“Rest time is not a waste of time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.”
~ Charles Spurgeon ~
We are open till midday on 23rd Dec, but considering Spurgeon’s wise words quoted above, we have decided to have a good rest over the festive season and take two weeks off instead of one. In previous mails I said that we would re-open on 3rd Jan, but in the light of two staff members still being away, we have decided to all have the extra week off. We thus re-open on Monday, 9th Jan. I will still check mails every day or two to keep in touch. Feel free to write if you need some urgent information.
Grace Minister’s Conference: This year’s speakers are Pete Smuts and Steven Curry. The Gauteng dates are 2-4 Jan and the Cape Town dates are 4-6 Jan. Email Wynie Malan to book or for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 013 947 2179/81 or 072 332 0684.
Biblical Counselling Courses: Strengthening Ministries Training Institute (SMTI) offers a two-year Biblical Counselling programme to equip the church with the truth of the sufficiency of Scripture for understanding and solving the problems of people.A promotional video and webpage detailing the next course of SMTI, beginning 23rd January 2017, is available for you to inform and make available to those in your church and others you think will be interested: http://lynnwoodbaptistchurch.co.za/smti-intro/.
Crisis Pregnancy Counselling Conference: See details in the Heartbeat picture at end of newsletter.
New books from Crossway:
New from Shepherd Press:
New from Zondervan:
The Next Story, Faith, Friends, Family and the Digtal World by Tim Challies. Challies answers the question of how to live faithful to God in a digital world. Paperback; 218 pp; R185.
|Yours in the Lord’s service