Browsing by UP Author "Nel, Malan"

Browsing by UP Author "Nel, Malan"

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  • Sonnenberg, Ronelle; Nel, Malan; De Kock, Jos; Marcel, Barnard, 1957- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-08-31)
    In a qualitative empirical research project on youth worship, we discovered that ‘being together’ is primary quality of youth worship. This primary quality consists of at least four aspects. Firstly, community is celebrated ...
  • Westhof, Leon E.; Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-07-14)
    The General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church took the following decision during October 2011: 'The General Synod decides to make the Confession of Belhar part of its confessional foundation, that is, in terms of its ...
  • Nel, Malan; Scholtz, Eric (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-07-15)
    Within the Reformed tradition, ‘calling’ is a core concept. Often, this biblical verse is cited when a pastor is installed or a new candidate is ordained, ‘The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it’ (1 Th 5:24 ...
  • Aziz, Garth; Nel, Malan; Davis, Ronnie (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-02)
    There has been an increase of discussion and focus on matters of theological significance in the area of youth ministry. An area that remains neglected concerns the professional youth worker in Southern Africa. This focus ...
  • Oppenshaw, Derek L.; Nel, Malan; Louw, Liebie (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-09-06)
    ‘Being church’ in today’s world is frought with challenges to traditional practice and contemporaneous opportunities. These challenges, differences, dilemmas and paradoxes, when not handled effectively, have the propensity ...
  • Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The research problem concerned is: What criteria should be used when congregations are analysed? Congregations as faith communities are defined differently. Identifying the local congregation as a defined and as an empirical ...
  • Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The research problem of concern here is: What criteria should be used when congregations are analysed? Congregations as faith communities are defined variously. Discerning the local congregation as a defined and as an ...
  • Moser, Kenneth A.; Nel, Malan (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2019-11-20)
    The evangelical church in North America is facing a crisis in its failure to retain young people. Research has shown that young people are dropping out of the church and they are not only leaving but also failing to ...
  • Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    Around the world, most professional people are requested and expected to participate in continuing training, which is often referred to as ‘continuing professional development’. Many denominations expect their pastors and ...
  • Nel, Malan; Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Die Book of Daniel presupposes an exilic date of origin in the sixth century. The real context in which the book originated is the second century BC, during the persecution by Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Jewish fanatics ...
  • Avenant, Johannes Cornelius; Nel, Malan; Jordaan, Joyce C. (AOSIS, 2021-08)
    The role of the parental home in the intergenerational faith formation of the youth for the sake of an integrated youth ministry. This article deals with the following question: What is the role of parents in the ...
  • Tettey, Smith Francis Korbla; Nel, Malan (University of Stellenbosch, 2021)
    This article reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic gives the church an opportunity to reconsider what the centre of God’s mission is for the congregation. It will engage on the implications of its reflections for public ...
  • Nel, Malan (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-10)
    When membership of the faith community gets separated from Biblical concepts for us Christians the church is gradually and slowly getting into trouble. This is especially true when membership and discipleship are separated. ...
  • Nel, Malan (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-10-25)
    Discipleship has almost vanished from normal church conversations. I will argue in this article that this is for more than one reason, but may be, because we have for some or other illogical reason, equated confrontational ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Building up the local church is driven by different motives. More often than not, these motives concern the survival of a specific church and/or denomination. Even church growth may be considered to be a motive of maintenance. ...
  • Nel, Malan; Schoeman, W.J. (University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2015)
    Empirical research is an inescapable part of responsible congregational analysis. The first question pertains to the value and contribution that empirical research has made to the process of congregational analysis. This ...
  • Yi, Hyunok; Nel, Malan (AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-03-19)
    Youth ministry is to help youth – children, adolescents and young adults – to become what they were created and called to be. However, many local churches fail to notice that adolescents growing up without a father figure ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Building up the local church is not simplistic. It is a comprehensive ministry. The challenge is to return the ministry to the people of God and to equip them to be faithful as God's representatives in this world. Any ...
  • Seibel, Cory Lane; Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010-10)
    The church has the task of transmitting its faith tradition from one generation to the next. In the transition to postmodernity, many established congregations have proven to be ineffective at this traditioning process ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The world view and culture created by the oikoumene of the Hellenistic-Roman era (331 BC to early fourth century AD) was conducive to the rise of several philosphico-religious movements, like Mithraism and other mystery ...