In this contribution the author proposes a multi-disciplinary approach to ecclesiology.
Ecclesiology receives some attention in all theological disciplines; however, the various
methods and approaches of the different disciplines leads to divergent results. This diversity
in ecclesiology could be very positive if a multi-disciplinary approach could be developed.
Contributions by theologians of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) are
used as an example of divergent approaches to ecclesiology. The conclusion is reached that
Practical Ecclesiology could serve as a theological discipline where different ecclesiologies
could be integrated to the benefit of theological training and the church in general.