The Impact of One

When South African Haggai Leader Pieter Barnard attended the Haggai Leader Experience, it struck a chord; not only in girding his own calling to share the Gospel, but to take what he learned there and equip others in the same way. He has since helped equip more than 4,000 Christians to share the Gospel (nearly 20 people a month!).

Pieter’s (left) weekly radio program can be heard on national Christian radio.

Since Haggai in 2005, Pieter has taught a course called “Learning to Steal” in the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, the U.S., and in a few countries in Asia we cannot disclose due to security concerns. Barnard says the course’s name comes from the premise of “stealing” souls from Satan “and not by stealing members from other churches.” In other words, he says, “growing your church by bringing in unbelievers.”

“One church in Standerton, South Africa, had 34 members when they invited me to minister. Thirty-two members attended the course over two days. Afterward, they implemented the course and led so many people to Christ that within nine months the church had grown to 320 members.”

85 students were equipped in the art of soul winning through Pieter’s course “Learning to Steal.” Afterwards, they were provided with 600 New Testaments to hand out to believers in a local prison.

And it’s more than members — a tenfold increase in membership sparked a land donation so the church could expand its campus. More room to meet meant they needed the means to meet, and shortly after, another donor provided a tent for the church to hold services. As a result, the church could continue growing and ministering to its members and the community.

“In a predominately-Buddhist country with some Christian persecution, some 60 people attended our courses. One church has a pastor who set himself the goal of planting 100 churches and equipping their appointed pastors in 10 years. Within 18 months he had planted 25 churches and regularly visits each pastor to help them grow their churches and feed them spiritually. Within 48 hours of our leaving the country, we received photos showing them sharing with a group what they had learned from us.”

Through Excel Theological Training Academy, Pieter equips aspiring pastors.

Can one person make a difference? It seems the impact of one man or woman being faithful to God’s call can truly transform communities and nations. Now, the Church is growing across countries whose men, women, and children live in Gospel poverty.

Written by Jennifer Colosimo

Published On: March 16th, 2022Categories: Africa0 Comments

The Impact of One

When South African Haggai Leader Pieter Barnard attended the Haggai Leader Experience, it struck a chord; not only in girding his own calling to share the Gospel, but to take what he learned there and equip others in the same way. He has since helped equip more than 4,000 Christians to share the Gospel (nearly 20 people a month!).

Pieter’s (left) weekly radio program can be heard on national Christian radio.

Since Haggai in 2005, Pieter has taught a course called “Learning to Steal” in the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, the U.S., and in a few countries in Asia we cannot disclose due to security concerns. Barnard says the course’s name comes from the premise of “stealing” souls from Satan “and not by stealing members from other churches.” In other words, he says, “growing your church by bringing in unbelievers.”

“One church in Standerton, South Africa, had 34 members when they invited me to minister. Thirty-two members attended the course over two days. Afterward, they implemented the course and led so many people to Christ that within nine months the church had grown to 320 members.”

85 students were equipped in the art of soul winning through Pieter’s course “Learning to Steal.” Afterwards, they were provided with 600 New Testaments to hand out to believers in a local prison.

And it’s more than members — a tenfold increase in membership sparked a land donation so the church could expand its campus. More room to meet meant they needed the means to meet, and shortly after, another donor provided a tent for the church to hold services. As a result, the church could continue growing and ministering to its members and the community.

“In a predominately-Buddhist country with some Christian persecution, some 60 people attended our courses. One church has a pastor who set himself the goal of planting 100 churches and equipping their appointed pastors in 10 years. Within 18 months he had planted 25 churches and regularly visits each pastor to help them grow their churches and feed them spiritually. Within 48 hours of our leaving the country, we received photos showing them sharing with a group what they had learned from us.”

Through Excel Theological Training Academy, Pieter equips aspiring pastors.

Can one person make a difference? It seems the impact of one man or woman being faithful to God’s call can truly transform communities and nations. Now, the Church is growing across countries whose men, women, and children live in Gospel poverty.

Written by Jennifer Colosimo

Published On: March 16th, 2022Categories: Africa0 Comments

The Impact of One

When South African Haggai Leader Pieter Barnard attended the Haggai Leader Experience, it struck a chord; not only in girding his own calling to share the Gospel, but to take what he learned there and equip others in the same way. He has since helped equip more than 4,000 Christians to share the Gospel (nearly 20 people a month!).

Pieter’s (left) weekly radio program can be heard on national Christian radio.

Since Haggai in 2005, Pieter has taught a course called “Learning to Steal” in the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, the U.S., and in a few countries in Asia we cannot disclose due to security concerns. Barnard says the course’s name comes from the premise of “stealing” souls from Satan “and not by stealing members from other churches.” In other words, he says, “growing your church by bringing in unbelievers.”

“One church in Standerton, South Africa, had 34 members when they invited me to minister. Thirty-two members attended the course over two days. Afterward, they implemented the course and led so many people to Christ that within nine months the church had grown to 320 members.”

85 students were equipped in the art of soul winning through Pieter’s course “Learning to Steal.” Afterwards, they were provided with 600 New Testaments to hand out to believers in a local prison.

And it’s more than members — a tenfold increase in membership sparked a land donation so the church could expand its campus. More room to meet meant they needed the means to meet, and shortly after, another donor provided a tent for the church to hold services. As a result, the church could continue growing and ministering to its members and the community.

“In a predominately-Buddhist country with some Christian persecution, some 60 people attended our courses. One church has a pastor who set himself the goal of planting 100 churches and equipping their appointed pastors in 10 years. Within 18 months he had planted 25 churches and regularly visits each pastor to help them grow their churches and feed them spiritually. Within 48 hours of our leaving the country, we received photos showing them sharing with a group what they had learned from us.”

Through Excel Theological Training Academy, Pieter equips aspiring pastors.

Can one person make a difference? It seems the impact of one man or woman being faithful to God’s call can truly transform communities and nations. Now, the Church is growing across countries whose men, women, and children live in Gospel poverty.

Written by Jennifer Colosimo

Published On: March 16th, 2022Categories: Africa0 Comments

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