The Order of Supportive Lay Ministries: Come and learn all about this exciting new initiative to celebrate and uplift the various ministries in the church. Who can apply? What does it mean to be part of the order? What is the process involved? These and many other questions will be answered. (Presented by Eddie Stopforth) […]
Listening to your context: Nothing causes people, especially young people, to leave quicker than being irrelevant. How can we gear our churches to be in tune and in touch to the needs of our community and pro-actively respond to the needs of our community? (Presented by Ndoda Mbuyisa and Sibusiso Zungu) We are still waiting […]
Strategising for the future: How does a congregation plan, set goals and achieve them? How do we manage change? How do we get from here to there? What is the role of vision, mission, goals, priorities and values? How do we turn the theory into reality. (Presented by Lungile Mpetsheni) We are still waiting for […]
Working with small groups: We call them different things: Small groups, life groups, cell groups, growth groups, Bible studies. But the same kind of fellowship and growth can happen in a choir, a board of management or an association gathering. What are the essentials of good groups? (Presented by Jackie Barker) You can download the […]
Mobilising your congregation for Incarnational Evangelism: People are disillusioned with program driven and recipe-based evangelism. What does authentic, relational, and incarnational evangelism look like and how do we equip ourselves to do it? (Presented by Lentikile Mashoko and Theo Groeneveld) You can download the handout HERE.
Fresh Expressions, Forgotten Ways & Discovering Eph4 ministries: Exploring exciting new modes of church-planting, understanding new concepts in church growth. How can we be a church that goes instead of a church that waits? Are we a boiled egg or a scrambled egg church? (Presented by George Marchinkowski) You can download the following resources: InspirePowerpoint1-2015 […]
Jerry Pillay The Rev Dr Jerry Pillay serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Church History and Church Polity at the University of Pretoria. He was elected as the first president of the newly formed World Communion of Reformed Churches and served as the General Secretary and Moderator of the UPCSA. He served as […]
Malan Nel Prof Malan Nel is currently extra-ordinary professor in Practical Theology, University of Pretoria. He retired in 2012 from the Centre of Contextual Ministry which he founded in 1992. Many UPCSA members and ministers have attended and benefited from his “Building the Local Church course”. Malan has written extensively on developing missional local congregations […]
This is the first of five articles being published for our Missional Congregations Project.
Some people present at the 2015 Exec Commission expressed the need for a liturgy for the service of repentance and confession called for during the month of August. Here is a suggested order of service which can be used for this purpose. It is only intended to be a starting point from which ministers and […]