Tag Archives: Baptist Union

BUSA Express 191

Items of Praise Congratulations to: Louwskraal/Winterberg Baptist Church outside Adelaide (BBA) who celebrated their centenary on 26 May. The BU was represented by the BU President and his wife; William and Sylvia Davies (Wilro Park) on celebrating 25 years as the pastoral couple of the church; Melda Hendricks (retired) on celebrating her 70th birthday; Dr and Mrs Duro Ayanrinola (AABF General Secretary) on the safe arrival of another granddaughter. “Local Church Alive”: The Living Hope Project Read more [...]

BUSA Express 183

Items of Praise Congratulations to: Pastor Alfred Ntamehlo (Prieska) on his 75th birthday and to him and his wife, Princess, on their 50th wedding anniversary (5 February); Pastor Clive and Ursula Jacobs (WPBA) on their 40th anniversary; Pastor Keith and Coreen Lategan and Jade Pool on their induction as part of the Pastoral Team at Trinity Baptist (Port Elizabeth). “Local Church Alive”: Umhlanga Baptist converted their manse into a Special Needs School. They currently have eleven special Read more [...]

Prayer Guidelines for the Baptist Union “Local Church Alive” week of prayer

SUNDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2013 – Local Church Ministry (Member Ministry) Pray that every local Baptist church will implement Ephesians 4:12M Pray that every member will be a “minister” and exercise their God-given gifts in different contexts Pray for an effective “Member Ministry” by men and women in the local church Pray that our churches will take seriously the ministry to children, teens and young adults Pray for 2013 Scripture Exam Committee and its Convenor MONDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2013 Read more [...]

BUSA Express 180

Items of Praise Congratulations to: Gleemoor Baptist on their 85th Anniversary celebrations. Both the BU President and the GS participated in the celebrations. Masonde Sikhumbuzo (blind) on his ordination and induction into the pastorate at Wela Baptist (KZN). “Local Church Alive”: Mailula Community Church (daughter of Boksburg Baptist) was formally constituted with 35 members on Sunday 2 December. Rev Nelson Abraham (BMD) ministered and Revs Dudley Arends (BNA President) and Brent Bartlett Read more [...]

BU Express 178

Items of Praise Congratulations to: Desmond and Lara Henry (Lecturer, BTC) on the safe arrival of twin daughters; Thandisile Ntshinka (Msobomvu Baptist) on his induction as the new President of the BBA; Living Hope (Burgersfort) on the opening of their new sanctuary. “Local Church Alive”: Boksburg Baptist had a special Missions Breakfast and Dinner for the first time. These were attended by 73 and 82 people, respectively, including a number of new folk. BWD: The WPBA held a Pastors Wives Read more [...]

BUSA Express 174

Items of Praise Congratulations to: Northpine Baptist (Cape Town) on their 25th Anniversary; Lakeview (Cape Town) and Suidpunt (Struisbaai) on the opening of their new church buildings; Barry & Natalie Brokensha (Wilro Park) on the birth of a son, Nicholas. Congratulations to the following pastors who have retired: Brian & Lorraine Wood on their well-deserved retirement from Cape Town Baptist; the KZNBA churches recently had a farewell service for Elijah Mkhwanazi (Ntoweni) who retired at 96 years Read more [...]

Ours is the Frontier

Product Description G.W. Cross was one of the founders of the Baptist Union of South Africa, its first General Secretary, and four times its President. This biography traces the life of a pastor who was dearly loved and honoured in his time. What kind of man was he? He was reserved and sometimes remote, yet he attracted many and diverse friends. Sensitive and imaginative, he would have liked to be a scholar, a writer, a poet, yet his time was increasingly taken up with practical affairs. Read more [...]