FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. WHAT IS ABC?
ABC is abbreviation for ACCURATE BUILDING CONCEPTS. It is a course designed by Dr SY Govender for apostolic evaluation and accurate building of the local church.
2. WILL THE COURSE GIVE ME CREDITS FOR UNIVERSITY?
No. This course is not accredited by any university. For too long the church is seeking accreditation from secular institutions when in fact secular institutions need to be accredited by the church. The ABC shifts spiritual learning from the university and external bible schools to the local church.
3. DOES THE COURSE DEAL WITH FOUNDATIONAL ASPECTS OF DOCTRINE?
Some. More basic concepts will be written into the ABC in the near future. The course’s main emphasis is the reformation of the church from an apostolic perspective.
4. CAN NEW CONVERTS GET ONTO THE COURSE?
Yes. It is vital that new converts be thrust in to a word culture from the very beginning. Exposure to the depts of scripture is a powerful way of maintaining the passion of new believers and to propel them into ministry.
5. HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE?
The pace is determined by the local church.
6. WILL THE ABC TEACH ME EVERYTHING ABOUT THE APOSTOLIC REFORMATION?
No. The ABC will set you on the path of investigative learning. It highlights areas that need reformation. By the middle of the course you should be able to explore scripture in greater detail and have fresh insights from the Holy Spirit.
7. COULD I BECOME THE LEADER OF A CHURCH WHEN I FINISH THE ABC?
As you do the course you will see that it moves the individual from documental validation to lifestyle validation. The call to be a leader of a church is no longer based on documentation alone but fruits born in the local church and reliable witnesses in your local church affirming the call. It is only the voice of the father that can release a son into ministry (Jesus at the Jordan)
Matthew 17:5 (NIV)
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
8. WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE AT THE END OF THE ABC?
Yes. The aim of the ABC is not certification, but maturity, perfection – Christ likeness.
9. HOW IS THE ABC DIFFERENT FROM A BIBLE SCHOOL?
The lessons are not instructional but interactive. The student develops in the culture of his local church. The student must become a son (male or female son) of the local house and propagate the vision of that house.
10. CAN ANYONE DO THE COURSE?
No. Only those who are really hungry for God’s word.
11. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I FINISH THE COURSE?
The only time you are recognised as having finished the course is when you are able to teach the course. The local church will be expected to plant other churches and schools.
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