TRAVELING AND TEACHING IN THE CAPE

This past month, Dr Kevin Smith (Principal of SATS) has spent time in the Eastern and Western Cape teaching and meeting with students and Partnering with SATS. Kevin spent two days teaching through Ephesians at Joy To The Nations in Port Elizabeth; an event that was well attended and has received much positive feedback. It was wonderful to see a large constituency of SATS students and alumni in attendance, living out the Seminary’s value of life-long learning.

Dr Smith subsequently spent time in Cape Town meeting with Partnering with SATS, and he visited Timothy Ministry Training in Wellington – also a partner of SATS – where he conducted some teaching.

ORDER COURSES DIRECTLY FROM MYSATS

To help you manage you study journey, and in response to your many requests, SATS has launched the new Online Order Form service. With this new feature, you can order new courses on MySats, making the process simpler and much faster.

Visit MySats and click My Curriculum (see screenshot HERE), where you will see a yellow button, ‘Order Course’ (see screenshot HERE). Click on this button to proceed to the Online Order Form, where you have the option to select the courses you wish to order (based on the courses selected when you applied to the Seminary). Once you have confirmed your order, you will be emailed an invoice and will be expected to pay for the course (or courses) ordered.  Payments can be made online with our credit card facility or via an EFT.

Is this form helpful? Please contact us at jenny@sats.edu.za and let us know what you think.

If you are a student partnering with SATS, please discuss how this new service affects you with your partnering with SATS administrator.

IASYM CONFERENCE IN ZAMBIA

Dr Seyram Amenyedzi (Academic, SATS) represented SATS at the IASYM Africa Conference (International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry) in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this month. Seyram is also a member of the Africa regional committee for IASYM and she participated in the Conference in several roles.In addition to facilitating a practitioner slot and offering a response in one of the plenary sessions, Dr Amenyedzi presented a paper entitled, “African Youth and Disability: A Socio-cultural and Theological Dialogue.” She has been invited to present the keynote address at IASYM’s World conference in England in January 2019.

BIBLE TRANSLATION IN ETHIOPIA

The South African Society for Near Eastern Studies (SASNES) and the Old Testament Society of South Africa (OTSSA) held a combined annual conference in Potchefstroom from 14 to 16 August. The conference theme of Bible translation and transmission in Africa was explored by about fifty presentations. In his paper, Dr Johannes Malherbe (Head of Academics, SATS) described and assessed the translation of the Bible into Maale, a language from southwestern Ethiopia that, until two decades ago, did not even have a writing system. The translation was done by The Word for the World, whose founding director, Véroni Krüger, is a member of SATS’s faculty.

CAPE TOWN: FOCUS ON CHURCH GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Our own Pelham Lessing and Chris Ndlovu represented the Seminary at the IC3 (Issachar Conference on Church Growth and Development) in Cape Town earlier this month. SATS had a busy display stand at the conference, with Pelham and Chris meeting with many students, friends, church leaders and others interested in the work of the Seminary.

TGC AFRICA LAUNCH WITH DON CARSON

The Gospel Coalition (TGC) Africa will have a launching event at Rosebank Union Church on 6th October 2018, featuring guest speaker Dr D.A. Carson (Co-founder and President of TGC). “This event is to launch the official African partnership with this organisation with the desire to see resources that can support the local church from an African perspective, for the African context.”

You can find out more about the event HERE.