in our churches, families, communities and nation.
What is your prayer for 2018?
We are praying that God will continue to use Mukhanyo to train the next generation of church leaders for faithful service in His church within all areas of southern Africa. We are praying for the Holy Spirit to work a great revival among all churches, a revival that results in a total reformation of our society.