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The World Reformed Fellowship - The Board of Directors, 30 Nov 2012 [cached]
Dr. Flip Buys - South Africa
Dr. Buys has served in the following pastoral situations in South Africa - Pastor Gereformeerde Kerk Odendaalsrus 1973 - 1976; Pastor Gereformeerde Kerk Vereeniging 1976 - 1984; Missionary Sharpeville 1985 - 1989; and Pastor Gereformeerde Kerk Potchefstroom-North 1989 - 1993.
Dr. Buys has published numerous academic and popular books, pamphlets, and articles about ministry and church growth in Africa and he is a member of the International Steering Committee of TOPIC (Training of Pastors International Coalition).
He is married with two children.
The International Conference of Reformed Churches, 12 Oct 2005 [cached]
Rev Flip Buys
Dr. Flip Buys's Biography | Ministry Spotlight, 2 April 2011 [cached]
Dr. Flip Buys
Dr. P.J. (Flip) Buys, BA, BTh, ThM and ThD, founded Mukhanyo Theological College in 1994. He has been an ordained minister in the Reformed Churches in South Africa since 1973. After serving 2 churches as pastor he became a cross-cultural missionary in 1984. He has planted and lead several churches in Sharpeville and vicinity and also in KwaMhlanga and vicinity. In 2003 he was the co founder of Mukhanyo Community Development Centre with the slogan Masibambisane (Zulu for: Let us bear the burden together). MCDC is now taking care of 1500 orphans and more than 500 HIV AIDS patients with home based care and child care programs in 5 day care centers, a Foster Mother and a Support a Family programme. MCDC also runs a peer education program, teaching a value based life skills curriculum, now touching the lives of 400 teenagers. MCDC also runs the Nakekela (Zulu for Caring) palliative care center where terminally ill patients are cared for physically as well as spiritually with 24 hour medical care, counseling and advice. In 2010 MCDC also started an Independent Christian School with the name Mukhanyo Christian Academy. Dr. Buys was a founding member of Training of Pastors International Coalition (TOPIC) in Manilla in 1999 and of World Reformed Fellowship in 2000. He has recently been appointed as the Associate International Director of WRF and vice chairperson of the Board of Directors of WRF. He serves as an adjunct professor of Missions at the North-West University in Potchefstroom. He has published several elementary textbooks on practical evangelism, the skill of preaching Christ centered redemptive sermons, and Christian family life in Africa. Several articles on church growth, pastoral handling of HIV AIDS stigmatization, and the need for holistic theological training in Africa have also been published in accredited theological journals. He and his wife Hanneke have been married for 41 years and they have two adult children and 1 granddaughter.
Global 07/13/2001, 13 July 2001 [cached]
This was led by Dr. Flip Buys, a South African who is Principal of the Mukhanyo Theological College.
Dr. Buys, Dr. Mock and Rev. Gilliam are members of the TOPIC Intl Steering Committee.
TOPIC SA, 1 Aug 2004 [cached]
"We have made it a standard part of our curriculum that students will engage our community," says Mukhanyo's president, Dr. Flip Buys.
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