Remerge Ministries is a ministry collaboration between a number of local churches in the Western Cape. We partner together to do combined youth events, conferencing and to host the Gathering – an annual camp experience for high schoolers – all in order to reach teenagers and young adults with the message of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Since the early 2000’s, a number of youth pastors from local churches had already been working together due to existing friendships and ministry connections, doing occasional combined youth events and training with leaders (mainly through sharing experience with fellow pastors).
At that stage, roughly a dozen churches from different denominations in the Western Cape were attending the BYSA Summer Camp in Kimberley; a large camp event facilitated by the Baptist Youth of South Africa. Half a dozen pastors from the Western Cape, who were part of these camps, felt the stirring of the Holy Spirit to start something local in the Western Cape so that:
- More people from the Western Cape could be part of a local, more financially accessible, gathering and able to sustain growing & ongoing relationships
- Combined events could move away from any single church denomination, becoming more integrated
- A bigger emphasis could be put on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and what Spirit-life looks like in the lives of young people.
At the end of 2012, this ministry partnership was established & formalized under the label Remerge Ministries.