The RFM Advance is a 40-day discipleship journey for teens who have a desire to grow their relationship with Jesus, understand more about God’s purpose for their life and connect with Christians from around the world. The journey is based on my devotional book, the Reason for Me.
Youth ministry course
Exploring the theological ideas which underpin the practice of youth ministry is a necessary and vital work. As the head writer for a Higher Certificate in Youth Ministry course which is being developed by TEE College (Theological Education by Extension), I’m afforded an incredible opportunity to apply my time to this field. Much of the course work is centred around answering the significant question: “What is effective youth ministry in a Southern African context?”
Three years ago I stepped into the online space with Scripture Union as the managing editor of their online magazine, SU Mag. I work with a wonderful team of volunteer writers who focus on sharing articles around education, family life and local church youth ministry within the Southern African context.
Young adult novel
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a desire to write a novel but couldn’t settle on a story. Then, in a moment of prayer, I vividly watched a scene play out in my minds eye. I knew, like I knew, this scene was part of a larger story which God wanted me to write. My personal writing time is giving to this missional work.
I spent many years preaching, teaching and accepting various speaking engagements. It was a privilege. But for now, I’ve chosen a more reclusive, contemplative lifestyle. Writing in the online space is an opportunity for me to listen and add my voice to the ongoing conversation.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
John – Follower of Jesus
Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Those who tell the stories rule society.