On January 16/17, we welcomed Rev. Louis Scheepers and his wife, Yolandi from South Africa to come speak about their church-planting work with Tim Keller’s City-to-City Network. Together, the couple represents the first of three church plants that St. Andrew’s has committed to support as part of our 2020 Vision Campaign.
The son of a church planter, Louis openly shared his personal journey from a young age watching his father grow congregations, followed by his own ministry work in the Dutch Reformed Church. His sermon shared how cultural and denominational differences can impact the expansion of the gospel in both positive and negative ways. Encouraging us to follow God outside our own comfort zones, Louis referenced his own experiences, “God will use you as you are, but He will never leave you as you are”.
It was beautifully apparent what a heart both Louis and Yolandi have for the unification and training of new leaders to plant, grow, and maintain more churches in South Africa. We look forward to watching how their dual ministries continue to unfold in the lives of God’s people.
There are a few different ways you can partner with the Scheepers’ ministry efforts…
- Prayer Coverage
- Financial support
- Short-term missions trips
- Internships (approximately 6 months – 1 year)
- Word of mouth