ACT WON

Creatively Communicating Christ

ACT WON became a full-time Christian creative arts ministry in 2002. The goal is to creatively communicate Christ. ACT WON does so by bringing God’s Word to a wide variety of people, both Christians and not-yet-Christians, within the church and the community – locally, nationally and internationally (from Europe to the Far East).

Teamwork

ACT WON consists of a husband-and-wife team, Tracy and Eugéne Rens, who are the full-time workers in this ministry. They rely solely on donations for salaries and general running costs of ACT WON.

Tracy and Eugéne script-write, choreograph, produce and direct all ACT WON productions. Their material is fresh and creative, using theatre performances and various media platforms that make it relevant to a wide variety of ages.

ACT WON intentionally looks for ways to encourage fellow Christ-followers. They purposefully and prayerfully walk roads (literally and figuratively) with people locally, nationally and internationally.

ACT WON approaches ministry from a dynamic and unique perspective.

What the ACT WON team has to say about this ministry: “It’s not about us – we want to make Jesus famous!”

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ACT WON ADVISORY BOARD: The A-Team

Proverbs 24:6

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CAROLINE POWELL

Qualifications: Bachelor of Theology (Cornerstone Christian College); Honours and Masters in Practical Theology with the Centre for Faith and Community (University of Pretoria)
Organisation: The Warehouse Trust

Biography: Caroline Powell

I have been a proud member of the Act Won advisory board for many years. My connection with Tracy and Eugéne goes back to our teen years at youth group where I was a grateful recipient of their calling to creatively communicate Christ! These days I can be found living in Wynberg, Cape Town working with The Warehouse Trust (www.warehouse.org.za) where I walk out my calling to serve churches as they seek the peace and justice of God in the world through responding to inequality, poverty and injustice. I love teaching, training, walking alongside church leaders and young leaders in churches, doing research and facilitating brave conversations and processes towards transformation through our faith. I am also an associate academic researcher with the Centre of Faith and Community at the University of Pretoria. I love my work…but I am happiest when I am connecting deeply and laughing loudly with friends and family and can often be found plunging my body into the icy waters of the Atlantic or trying to get fit in any of the beautiful walks in the Cape. 

KHWEZI BENGANI

Qualifications: Higher Certificate in Theology (SATS); currently completing BSC in Psychological Counselling (UNISA).
Organisation and role: Deacon in training (Anglican Church of Southern Africa) and God willing will be ordained as a priest in the near future. She serves at St Anne’s Anglican Church in Equestria (diocese of Pretoria).

Biography: Khwezi Bengani

Khwezi is a humble woman of God and a prayer warrior. She has been in ministry since 2012. She is originally from Kwa Nongoma in northern Kwa Zulu Natal. She has always enjoyed being involved in full time parish ministry and has made a great contribution in the churches she has ministered in. Before she got married she led a church in Tembisa around Gauteng. Her main areas of strength and interests are in teaching children, pastoral care and counselling. Khwezi enjoys working behind the scenes and with people by helping them to deal with different issues that affect them. She plays a very significant and important role as a mother of two young children and ministers in partnership with her husband, Thabang. While serving at Christ Church Cathedral in Polokwane she assisted in building up a strong Children’s ministry that provided relevant programmes to children across all age groups. She succeeded in empowering others to run with the programme which contributed to church growth and discipleship.

PATRICK KUWANA

Qualifications: Management Advancement Program (MAP) – Wits Business School
Organisation and role: Founder and CEO of Crossover Transformation Group and C3 Capital

Biography: Patrick Kuwana

Patrick Kuwana is the founder of Crossover Transformation, an organisation that assists businesses in unlocking and releasing their full God-given destinies and potential, through the implementation of strategies gained from hearing the voice of God and biblical based principles and wisdom. He is also the founder and CEO of C3 Capital, a Kingdom based redemptive investment business that is focused on shifting the flow of global financial resources into redemptive based business ventures and projects as part of God’s plan to transfer resources and wealth into the Kingdom.

Prior to setting up Crossover Transformation in 2011 and C3 Capital in 2019, Patrick worked as an executive in several multinational IT firms including Hewlett Packard, Oracle Corporation and Computer Sciences Corporation. He also founded several businesses in the sports and technology spheres that he exited out of in 2010 when he felt God calling him to leave all that he had achieved using the ‘Babylonian ways of business based on greed, pride and selfishness’ and to crossover to the ‘Kingdom ways of business based on generosity, humility and dying to self.’

TANIA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law
Organisation and role: Pinelands North Primary School, Business Manager

Biography: Tania Jansen van Rensburg

I am so mindful of the privilege we have to be journeying with God where He has placed us. God has me in the education sector for the last 14 years. I serve him in my day job as a business manager at a primary school and on the SGB at both my place of work and my daughter (Shannon’s) high school. I believe that He has placed me on both these bodies to bring honour to Him. The school environment is incredibly complex and our young people are under tremendous pressure. This is an area where prayer and intercession is so much needed. In my non-working life, I am the mom of 3 (25, 22 and 15) and the wife of a real blessing called Pierre. I attend Pinelands Baptist Church and serve as Gr 6-7 Sunday school teacher. I thank God for this opportunity.

THABANG BENGANI

Qualifications: Basic military and junior leader training; combat Electronics Weapon Fitter (SANDF); Bachelor of Theology (SATS); Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (MANCOSA); currently completing Masters in Theology (SATS).
Organisation and role: Ordained Priest (Anglican Church of Southern Africa) and serves within the diocese of Pretoria as the resident Chaplain at St Albans College. His role is to provide a holistic, spiritual and pastoral care as well as mentoring boys and staff. He teaches Life Orientation and also serves on the Headmaster’s Executive committee.

Biography: Thabang Bengani

Thabang grew up in Polokwane in Limpopo province and has over the years lived in many provinces across South Africa. He has learnt to speak a variety of languages from within the 11 official South African languages making it easy to communicate and connect with people on many levels. Thabang is passionate about youth and children’s ministry and always strives to create a platform for young people to express themselves and to be ministered to holistically. He also loves equipping and releasing people for ministry, especially young people, and discipling them to become committed Christians in the times they live in. Discipleship is at the core of Thabang’s ministry. His ministry is very closely linked with Khwezi (his wife) especially when it comes to children’s ministry. Thabang also enjoys rugby very much and coaches rugby at St Albans College. When not working Thabang enjoys spending some quality time with his family. The joy of seeing people smile because of his contribution, and the fact that he can make a difference, inspires Thabang to get out of bed every morning.

JOYCE MEADE

QUALIFICATIONS
BA in Music Education with minor in dance (Sienna Heights College, Adrian, Michigan, USA)

ORGANISATION & ROLE
I am currently serving in Washington DC at David’s Tent on National Mall and at the American Centre for Prayer and Revival located across the street from Supreme Court. Both are 24/7 prayer and worship ministries staffed by YWAM DC of which I am a part. I also sit on the leadership circle and am responsible for hospitality for those coming to serve at the tent and pastoral care of current staff members.

Biography: Joyce Meade

From a young age, violin, ballet, drama and gymnastics were a major focus in my life.  I was always encouraged to explore and seek out adventure, but with a close tie to the arts. It took ten years and five universities to gain my degree in Music Education – a degree in perseverance. During that time I had three children and now am grandmother to seven. I taught orchestra and band in public and Christian schools.

When my children were all in college the adventure began when I felt God nudging me to quit my job as manager of a Retirement Community and do something else – I didn’t know what.  Gradually it became clear that He was calling me to missions. I joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in 2001 and life with our amazing God has never been. I have served as the Assistant Dean of College of Arts and Sports University of Nations, YWAM and Co-Founder & teacher of YWAM Symphony of Nations among many other God-adventures.

In my 21 years in YWAM I’ve travelled to thirty nations teaching and organizing schools to train young missionaries to use the arts in communicating the Gospel. My passion is using my violin as an instrument of prayer and prophecy.