Reimagining Missions in Light of COVID-19.

COVID-19 forced us to re-think how we do global missions in light of the pandemic limitations to air travel. Mission has had to be reimagined.  However COVID-19 has NOT been an obstacle, but an opportunity to rethink the strategy of the South African Mission. Mission is NOT about Craig and Rene Brannan, but about God working through Craig and Rene Brannan in the most effective strategies.

We are Equipping the Next Generation of Rural African Servant Leaders through four main ministry vehicles:

 - Theological Education  
 - Pastoral Sustainability
 - Counsellor Training
 - Strategic Mentorship

You can read more about these 4 aspects to Craig and Rene's South Africa Missions directive in the mission report links below.

Three Strategic Ministry Partners

The strategic partners in Equipping the Next Generation of Rural African Servant Leaders are Across Borders for World Evangelism - Canada (ABWE), Cornerstone Baptist Church, Orillia, and godly, committed and competent African rural Pastors and social workers on the ground in rural KwaZulu Natal.

What's New

Click the links below to access Dr. Craig's mission reports.

November 15, 2020 Mission Report

November 15, 2020 - Extended Version Mission Report

June 7, 2019 Mission Report

Special Features

Pastor Eric Ntuli Update Jan 2022

Pastor Zulu Update August 2021

Pastor Vincent's Home Completed

Izulu Orphan Project Update - Jerusalema

A Glimpse of Izulu Orphan Projects

Missions Update

Updates & Resources

Khanyisa Leadership Development Report from Pastor Shadrack Khumalo - November 12, 2023

November 2023 Khanyisa Leadership Delevopment Report

I Learn To Live Update - November 9, 2021

November 2021 I Learn To Live Report

Mtubatuba Baptist Church Update - September 21, 2021

September 2021 Mtubatuba Update

Musawenkosi Update - July 21, 2021

July 2021 Musawenkosi Newsletter

Musawenkosi Update - April 11, 2021

April 2021 Musawenkosi Newsletter

Musawenkosi Update - February 28, 2021

February 2021 Musawenkosi Newsletter

Musawenkosi Update - January 9, 2021

Musawenkosi Newsletter - COVID-19 Update

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Musawenkosi Update - December 11

Musawenkosi Update - December 11

This video is by Dr. Rebekah Cooper, Dr. Gavin and Elaine Charleton's daughter (the founder of Musawenkosi- the orphan project we partner with). She and her husband Colin work at Musawenkosi as their focused ministry; they are also tent makers.

You can also read their December Update Report here:

MusaweNkosi Newsletter December 2020

Musawenkosi Update Dec 11

What is Musawe Nkosi?

Izulu Orphan Project's New Website

You can now visit the Izulu Orphan Project online here to see more details on what they do, plus view their church services. We're so glad to be partnering with this organization to help orphans and vulnerable children.

Litha Daycare Update from Pastor Andile Buthelezi

Litha Daycare, KwaZulu-Natal

Distance Seminar

Zululand School of the Bible Graduation 2020

Children Singing

Video Updates with our Partnering Pastors

Meet the Pastors

Pastor Shadrack Khumalo

Pastor of Empangeni Baptist Church, Pastor Shadrack also mentors the rural Pastors and students of Mukhanyo Theological College and Zululand School of the Bible.  Pastor Shadrack and Dr. Craig communicate and correspond frequently as the main pipeline of these missions projects, and he is also the facilitator of Pastoral Benevolence, working with the other rural pastors in the area. God is using this godly pastor for His glory. 

Pastor Wilson Shezi

Wilson Shezi is the Pastor at Ngqamzana Community Church, meeting at the Izulu Orphan Projects site. He is a student at Zululand School of the Bible and is part of the “proof of concept project” for Pastor Sustainability. He is attempting to develop the raising of chickens and selling of eggs to sustain a living. Pastor Shezi has a passion for the Word of God.

Pastor Andile Buthelezi

Andile is Pastor of Mtubatuba Baptist Church, and a biblical sound pastor who wishes to preach the truth of God’s Word.  Pastor Andile and his wife Hellen have developed a day care at their church site for the community.

Pastor Bogane Musane

As Pastor of Bethel Community Church near Mtubatuba, Pastor Bogane is also a Zululand School of the Bible student and a Farming God's Way graduate. Pastor Bogane has a deep concern and passion for his community and around 80 meet at his house regularly.  He has developed both a strategic gardening program to mentor youth as well as a full-time Sunday school at his church.

Pastor Eric Ntuli

Eric Ntulli is a pastor and also Center Manager for an organization that takes care of special needs children in the deep rural areas of Bulwar, near Pietermaritzburg. He has completed his Bachelor of Theology and is pursuing a Masters of Theology: “The Holy Spirit in empowering of the Believer in the ministry”. He is a certified Mukhanyo Theological College lecturer.  Pastore Eric is developing an Evangelism and Discipleship booklet specifically geared towards rural youth and orphans.