Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

This seminar covers two different aspects of relationships.  Firstly it covers our intimate relationship with God, and secondly it deals with relationship dynamics within our families and in the body of Christ.

Our relationship with God:  So often we talk about walking in personal relationship, or in other words, in intimacy with our God, but what are we really talking about?  What does a personal relationship with God really look like on a Monday morning?  Does our redemptive gift play a role in how we experience our intimacy with God?  How do I overcome my battlefield?  Is intimacy warfare?  What does worship look like for different people?  What needs to happen for us to experience reconciliation and closure when we sinned so that we can return to intimacy with our Father?  Over the years I have asked these questions myself and I have heard many of my friends ask the same questions.  The Lord gave me the word from Isaiah 43:19.  In the second half of the verse He says He wants to make a way in our wilderness and He wants to bring rivers into our desert.  I understood it as to say that He wants to pour out the living water of His Spirit into the dry and desolate places of our hearts.  Into those areas where intimacy and personal relationship with Him is not yet a living stream of water bubbling from His throne.  What a promise and expectation to have that the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords wants to bring life to the dry and dead places of relationship with Him!  In the first half of the verse He said He would do it through a new thing and that we have to be careful to know and give heed to it as it springs forth inside of us.

This became the vision and mandate of our “Face2Face” seminar.  Listening to people speaking about how they experience their intimacy with God the Father; with Jesus the King, Bridegroom, Saviour and Son of God; as well as with the Holy Spirit, became a precious experience.  Fascinating testimonies came from the activities.  Here are some examples:  We filled a big bottle with scriptures and sent it off to sea.  Somewhere there is someone who has a divine appointment with a message from God in a bottle!  One young man wrote a song, another spoke about how God showed him he is a lump of clay in Father’s hands, one lady made a heart and “filled” the heart with scripture God gave her, another brought herself as an instrument of worship and warfare and a living sacrifice to him.  He is so faithful when we draw near to Him no matter in what way – He draws near to us.  He draws us unto Himself.  We give Father all the glory and honour for a wonderful times in His presence!

Our relationship dynamics:  In this part of the seminar we attempt to explore and learn how our grace gifts influence the way we communicate, think about love and reconciliation and how we attempt to build healthy relationships with each other.

Below you can have a look at the seminar program.


Friday evening

18h30Introduction: The foundation of intimacy with a triune God
20h00Tea time
20h30Belonging, worth and competency

Saturday morning

09h00Intimacy and the role of our grace gifts
10h30Tea time
11h00Intimacy and the role of our grace gifts continued

Saturday afternoon

14h00Relationship dynamics in the body of Christ: The role of grace gifts in communication and conflict
15h30Tea time
16h00God’s model for reconciliation: The prodigal son
19h00Worship and grace gifts

Sunday morning

09h00Warfare and grace gifts
11h00Tea time
12h00Testimony time and feedback
13h30Go be face2face!