The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all). —ACTS 10:36— Kgomo Thomas Makgabo: Christ Seminary | South Africa Perhaps you have not heard the word of God and your life is in a mess; you are discouraged, you went everywhere searching for … Read More
The Apostle Paul admitted that—while he “planted” the word in Corinth, and Apollos “watered” it after him—at the end of the day “God was causing the growth” that he saw in people’s lives (1 Corinthians 3:6). And while the work to cultivate a man’s heart can seem slow and unfruitful, Paul reminds us that God is always at work behind the scenes. Even in surprising ways.
South Africa A former British colony, South Africa gained independence in 1961. Segregation was enforced by the colonizers and was formally structured into state policy from 1948 to 1994. Though it was officially abolished in 1994, segregation still plagues the society and church, as does syncretism between traditional African religions and Christianity. TODAY, PRAY … Read More
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. — Genesis 1:1 — David Bester: Christ Seminary | South Africa This is the first sentence of God’s revelation to you. It is His first creative act and the origin of all material existence. Sadly, many respond to this claim with skepticism, but the … Read More
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evils, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. — 1 Timothy 6:10 — Andrew Isiaho: Christ Seminary | South Africa Paul is clear; money itself is not the problem, nor is it evil. … Read More
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit — 1 Peter 3:8 — David Beakley: Christ Seminary | South Africa Loving and caring for others is a difficult task. It is even worse when it is a command and the “others” don’t particularly care for your love. … Read More
David Bester recently graduated from TMAI’s school in South Africa. During his studies, God shaped his heart and transformed his ambitions. He wrote the note below as a way of saying thank you—for all your support.
The events of the past year have posed new challenges to all of TMAI’s schools around the world. But in the difficulties, the Lord has been faithful to open doors for gospel ministry. Today we want to give you a snapshot of how He’s been working through our training center in Italy during these extraordinary times.
The English Puritan Richard Baxter wasn’t the only preacher who has been compelled by a keen sense of the brevity of life and the urgency of the gospel message. In South Africa, Pastor Raj also knew what it meant to preach “as a dying man to dying men.”
What sets The Master’s Academy International apart? We think there are at least six elements that make this ministry model distinct. This time, we’re talking about distinctive #4: Indigenous church leaders’ unique potential for impact.
Every month, Cyprian crosses the border from Zimbabwe into South Africa. Why? To pursue biblical training at TMAI for the sake of the local church he shepherds. His monthly route is fraught with challenges, but “a real leader,” he says, “follows Christ no matter the cost.” Find out how you can be praying for Cyprian—and the other faithful leaders studying at TMAI’s school in South Africa.
What came about during the Apartheid Government of South Africa was one of the most painful and regrettable times in the nation’s history. The government separated people by color, and only white people could vote in national elections. Although the all-white government claimed to be Christian, their ideals and practice were not only against all … Read More
At TMAI, it is always a blessing to hear how the lives of church members around the globe are being changed and how leaders are being formed through the faithful ministry of the Word of God by men of God. Today we bring you such stories from places like South Africa and Spain. South Africa … Read More
Christ Seminary (a TMAI member school in South Africa) has been committed to equipping Africans to reach other Africans for 20 years. Over the past four years, that effort has included training Pastor Simon, a local pastor from Zimbabwe. Simon has overcome corruption, lack of resources, and lack of transportation to travel frequently to Christ … Read More
The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) is one of the largest cults in Africa. Born out of the early Pentecostal movement, the ZCC believes that its leader, Barnabas Lekganyane, is a prophet of God endowed with supernatural powers (signs and wonders). He is venerated as the church’s mediator, with worship songs and prayers being made in … Read More
Charlie Rampfumedzi (above left, with Christ Seminary lecturers) is a graduate of Christ Seminary in South Africa, a TMAI member school. He has also served as principal of Christ Seminary since 2012. His leadership at Christ Seminary over the past years has been critical in seeing many South African pastors equipped to preach God’s Word … Read More
“The circulation of the saints” is a serious problem facing the church today. A lack of clear biblical teaching has resulted in Christians shopping around for churches as they please, with little to no regard for their own ministry in and to the body of Christ. This is a problem that one of our graduates … Read More