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Fase 2 van die Pelgrimstog van Hoop begin

Written by Wilma le Roux on . Posted in Communitas Inligting, Dienste-Communitas, Foto's, Nuus, Personeel, Predikante begeleiding

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Pelgrimstog word uitgebrei

Al hoe meer mense het die behoefte om ‘n pelgrimsroete te stap – ‘n geestelike dissipline wat reeds eeue beoefen word. So ‘n staptog help jou om ‘n geestelike dimensie op die staptog te herwin – enersyds deur die eensaamheid op die pad, maar andersyds ook deur die gemeenskap van jou medepelgrims en gashere langs die pad.

Omdat almal nie die finansiële vermoë het om die bekende Camino de Santiago of ander bekende Christelike roetes in die buiteland te gaan stap nie, is die Overberg Pelgrimstog van Hoop ontwikkel om verby kerke en ander plekke van geestelike en kulturele belang te loop. En so word die pelgrim geïnspireer deur die verhale van die gemeenskappe waardeur hy stap.

Hierdie week, op Maandag 20 Junie, het Frederick Marais en Adrienne Bester, die baanbrekers van die Eerste been asook die samestellers van die gids van die Overberg Pelgrimstog van Hoop, met nog ‘n been van die pelgrimstog begin deur prakties te “ontdek” hoe om dit vir pelgrims moontlik te maak om van Stellenbosch na Genadendal te stap. Peet, Adrienne se man, asook Neels Jackson stap saam, en Louise, Neels se vrou, is die ondersteuningspersoon wat met hulle per motor vergesel.

Hier onder is ‘n fotobeeld van die stap, met kommentaar soos die stappers dit op Facebook en Twitter post – ons sal dit daagliks aanvul tot die staptog voltooi is.

Winterskool 2016 laat ons dink …

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

 Winterskool 2016

 Tuiste of nie?

 Hospitality

Die afgelope Wintereskool by die Fakulteit Teologie op Stellenbosch is bygewoon deur ongeveer 225 persone uit meer as 20 verskillende denominasies en geloofstradisies. Daar is gepraat, geluister, geleer en gekuier rondom die tema van ‘n Tuiste vir almal – die toekoms van die Christendom en ons jeug in Afrika.

Hier onder is ‘n paar fotos en indrukke van enkele konferensiegangers,  asook ‘n samevatting oor die 3 dae wat gemaak is deur Danie O’Kennedy.

#WinterSchool16 @theologystel is starting today. Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising – asking the questions ‘Is South Africa a home for us all?’ ‘How can we help to make SA a home for us all?’ Prof Bosman, Dr Theron, Ms Wiid, Re Geja in this picture. — with Dewald HoffmannBruce Theron and Hendrik Bosman at Faculty of Theology.  Prof Bosman
 Rev Geja  Rev Nkosinathi Geja leading the morning devotion on the prodigal children and the welcoming parent. Is the Church’s body language one that is open to the world in love? Looking towards the world, running to embrace, opening a home of blessing for all. The Church should not be inward looking, it should not be stationary, it should not be exclusive, but a welcoming place for all! — at Faculty of Theology.
Rev Esmé Bowers is the opening keynote speaker @TheologyStel #Winterschool16 , sharing her inspiring and challenging story of being faithful to the whole Gospel, for the whole world, through the whole Church. As a pastor, activist, mother, community leader and disciple she invited the conference members to discover their calling, to live with faithfulness and courage in the current time. Deeply challenging and very inspiring. In the last 40 years she has been part of many significant movements and challenges in the Church and society. Simple acts of courage and faithfulness, and even a willingness to ‘swim against the tide’ have achieved much for the common good! — at Faculty of Theology.  Esme Bowers 2
 Esme Bowers  

Rev Esmé Bowers Winter School – The church needs to have a heart for all!

 Two young activists @qina_qina and @eksjaco helping us to understand and reflect upon current student and youth movements of justice and transformation. ‪#‎winterschool16  Qina
 Pieter Grove  Rev Pieter Grove speaking on 1976 then and now. He was jailed as a high school pupil in 1976 for activities related to student activism. We are thinking about the issues then, and the issues now. So much has changed, but very little is different! We still struggle with race, economics, class, gender, exclusion and distrust. His reflection helps me to gain some insight into the politics of impatience and the politics of identity among students today. We have much work to do to engage the ongoing injustice that still exists with unequal education – what has changed 40 years on? — with Pieter Grove at Faculty of Theology.
 Lovelyn Nwadeyi speaks at the Winter School and challenges the church as having a too ritualistic religion and for commodifying salvation. This while the church is silent on socioeconomic and sociopolitical matters. Engage young people and question prevailing traditional orthodox beliefs. Micah – what does the Lord require of us?  Lovelyn Nwadeyi
 Lovelyn Nwayedi speaks  #winterschool Lovelyn Nwadeyi “church cannot continue as usual in unusual times”
 Prof Brian O’Connel “Industrial output, pollution and population are up, while resources and food are diminishing. The church on its own cannot succeed. A deep cultural change for sustainability is needed. Our culture is not energetic and inquisitive enough. This calls for greater creativity in a changing environment.” Wow!  Prof Brian O Connel

Danie deel sy indrukke as volg:

Die eerste is dat ons verskeie versillende stemme gehoor het in die 3 dae. Sommiges het ons ongemaklik laat voel, sommiges het ons getroos en ander het ons geïnspireer. Een van die belangrikste dinge in enige huis is dat ons moet tyd maak om na mekaar te luister. Danie sê dat hy bevoorreg was om rond te stap en by baie van die sessies wat aangebied is, in te loer. Daarom kan hy ‘n paar indrukke met ons deel.

Spiritual Intelligence

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SHIFT HAPPENS 2016

André Kilian het Brian Draper ontmoet kort nadat hy sy boek “Spiritual Intelligence, a new way of being” in 2011 gelees het. Hy skryf in our story : We had a soulful 2 hour conversation, sharing and connecting.  After that we regularly shared ideas via skype and I visited him again in 2014. The dream of hosting events together in South Africa was born.  We stumbled upon conversations about soulfulness and soulful living, shift that sometimes “just happens” in the moment, personal transformation and authenticity and how this is applied in organisations and in life.

André skryf verder: I really believe that the SHIFT HAPPENS 2016 week of events can aid conscious leadership and living. I am so grateful for the journey that started with a drop of water on that summer day in 2010 and hope that SHIFT HAPPENS 2016 will be an experience with Brian that will spark a unique journey in South Africa.

It is my hope that this journey will inspire, create networks and transform individuals and organisations by seizing meaningful moments together!

 

Ons bring dus graag die programme van Brian Draper oor Spiritual Intelligence wat olv André Kilian in September 2016 plaasvind onder jou aandag.

LW: Dag 2 wat spesifiek gemik is op predikante en pastors dra 4 VBO-punte, en die Retreat van dag 5 dra 6 VBO-punte.

 

1:            19 SEPTEMBER – Organisations

R1250 per person or R9000 per table for 8. Explore the impact of conscious and integrated leadership in the transformation of organisations.

2:            20 SEPTEMBER – Psychologists, coaches, psychiatrists, pastors & counsellors

R850 per person. Personal shift – explore the integration of spirituality into professional practice.

3:            21 SEPTEMBER – CEO’s & MD’s & Business owners

R3500 per person. Explore what soulful leadership looks like in your organisation.

4:            22 SEPTEMBER – Business community & Academia

Free entry. University of Stellenbosch Business School will host Brian Draper at their “Leader’s Angle” talk series.

5:            23 SEPTEMBER – Day Retreat. Open for all

R450 per person. A day retreat with Brian on Spiritual Intelligence and contemplative spirituality.

 

Vir meer inligting, gaan na http://shifthappens.org.za/events/   en kliek op die spesifieke event om meer daaroor te lees asook om in te skryf; of kliek op die video om meer te sien

Vir verdere navrae, kontak:  AndréKilian

 

 

 

A home for us all – the future of Christianity and our youth in Africa

Written by Wilma le Roux on . Posted in Kursusse

Winterskool 2016

Winterskool 2016

 

Die Winterskool wat jaarliks deur die Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit Stellenbosch, in samewerking met Communitas en Ekklesia aangebied word, vind vanjaar plaas van Dinsdag 31 Mei tot Donderdag 2 Junie 2016.

Die tema: A home for us all – the future of Christianity and our youth in Africa is baie aktueel vir die tyd waarin ons nou lewe.
 Ons is baie bewus daarvan dat daar tans verskillende groepe is wat ontuis voel in Suid-Afrika of sekere dele van Suid-Afrika. Dit is nie hoe dit hoort nie.
 Ons glo dat Christene in Suid-Afrika kan help om ‘n tuiste vir almal te skep.
 Ons glo dat die Bybelse waardes aan ons riglyne verskaf om ons visie te bereik.
 Ons besef dat die ouer geslag gesukkel het om hierdie visie van ‘n tuiste vir almal uit te leef, maar glo dat die jonger geslag ons daarmee kan help.
In 1976 het baie jong mense met die Soweto-opstande geveg vir ‘n beter onderwysstelsel en ‘n beter Suid-Afrika vir almal.
Veertig jaar later kan ons die volgende vrae vra:
• Is Suid-Afrika ‘n tuiste vir almal?
• Wat is die rol van die kerk om ‘n tuiste vir almal te skep? Sal die kerk ‘n tuiste vir ons kinders en kleinkinders wees?
Die hoofsprekers is
Ds Esmé Bowers, predikant van die Volle Evangelie Kerk en prinsipaal en direkteur van uitreike van “Happy Feet”,
Me Lovelyn Nwadeyi, nagraadse student in Politieke Wetenskap aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch, en
Prof Brian O’Connell, voormalige rektor en visekanselier van die Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland en voormalige hoof van die Wes-Kaapse Departement van Onderwys.

Talle parallelle sessies sal by die tema aansluit.
Vanweë die ekumeniese aard van die konferensie, sal Engels hoofsaaklik die taal van aanbieding wees.
Die Winterskool vind plaas by die Fakulteit Teologie, Dorpstraat 171, Stellenbosch.

Vir die volledige program, kliek hier: Winter School 2016 Home Print VersionDie koste beloop R350 vir die volle kursus; predikante en jeugwerkers kan egter inskryf teen ‘n spesiale subsidiefooi.
Om in te skryf, kliek hier: WinterskoolRegistrasievorm2016
Die sluitingsdatum vir registrasie is Vrydag 20 Mei 2016.

Navrae:
Helette van der Westhuizen, tel: 021 808 9560; e-pos: hvdwest@sun.ac.za
Wilma le Roux, tel: 021 808 3624; e-pos: wler@sun.ac.za

Narratiewe Terapie Werkswinkel

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Elize Morkel psychologist

David Epston, een van die vaders van Narratiewe Terapie, besoek Suid-Afrika in Junie en sal ‘n twee-dag werkswinkel in Somerset-Wes aanbied.

Aangesien soveel dominees oor die jare blootstelling aan Narratiewe terapie gehad het, wil Elize Morkel dit graag dit vir predikante moontlik maak om die geleentheid by te woon.

Predikante kan dus inskryf teen ‘n baie spesiale fooi van slegs R800 vir die hele werkswinkel.

Registreer asb op die gewone manier (registrasievorm op die webwerf soos hier heel onder aangedui), maar dui aan dat jy ‘n predikant is om die spesiale tarrief te betaal.

VBO-punte: 12

Epston David Epston co-founded narrative therapy.  He is known worldwide as a remarkably creative thinker and therapist.  David’s improvisational skills in the art and craft of asking therapeutic questions is unsurpassed and – his therapeutic letter writing abilities are rather mind blowing.

David is the recipient of numerous international therapy awards and honorary doctorates.  He is also the author of several books and articles about narrative therapy. When he isn’t away teaching therapy workshop around the globe, he splits his time between Auckland, New Zealand and his retreat on Waihiki Island (where he gardens and has been known to raise goats).

What is a Good Story?  And why do some stories trump others?

J.M. Coetzee, the South African Nobel Prize laureate for literature (2003) in The Good Story: Exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy (2015) poses this question in his opening lines: “What are the qualities of a good (a plausible, even a compelling) story to live by?” This workshop will take this up, not in literary theory, put in the practice of narrative therapy. Surely Coetzee’s question lies at the heart of narrative therapy. Since this is not an English Lit class, how will we go about this? We will together watch the re-authoring of hopeless stories into dignifying and promising stories that reveal the moral character of its protagonists as they engage with Problems. We will begin watching edits of three meetings with 16 year old Justin and his parents. His prognosis by his medical advisors ‘promises’ him 5 more days to live. Our interest will be- ‘why did the counter-story that saw him ‘save’ his life ‘trump’ the unpromising story that he and his parents had lived according to for almost all his life? We will also ‘watch’ and explore what have come to be called ‘insider witnessing practices’ in which a counter-story is set against the Problem’s story so that the person might ‘see’ themselves differently.  David will do a live demonstration interview to ‘pull all this together’ into a viable practice for attendees to take home with them.

Workshop in Somerset West sponsored by Elize Morkel

Dates:  Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 June 2016

Venue:  DRC Helderberg, Somerset West

Workshop fees:  R2 500   Students: R1 250 (Teas and lunches included)

Special rates for early bird registration before 30 April 2016:  R2200  Students R1 100

Bank details:  E. Morkel; Absa – Somerset West; Account: 2900 560 713; Branch Code: 334 712

To register visit our website at http://elizemorkel.co.za/david-epston-somerset-west/

All activities will be accredited for CPD with HPCSA and SACSSP

 

Communitas se Paasnagmaal

Written by Wilma le Roux on . Posted in Personeel, Personeel-funksies

Goeie Vrydag?

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Nadat Jesus die suur wyn gekry het, het Hy gesê: “Dit is volbring!”

Toe het Hy sy kop vooroor laat sak en die laaste asem uitgeblaas.

Johannes 19:30

Hierdie jaar het Communitas nie hul gebruiklike paasontbyt gehou nie. Mathilda, wat vanjaar vir die reëlings verantwoordelik was, en Gielie het gevoel dat ons ‘n slag iets anders moet doen. Op Donderdag 24 Maart om 11:00 het almal dus in die Kapel bymekaargekom om saam nagmaal te hou.

Ankia du Plooy het die Woord gebring en sy het versoek dat almal in stilte die Kapel sal binnegaan sodat ʼn gewyde atmosfeer geskep kan word. En so het dit werklik gevoel ons toe ons een na die ander in stilte na binne stap en ons plekke inneem. Dit was nie ‘n ongemaklike stilte nie; eerder ‘n gewyde, ‘n afwagtende stilte. Ankia se boodskap het ons diep geraak, en die kruiswoorde en doodblaas van die kerse het ons gehelp om Jesus se lyding en dood op ‘n tasbare manier te beleef en te herdenk.

  • 20160324_110041_resizedOns sit in stille afwagting
  • 20160324_111002_001_resizedJosé sing eers a capella, en dan saam met ons terwyl Adrienne begelei
  • 20160324_111405_resizedAnkia bedien die nagmaal aan Alta, terwyl Gielie die tekens by die kruis gebruik
  • 20160324_111430_resizedFrederick ontvang die brood en die wyn