RENEWAL COURSES

A little history :: If you have read our story (on the "About Us" page) you will know that in the wake of a major spiritual renewal beginning at SONSHIP Week 1990, our smoldering passion for cross-cultural missions was rekindled -- propelling us back to Kenya in late 1993 where we had served from 1973 to 1977. My job description, given by Dr. Jack Miller at breakfast the very morning Becky, daughter "Libba" and I flew to Nairobi, was, "Write a "sonship" course contextualized for sub-Saharan Africa. Then, Jack said, teach it to national pastors and train them to teach others. As in so many places, the church is paralyzed by legalism and "sonship" is a specific antidote to that. When believers begin to serve Jesus out of a love for Him and a desire to see His glory rather than out of duty so that they receive glory, the church will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to share the Gospel and win the lost to Him! That was already my passion, and Jack gave it a BIG FAT RUBBER STAMP at breakfast that morning!

What follows is not our boast, for this Gospel, this Good News we share is not ours, for we did not shed one drop of blood for the sins of anyone. Nor could we, apart from the leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit, so much as get out of bed in the morning, much less write, teach and see the anybody renewed in the Gospel without His divine working! We have nothing and we are nothing, so to Jesus alone be the honor and glory for this fruit that has been borne!  

Jack Miller's "mini-great commission" saw Becky (a wonderful teacher of women!) and I teaching at Daystar University's Athi River campus, at Nairobi International School of Theology, and Nairobi Evangelical School of Theology in Kenya, but also in Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Niger and most lately, in Tunisia during a brief 3 month stint Nov. 2018-Feb.2019. 

Our wonderful, dedicated, hard-working and Spirit-dependent

"ART" - Africa Renewal Team of Serge (then WHM) disbanded in

late 2003, our members dispersing around the world into other ministries, Eddie & Gail Brown to church plant in greater Raleigh,

NC, Jeff & Esther Talley to Czech Republic with MTW, , the now

married Scott & Lynea McDowell to church plant in Victoria British Columbia, Canada, and Becky and I to London where Grace4Life

was  written and used to disciple some wonderful British pastors

from 2005 to 2011.  

To our joy and amazement, these courses are being taught by nationals and expat workers in Madagascar (the Malagasy is still

in the translation process), Niger, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic  of Congo, Ethiopia, Zambia, Algeria, New Zealand and the

USA--these we know about.

Now in 2021, two new projects are underway. One is with a team of workers in Rwanda, Kenya, eSwatini and Burundi, to write a simplified English version that can serve as a basis for translation into Kinyarwanda, siSwati and we hope, Swahili. The other, just begun in April, is a translation of Grace4Life into Mandarin (Chinese) for use in a Chinese-led ministry to disciple university students and visiting scholars. 

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