About the author - Steven Loots
Rev. S S (Steven) Loots is the founder and President of Harvesters Ministries (HM) (1998); Harvest Aid (HA) (2002); Bibles for Believers (B4B) (2005); The Harvesters Bible School (HBS) (2008).
Steven's first book is titled "Personal Missionary Partnerships”, several books have followed.
Steven developed the "Harvesters Hub Church Planting Model” © that is now widely used for strategic saturation church planting. Harvesters Ministries has planted over 40,000 new churches since 2000.
Steven (Fanie) is married to Hannalie, and they have two grown sons.
Steven completed his schooling at Jeppe High School for Boys where he was Head Student. He then went on to study at the Rand Afrikaans University (Now the University of Johannesburg) where he completed a (BA) and then a BA (Hons) degree. These studies where followed up by his Seminary training. After seven years of study he completed his National Service as a Chaplain in the Infantry. He was called to a local church as the senior pastor and served there for almost nine years.
After several years of church ministry, Steven felt the call to Missions. He worked with several large ministries, including Missions Without Borders, Every Home for Christ and International Campaigns, gaining experience in evangelism and church planting. He saw the need to move quickly into ripe harvest fields as doors open to the Gospel.
HM was founded by Steven in 1998 and is currently represented in the USA, UK and South Africa,with projects globally. see www.harvestersministries.com
Harvesters has developed several highly effective models for church to church evangelism; discipleship; short term outreaches and for church planting - drawing on the experience of others and adapting it to the situation in Africa.
Harvest Aid was established in 2002 in response to the famine in Southern Africa and has several projects which aid Christian leaders and children. Read more on www.harvestaid.org
Bibles for Believers was founded in 2005 to meet the great need for the Word of God among born again believers. More on www.biblesforbelievers.org
The Harvesters Bible School trains pastors for each of the churches planted by HIM within walking distance from their village churches. Currently over 20,000 students are enrolled.
Steven has preached in many countries in Europe, the former East Block, China, Africa the USA and Central America. He has spoken at conferences and is a sought after Missions motivator.
About the books
Fishers of Men: 90 Devotions to help you rediscover your purpose
These devotions will help you get a clearer picture of what it means to live with eternity in mind. We live in a world where so many are preaching a message aimed at scratching itchy ears and promising an easy life. We desperately need a clear message of what it means to live a godly life, to live a life that matters and to impact the world around us. Is God calling you to something more?
Obedience comes at a price. This book will help you discover what Jesus intended for His followers and help you become a fisher of men.
Transformational Discipleship: Fifteen Life Changing Disciplines of a Disciple of Jesus
Every Christian needs to experience transformation. This book starts you off on the right track. It deals with salvation and discipleship and the need for discipline in our spiritual walk with God. The spiritual disciplines do not bring about transformation, but they put us in a place where we can be transformed by the Lord. These disciplines need to be learnt, practiced and taught.
The Disciplines discussed include: Discovering who the Master is, Abiding in Christ, Prayer, Witnessing, Disciple Making, Studying the Word, Practicing the Presence of God, Worship, Stewardship, Servanthood, Renewal of the Mind, Fasting, Forgiveness, Love and Obedience.
Jesus never intended that some would be mere believers or converts and others would be disciples. He simply said: “Follow me”. Being a disciple, a follower of Jesus and making other people his disciples too is the fulfi lling of the Great Commission. This is not an event; it is an exciting, life changing journey.
This book is for everyone longing for more; for new Christians and those who have known the Lord a lifetime.
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