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'n Strategie vir die opbou van die plaaslike kerk in die lig van die wisselwerking tussen kerklike eenheid, verskeidenheid en roepingsvervulling / Griffel van Wyk

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dc.contributor.author Van Wyk, Griffel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-16T07:52:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-16T07:52:27Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/1446
dc.description Thesis (M.Th. (Practical Theology))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2006
dc.description.abstract Every local church, although part of a greater denomination, finds itself in a unique context with unique ministerial needs. It is of the utmost importance for every local church to be contextual in its ministry, to eventually being effective in its ministry. To make this possible a Scriptural view of the interplay between the unity of the church, the diversity of the church and the fulfilment of the calling of the church, currently not existing, is a key factor. The primary goal of this research is to provide guidelines to churches to assure the contextualization of their calling and ministerial strategy. This is done by motivating the necessity thereof, and by providing Scriptural principles for the interplay between the unity of the church, the diversity of the church and the fulfilment of the calling of the church. The research is done according to the practical-theological methodology of Gerben Heitink (1 999). • The first part of the study consists of a hermeneutical process giving perspective on the current state of affairs in ministerial theory and practice, as well as providing Scriptural principles. Chapter 2 of the hermeneutical investigation wants to determine in what manner the interplay between the unity of the church, the diversity of the church and the fulfilment of the calling of the church is currently being recognized when a local church determines their specific calling and ministerial strategy. Furthermore a brief overview is given regarding the state of affairs in South Africa which has an effect on the climate in which ministry has to take place. This ensures the contextualization of the study. In Chapter 3 Scriptural principles are developed regarding the interplay between the unity of the church, the diversity of the church and the fulfilment of the calling of the church. In Chapter 2 a description is made of the situation that has to change and in Chapter 3 the principles are developed by which the change has to take place. The research in Chapter 3 focuses on the periscope of Acts 21:17-26 and related periscopes. • The second part of the study comprises of an empirical investigation of Afrikaans speaking reformed church members in Eastern Pretoria to determine how they view the interplay between the unity of the church, the diversity of the church and the fulfilment of the calling of the church. • The third part comprises the strategic perspective that integrates the research results of Chapters 2, 3, and 4 to develop a theory of practice. This practical theory provides guidelines to local churches to help them determine their specific calling and ministerial strategy in the light of the interplay between the unity of the church, the diversity of the church and the fulfilment of the calling of the church. The result of this study shows that the interplay between the unity of the church, the diversity of the church and the fulfilment of the calling of the church is a key factor in determining the specific calling and ministerial strategy of a local church to ensure their obedience to Gods calling. Beacons were developed in the light of the Scriptural interplay and presented as guidelines for the local church. The beacons are in short: 1 - Identifying the unique context; 2 - Ascertaining of the current interplay; 3 - Ascertaining of the Scriptural interplay; 4 - Breaking through traditions; 5 - Create balance in the interplay; 6 - Ensure unity in communal interest; 7 – ensure diversity, not in own interest; 8 - Accommodating each other.
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Unity en
dc.subject Diversity en
dc.subject Calling / fulfillment of calling en
dc.subject Interplay en
dc.subject Contextualization en
dc.subject Effective ministry en
dc.subject Determining specific calling en
dc.subject Determining specific ministerial strategy. en
dc.title 'n Strategie vir die opbou van die plaaslike kerk in die lig van die wisselwerking tussen kerklike eenheid, verskeidenheid en roepingsvervulling / Griffel van Wyk en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.thesistype Masters


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