After 3 years of serving the North-West University as an “Extraordinary Lecturer”, Yesterday I accepted an invitation for a fixed-term appointment at the North-West University and have been appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Unit for Reformed Theology and Development of the South African Society. I am excited about this appointment and my continued work with postgraduate students at this fine Evangelical University!
Not to worry, this is a dual role to my continued work at the Baptist Theological College where I have been privileged to serve as Provost/Missiologist for 5 years now full-time. In my commitment to the cause of Theological Education and Missional innovation, I also continue to serve a Research Associate of the University of Pretoria and as an Academic Research Advisor to an Internationally-acclaimed College in Chicago. May my work and ministry make MUCH of Jesus!! Pray with me that God would continue to open doors for ministry and opportunities to exalt Jesus in every sphere I am involved within. May the words of Romans 15:20 (special to my calling) continue to play out in my life:
20 My aim is to evangelize where Christ has not been named, so that I will not build on someone else’s foundation, 21 but, as it is written:
Those who were not told about Him will see,
and those who have not heard will understand.
This is a wonderful testimony to the great work we do at Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa in preparing our students for ministry globally. The fruit of our labor is in the lives and ministries of our graduates. The Private Sector Providers are making a wonderful contribution that’s recognized by the Public Sector, and my appointment is a testimony to this.
Who knows, maybe in a few years (when I am old and gray), they will honor me with the prestigious title of “Professor” :). I have a LONG way to still go but special thanks to my wife, Lara Henry, who is amazing in all respects and who puts up with my craziness! Thank you to my family who are ever-supportive and my friends who are a great source of encouragement and often see in me what I am oblivious to myself. To GOD alone be the glory!