Zebras at a Waterhole in Okaukejo, Etosha Pan, Namibia . PHOTO : J . Rieck
Friday, March 26, 2010
A BRIEF REPORT ON THE NAMIBIA GRACE MINISTER'S CONFERENCE
NAMIBIA GRACE MINISTER'S CONFERENCE - 2010
THEME : Biblical Discipleship
DATES : 23rd - 25th March 2010
SPEAKERS : Phil Hunt - Central Africa Baptist College ( Kitwe /Zambia )
Doug van Meter - Brackenhurst Baptist Church ( Alberton / S.A )
CONFERENCE VENUE :Eastside Baptist Church - Windhoek . This church has been sponsoring and hosting this annual conference for mainly Reformed Baptist Pastors since 2001.
The annual NAMIBIA GRACE MINISTER'S CONFERENCE is a small conference of mainly Reformed Baptist pastors , elders and students , although we do encourage other likeminded men from other denominations to attend . The purpose of this conference has been explained in my previous blog .
This year's theme was focussed on "Biblical discipleship ". Our speakers Doug van Meter and Phil Hunt are men who are verry committed to the practise of this imperative given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ in the Great Commission. They expounded the Scriptures with plenty of practical application .
Doug van Meter set the tone on Tuesday evening when he spoke about " The Great Commission and the Imperative of Discipleship " in the context of an open session , which was attended by a number of church members .
The day sessions for the conference attendees addressed the issues of "discipling leaders ; discipling the home ; discipling men and discipling new converts ".
On Wednesday evening Phil Hunt spoke at an 'open session' on the subject : "Challenging the current world views that challenge the call to discipleship " .
On Wednesday afternoon we had a public discussion on the subject " Discipling a nation through public forums : Radio , Schools , Prisons , Universities " . Currently , these institutions present open doors for ministry in Namibia , and we encouraged one another to make full use of these present opportunities , knowing full well that such opportunities may not be there for ever in a day .
We believe that our men went away challenged and encouraged . May the impact of this conference be seen in the years to come .
Pastor Spencer Tjijenda ( Westside Baptist Church - with wife and daughter )