This podcast consists of authentic and vulnerable conversations between real people. The conversations on this podcast are important for anyone who has left the church (and by proxy those leaving other religions and their institutions) and yet remain interested in living deeply in this present life.
Derek is an itinerant bible teacher and theologian based in Cape Town, South Africa.He developed and directed Vineyard Bible Institute from 1998 to 2009 and served as Academic Dean from 2013 to 2018. He now runs a mentorship program.
Derek is the author of 13 books including Breakthrough: Discovering the kingdom, Demonstrating the kingdom: Tools for Christian discipleship, The Kingdom Reformation: Rediscover Jesus, Review Everything! We get to speak to Derek about his experience of God, life journey, and delve into kingdom theology and the implications moving forward.
Costa served as head of the Association of Vineyard Churches South Africa until retirement. Costa is a Leadership Coach, specializing in the development and growth of leaders wherever and whatever they lead, whether business, board, team, department or family.
Costa is the author of Learn to love yourself: Developing a healthy self-image and Giving leadership: Taking others with you on a journey to destiny.
We get to speak to Costa about his experience of God, life journey and ministry, and dive deep into the Vineyard Model of Ministry and the need for a relational theology and spirituality.
Karl moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997 to serve as a missionary with OC Africa. He presently serves as the Africa Area Director for OC International.
Karl worked with Willie Botha and David Bulger to research and publish A Cry for Intimacy with God. This research evidences the absence of intimacy with God among church leaders throughout South Africa and, by implication, in other nations following a similar doing church paradigm.
We speak to Karl about his experience of God, life journey, and the research findings in the work cited above. We also dive deep into the implications of these findings – that church leaders are not experiencing intimacy with God and therefore cannot meet these needs for their congregants.
We're joined by Jean-Ray Knightonfitt for this episode. Jean-Ray has a ton of experience working with faith-based NGO's/NPO's such as Cape Town City Mission (http://www.citymission.org.za), CAST (https://www.cast.org.za), and is presently taking up a new role as director of U-Turn Homeless Ministries (https://homeless.org.za).
Join us as we explore Jean-Ray's early experience of God and musings on intimacy with God.
Tim hosts the podcast and is an urban mystic, thinker, writer, and conversationalist committed to relational spirituality.
Tim holds a Diploma in Theology (Missiology) from Cornerstone Christian College as well as a B.A. Honours in Religious Studies and Masters in Theology (Spirituality, Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa.
Steve hosts the podcast and is currently dedicated to ameliorative and positive development work amongst communities, churches, NGO's and families.
Steve holds a B.A. Honours in Psychology from the University of South Africa.
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