VBO 2017: Ontwerp, leer en vier!

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 VBO-Program 2017

 

Die VBO-kantoor publiseer met groot opgewondenheid ons VBO-programboekie vir 2017.

Dit is weer eens ʼn spanpoging van Communitas en die verskillende taakspanne van die Sinode, waarmee ons poog om ʼn kursusprogram saam te stel wat die geweldige groot uitdagings van ons snel-veranderende samelewing sal aanspreek, en wat leiding kan gee aan predikante en gemeenteleiers – die mense wat in hierdie tye leiding moet gee in ons gemeentes.

ʼn Groot deel van ons program is ons steeds groeiende lys van keusekursusse wat bedoel is vir ringe en gemeentes – om saam kursusse te kies wat inpas by die uitdagings wat in hul eie unieke opset geïdentifiseer word. Ons fokus is al hoe meer om die kursus na die deelnemer te neem deurdat ons dit op aanvraag in gemeentes of ringe gaan aanbied.

Ons is tans in ʼn ontwerpfase om die VBO vir jongleraars  ‘n program vir kursusbywoning in die eerste drie jaar in ‘n gemeente – te voltooi. Die hoop is om dit teen die middel van die jaar uit te rol.

Daar is weer verskeie kategorieë waaruit jy kan kies:

  1. Geskeduleerde een-, twee- en driedag-kursusse
  2. Kursusse wat as ʼn reeks inklusief werk m.a.w. teologie, vaardighede, houdings, roepingsbewustheid en spiritualiteit bevorder – die Sertifikaat in Bedieningsvernuwing.
  3. Konferensies waarvan sommige saam met ons Ekumeniese vennote gedoen word, o.a. die Winterskool en die JUSTICE Conference South Africa.
  4. Kursusse wat spesifiek gerig is op Reformasie 500 wat vanjaar gevier word.
  5. Keusekursusse vir aanbieding op aanvraag
  6. Kursusse gerig op Lidmaattoerusting (Dissipelvorming), waarmee ons graag ons lidmate ook wil toerus
  7. Kursusse van vennote soos die Sentrum vir Geloofsvorming en HospiVision
  8. Kursusse vir Jongleraars

As taakspan is ons oortuig dat om as predikante leiding te gee in tye met nuwe uitdagings, dit van ons as predikante vra dat ons in ʼn verdiepte verhouding met die lewende Christus sal leef. Daarom is al ons kursusse in ʼn formaat gegiet wat ruimte maak vir verdieping. Die uitdagings van ons tyd vra verdiepte groei en integrasie by ons almal.

Om die VBO-boekie af te laai, kliek hier: VBO-boekie 2017_JanFin

 

Sertifikaat Module 3 van groep 3, 2016

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Die derde jaargroep wat sedert 2014 met die Gevorderde Sertifikaat in Bedieningsvernuwing begin het, het pas die derde module, en dus hul eerste jaar in die 3 jaar siklus voltooi. Dit is ‘n ekumeniese groep vir wie die kursus gesamentlik deur Communitas en Ekklesia aangebied word as deel van die VBO-program.

In die loop van die jaar het predikante, pastore en gemeenteleiers van die NG Kerk, Anglikaanse Kerk, Morawiese Kerk, Presbiteriaanse Kerk, Methodiste Kerk en Volkskerk mekaar leer ken en waardeer.

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Wat doen Communitas en Ekklesia?

In ‘n neutedop is Communitas ’n netwerk van dienste aan gemeentes van die VGK Kaapland en NGK Wes- Kaap wat fokus op o.a. Gemeente-begeleiding, Predikantebegeleiding, Gemeente-ontwikkeling, Familie, Kinder-en Jeugbediening, Voortgesette Bedieningsontwikkeling en Kerklike Opleiding en Navorsing.

Ekklesia is ‘n Ekumeniese sentrum wat fokus op die praktiese bediening van die Fakulteit Teologie van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch. Dis ‘n netwerk sentrum waar die Fakulteit, kerke en ander kerklike instansies bymekaar kom in ‘n “netwerk poel” om saam gekoördineerde dienste aan te bied aan die breë spektrum van kerke se gemeentes en predikante.

 

 

 

Het jy Geloofsonderskeiding?

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Geloofsonderskeiding in die praktyk

Geloofsonderskeiding
Geloofsonderskeiding is ʼn ou Christelike geloofsdissipline, maar moet nou nuut aangeleer word deur geestelike leiers en vergaderings wat in die modernisme gewoond geraak het om besluite te neem in die lig van rasionele argumente, navorsing, feite en verslae en dit as komende van God aan te bied. Die dramatiese inploffing van veral hoofstroomkerke en die aan die kaak stel van ooglopende foute wat voortdurend in kerklike besluitnemingsprosesse gemaak word (vergelyk die koloniale periode, die Bybelse verdediging van apartheid, die nuwe imperialisme, Walls 2002:84-115), daag geestelike leiers en vergaderings uit om nuut te besin en luisterend die teenwoordigheid van die drie-enige God op te soek.

Die werklikheid is dat gelowiges en gelowige akademici so deur modernisme beïnvloed is, dat ons nie oor die vaardigheid van geloofsonderskeiding beskik nie…

In die twee-dag kursus ‘Geloofsonderskeiding in die praktyk’ gaan die klem val op die in-oefening van geloofsonderskeidende praktyke wat nodig is in die begeleiding van

  • jou eie reis
  • in die begeleiding van individue
  • vir vergaderings en leiers
  • in die gemeenskap

Ons gaan kyk na die praktyke van elkeen van bogenoemde kontekste en dit prakties in-oefen.

Ons hoop dat die kursus jou sal bemagtig om meer vaardig te wees met geloofsonderskeidende leierskap in die gemeente

Waar: Communitas, Stellenbosch

Wanneer: 28-29 September

VBO-punte: 20

Skryf in voor of op 22 September

Inskrywingsvorm: VBO 8 Geloofsonderskeiding

Spiritual discernment is calling on the Holy Spirit to lead or give direction on a matter. It is how the Spirit shows the church or its people what God wants them to do and be.

There is discernment of:

  • gifts,
  • spirits,
  • actions,
  • intents,
  • the course of the times we live in.

Discernment is more than just a skill. Discernment is a gift from God before it is anything else. Yet there are clearly skills you can put to use when using your gift, and you can become better at it through training and experience.

Discernment is more than just a process. Even for the most ‘material’ or ‘nitty-gritty’ matters, there is a Spirit at work nudging us, leading us, even pulling us by the nose ring. Then again, even for the most ‘spiritual’ matters, there are disciplines, methods, processes, lessons, means, and tools which the Spirit can work through to help us discern rightly.

Discernment isn’t usually a sudden zap from beyond, but something which emerges from hard work and close attention.

Learn to discern. Yearn to discern.

Uit: http://www.spirithome.com/discernment.html

Sertifikaatkursus voltooi!

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Gevorderde Sertifikaat in Bedieningsvernuwing se eerste siklus voltooi!

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Dit was met groot vreugde dat die drie VBO-instansies (Communitas/Ekklesia, Shepherd en Excelsus) die instelling van `n Gevorderde Sertifikaat in Bedieningsvernuwing aan die begin van 2014 aangekondig het. En op Donderdag 26 Augustus vanjaar het hierdie eerste groep die siklus van 9 kursusse voltooi!

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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
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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