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We believe:

  • In one God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, who is infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • That the Scriptures – both Old and New Testament are the inspired and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks.
  • That the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and His bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness and salvation for all who believe, and only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit, are true members of the Church, and will spend eternity with Christ.
  • That the Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ; that He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers; and that He comforts, guides, convicts and enables believers to live in ways that honour God.

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The ACCinSA was formed in 1993 on the model of and informally associating with the American Association of Christian Counsellors. Dr Mervin van der Spuy was Chairperson until he emigrated to Canada. As Vice-Chairperson, Dr Carina le Roux took over from him in 2002 and The El Shaddai Institute of Christian Growth and Healing administrated the ACCinSA.

From 2014 Prof Nicolene Joubert will be the President and Dr Carina le Roux the Vice-President. The President is assisted by a Management Board consisting of: Dr Carina le Roux; Revs Wynand & Barbara Louw; Mrs Kathy Meissner; Mrs Riana de Wit and a Board of Reference consisting of: Mrs Celeste Adams; Dr Stanley Arumugam; Mr Chris Breedt; Mrs Mercia Keetch; Dr Eugene Kemp; Prof George Lotter; Dr Richard Nichol; Dr George Roux; Miss Hanli van der Westhuizen; Dr Anthony van Tonder and Mrs Bernadette Wittstock.

From 2014 The Institute of Christian Psychology administrates the ACCinSA.

Isaiah 46:4 God's strength and protection

Even to your old age, I shall be the same, And even to your graying years I shall bear you! I have done it, and I shall carry you; And I shall bear you, and I shall deliver you.

2 Corinthians 4:16 Inner Strength

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

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