Totsiens, José!

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Ons groet

José

van die

Jeugkantoor

Vandag het ons afskeid geneem van José Layman, die vriendelike stem van die Jeugkantoor by Communitas. José gaan eers ‘n sabbatstydperk neem waarin sy kan rus en meer aandag kan gee aan haarself, haar gesin wat haar so na aan die hart lê, en haar sang as deel van die Libertaskoor, haar ander groot passie in die lewe.

Anriëtte de Ridder het haar afskeidsboodskap aan José gekoppel aan José se naam, en spesifiek verwys na José se karakter as

  • Jesus-volgeling – wat sy met haar lewe en haar sang uitleef,
  • Opregtheid – in haar belangstelling in ander,
  • Standvastigheid – die rots in haar familie – en
  • Entoesiasme, die manier waarop sy almal verwelkom het en elke taak met ywer aangepak het.

José, geniet die ruskans, en sterkte met die nuwe pad wat jy vroeg in die nuwe jaar in ‘n nuwe loopbaan gaan aanpak.

Ons gaan jou mis!

Vlnr: Adrienne Bester, Amanda van Niekerk, Divine Robertson, Julia Daniels, José, Susan Marais, Sonia van Rooyen José en Anriëtte de Ridder, PSD Jeug- en Familiebediening

 

 

 

 

VBO-Program 2018

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VBO-

Programboekie

2018

is beskikbaar!

Ons bied met trots ons VBO-program vir die volgende jaar aan vir elke predikant, proponent, jeugwerker, kerkwerker of gewone lidmaat wat ‘n behoefte daaraan het om toegerus te word om al hoe meer te lewe vir Christus en sy kerk.
Om die VBO boekie met inligting oor kursusse en konferensies wat by Communitas en ons vennote plaasvind, af te laai, kliek hier:  VBO-boekie 2018Fin

COMMUNITAS: ʼn Terugblik met die oog op die toekoms

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Communitas se 10-jarige

verjaarsdag vieringe

 

 

Op Vrydag 15 September het die personeel van Communitas, Ekklesia, die Kerkargief en personeellede van die Bellville-Sinodale kantoor saam gekuier om die 10de verjaarsdag van Communitas te vier. Hierna het die personeel as spanbou gaan aarbeie pluk op die polkadraai-aarbeiplaas – kliek hier om die foto’s te sien.

Frederick Marais skryf as volg:

Communitas is tien jaar oud vandag, ons is dankbaar is meer as ooit gemotiveer om die geleentheid wat ons gegun word te benut om, soos Pat Keifert dit uitdruk, in, saam, langs, onder en soms teen gemeentes ʼn reis te onderneem waarin ons oop is om gevorm te word deur die Woord en Gees tot gemeenskappe waarin die Koninkryk van God sigbaar word.

Lees onder die fotobeeld van die saamkuier verder aan Frederick se terugblik- en ‘n vorentoe kyk na ‘n innoverende toekoms …

Wat ʼn voorreg is dit nie om deel te kan wees van hierdie span mense nie. Communitas was nog altyd bevoorreg om as span saam te werk. Ons krag is dat ons ʼn span is waarin PSD’s en ondersteuningspersoneel mekaar ondersteun en ter wille van die gemeentes wat ons bedien, bereid is om waagstukke aan te gaan.

Eers ʼn vinnige terugblik:

Michiel van der Merwe was die eerste Direkteur van BUVTON (Buro vir Voortgesette Teologiese Onderrig en Navorsing). BUVTON is gevestig vanuit die droom van Prof David de Villiers: dat daar ʼn plek moet wees waar predikante versorg en ontwikkel kan word. Vir hierdie droom het hy geld ingesamel en so is BUVTON gevestig as ʼn buro van die Fakulteit Teologie. Sedert die middeltagtigs het Michiel die fondament gelê vir wat ons vandag as Communitas ken. Michiel het van die begin af spanne mense ingetrek en bemagtig om te help met bediening aan gemeentes en predikante.

Bêre jou kerkskoene en trek jou “gumboots” aan …

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Communitas Spandag

2017

… ons gaan aarbeie pluk !

Vrydag 17 September was Communitas se verjaarsdag, en na die koek-en-tee om die geleentheid behoorlik te vier, het die span letterlik hul gumboots aangetrek en gaan aarbeie pluk.

Polkadraai het pas oopgemaak en die kompetisie was groot om te kyk wie … die meeste kan EET, en … die grootste aarbei kan pluk!

 

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

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

 

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