Dr. Derek Morphew maintains that we are currently living through a major development in theology – what he calls ‘The Kingdom Reformation.’ Whilst pastors and leaders are inspired by more recent developments, many still have questions (as well as struggles) around some of the more popular expressions. Often in the more demonstrable areas of ministry – such as praying for healing, evangelism, or even worship.
How do we embrace the tensions of the Kingdom: On the one hand desiring more of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, whilst on the other being consistent with responsible theology? In these sessions Derek will draw from his latest book ‘Demonstrating the Kingdom’, as well as share from his vast experience within the local church.
Derek Morphew and his wife Karin live in Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained his education at Michaelhouse, Balgowan (Matric and Post Matric A Levels), Rhodes University (BA with majors in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology) and the University of Cape Town (PhD in the field of New Testament Studies). His career has moved through four phases; first as a pastor and church planter, second as a pastor/mentor to pastors, third focusing on theological training and education in the Vineyard association of churches (Director of Vineyard Bible Institute from 1998 to 2009, Academic Dean of Vineyard Institute from 2013 to 2018), and fourth, working as a theological consultant to international Vineyard leaders.
He has been a regular conference and seminar speaker for decades, speaking and teaching in more than twenty countries.
He has published 14 books, which are all available on Amazon.com. He is currently working on a project to extend his publications, which all focus on the theology of the kingdom of God.