The personal witness of lay people about their discovery of Christ and their life with Him.

To lead people in Discovering and living with the Living Christ (Through personal testimony)

Mission Statement

The personal witness of lay people about their discovery of Christ and their life with Him

An Introduction to Lay Witness South Africa Lay Witness Mission, an international and interdenominational outreach ministry, has been active in South Africa since 1977. In that time, more than 1000 missions have been conducted across South Africa. In 1976 Lay Witness Mission arrived in South Africa as a result of a vision given to Dr Herb Bowdoin from the U.S.A. There was much apprehension on the part of many people, however, the Lord intervened and Lay Witness Missions were held in several churches in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, Randburg and Sandton. God’s spirit had moved and now Lay Witness Mission was on the move. Over the years we have witnessed many miracles both in the lives of individuals and in the overall life of many churches right across our country. One exciting feature of Lay Witness Mission has been the way in which it has been used to cross denominational and language barriers. A recent highlight was the visit by approximately 40 Lay Witnesses to the Florandia N.G. Community in Pretoria, an experience never to be forgotten. At a recent celebration to commemorate our 1000th Mission in South Africa supported by people from several other overseas countries we realized that Lay Witness Mission had been used in so many challenging ways, however the greatest challenge lies ahead of us. We at Lay Witness are ready to serve wherever and whenever we are able.

Mathew 28;19 “ Go then to all people everywhere and make them my disciples.

Angus Buchan came to know Christ at a Lay Witness Mission. Click the play button to view the LWM promo video clip from the movie.

A Message from our Chaplain

Pastor and author John MacArthur once made the following comment, What is most amazing about the disciples is that Jesus ever selected them at all: among them, a handful of common fishermen, a hated tax collector, and an impulsive political zealot. When you take a look at the disciples, you’ll be faced with a stunning fact: The men the Saviour chose were ordinary. Hopelessly human. Remarkably unremarkable. They weren’t saints. They weren’t scholars. They weren’t even religious sages. But they were available and obedient to the Master’s calls and nothing has changed in over 2000 years! God has given each one of us, as believers, a life message (testimony) to share. This is the essence of what witnessing is all about ordinary people simply sharing their story and personal experience about how Christ has made a difference in their lives. Testimonies can often be very powerful and sometimes even more effective than the best of sermons, for the simple reason that personal stories are a lot easier to relate to than principles. Part of the proof thereof is seen in both the effect a Lay Witness Mission can have on a congregation, as well as the fruit that is always borne out of the programs on offer. Lay Witness Mission is an interdenominational outreach ministry that involves a weekend program that includes times of sharing, caring, fellowshipping, worshipping and praying (not to mention lots of fun, food and memory making opportunities) as ordinary, lay people share the reality of Jesus in their lives. As a pastor whose congregation has hosted many a Lay Witness Mission over the years, I can honestly say that each and every time we’ve opened our doors, our homes and our hearts to a visiting Lay Witness team, not only has the Lay Witness program been a phenomenal evangelical tool within the life of our congregation, but I have also seen the Holy Spirit work in and through the visiting team in amazing ways as they have enriched our congregation in countless ways, by simply being open and willing to share about the impact that Jesus has made in their lives. I would highly recommend that you give some serious thought and prayerful consideration to inviting Lay Witness Missions to come and enrich your congregation. God bless you! Calven Celliers Senior Pastors   The New Harvest Christian Fellowship Regional Chaplain Lay Witness Mission

God’s spirit had moved and now Lay Witness Mission was on the move.

In 1976 Lay Witness Mission arrived in South Africa as a result of a vision given to Dr Herb Bowdoin from the U.S.A. There was much apprehension on the part of many people, however, the Lord intervened and Lay Witness Missions were held in several churches in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, Randburg and Sandton. Over the years we have witnessed many miracles both in the lives of individuals and in the overall life of many churches right across our country. One exciting feature of Lay Witness Mission has been the way in which it has been used to cross denominational and language barriers. A recent highlight was the visit by approximately 40 Lay Witnesses to the Florandia N.G. Community in Pretoria, an experience never to be forgotten. We at Lay Witness are ready to serve wherever and whenever we are able.

Mathew 28;19 “ Go then to all people everywhere and make them my disciples.

Yours in His Service Brian Kohler National Chairman

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