Jane van Deventer
Christian Life Coach and Writer
Hi, I am Jane. Follower of Christ, wife, mother and grandmother, writer and Christian Life Coach.
I am passionate about coaching Christian women to replace their self-limiting beliefs with the truth and become the women God created them to be.
I was born in Withington, greater Manchester in England and emigrated to South Africa with my parents at the age of 4 in 1964.
I have been married to my husband David for 42 years and we have four amazing grown children and one grandchild.
I accepted Jesus as my Saviour in November 1989.
In 1998 I experienced the Lord calling me into child evangelism and I subsequently trained and worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship South Africa for 15 years.
In 2010 the Lord answered a long time prayer of mine to be able to live and work in the UK for a while. I spent the next 10 years commuting between South Africa and the UK, working as a live-in carer to the elderly.
Now I feel the Lord is telling me it's time to start a different type of "caring" ministry - that of caring for my fellow sisters in Christ. For some time now Titus 2: 3-5 has been weighing heavily on my heart, and so I am excited to see where the Lord takes this next season in my life and the lives of the women I hope to reach.
I am looking forward to connecting with all you amazing women out there who truly desire to live a God glorifying life, becoming all you were created to be and achieving all you were created to achieve.
If you have any specific challenges, please feel free to contact me. This will help me to address the needs of my readers more efficiently.
Statement of Faith
I believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the inerrant and infallible Word of God.
I believe there is only one true and living God. The triune God is manifested as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
I believe there is only one God, who created, preserves, and rules over the universe.
I believe Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity and is the eternal Son of God. Conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, Jesus lived a sinless life, perfectly revealing and doing the will of God. I believe Jesus was crucified, died and was buried and rose again on the third day.
I believe that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and is fully divine. He indwells and empowers believers for godly service, for worship, and for witness.
I believe God originally created human beings in His own image, and Adam and Eve were created in perfection. Through Satan’s temptation, they fell from their original perfection into sin. All humans are sinners, fall short of God’s standard of perfection, and are consequently under God’s condemnation. The only remedy for sin is personal salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ, wholly apart from human merit and works.
I believe that salvation involves the redemption of the whole person and is offered as a free gift to all who accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Saviour by repentance and faith alone. Salvation is entirely of God’s grace and cannot be achieved through any human work.
I believe that Jesus Christ is Head of the church, comprised of all true believers in Him. Christians are to associate themselves as members of local churches and to serve Jesus Christ faithfully in carrying out the Great Commission.
I believe that it is the privilege and duty of all believers to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ personally and by all methods in harmony with Holy Scripture.
In accord with biblical prophecy, I believe that God will bring the world to its appropriate end, that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth, that the dead will be raised, and that Christ will judge all humanity in righteousness.
Unbelievers will be consigned to the place of everlasting punishment, while the redeemed in their resurrected and glorified bodies will dwell forever with the Lord in Heaven.
I believe that Christians should be consistent with Scripture in their character and in their conduct. I believe that the Bible is our supreme authority and that it provides the moral and ethical principles for personal conduct.