The ultimate purpose for which we as individuals and as a ministry exist is to glorify God by doing what Luke tells us Paul and his associates did in Acts 14:21 and 22. Luke tells us that Paul and his associates went about preaching the Gospel, making disciples, strengthening the souls of those disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith.
Like Paul we are dedicated to using whatever gifts and abilities, whatever training and experience, whatever resources and opportunities we have to strengthen individual Christians and churches in their commitment to Christ and in their ministries for Christ. Making disciples and strengthening churches and individual Christians is our passion, our reason for living, and our purpose for existence. That is why we carefully chose the name Strengthening Ministries International to describe our ministry; this title really does say it all in terms of what we want to do.
And like Paul, we are attempting to strengthen the church and individual Christians in a variety of ways. Fulfilling our ministry involves regularly teaching ministry equipping courses at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute in Pretoria, South Africa, to pastors and aspiring pastors in the region. We also conduct seminars and conferences in South Africa and for six weeks during the summer in the USA. Our work also includes producing and distributing books, booklets and audio and video recordings on numerous biblical/theological/Christian life/counseling subjects.
In addition to these ministries, we are involved in pastoring a local church in Pretoria where God’s Word, the Bible, is faithfully, accurately, practically and in an expository fashion preached and where God’s people can be trained, equipped and discipled for serving God with whatever gifts they have and in whatever way they are called to serve.
Fulfilling our purpose for existence, as described in Acts 14:21,22, also includes developing and sustaining this web site. Elsewhere on this web site you will find fuller descriptions of the various aspects of our ministry.