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Alexander Venter 2013Alexander F Venter’s blog is the product of his teaching ministry starting from January 1975 when he was ordained to ‘the ministry’ as a church planter and pastor. His years of experience, empowered by numerous significant relationships, has produced relevant resources in the form of teaching notes, audios, DVDs and books – to help all who want to follow Jesus, with a view to equipping them for life and ministry in God’s Kingdom. As a “teacher of God’s Word instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven, he brings out treasures from his storeroom, both old and new” (Matthew 13:52). This website makes some of these Kingdom treasures available to all who may be interested.

Recent Posts

  • Prayer as The Way of Silence

    Prayer is the way of solitude and silence with God, greatly needed in our world of distraction and drivenness. Alexander explains the essence and significance of prayer as the way of stillness with God.


  • God became human: How does that make you FEEL?

    The Christmas story of God becoming human in (baby) Jesus makes us feel profoundly accepted and loved. God dignifies our body and personhood by becoming one of us


  • 2021 Christmas Meditation: Mary as a Model of Discipleship

    Intro & background I was asked to share a meditation on Christmas in two churches. So I chose this story in Luke 1:26-38. And I decided to publish my notes for any who may be interested. Luke’s nativity story is from Mary’s perspective, after his “careful investigation from eyewitnesses, to write an orderly account”, so […]


  • The Wounded Healer Story

    I am currently just over half way through writing Praying the Psalms Volume Two – Praying our Challenges and Choices. Working on Psalm 41, where David prays his weakness and sickness, made me think of the old rabbinical story of the Wounded Healer. I thought I would share it for those who have never read […]


  • A Christian Pastoral Response to SA Violence

    “When the foundations are being destroyed,What can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 My wife and I are part of Freedom House Church in Salt Rock, South Africa. It’s in the province that was hardest hit by the violence this past week. I drafted the following statement with the church leaders. The purpose is to pastor […]


  • CELEBRATING FATHER’S DAY AND YOUTH DAY

    You can listen to the talk/watch the video of the teaching based on these notes. In South Africa we celebrated Youth Day on Wednesday 16 June. Today, Sunday 20 June, we celebrate, internationally, Father’s Day. It is appropriate that they are a few days apart because it speaks to us of fathers and sons, of […]


  • CALLING – Its Sevenfold Nature and Life-Cycle

    I did these teaching notes for the video presentation to the South African Vineyard pastors and leaders retreat, March 2021. “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle…”  Paul to the Ephesians 4:1 What is a biblical […]


  • RAISING UP NEW LEADERS

    Watch my video presentation of these teaching notes. Paul to Timothy, lead-pastor in the church at Ephesus, “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to […]


  • SOUL CARE – Especially for Leaders

    Watch my video presentation based on these notes. “They made me keeper of the vineyards, BUT my own vineyard I have not kept…Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes, that ruin the vineyard which is trying to bloom”   (Song of Songs 1:6, 2:15) WHAT  is “Soul Care”? A modern term with various meanings, mainly […]


  • Deeper Reflection: Why Leaders Develop a Double Life as in Ravi Zacharias

    INTRODUCTION Let me clear some things right up front. This paper is because of the responses to my FaceBook post about the painful revelations of Ravi Zacharias’ double life. And requests for a fuller treatment. Some said, “I’m so devastated and disillusioned by all of this, how do I even begin to think about it?” […]