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    the story of church reshaping

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  • Push-through-the-pain-coverPush through the Pain - Early reflections on a narrative/ethnographic contextual model for the research of congregations in conversation with a missional vision for the church - Frederick Marais & Pat Taylor Ellison (ePub en Mobi)

  • Seisoen-van-die-siel-voorbladSeisoene van die Siel - “SEISOENE VAN DIE SIEL” wil duidelik maak dat sekere “geloofsgewoontes”, op bepaalde tye in ons lewe, op ‘n natuurlike manier ruimte skep vir die Heilige Gees om organiese geestelike groei in ons te bewerkstellig - (ePub en Mobi).

  • COMMUNITAS-EBOOK-6x8-COENIE-EN-ANDRIESEen van die groot hartseerstories van die kerk gaan oor wat keer op keer weer met die sakramente gebeur het. Die Doop en die Nagmaal is deur die Here in sy genade aan ons gegee om ons geloof en ons eenheid te versterk – om ons nader aan Hom en nader aan mekaar te bring. Maar deur die eeue het dit dikwels weer gebeur dat stryery oor hierdie twee wonderlike gawes gelei het tot verdeeldheid en skeuring in die kerk. Die Bose het dit weer en weer in die geskiedenis van die kerk reggekry om juis die twee sakramente te gebruik om Christene te verdeel.

    Eerste twee hoofstukke van beplande boek oor die DOOP

    Coenie Burger en Andries Cilliers

  • COMMUNITAS-EBOOK-6x8-PIETER-VAN-NIEKERKThis paper consists of three sections. Firstly, a transcribed section of FW de Klerk’s opening address to parliament, on 2 February 1990. Secondly, a transcribed presentation of my interview with Dr. Beyers Naudé in his study room on 3 February 1990. Lastly, I focused on his Reformed background and prophetic witness against injustice.

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Winter School presentations /Winterskool aanbiedings

Written by Wilma le Roux on . Posted in Ekklesia, Konferensies

 Winterskool 2017

Lesings en uitdeelstukke

Winter School 2017

Papers & Presentations

 

Here are the links to a few of the papers presented at the Winter School:

Spirituality and Transforming Worship – Dr Bruce Theron

Spirituality and Transforming Worship? Individual and collective experiences of Jesus’ presence (and absence) in John’s Gospel –  Elna Mouton

The handout for Prof Elna Mouton’s session: Handout_Elna Mouton

Gender, Church, Society and Us: From deformation to affirmation  and reformation  – Olojede Funlola

We the people of South Africa. . . Adopt this Constitution so as to . . . Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person –  Judge Majiedt

Ministry that informs and Transforms – Dr JFMarais

Breaking the leadership mould in South Africa – Magda Fourie-Malherbe

Rev Dr Leon Klein did not have notes or a paper on his session “Developing a pastoral care system in congregations” but his book, Centres of Healing, on which his presentation was based can be ordered directly from them. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

Hoe om weer heel te word

Written by Wilma le Roux on . Posted in Kursusse, VBO

Egskeidingsherstel Fasiliteerdersopleiding

Die uitdaging om mense wat deur die krisis van ‘n egskeiding werk, by te staan, is ‘n missionale geleentheid om genade en vergifnis prakties te maak. Dis ‘n pastorale bediening wat met baie geduld en begrip deel raak van seerkry-verhale om Goddelike genesing en herstel te vestig.

Die Opleidingskursus vir Fasiliteerders fokus op die volgende:

  • Oorsig oor een van die moontlike prosesse vir emosionele genesing na ‘n egskeiding
  • Praktiese riglyne vir die vestiging van ‘n Egskeidingsherstelgroep in jou gemeente
  • Saam dink oor die teologie van die huwelik en egskeiding

Die opleidingsgeleentheid is gefokus op predikante en ander gemeenteleiers wat verantwoordelik is vir die bediening aan voorheen-getroude persone in hulle gemeentes.

Die kursusgids wat aan deelnemers beskikbaar gestel word, vorm die basis van die fasiliteerdersopleiding. Die gedagte is dat die fasiliteerders die kursusgids dan weer by hulle gemeentes dupliseer as hulle die kursus aanbied.

Die fasiliteerdersgids gaan uiteindelik bestaan uit die powerpoints wat deurgewerk word wanneer die deelnemers die fasiliteerdersopleiding doen.

Waar: Communitas

Wanneer: 25-27 Julie

Aanbieder: Guillaume Smit

Skryf in voor of op 14 Julie

Kliek hier vir ‘n inskrywingsvorm: 12 – Egskeidingsherstel Opleiding

Kix Koester Kinders – derde kwartaal

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Dis winter!

Ons is in die tweede helfte van die jaar!! Dis winter, dis koud. Dit word gou donker en ons hoop dit sal baie reën. Dit beteken gewoonlik dat Kix-byeenkomste swakker bygewoon word. Die skryfbehoefte-mini projek is ‘n wonderlike manier om Kix-kinders te motiveer om te kom ÉN om ‘n verskil te maak. Sending is tog die hartklop van Kix! En dit is boonop in die winter dat mense in nood die swaarste kry…

Teen hierdie tyd weet jou groep al dat die Kix-projek van die jaar Kix Koester Kinders genoem word en dat ons geld insamel vir skryfbehoeftes vir die behoeftige crèches in Malawi. Julle kan egter ook bykomend ‘n plaaslike organisasie wat fokus op vroeë kinderontwikkeling, ondersteun. Op hierdie manier kry die Kix-kinders eerstehandse blootstelling aan die nood in julle eie omgewing.

Hoe vind ons ‘n plaaslike projek?

  • Dink aan al die plekke in jul dorp of omgewing wat met babas of kleuters werk (sien die “infographic” vir idees).
  • Kies ‘n paar plekke en lê besoek af om inligting in te win (een of twee leiers kan gaan).
  • Kies daarna een plek waar jul as Kix-groep ‘n praktiese verskil kan maak deur bv. iets in te samel (soos doeke, klere, speelgoed of blikkieskos) of iets te maak (soos kaartjies, prente, ‘n banier of koekies).
  • Beplan ‘n besoek om ‘n oorhandiging te maak en so die Kix-kinders aan die gemeenskap bekend te stel.
  • Neem foto’s en stuur dit na jeug@sun.co.za. Ons plaas dit graag in die Kix.Kom.
  • Hou vol om deurgaans die inligting oor Malawi te deel en daarvoor geld in te samel.

Mag Jesus jul harte warm hou hierdie wintertyd!

Reforming the Church, Society and Ourselves

Written by Wilma le Roux on . Posted in Ekklesia, Konferensies, VBO

 Winterskool

2017

Winter School

 

The Winter School of 2017, hosted by the Faculty of Theology of the Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with Communitas, Ekklesia and the Beyers Naudé Centre has come to an end.

The 3 main themes and key note speakers were:

  • Reforming Society: Judge Steven Majiedt, Supreme Court of Appeal
  • Reforming the Church: Dr Ishmael Noko, President of the Inter-faith Action for Peace in Africa
  • Reforming Ourselves: Dr Magaret Blackie, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch University

The photo’s, quotes and video clips here and the larger ones on YouTube (see links below) will tell you the story…

Scroll way down to below to see the group photos of each day’s presenters!

Klankopnames Missionale Konferensie

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Ons was bevoorreg dat die sprekers wat tydens die Missionale Konferensie van 15-16 Mei opgetree het, se toesprake tog opgeneem kon word, en as klank-opnames (‘pod-casts’) van dropbox afgelaai kan word. 

Ons plak graag weer die skakels na die powerpoint-aanbiedings hier:

Ecclesiology in the New Testament – Prof Marius Nel : NT Ecclesiology – Marius Nel

Response from a 21st century unban context – Rev Ralph Afghan: A Missional Re-imagining of the Church – 21st Century – R Afghan

Luther – Rev Felix Meylahn: PP for Luther’s Ecclesiology – Meylahn

Ecclesiology in the Reformation  – Dr Coenie Burger: Missional Ecclesiology_Coenie Burger

Calvin – Prof Robert Vosloo: A Church that looks in the mirror – RR Vosloo

‘Why be church differently?’‘Being church differently: what can and can’t we change?’ and  ‘Handing the church over’ – Dr Michael Moynach: South Africa 2017. Three Lectures – M Moynach

Ecclesial Re-imagination of the missionary movement in Africa? – Prof Klippies Kritzinger: Reimagining mission – Klippies Kritzinger

A Missional Re-imagination of the Church Order – Prof Nelus Niemandt: Kerkorde en missionale kerk Nelus Niemandt

Winterskool 2017

Written by Wilma le Roux on . Posted in Conferences, Ekklesia, Konferensies

 Hervorming van die Kerk,

Samelewing

en Mense

 

Die Winterskool wat jaarliks deur die Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit Stellenbosch, aangebied word, vind vanjaar van Dinsdag 13 Junie tot Donderdag 15 Junie plaas en handel oor die tema Hervorming van die Kerk, Samelewing en Mense.

In die lig van die 500-jarige viering van die Hervorming sal die Winterskool van 2017 kyk na die behoefte aan ‘n deurlopende hervorming van die kerk, samelewing en mense. Die fokus sal wees op wat ons van die Hervorming kan leer, maar ook op besprekings van hoe ons kan voortgaan om nuwe maniere te soek om kerk te wees in ‘n vinnig veranderende samelewing.

Die hoofsprekers is:

  • Dr Ishmael Noko, president van die Inter-geloofsaksie vir Vrede in Afrika,
  • Regter Steven Majiedt, regter van die Hooggeregshof van Appèl en
  • Dr Margaret Blackie, dosent aan die Departement Chemie en Polimeerwetenskap, Universiteit Stellenbosch.

Die hoofsessies sal aangevul word met ‘n wye reeks verwante parallelle sessies.

Let asseblief daarop dat, as gevolg van die ekumeniese aard van die konferensie, Engels die hooftaal van aanbieding sal wees.

Die Winterskool vind plaas by die Fakulteit Teologie, Dorpstraat 171, Stellenbosch.

Die koste beloop R350 vir die volle kursus.

Kliek hier vir die inskrywingsvorm:  WinterSchoolRegistrationForm2017

en hier vir die program:  WinterSchool 2017Winterskool

Die sluitingsdatum vir registrasie is Vrydag 2 Junie 2017.

Navrae:

Helette van der Westhuizen, tel: 021 808 9560; e-pos: hvdwest@sun.ac.za

Divine Robertson, tel: 021 808 2827; e-pos: dr@sun.ac.za

Wilma le Roux, tel: 021 808 3624; e-pos: wler@sun.ac.za

Marita Snyman, tel: 021 808 2538; e-pos: maritasnyman@sun.ac.za

Staatskaping : Verklaring van die SARK

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Gemeentes kan gerus hierdie belangwekkende verklaring van die SARK deel op hulle gemeenteblaaie of ‘n kopie daarvan beskikbaar maak vir gemeentelede om te lees.

Dit is uiters noodsaaklik dat gemeentes ingelig word tov die stem van die ekumeniese kerk oor staatskaping in ons land.

 

State of Capture: Much More Than Corruption

“Our experience had made us acutely aware of the possible dangers of a government that is neither
transparent nor accountable. To this end our Constitution contains several mechanisms to ensure
that government will not be part of the problem” – Nelson Mandela, 1996 –

 

The Power Elite Anchored at the Top

• “If it were up to me and I made the rules, I would ask for six months as a dictator. You would
see wonders, South Africa would be straight. That’s why if you give me six months, and allow Zuma
to be a dictator, you would be amazed. Absolutely. Everything would be straight. Right now to make
a decision you need to consult. You need a resolution, decision, collective petition, Yoh! It’s a
lot of work.”
– President Zuma, July 2016.

7 Ways The President’s Power-Elite Undermines the State

1. Securing control over state wealth, through the capture of state- owned companies by
chronically weakening their governance and operational structures.
2. Securing control over the public service by weeding out skilled professionals.
3. Securing access to rent-seeking opportunities by shaking down regulations to their advantage,
and to the disadvantage of South Africans.
4. Securing control over the country’s fiscal sovereignty.
5. Securing control over strategic procurement opportunities by intentionally weakening key
technical institutions and formal executive processes.
6. Securing a loyal intelligence and security apparatus.
7. Securing parallel governance and decision-making structures that undermine the executive.

Die Verklaring sluit af met die volgende:

#7 of 7: Undermining of Collective Political Institutions in the Executive

There appears to be concerted efforts underway that undermine collective political institutions in
the Executive, including Cabinet. It appears that critical decisions are delegated to handpicked
groups, masked as Inter-Ministerial Committees, that are able to function in an unaccountable
manner. Recent examples include:
• The IMC on Banks (purportedly set up to investigate the regulations and legislation that govern
them, but strangely chaired by Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and set up after the Bank’s closed
the Gupta bank accounts);
• The IMC on Communication, unusually chaired by the President;
• The National Nuclear Energy Co-ordination Committee (NNEECC), as already
stated above, and chaired by President Zuma.
The nature of IMC’s is that in and of themselves they lack transparency, in that they do not report
to Parliament (which individual members of Cabinet are required to do) and they are not formulated
in legislation (as is the case of formal Cabinet Structures).
In essence, we must ask the question whether Cabinet is still able to function as a
forum for honest deliberation on matters of public policy.

Om die hele dokument af te laai, kliek hier: Final MEDIA SACC presentation