Fathering God’s Way
For more than 40 years I have personally been involved in teaching others to do biblical counselling at Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). the Westminster Theological Seminary, Biblical Seminary and The Master’s University and Seminary. During that whole period of time I have also been doing extensive counselling. By this time I have certainly counselled thousands of people. Of all the thousands of hours of counselling I have done I think I can say that well over 60% of the counselling I have done has involved counselling marriages and families. And I am sure that most other biblical counsellors would say the same thing. Most of my counselling efforts have been with Christians who were having various problems in their marriages and families, but on occasion I have had people who were not Christians come for counselling and it has been my joy to present the Gospel to them and then give biblical, practical counsel to them that would help them to resolve their marital, family difficulties. Helping Christians to solve their marriage and family problems or prevent them from occurring are extremely important issues for our churches and church members and attenders. Consequently, we have decided to focus the teaching in our August and October ACBC conferences for 2018 on key issues that will assist individuals and churches, pastors and parishioners to develop the kinds of marriages and families that will bring great joy to people so that they will have more biblical, joyful, personally satisfying and God glorifying marriages and families. We encourage you to register and attend and to also encourage others to do the same.
|Friday 10 August||7:30 – 9:00||Registration and Check-In|
|9:00 – 10:15
|Dr Mack – God’s Kind of Father|
|10:15 – 10:45||Tea Break|
|10:45 – 12:00
|Tim Cantrell – Angry Dads & Angry Kids: God’s Solution
Alan Lester – Cultivating a Father’s Heart
Handrias Brink – Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World
Andrew Isiaho – How to Help Our Boys Transition to Manhood
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 – 14:15
|Sybrand de Swardt – How to Parent In the 21st Century|
|14:15 – 14:30||Break|
|14:30 – 16:00
|Josh Mack – Dadding: The importance of a Father|
Dr Wayne Mack is a graduate of Wheaton College, Philadelphia Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary as well as having done extensive graduate studies at La Salle University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Seminary. Dr Mack was chairman of the graduate and undergraduate counselling programmes at The Master’s University and Seminary in Los Angeles, California. He currently serves as an Elder at Lynnwood Baptist Church and is the Director of ACBC Africa. Dr. Mack has been inducted into the highest level of membership in the ACBC, and has authored 26 books on counselling issues.
Pastor Sybrand de Swardt is Pastor of Lynnwood Baptist Church in Pretoria where he serves with Dr Mack and is the Director of Strengthening Ministries Training Institute (SMTI). Pastor Sybrand has completed his MA in Biblical Counselling from The Master’s University and is in the process of obtaining his Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a certified ACBC counsellor and has taught extensively on counselling related issues at SMTI as well as done extensive counselling.
Joshua Mack is the Pastor of Living Hope Church in Pretoria, South Africa. He also teaches at the African Bible Training Centre (ABTC) and serves as the Executive Director of 1Hope4Africa. He has co-authored several books such as Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear and A Fight to the Death: Taking Aim at the Sin Within and is the author of Compassion: Seeing with Jesus’ Eyes. He received his MA in Biblical Counselling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California, M. Div from The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, California, and D. Min from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Tim Cantrell is Pastor/Teacher at Antioch Bible Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a graduate of The Master’s University & Seminary along with Potchefstroom (Northwest) University. He is also involved with various initiatives in leadership training, church planting, church strengthening and has a passion for biblical counselling.
Alan Lester is an ACBC certified Biblical Counsellor who has practiced Biblical Counselling since 2003 and has studied both privately, and also with Life Enrichment Ministries, the Bible Institute of South Africa, Christ Seminary, Grace School of Ministry, and is currently studying through the South African Theological Seminary. He has been a teacher’s assistant to Dr Wayne Mack since 2009 and has managed Grace Manor, a Christian Residential Care Facility for 7 years. He has published 2 titles, Unending Hope for the Exhausted Addict (2008) and Hurting in Hope (2013). Alan is a founding member of Living Hope Church, Pretoria (2009), with Dr Joshua Mack, where he currently serves as an Elder.
Hanrias and his wife, Jacolien, have been married since 1997. They have been blessed with 6 children: Clarize (2000), Talia (2003), Larah (2007), Zach (2010), Weber (2012) and Tamar (2012). Hanrias is currently working as a businessman. They have been part of Midrand Christen Gemeente since 2015.
Andrew Isiaho was born and raised in Kenya, and is married to Dorcas Isiaho with two children. Before his call to South Africa, Andrew was in the ministry of evangelism and church planting back in Kenya for 15 years. For the past 14 years, Andrew serves at Christ Baptist church as an elder and at Christ Seminary in Polokwane as one of the lecturers. Andrew completed a Master of Arts in Biblical Counselling from the The Master’s University Santa Clarita, California USA and has been an ACBC Certified counsellor since January 2017.