Restoring the Broken Foundations: Being the Church in the World

Nearly two thousand years ago 11 disciples met the risen Lord while the doors were locked. They were hiding in fear. He appeared and released the Holy Spirit to empower them. A little while later, 120 were filled with the Holy Spirit in an upper room. They left the security of the four walls and went into the world. These no-names went out in power and literally changed the world. More

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About Dr. Willie Joubert

Dr. Willie Joubert was born in what was known as Tanganyika in East Africa and grew up on a farm that his parents pioneered after World War 2. It was an amazing childhood growing up amidst wild animals with no hydro, phones, radios or TVs! When he was 11 they moved to a farm in South Africa. He went to school in the nearby town, and unbeknownst to him at the time was the fact that one of his classmates in Grade 6 would be his future wife.

Following graduation, he attended the University of Pretoria where he completed a Master's degree in Semitic Languages and a degree in Theology and subsequently a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies. Dr. Joubert taught Semitic Languages for seven years at the University of Pretoria before he immigrated to Canada with his wife, Eda, and three children. In Canada he pastored in traditional churches as Presbyterian Minister and then in non-denominational settings, worked in church planting as well as in prayer ministry and applying his faith in business settings and in support of para-church ministries. These journeys led to a re-examining of the Biblical foundations of the Church and a conclusion that the future of the church will necessitate a return to the simplicity of the early church in small home-based churches where ordinary people will do the work of ministry.

With this conviction Willie and Eda pioneered a home church and began to network with others. In the process he wrote a number of books and shared the copies with friends and with anyone interested in these. Recently he decided to formally publish these books so that a wider audience can tap into the resources. This little book is the first in a series reflecting their journey of faith and form the foundation to grasp the concept of the Biblical foundations of the church. May it become a blessing to many!

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