19 July is the date of the Township Ministry Workshop, to be held in Cape Town. The exact venue is Goodwood Baptist Church. Cnr Milton Road & Fisher Street, Goodwood. (The same workshop will also be held a few days earlier in Johannesburg on 17 July, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Florida Park)
Who should come?
This is a conference designed chiefly for pastors, elders, bible-college students and church-planters. Any Christian interested in ministry is welcome too. It will be especially useful for those men whose churches are located in ‘township’ areas, but it is also geared for the churches in the suburbs. Women are also welcome to attend: there will be a session on discipling women in poorer communities and a special breakout session with Sharon Dickens, 20schemes Women’s Ministry Director.
Why should come?
There are indeed many conferences running during this part of the year. Naturally this brings a measure of conference fatigue to us all. But the Township Ministry Workshop is unique for at least two reasons: 1) the aim is to help us think about ministering to large parts of our society that is sadly neglected; and 2) 20schemes is proving to be a leading voice in how to think biblically about mercy ministry and church-planting in poor communities. This is clear from the excellent book, Church in Hard Places, co-authored by Mez McConnell, as well as from the strong endorsements from Mark Dever, Mike, McKinley, and Thabiti Anyabwile.
Payment can be made at the door, on the day. But please RSVP by 11 July for catering purposes. We need 1) your name and 2) city of workshop (Jhb or CT) and 3) number of people coming. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell: 0761344457