In some respects, this page of the website is the most difficult to compose.
Where does one start? Does one talk about past experience, positions of leadership, degrees and qualifications, churches one has pioneered, size of congregations or even endorsements from main stream denominations or leaders of mega-
What qualifies a ministry?
What we are seeking to build is the Kingdom of God and therefore an honest, relevant question should be ‘what requirements do we look for in people who are seeking to build the Kingdom?’
In truth, God’s ways are often, very different to the way we operate and to the way we make our choices or decisions.
8. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
9 As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
1 Samuel 16: Samuel Anoints David
I believe that if we are to build the Kingdom, then we need to start doing things the way the Lord would have us do them. The key is in verse 7 ‘The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
One of our favourite films is ‘Field of Dreams’. In this film, John Kinsella, a devoted baseball fan is walking through his cornfield one evening, when he hears a voice whispering, "If you build it, he will come." He continues hearing this before finally seeing a vision of a baseball diamond in his field.
This website was compiled in January 2018, and the vision for this ministry was birthed 40-
As in the film described above, my wife and I believe that we are to build the structures and, God will send us the right people to work alongside of us as we see the Kingdom becoming manifest.
We have a great caution about personality based structures and find Jesus’ comment about John extremely significant.
Luke 7:28 (NIV)
“I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
In the verses below we see something of John’s heart. He loses his followers and rejoices!
John Testifies Again About Jesus
22. After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized.
23. Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized.
24. (This was before John was put in prison.)
25. An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing.
26. They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”
27. To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.
28. You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’
29. The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
30. He must become greater; I must become less.”
Often God chooses men and women who are reluctant leaders. Some of the most renowned men and women in leadership are those who have failed or sinned grievously.
Sin and failure has a way of reminding us of just how inadequate we really are. Often, those who have disqualified themselves from positions of responsibility are the very one that God chooses.
God says in 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
Another quality that we believe is essential is to have faith for the impossible . . .
It seems that God is seeking men, women and children who can dream, dream for the impossible . .
Mark 10:27 (BSB)
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God."
Isn’t it wonderful that God has said, we CAN move mountains, we can ‘tread on serpents and not be harmed’, we can ‘drink poison and be unaffected’,
We can ‘walk on water’, we can ‘raise the dead’, ‘heal the sick’ and we ‘bring heaven to earth’.
Bringing God’s Kingdom to earth will only be accomplished when the verse below becomes our daily experience.
Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
20. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
We have purposefully sought to remain semi-
If our vision coincides with things the Holy Spirit has been saying to you, we encourage you to contact us through our ‘Contact’ page.
We would love to hear from you.
In all humility and love your servants.
Helge & Shona Schneemann