It is with gratefulness to God that we share the progress that Biblical Counselling has made over the last eleven years in South Africa as well as the significant growth it has had over the last two years.
Dr Wayne Mack came to South Africa eleven years ago to teach Biblical Counselling. At that time, he was the only light on the Biblical Counselling tree in the country. During those formative years, he trained over 250 men (mostly pastors) and women in Biblical Counselling. Some of his students pursued their MA in Biblical Counselling through the Master’s University. They were nationals who are currently teachers in the Strengthening Ministries Training Institute (SMTI).
Two and a half years ago, Dr Wayne Mack gained permission to establish the Association of Certified Biblical Counselling Africa (ACBC Africa). A diverse representation of South African cultures forms an integral part of the steering committee. The presence of nationals lecturing at SMTI and being involved on the steering committee of ACBC Africa indicates that Biblical Counselling has come home.
These nationals are the driving force behind establishing a working relationship between a training institute and a certification body (ACBC Africa). Further, these Africans are seeking accreditation from the Counsel of Higher Education (CHE) for a MA in Biblical Counselling through the SMTI programme.
Exponential growth in the Biblical Counselling movement has been seen over the last two years due to the first and second annual ACBC Africa Conferences as well as various Road Trip Conferences.
“While many have departed from truly biblical counselling, Wayne Mack has not. When you sit under his teaching, you can be sure that his training will guide you into scriptural principles and practices from beginning to end. We are thankful to God for raising him up and equipping him to equip others.”