Joy in God’s love – and in suffering
Defining joy as based in who God is and our faith in Him – in God’s love for us and not our love for him.
How do we reconcile God’s love and our joy in the face of external suffering?
Alexander is married to Gilli and they have two adult children. The Venter’s lived in intentional Christian community for 23 years on “The Field”, south of Johannesburg. Since 2013 they have been pastoring Following Jesus, a Vineyard church in northern Johannesburg. Alexander was ordained to the ministry in 1975 and has planted and pastored churches in Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Soweto. In 1982 he spent 8 months working closely with John Wimber. He travels broadly teaching conferences, leading spiritual retreats, and doing leadership consulting and training.
He has authored four companion books, Doing Church, Doing Reconciliation, Doing Healing, and Doing Spirituality. He has also authored Praying the Psalms Volume One: Learning to Pray.