20 Years of Biblical Worldview Summits in Africa

 

This year Frontline Fellowship celebrates 20 years of conducting Biblical Worldview Seminars in Africa. The BWS teaches and equips Christians to critically analyse competing ideas and to stand firm in the Faith. The Summit trains participants to knowwhat they believe, why they believe it, how to defend it in argument, and most importantly how to win friends, neighbours , fellow students and co-workers to Christ.

By God’s grace our Biblical Worldview Summit was greatly blessed. Participants came from as far afield as Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe, the United States of America and from all over South Africa. The venue was beautifully situated on the slopes of a mountain overlooking the ocean.

Our participants got a close up look at nature, as, within minutes of arriving, a large baboon came charging into the dining area, went straight to the fridge, opened it and pulled out a jug of milk which he proceeded to drink. He then went and helped himself to the sugar bowl on the coffee table! On a number of other occasions the baboon came back to help himself to people’s lunch. Nobody was hurt, but it did create quite a lot of excitement every time Jimmy came to visit!

The BWS programme included a wide range of lectures and activities including Bible Drill, Just a Minute debating skills games, adventure activities, team building exercises, Public Speaking and Debating Workshops, self-defence classes, archery and air rifle training, discussion groups, P.T. every morning (except Sundays) problem solving skills, survival skills, and outreaches in local communities. This included door-to-door evangelism, mass literature distribution, one-on-one personal evangelism, spiritual surveys and open air evangelism in nearby communities.

Participants of the BWS wrote: “Very well organised with excellent, thought provoking lectures and fun activities”; “A very thorough presentation of practical issues that Christians must confront and deal with”; “An active, interactive total immersion into the importance of the need for missions”; “Highly challenging and highly informative”; “Packed, time well filled, challenging and intriguing lectures”; “My faith has grown, my outlook has changed, my attitude has changed and my goals have changed”; “I have learnt an amazing amount from every lecture and made great friendships”; “Excellent!! Very intense, fun and uplifting.”

Despite some cold weather and occasional rain, the fellowship was warm it was clear that the participants greatly enjoyed the whole experience. From the Response Forms: 16 fully surrendered to the Lordship of Christ; 26 committed themselves to studying the Word of God more regularly; 23 to spending more time in prayer for our country; 20 to reading more good Christian books; and 14 to discipling at least one person per year. 12 committed themselves to starting a Transformation Team or Reformation Society in their school, college or community.

Great Commission Course

As participants of the Biblical Worldview Summit headed back for their homes, those who were part of the Great Commission Course moved into the second phase of the three-week Great Commission Course with a mountain climb up Lion’s Head. Most of this was undertaken at night.

The next day the GCC participants were conducting a Prayer Vigil, placard protest and side walk counselling outreach outside the Marie Stopes Abortuary in Cape Town. Numerous “customers” were urged to choose life and several evangelistic discussions, counseling and prayer ensued. This was followed up by outreaches in an overwhelmingly Muslim area. On Sundays GCC participants were ministering in different churches on the Cape Flats. Along with missions’ lectures, each day participants were involved in outreaches, including at railway stations, at traffic lights, in shopping malls and in a local prison. Each of the GCC participants also took part in night hikes, night time street outreaches, a work party at a nearby Mission station and ministry on a Christian Community radio station. Please pray for those reached during the daily outreaches during the Great Commission Course.

Celebrating South Sudan’s Secession

Among the many highlights of the Great Commission Course was the celebration of South Sudan’s successful struggle for secession. On Saturday, 9 July, Sudanese Christians in Cape Town joined us for a special supper and evening meeting to praise God for this wonderful victory and monumental Answer to Prayer.

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