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Explore:  Pivoting to embrace a new normal

Explore: Pivoting to embrace a new normal

The coronavirus struck Explore like a thunderstorm, and little did we know the impact it would have. All project plans for the year were cancelled, as these all involved travel and contact with potential facilitators.

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Looking at study and life in lockdown

Looking at study and life in lockdown

We spoke to the GWC students to get to the heart of what it has been like to study, write exams, stay involved in ministry and not see their families over lockdown. Here is a selection of student insights into life and study during the corona pandemic.

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Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected

In January, we were so pleased that 2020 was mapped out, with breakfasts, outreach and travel plans all ready to execute. Then, suddenly, we found ourselves in lockdown, with larger fundraising goals owing to the global economic meltdown and no way of realising our carefully prepared plans. How were we to get to know people without tea and coffee and dinner and the usual social norms?

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Living faithfully through the pandemic

Living faithfully through the pandemic

For many years to come, 2020 will be remembered as the year of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, South African Christians, together with the rest of the country’s population and many others throughout the world, have been in lockdown. We have been separated from our families and our fellowship has been reduced to pixelated talking heads and distorted voices. While it might seem that there is not much to do except wait while the virus works its way through the population, there are at least three things that Christians might do in response to the pandemic.

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Studying in every season

Studying in every season

The Rev. Claude Barnardo’s working career spanned a period of fifty years and included Accounting, Bible training at the Bible Institute of South Africa (BISA) and church ministry. He retired in...

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Explore launches in Nigeria

Explore launches in Nigeria

Explore has set foot in Nigeria, thanks to the passion for the gospel of Rev. Samuel Chukwuemeka Okoli (JP). During a short visit to GWC as a research fellow, he looked through the Explore material...

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Students in the mission field in Africa

Students in the mission field in Africa

A vital element of training for ministry is practical experience in evangelism and missions. Every year, during the mid-year holidays, our students are involved in mission trips across South Africa...

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The value of lifelong learning for pastors

The value of lifelong learning for pastors

Graduation from Bible College, often viewed as the culmination of a Christian minister’s studies, is really just the beginning.  We asked Graham Heslop, currently enrolled in Master’s studies at GWC...

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Principal Matters October 2019

Principal Matters October 2019

GWC had the privilege of hosting the REACH SA synod in early September. This was a good time and all of us were treated to an excellent set of talks on ‘Building the Kingdom – lessons from Israel’s...

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Masiphumelele Gospel Initiative

Masiphumelele Gospel Initiative

In a gospel partnership between St Peters Church Fish Hoek and Christ Church Khayelitsha ‘Umfundisi’ (Teacher, missionary) Bheki Dikeni and his family have relocated to a property close to...

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Explore in West Africa

Explore in West Africa

The first GWC Explore facilitator training to be held in West Africa took place in Akropong, Akupem Ridge in Ghana in March. African Enterprise (AE) hosted the event with 28 delegates from AE partner...

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