Posts by justin.henning


“Planting new churches is the most effective strategy of evangelism under heaven!” These first words from my doctoral mentor Dr C. Peter Wagner as I stepped into the Strategies of Church Growth class at Fuller Seminary have remained with me ever since. Experience and practical ministry have since proven this to be so.    Therefore, church planting has been one of the primary pillars of AFnet’s ministry over the past 37...

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Recently returning from an extensive ministry trip across southern Africa, herewith an overview of our impressions, especially after not being able to visit much of our work during COVID lockdown restrictions. Despite the odds and challenges caused by the pandemic, my impression was positive seeing growth and maturity among our leaders and teams. Pastor Blessing completes the AFnet leadership training program In general the national...

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While at seminary, and still trying to figure out what I believe and what ministry ahead might look like, a prescribed reading on the German Theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s: “The Cost of Discipleship”, changed the way I looked at Ministry for ever. Yes! There’s a price to pay. And so I’ve come to experience that obedience to Christ’s call often includes, hardship, suffering and challenges along the way.   John and Caren Ngosa’s...

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Considering the unnatural times, we live and work in, I thought I might not have much to share with you. Because of the COVID crisis, we’ve not been allowed to travel to our work and ministry outside of South Africa. However, as I collected reports, letters and pictures sent to me by our regional teams; evangelists and church planters, Bible School facilitators, and orphan program staff, I realized that a lot of good work has actually...

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It was 1997, and we had recently moved onto the AFnet Campus. By that time it was clear that we were going to need a full-time grounds keeper to help maintain the property, as well as the fledgling palm nursery that we began as part of a self-sustainability project.  Sam impressed us with his broad smile, tender manners, and with his statement: “I am honest, I work hard, and I love God!” We hired him on the spot. And...

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