Reforming the Church, Society and Ourselves

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 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

Missonale Konferensie en boekbekendstelling groot sukses

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 A Missional re-Imagining of the Church

 

 

   Ds Danie Mouton, one of the editors, speaking   during the launch of the new book Cultivating Missional Change
   Hier is die “knewel van ‘n boek”soos Lambert Jacobs in sy resensie na die yslike stuk werk verwys het
   Signed by the three editors
   Ds Danie Mouton and dr Nico Simpson, Head of Publications, Bible Media
   The book, the audience and dr Frederick Marais, one of the editors at the podium
   Part of the 145 participants
   Ds Bernard Malherbe, regs, en dr Pieter van der Walt, PSD Navorsing, gesels met Jan Wentzel Amanda van der Westhuizen van Bybel-Media by die boeketafel
 Dr Michael Moynagh  works for the national Fresh Expressions team in the U.K. and specialises in the theology and methodology of new types of church.
  Dr Moynach speaking on “Handing the Church Over”
   Ds Wynand Marc Breytenbach van Durbanville-Bergsig wat as student altyd gehelp het met die elektronika, was weer ‘n voorslag met die rekenaar en powerpoint-aanbiedings tydens die konferensie
To be continued … we’ll upload as it goes!
 Each of the speaker’s speeches will be uploaded as podcasts in the next days.

To download the powerpoint presentations, click on the link:

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

 

Cultivating missional change

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Boekbekendstelling tydens Missionale Konferensie

Cultivating missional change: The future of missional churches and missional theology

Coenie Burger, Frederick Marais en Danie Mouton (redakteurs)

Uitgegee deur Bybelkor, Wellington 2017

438 bladsye

Hierdie boek word bekendgestel tydens die etensuur op Maandag 16 Mei by die Missionale Konferensie wat plaasvind by die Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, aangebied deur Communitas en Ekklesia.

(Lees meer hier: http://communitas.co.za/taakspanne/vbo/konferensies/missionale-konferensie-2/)

Dié knewel van ’n boek is die resultaat van die internasionale missionale konferensie wat op 19-21 Januarie 2015 in Stellenbosch gehou is. Die konferensie het saamgeval met die jaarlikse byeenkoms van die International Consortium for Congregational Studies (ICCS), wat reeds sedert 2003 bestaan.

As jy net die werk van plaaslike kenners wil lees, bevat die boek al genoeg vir jou, want al die voorste stemme op die gebied van missionale kerkwees in Suid-Afrika kom hier aan die woord. Daar is hoofstukke deur Coenie Burger, Nelus Niemandt, Frederick Marais, Jerry Pillay, Danie Mouton en Marius Nel, met gereelde verwysings na die werk van Malan Nel, Jurgens Hendriks, Ian Nell, Stephan Joubert en Jan Nieder-Heitmann.

As jy egter wel wil kyk hoe lyk die sogenaamde “beste praktyke” in kerke van regoor die wêreld is al die groot name hier. Die groot indoena, Patrick Keifert, ander bekendes uit die VSA soos Darrell Guder en Stanley Green van die Mennoniete, kerkleiers uit die Verenigde Koninkryk soos Graham Cray, Nigel Rooms, Mike Harrison en Stuart Burns, uit Duitsland (Michael Herbst), Denemarke (Mogens Mogensen en Hans Raun Iversen) en Nederland (Stefan Paas). En dan is dit nie stowwerige teologie wat hier uitgepak word nie. ’n Mens word bekendgestel aan ware kerkplanters in ’n uiters sekulêre omgewing soos Stefan Paas uit Amsterdam, en die mense wat voorgevat het met die Fresh Expressions-beweging in Engeland. Daar is verwysings na die ondersteuning wat al drie die onlangse aartsbiskoppe van die Church of England, George Carey, Rowan Williams en Justin Welby, aan die nuwe vorme van kerkwees gegee het.

Daar is ’n paar boublokke in die onlangse soeke na ’n missionale kerkwees wat ook in hierdie boek sterk figureer. Een is die werk van Lesslie Newbegin, dan die magistrale werk van ons eie David Bosch onder die veelseggende titel Transforming mission, die talle rigtinggewende publikasies van Patrick Keifert en die keerpuntwerk getiteld Missional church met Darrell Guder as redakteur, wat vanuit die werk van die Gospel and Our Culture Network (GOCN) voortgekom het.

In hierdie boek word al die raakvlakke aangespreek waaroor mense nog onseker was, soos die rol van die Bybelwetenskappe, ekklesiologie, antropologie, die rol van kerkleiding in geloofsonderskeiding, hoe ’n missionale liturgie sou lyk, hoe die teologiese opleiding daar sou moet uitsien om missionale leiers te vorm, en nog vele meer. Jou gemeente hoef nie te sukkel vir jou om hierdie boek op te neem nie. Neem, lees!

(Resensie deur Lambert Jacobs)

 

Winterskool 2017

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 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

Missionale Konferensie

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Hier volg die inligting van die Konferensie oor Missionale Ekklesiologie wat op Stellenbosch plaasvind gedurende Meimaand:

Embodying the Missio Dei in New Contexts: A Missional Re-imagining of the Church

 

When: 15-16 May 2017

Where: Communitas, Stellenbosch

We will focus on the following subthemes:

  • Learning from the New Testament and Early church
  • Learning from the Reformation
  • Re-imagining the church in new contexts

Keynote speaker:

We are excited to have dr Michael Moynach from the UK with us. Michael is well known for his work on ecclesiology with the Fresh Expression movement. He wrote a number of books including Church in every context.

Our local speakers and panelists include:

Prof Marius Nel, dr Pieter van der Walt, dr Lizel Joubert, dr Coenie Burger, prof Klippies Kritzinger, prof Nelus Niemandt, Pastor Costa Mitchell, Rev Leon Klate

A more detailed program will follow soon.

For more information, contact:

Wilma le Roux : wler@sun.ac.za, tel nr 021 808 3624

Frederick Marais : jfm@sun.ac.za  tel nr 021-808 9051

Coenie Burger : cwbu@sun.ac.za tel nr 021-808 2827

The Conference is a joint project of Communitas and Ekklesia and is part of our Refo500 celebrations.

 

Winterskool 2016 laat ons dink …

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 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.