This article explores insights into the emerging missional ecclesiology of twelve congregations collaborating in the South African Partnership for Missional Churches (SAPMC). A brief description of the vision, the understanding of the missional church, and the theological background of the SAPMC is followed by an appreciative-inquiry investigation into the partnership and congregations. The article describes a process of participatory action research into the five-year long missional journey of twelve South African congregations. The findings are discussed within the framework of four themes: practices, movements, attitudes and innovations. The article concludes with the contribution of these findings towards formulating an emerging missional ecclesiology.
This article focuses on three matters pertaining to the conversation of missional churches.
Firstly, it looks at the impact of missional awareness in South Africa and Africa. Here the article
explores what is meant by ...
Jordaan, Gabriel Jacobus(Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, 2013-09)
In this article the story of the pioneer missionary in Sekhukhuneland, Rev Abraham
Rousseau is told. He was a missionary of the Dutch Reformed Church in Sekhukhuneland
from 1926 to 1940. This story deals with the preparation ...
Smither, Edward L.(University of Pretoria, 2011-06-15)
The aim of this work is to tell part of the story of the Brazilian evangelical missions movement by focusing on the work and Brazilian evangelical transcultural workers serving in mission in the context of the Arab-Muslim ...