The overarching vision of ACBC Africa is the establishment and improvement of the quality of counselling in biblically based churches in Africa. This will strengthen Christians’ lives and influence in the communities and countries where these churches minister the Gospel.
ACBC Africa exalts Christ in His greatness and majesty. The primary focus of Scripture is the exaltation of Christ and not man’s personal success. Man’s fulfilment and satisfaction is found in fellowship with Christ. The Scriptures in conjunction with the Holy Spirit and the care of the church body are sufficient for growth and every spiritual and emotional problem. We are committed to the inspiration, inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture. As such the integration of the concepts and techniques of secular psychology is unnecessary and in the end unfruitful.
ACBC Africa is led by Dr. Wayne Mack who was part of ACBC since its beginning in the 1970’s and served on its board from its inception until he came to South Africa at the end of 2005. ACBC was previously known as the National Association of Nouthetic Counsellors (NANC). From 1958 to 1976 Wayne served as a pastor in local churches. From 1976 to 2004 he taught college and graduate school courses in biblical counselling at The Master’s College and Seminary; Westminster Theological Seminary, Biblical Seminary and the Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation. He has written more than 24 books including Strengthening Your Marriage; Your Family God’s Way; Preparing for Marriage God’s Way; Sweethearts for A Lifetime; Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Volumes 1 and 2 and 3; Life in the Father’s House; An Introduction to Biblical Counselling (with John MacArthur); Twin Pillars of the Christian Life; The Role of Women in the Church; God’s Solutions to Life’s Problems; The Fear Factor; Down But Not Out; Out of the Blues; Anger and Stress Management God’s Way; True Success and How to Attain It; To Be or Not To Be a Church Member: That is the Question; Humility: A Forgotten Virtue; A Fight to the Death; Reaching the Ear of God; Maximum Impact; In Laws: Married with Parents; The Biblical Concept of Church Discipline; To God Be The Glory; You Can Overcome Interpersonal Problems; How to Overcome Despondency. Wayne has also contributed chapters to the book The Sufficiency of Scripture and several other books including a Men’s Counselling Men book published by Harvest house Publishers. Wayne has produced numerous audio and video tapes on various subjects. Included among the audio and video tapes on various subjects are many entire counselling courses and Christian Living Courses. All of these are available and are distributed by www.noutheticmedia.com or www.mackministries.org.za . Upon his arrival in South Africa he started to train both pastors and lay-men from churches in South Africa and neighbouring African countries. Dr. Wayne Mack is currently the Director and Co-founder of ACBC Africa together with other godly, highly qualified and experienced men in this field of biblical counselling.