GWC Newsletter March 2020

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GWC Newsletter March 2020

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  • Principal Matters – The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Things that change and things that stay the same

    Klaus Schwab, who founded the World Economic Forum (WEF), has coined the phrase ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (4IR). The first revolution, he says, was the shift from water to steam energy, the second the shift from steam to electrical energy, and the third from analogue machines......

  • GWC receives a certificate of accreditation from AfCAA

    African Council for Accreditation and Accountability (AfCAA) is a membership-based Pan-African registered trust with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, with a mission to 'Bring about public trust in churches, Christian non-profits, and Christian-owned businesses through awareness-raising, advocacy, and accreditation in compliance with Biblical standards'. Through such accreditations, AfCAA hopes to enhance global confidence in African institutions and help further unlock business and gospel potential on the continent....

  • New postgraduate wing in Foord House

    Once the Hope Centre was completed, the initial plan was to vacate and ultimately demolish, the rather dilapidated Foord House, which had previously housed GWC’s cafeteria and single male student accommodation. But, with GWC’s Explore department bursting at the seams, and when 2020 brought a large number of students – with many more single female students...

  • Graduating GWC’s first Master’s students

    In November 2019, GWC graduated three students from our Master’s in Theology course. This was a notable occasion because, although we’ve had Master’s students in our Evangelical Research Fellowship for a while, they’ve always been enrolled in other universities. But the graduating year of 2019 was different—for the first time, we celebrated the success of our students in our own MTh programmes. And we praised God for them....

  • The Hope Motlhope Student Centre is complete – what projects are next?

    While the Hope Centre was being constructed, Cape Town was in the middle of its recent drought crisis. This highlighted the need to become independent of Council water and led to the installation of a borehole and water filtration system that meets all of the building’s water needs. In the light of South Africa’s regular power outages, solar panels were installed to meet the building’s daytime electricity requirements. Now, funding has been provided for batteries to be installed that will take the Hope Motlhope Student Centre completely ‘off-grid’....

  • What does childhood look like in the next decade?

    Our world is constantly changing – technology, the climate, our worldviews, how and where we work, and even the jobs we do. Our kids are going to be doing jobs that aren't even around yet! We live in an increasingly anti-Christian world, where the Bible is treated as mythical nonsense, and God's authority to choose right from wrong is challenged. It's easy to become overwhelmed and fearful of how we will reach the next generation for Christ. But the truth of the Gospel is a timeless, unchanging anchor for the soul and clinging to it will make the task set before us clear....

  • Equipping the college for the next decade – community learning spaces

    At GWC, 'the library' is more than just a library. It is The Broughton Knox Resource Centre. What this signifies is that the college's resource centre is not just a passive place, housing a collection of books. More and more it becomes an active part of learning at the college. This necessitates that the activities of the librarian will change in terms of guiding and being able to provide access to resources that are available digitally for users who will not have to be physically in the library....

  • Explore arrives in Botswana

    Explore was introduced in Botswana when Rev. Ross Anderson and Saralee Molodi, the Explore Operations Manager, held a promotional weekend in Gaborone. The sixty delegates, many from the Anglican Diocese of Botswana, were guided through Explore the Bible where Ross demonstrated how Explore could assist a student to read the Bible in context. They eagerly participated in the process, asking many questions which gave rise to vibrant discussions....

  • GWC third-year student, Alex Sserwadda, visits Christ Church NYC

    Alex Sserwadda is a third-year BTh student. He is an ordained minister from St. Andrew's Cathedral in Mityana, Uganda, where has a thriving ministry in the local community. The Ugandan Anglican population is the third-largest in the world. Over the Christmas break, Alex's ministry included preaching and praying through the night on New Year's Eve, with thousands of church members from the rural communities who have travelled many kilometres to attend this special service....

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