Many Namibian Pastors do not have the means or the opportunity to purchase good Christian resource books. While many Namibians are becoming better educated, many pastors with their limited training and resources struggle to prepare relevant messages. The Pastors’ Book Set (PBS) seeks to provide Christian resource books for pastors to better equip them for their ministry.
The PBS is targeting 1400 pastors in Namibia and organising conferences in four key cities. Participants are invited to attend two conferences where they will receive books and biblical teaching on topics relevant to ministry in Namibia. False teaching and wrong theology seem to be gaining ground and the PBS could become an effective tool in strengthening believers in the truth of God’s word.
The dates for the conferences in 2013 are as follows:
1. Swakopmund - May 6 – 7
2. Opuwo - May 9 – 11
Update on April Conferences
The conference that took place on April 16th and 17th 2012, in Windhoek was well attended. The conference was held at one of Namibia’s top hotels The Country Club in Windhoek. The manager who is a Christian, where the conference and catering facilities were for a nominal fee. Prayer requests were sent out when over 100 + arrived than had registered to come.
As well as distributing and explaining ten different books over the two days, there were talks by Rev. Seigfried Ngubane, the Director of SIM in South Africa, on the church’s role in social change in Namibia. Alcoholism, HIV/AIDS, family breakdown etc. which are huge challenges in Namibia.
Over the two conferences close to 600 booksets were distributed to various pastors and church workers. They greatly appreciated the work of this project.
What is in a Book Set?
A PBS includes a Study Bible, the Africa Bible Commentary, a Bible concordance, a Bible Encyclopaedia, and many other books written from the African perspective on issues of theology, Christian marriage, youth ministry, ministry to people with HIV and AIDS, worship, giving, etc. Finally, the two conferences that each participant attends will seek to challenge each one with relevant topics of ministry in Namibia.
photos courtesy of Jamie Geysbeek