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They Come In When We Go Out – Why Evangelism is More Relational than You Think

They Come In When We Go Out – Why Evangelism is More Relational than You Think

A while back, I took a few leaders from our church on a camp to reflect on the year and learn some lessons for the future. My ... read more

What You Need to Know About Disability in the Church

What You Need to Know About Disability in the Church

“According to the World Health Survey around 785 million (15.6%) persons 15 years and older live with a disability, while the ... read more

Mining Gold in the City of Grace

Mining Gold in the City of Grace

Hennie: Most of the people who came to Johannesburg in its early years came here to find treasure, and so did I. ... read more

Where is the love?

Where is the love?

This year our journey starts with one crucial question. It’s a question that resonates ... read more

Why is it so hard for me to pray?

Why is it so hard for me to pray?

Acknowledging the fact that we cannot, but God can, is always a good place to start in prayer. Actually, that is one of the reasons read more

Namibia Must Worship: Why did 41 churches get together to worship?

Namibia Must Worship: Why did 41 churches get together to worship?

Namibia Must Worship took place on 1 April 2017. No, really – it did! On 1 April 2017, just under 500 Namibians became “fools for ... read more

Why Worship?

Why Worship?

Shofar Institute is currently in the process of revising the First Year Bible School modules. So we asked some of our ... read more

The Spirit of Excellence: Leadership and the church in South Africa

The Spirit of Excellence: Leadership and the church in South Africa

But Daniel, brimming with spirit and intelligence, so completely outclassed the other vice-regents and governors that the king ... read more

The Dear Family Series: A Letter from East Africa

The Dear Family Series: A Letter from East Africa

Dear Shofar Family, We are the Sellé family: Benjamin, Mariette, Samuel and Nouah. Samuel is three years old and likes to climb, read more

Parenting in the Last Days

Parenting in the Last Days

“When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah ... read more

Sons and Daughters in the House: Serving as an expression of acceptance

Sons and Daughters in the House: Serving as an expression of acceptance

February was Activate Month – a month in which our churches presented the various opportunities for congregation members to read more

Is Women’s Ministry Worth the Pursuit?

Is Women’s Ministry Worth the Pursuit?

I am truly grateful for another God-given year where we as women of God can grow together. We are continuously being conformed ... read more

Mega Grace Testimony – praying life saving prayers!

Mega Grace Testimony – praying life saving prayers!

One not only gets a new perspective on life after being confronted with a 'close call' accident, but you also come to realise the read more

Slow Down You Need to Fast

Slow Down You Need to Fast

The medical benefits of fasting are astounding, ranging from a stronger immune system, better hormonal balance, increased ... read more

Making Sense of Euthanasia as a Believer: Dignity in the Upside Down Kingdom of God

Making Sense of Euthanasia as a Believer: Dignity in the Upside Down Kingdom of God

As the sermon draws to its conclusion, the pastor’s final exhortation rings out: “But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s ... read more

Church Membership

Church Membership

Including adaptations of sections from the Shofar Doctrinal Manual and “Elements of a Biblical ... read more

Reflecting on 2016

Reflecting on 2016

By Fred May Dear friend, We look back on a year in which we’ve seen history being made in a truly remarkable yet unexpected way. ... read more

Patronage and the State Capture Report: A critique from the Gospel of Luke

Patronage and the State Capture Report: A critique from the Gospel of Luke

 By Theuns Jacobs Our humanity is corrupted when we abuse power; our humanity is diminished when we are rendered powerless.[1]  Daniel ... read more

Convergence 2016: Highlights

Convergence 2016: Highlights

Shofar Christian Church celebrated BEING ONE – with and in Christ – at our annual Convergence 2016 Conference held at ... read more

Shofar Institute: Short Courses 2017

Shofar Institute: Short Courses 2017

By Sucelle Olivier & Tamsyn Teppler We are very excited for this year’s four upcoming Short Courses. Each course will comprise of ... read more

MTP Residential: Testimonies from our 2016 students

MTP Residential: Testimonies from our 2016 students

We recently sat down with this year’s residential Ministry Training Programme students. Here is what they have to say about their year ... read more

Malawi: Looking back at 2016

Malawi: Looking back at 2016

In mid-October, a group from Shofar HQ (Franschhoek), Shofar Stellenbosch and Shofar UK embarked on an outreach to Malawi to continue ... read more

Bible School: Looking ahead to 2017

Bible School: Looking ahead to 2017

By Shofar Institute Bible School Team Thank you! We want to thank you for making 2016 a year of great growth for Shofar Bible School. ... read more

Letsgo 2017: Strategic missions

Letsgo 2017: Strategic missions

By Este Franken We have always been passionate about going to the nations and fulfilling the Great Commission. As you would have heard ... read more

Namibia Must Worship: Coming up in 2017

Namibia Must Worship: Coming up in 2017

By Richard Wade The Spirit | Truth School of Worship presenters and ShofarBand will be making a turn in the nation of Namibia in 2017! ... read more

Shofar Headquarters has moved

Shofar Headquarters has moved

by Hercules Opperman For many years, the Shofar Headquarters had found a home at the Oude Molen Campus in Stellenbosch. For our staff ... read more

Die familiebyeenkoms 2016

Die familiebyeenkoms 2016

deur Fred May Wanneer Christus oor Sy kerk van die eindtye praat, sê Hy die volgende: “Dan sal die koninkryk van die hemele wees soos ... read more

School of Worship Europe feedback

School of Worship Europe feedback

by Richard Wade At the end of 2014, Shofar hosted its annual pastor’s summit, where nearly 50 pastors gathered from the various Shofar ... read more

The family get-together 2016

The family get-together 2016

by Fred May Christ, when speaking on the state of His Church in the last days, said the following – “At that time the ... read more

Planted Europe Camp

Planted Europe Camp

by Carlos Moses “Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries they shall remember me, and with their children they ... read more

It’s not about the bathrooms

It’s not about the bathrooms

by Lieschen Venter In March of 2016, North Carolina signed a bathroom bill into law that applies to all of the state’s public schools. ... read more

The Awaken Journey

The Awaken Journey

by Christelle Myburgh (Women’s Ministry) The Awaken Women’s Conferences in Stellenbosch, Johannesburg and Swakopmund became an ... read more

Shofar goes to Canada

Shofar goes to Canada

by Hercules Opperman The mention of Canada always conjured up thoughts of a cold, distant place where South African medical ... read more

Convergence 2016 – Being One

Convergence 2016 – Being One

The body of Christ, His Church, is like a journey on a train; where its doors open to take the hurting, broken and lost aboard. Our ... read more

Building our online community

Building our online community

by Jan Cor Brink  As a church, our main focus is to reach nations and generations through disciple-making, leadership development, and ... read more

Launching our residential campus

Launching our residential campus

by Hercules Opperman Shofar Institute will be presenting our residential Ministry Training Programme (previously known as Shofar ... read more

Increasing Heaven’s Flow

Increasing Heaven’s Flow

by André Kruger (Shofar East London pastor and author) 20 years ago, I became a believer. Since then, not a day went by that I didn’t ... read more

Church at the Beach: “what must we do to get saved?”

Church at the Beach: “what must we do to get saved?”

by Rayno Daschner (Shofar Rondebosch) Every second year around the coast of South Africa we get together a team (or three) of ... read more

alienated from ourselves | thoughts on the redefinition of gender

alienated from ourselves | thoughts on the redefinition of gender

by Lieschen Venter (originally posted on www.shofarinstitute.org/blog) In July 2015, Bruce Jenner transitioned into Caitlyn Marie ... read more

cyrus missions trust

cyrus missions trust

TAX EXEMPT AND SECTION 18A APPROVED by Johann Hunter An application has been successfully made by Cyrus Missions Trust to the SARS for ... read more

reflecting on 2015

reflecting on 2015

by Fred May For me, the past year has been quite an extraordinary journey on so many levels. When it started I had already committed ... read more

‘n terugblik op 2015

‘n terugblik op 2015

deur Fred May Vir my was die afgelope jaar op meer as een vlak ’n buitengewone reis. Met die aanbreek daarvan was ek reeds verbind tot ... read more

celebrating the harvest

celebrating the harvest

OUR THREE FOCUS AREAS FOR 2015 by Hercules Opperman This past year’s focus on the harvest was not as much a prophetic season as a ... read more

shofar internship

shofar internship

A YEAR OF MINISTRY by Marionette van Deventer (Shofar Institute) Shofar Internship gives those who sense a call to full-time ministry ... read more

looking back… Convergence 2015

looking back… Convergence 2015

by Phillip Boshoff (Shofar Pretoria) Our annual Convergence Conference is a highlight on our calendar and this year was no exception as read more

let’s go london

let’s go london

MEGA GRACE UPDATE by Carlos Moses (Shofar London) God, in all His wisdom, has always known how our church’s vision statement would ... read more

days of upheaval

days of upheaval

REFLECTING ON OUR TIMES by Fred May November 2015 was significant. It seems to signal an irreversible historical shift, globally. ... read more

adoption and fostering info session

adoption and fostering info session

by Annake Bester (Kibwe) “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you ... read more

our conferences

our conferences

A YEAR OF BUILDING IN OUR COMMUNITIES by Richard Wade We start the new year with the encouragement that God continues to build His ... read more

coast 2 coast missions road trip dec 2015

coast 2 coast missions road trip dec 2015

It’s time to bring out your summer gear because Amplified is hosting another exciting coast 2 coast missions road trip up the South ... read more

convergence our fifth annual global conference

Exciting speakers headline our fifth annual Convergence Conference, from 2-4 October 2015, at Ratanga Junction, Century City in Cape ... read more

the harvest | malawi mission feedback

the harvest | malawi mission feedback

by Hercules Opperman Before returning home from Malawi, Ps. Henry Mkhomanya, leader of our Shofar Malawi churches shared a surprising ... read more

ask the pastor | how can I support my pastor?

In our Ask the Pastor series we ask questions about being Christians, church members and family. Carlos Moses from Shofar Worcester and read more

the great God of the exodus: why are they stealing our stories?!

the great God of the exodus: why are they stealing our stories?!

by Rayno Daschner (Shofar Rondebosch)   My wife, Liana, and I were both intrigued by and suspicious of the latest depiction of the read more

die herstel van ‘n kultuur van dissipelskap

die herstel van ‘n kultuur van dissipelskap

deur Fred May   Hieronder volg ’n uittreksel uit die uitgebreide teks van die nuwe Encounter-module wat die bestaande Fondasie 3 ... read more

restore a culture of disciple-making

restore a culture of disciple-making

by Fred May   The following is an excerpt from the script for the upcoming Encounter module to replace/supplement the existing ... read more

malawi leadership training

malawi leadership training

by Anton Myburgh (Shofar Network)   In May Heinrich Titus from Shofar Somerset West and I travelled to Mangochi in Malawi to train read more

men’s camp 2015

men’s camp 2015

by Mac Adaimi (Shofar Stellenbosch)   Our annual men’s camps took place in the Western Cape in February, in the Free ... read more

a historical gathering in jerusalem

a historical gathering in jerusalem

by Anton Myburgh (Shofar Network)   The Empowered21 Global Congress, which took place from 20 to 25 May, was the largest gathering read more

leadership development weekends

leadership development weekends

by Hercules Opperman & Marionette van Deventer (Shofar Institute)   As we focus on the harvest campaign as a movement, ... read more

bringing in the harvest

bringing in the harvest

by Richard Wade (Shofar Head Office)   At the end of 2014, Shofar’s pastors gathered for the annual pastors’ summit at our ... read more

launching the shofar institute

launching the shofar institute

by Marionette van Deventer (Shofar Institute)   Each one of us is shaped by what we’re exposed to, and the way this fallen ... read more

going into the world

going into the world

by Sias le Roux (head of Letsgo missions)   We’re very excited to be part of what God is doing throughout the world by ... read more

first years’ camp

first years’ camp

by Mariette Loubser (Amplified)   At the beginning of each academic year university towns are brimming with first year students, ... read more

thank you | malawi flood disaster relief

thank you | malawi flood disaster relief

by Anton Myburgh (Shofar Network) In January this year Malawi was hit by torrential rain that caused disastrous flooding, ... read more

is God like christian grey?

is God like christian grey?

by Marionette van Deventer (Shofar Stellenbosch)   I can’t claim to have the kind of body that looks good in a bikini. (Yes, read more

awaken 2015 | beautiful story

awaken 2015 | beautiful story

by Christelle Myburgh   It’s a story that’s as old as time itself. Ever-expanding, unfolding through the ages, resurrecting the ... read more

ask the pastor | i can only do one church ‘thing’ – what should I choose?

In our Ask the Pastor series we ask questions about being Christians, church members and family. Sias le Roux from Shofar Stellenbosch ... read more

ask the pastor | how can I reach the nations?

In our Ask the Pastor series we ask questions about being Christians, church members and family. Heinrich Titus from Shofar Somerset ... read more

launching our school of worship

We’re very excited to launch our School of Worship – an opportunity for worship teams to become thoroughly equipped for ministry! The ... read more

the unfinished assignment

the unfinished assignment

by Fred May Dear friends I’ve not written to you in many months, which is regrettable, I know, but I’m sensing a positive urge to ... read more

ask the pastor | how do I become connected in church?

ask the pastor | how do I become connected in church?

In our Ask the Pastor series we’ve asked questions about being Christians, church members and family. Ross van Niekerk from Shofar ... read more

the fight to keep porn off tv

the fight to keep porn off tv

The legal battle to keep pornography off South African television has been a lengthy, and, at times, confusing one. As a church we were read more

carols, christmas and christ

carols, christmas and christ

by Theuns Jacobs (Shofar Cape Town)   When I was with the Jews, I lived like a Jew to bring the Jews to Christ. When I was with ... read more

potchefstroom church plant

potchefstroom church plant

by Anton Myburgh (Shofar Network)   Exciting things are happening in Potchefstroom! In April this year I met with seven people in ... read more

empowered21

empowered21

by Fred May   Aligned hearts, strong relationship, support in ministry and challenging fellowship are vital for the sustained ... read more

running the race

running the race

by Fanie van der Merwe (Shofar Stellenbosch)   Fanie recently competed at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where he won gold in ... read more

a look back at convergence 2014

Convergence 2014 has come and gone… For all of you who joined us, it was a privilege to have you there! For those who couldn’t ... read more

something’s about to launch…

Online tools like the our website and blog, Shofar TV, our online store and social media provide fantastic opportunities to spread ... read more

shofar malawi

shofar malawi

by Anton Myburgh (Shofar Network)   For almost a decade we’ve been sending mission teams to the Antioch churches in Malawi ... read more

that’s right… rugby

that’s right… rugby

by Werner Joubert (Shofar Secunda) A critical part of church planting is connecting with the community and Werner Joubert, who pastors ... read more

noah – the movie

noah – the movie

by Theuns Jacobs (Shofar Cape Town)   The movie Noah, directed and written by Darren Aronofsky and co-written by Ari Handel, was ... read more

home to the homeless

Shofar Bellville is one of the newer members of our church family, but the congregation is already having a massive impact on ... read more

summer camp 2013

summer camp 2013

by Dawid Sandenbergh (Amplified)   In December 2013, over 300 high school learners and 100 facilitators spent a week in the ... read more

healed from leukemia

Juan Kidd from Shofar Paarl shares his amazing testimony of salvation, redemption and healing.     read more

biblical literacy and the church

biblical literacy and the church

by Hennie Swart (Shofar Bible School) If the trend in South Africa is in any way similar to that of the rest of the world, people are ... read more

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