Connect God’s people through working partnerships of mission, reconciliation and fellowship.
Many evangelical leaders testify of the value of their connectedness to TEASA:
Says leading Missions Mobiliser Peter Tarental :
`TEASA provides a great platform for service organizations , like OM, to partner with other organizations and the Church in South Africa for the fulfillment of the great Commission’
Dr Elijah Maswanganyi, internationally renowned evangelist, conference and motivational speaker adds: `I am convinced that TEASA’s visionary leadership over the past ten years has helped classical Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity to respond to the urgent questions of the day’
Strengthen the capacity of the local church to respond to its environment with the power of the gospel.
TEASA’s accompaniment to the local church in its response to community challenges is vital. Pastor Modise Mzondi comments:
`Through the work of TEASA reps in various communities, TEASA is becoming an accessible and effective mechanism for evangelical unity and witness in South Africa’.
A TEASA trained volunteer, after a season of working in the schools as a peer educator and counselor expressed :
` I think I have found my calling. I believe the Lord is calling me to work with people facing the challenge of HIV/AIDS.’
Communicate the evangelical voice in the public arena.
The recent Constitutional Court ruling on same sex relationship is a tip of the ice berg of a culture determined to cut itself loose from the Judeo Christian value base. It is urgent that evangelicals speak with clarity, compassion and resolution into the situation.
“The things that make a nation strong are its legal, constitutional, moral and religious foundations. The Church has a God-given responsibility to influence these spheres for Righteousness sake. It is only through a process of disciplined advocacy that the Church will effectively influence and impact the nation in ways that strengthen and uphold these foundations.TEASA makes an important contribution in this process”
Teresa Conradie, National Chairperson
– Christian Lawyers Association