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Acts 29 Southern Africa

A Podcast dedicated to helping Healthy Churches plant healthy churches in a Southern African context

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Season 3 Episode 1: Catching up with the Fam
Philip Moore serves as the Network Director for Acts 29 Europe and he has recently been appointed as the VP for Global Networks. We spent some time catching up with him as he described the Acts 29 landscape and spoke to us about why he serves on the Acts 29 Southern-Africa board as well.  Philip reminded us that even though its a new year, and even as things change, Acts 29 continues to exists to plant Gospel-centred churches.Philip mentioned the Acts 29 Europe Conference and Global Gathering and you can find out more about this at:https://www.acts29.com/europeconference/For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern-Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
33:06 1/26/22
Bonus Episode - Arch Symposia
ARCH is the Acts 29 Resource Collaboration Hub. It is a bridge between our global church-planters as we pool our experience, knowledge and learning. Coming from Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific the members of the Arch team are working on the development and delivery of global content as well as the philosophy of theological education across the world.ARCH is hoping to create, all across our global network, the training ecosystem we need to raise up, assess and deploy church-planters and church-planting teams. We will be running Arch Symposia on topics of global interest 5 times a year, aiming to equip, inform and inspire the local church in its mission.Through the ARCH project we want to steward the gift God has given us, namely a network of interconnected, multiplying churches all over the globe.ARCH SYMPOSIUMWe will host Arch Symposia on topics of global interest 5 times a year, aiming to equip, inform and inspire the local church in its mission.UNITY IN DIVERSITYContextual HermeneuticsProf. Elizabeth Mburu will share what we can learn from the gospels on unity and diversity and how to contextualize it in the various global contexts.09 December 20217 a.m. PT / 10 a.m ET4 p.m. Paris5 p.m. South Africa7 p.m. Gulf Standard Time2 a.m. Australia Standard Time (10 Dec)https://www.acts29.com/arch/https://acts29-global.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkce6spzgqHdJKMfPwmT9XGv1RxqrirLOX
19:02 12/1/21
Season 2 Episode 8: Sabbaticals & Soul Care
On this our final episode of season 2 of the podcast, we touch base once again with our very own Network Director, Pastor One Mokgatle. It's been a year since we spoke to One about Acts 29 Southern Africa and we thought that a great way to wrap up the season would be to check in with him. We spoke sabbaticals, soul care and all things Acts 29 Southern Africa. For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern-Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
36:26 10/27/21
Season 2 Episode 7: Getting Caught Up (Part II)
For episode 7, of this, the second season of the podcast, we are looking back on season 2’s episodes, as we seek to remind ourselves about a lot of the wisdom that was shared by our guests on season 2.  We have been doing this podcast for almost a year now and so we thought a great way to celebrate that, would be to take a moment and reflect on a year that’s gone by, in the life of the Acts 29 Southern-African podcast.  For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
21:10 9/29/21
Season 2 Episode 6: Getting Caught Up (Part I)
For episode 6, of this, the second season of the podcast, we are looking back on season 1’s episodes, as we seek to remind ourselves about a lot of the wisdom that was shared by our guests back in season 1. Can you believe that we have been doing this podcast for almost a year now? And so we thought a great way to celebrate that, would be to take a moment and reflect on a year that’s gone by, in the life of the Acts 29 Southern-African podcast.  For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
16:10 8/25/21
Season 2 Episode 5: Help for the Journey
Trevor Skead serves on the ministry staff team at Hope City Presbyterian Church - an ordinary church for ordinary people, seeking to faithfully proclaim the extraordinary hope of the Gospel in the urban center of Cape Town. He is married to Nicolette and they have two children, Anna-Grace and James.In this episode, Trevor discusses the role of a lead pastor/planter's ministry partners, helpers, and elders and how they serve the Body Of Christ as a collective. Trevor talks to us about a number of relationships from the scriptures that remind us that church planting and pastoring is not a journey to be taken alone. For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern-Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
48:28 7/28/21
Season 2 Episode 4: Life Interrupted
The 3rd wave of Covid-19 infections has recently hit the region of Southern Africa really hard, with the Corona virus' Delta variant being so contagious. This has resulted in a more drastic lockdown within our region, and for most, this has meant that physical church gatherings are no longer possible. It's been yet another drastic interruption that has affected so many. Even our very own podcast's schedule has had to to be tweaked and changed, and even delayed by 1 day, as we felt it important to speak about some of the challenges facing the Acts 29 Southern African community. So, we called up a number of our members and asked them about how they are feeling in light of this most recent lockdown. We asked them about some of the lessons they have learned over the course of this Covid-19 pandemic, and we also asked them about some of the ways that they have had to innovate ministries, so that the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, is still easily accessible to those entrusted to their care. We called up brand new church-plant, planters and their wives, we called up fairly established church-plant planters and ministry workers, and we spoke to established church pastors and leaders. They spoke honestly about how they are feeling, and they shared a lot of their learnings and wisdom.For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
18:23 7/1/21
Season 2 Episode 3: Relationships on the Church Planting Road
Pastor Doug Logan is Married to Angel and together they have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. He is an associate director for Acts 29 and he has been in urban ministry for going on 25 years. In 2011, Pastor Doug and his wife Angel planted Epiphany Fellowship in Camden, New Jersey. He is the author of “On the Block: Developing a Biblical Picture for Missional Engagement”, He also founded the “On The Block Collective” and he currently serves as the president of Grimke Seminary - a Seminary which exists to train pastors and planters who are characterised by theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional innovation..Pastor Doug speaks to us about the importance of safe learning spaces and key relationships - mentors and encouragers - along this, often lonely, church-planting journey. For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
46:08 5/26/21
Season 2 Episode 2: Welcome Mario from Acts 29's Church in Hard Places
Mario is married to his darling wife Charlene and together they parent 5 beautiful children. Since 2015, Mario has served as the lead pastor at Reformed Faith Mission Community - a culturally diverse and dynamic Gospel-driven church Church in Bellville South, Cape Town South Africa. In this episode Mario tells us about his context, how it feels after being admitted into full membership with Acts 29, and his dreams for our region - as he also serves as the Southern African Cohort Leader for Acts 29's Church in Hard Places' Apprenticeship.You can get in touch with Mario via:mfmaneville@gmail.com or click here to find out more about Reformed Faith Mission Church.For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3 
25:12 4/28/21
Season 2 Episode 1: Robust Residencies and Church Planting
Sihle Xulu, a Church Planter/Pastor from Renewal Fellowship in the East of Johannesburg, South Africa, talks to us about Jazz, his church-planting journey, the role of residencies in church planting, and the critical role a church planter's wife and family play in planting and pastoring a healthy church. You can e-mail Sihle on info@renewalfellowship.co.za For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
27:49 3/31/21
Strategy and Church Planting
On this, our final episode of Season 1, we have an insightful conversation with Strategy specialist, George Camara. George has some 20 years of experience in business and strategy development. He has enjoyed working with some of the most dynamic companies like Nike and Edcon, and he has experience serving as a board member on the American Chambers Board.George recommended the following podcasts on leadership & mentorship:- The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast- The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast and - Jocko Defcor NetworkHe also highly recommended Jocko Willink's book Extreme Ownership.You can connect with George on LinkedIn or reach out to us and we will do our best to put you in touch or have your request answered by George. For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
26:28 12/11/20
Ploughing and Planting
Stephen Murray, a Church Planter/Pastor from Hope City Presbyterian Church in Cape Town South Africa, speaks about the joys and struggles of planting and pastoring a church, and what it means to be a reconciling church. He also touches on the benefits of joining Acts 29 as an existing church.You can e-mail stephen@hopecity.co.za or follow him on Twitter @stephenmurray For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
28:02 12/2/20
Service, Synergy and the Songs of Africa
We had a fascinating conversation with Langa Mbonambi of We Will Worship. Amongst other things, we spoke about songwriting, Africa and the role musical worship plays in serving churches and church plants.  You can follow Langa on Twitter & Instagram: @langambonambi / @wwwmovement You can connect with Langa by emailing info@wewillworship.co.zaLanga also recommended the following African artists:Kingdom Sound - Ethiopia Mwanga Band - Kenya UG Collective - Uganda Abel Chungu - ZambiaFor more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
32:49 11/20/20
The Crucial Role of Women in Church Planting
We are thankful for Confidence Mokgatle who spent some time speaking to us. Confidence consults for Acts 29 S.A. as a coach to church-planting wives and in this episode, Confidence highlighted the important role that women play in ensuring a healthy and thriving church and church plant. You can follow Confidence on Instagram: @this_planterswife / @mvinianza . You can connect with Confidence by checking out: rootedfellowship.com / https://www.parakaleo.us/alongside .And Confidence recommended the following (on Instagram) for interior decorating tips:@makhatinihaus / @estlivingFor more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29, Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
26:03 11/13/20
Where Theology & Church Planting intersect in Southern Africa
In this episode, we hear from Dr Batanayi I. Manyika. Dr Manyika is the incumbent Head of Academics at the South African Theological Seminary (SATS) and Acts 29 Southern Africa's first board member to come on the show. Dr Manyika gave his views on theology, church-planting, prayer and the global role that the church in Southern Africa is called to play at this time. Be prepared to be challenged and encouraged. You can follow, or connect with Dr Manyika on: Twitter - @BatManyika ; Facebook - Bat Manyika ;Academia.edu - sats-za.academia.edu/BatanayiManyika and;Research Gate -  researchgate.net/profile/Batanayi_Manyika .For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29, Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3
37:29 11/6/20
Finances and Compliance Matter
In this our second episode, Zinzile Mongalo from Mvinianza tells us why it is essential for healthy churches and church plants to be above reproach with their finances, financial reporting and tax compliance. You can get in contact with Mvinianza and find out more about their offerings at https://www.mvinianza.com .For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If  you are interested in applying to plant a church with Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family of church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3 .
22:23 10/30/20
Direction From Our Network Director
In this Part 2 of Episode 1, One Mokgatle goes into much more detail about where Acts 29 Southern Africa is headed. We hear about the "dream team" and get a sneak peak into future podcast episodes.For more information about Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: www.acts29.com/network/southern-africa . If you or someone you know is interested in applying to plant a church within Acts 29 Southern Africa, check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/acts-29-application-preparing-to-plant-southern-africa-network-p2p-v21 . Or perhaps you are an existing church interested in joining our diverse family or church-planting churches, then check out: https://application.acts29.com/courses/existing-church-southern-africa-exca-v3 .
38:09 10/21/20
A Sit Down With The Network Director
As an introduction to our "Acts 29 Southern Africa: Healthy Churches Planting Healthy Churches" Podcast, we spoke to our Network Director about comic book heroes, coming to faith and planting a church. One openly shares about favouring DC Comics over Marvel, how he came to meet Jesus, and the role that Acts 29 played in him planting Rooted Fellowship, a Transcultural Church in Pretoria, South Africa.
29:39 10/14/20
Welcome to the Acts 29 Southern Africa Podcast
A Podcast dedicated to helping Healthy Churches plant healthy churches in a Southern African context
00:24 10/11/20