Gesinsbediening as bedieningsvennootskap tussen gemeentes en gesinne

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dc.contributor.advisor Dreyer, Yolanda
dc.contributor.postgraduate Van Staden, J.M. (Jacobus Marthinus)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-17T13:01:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-17T13:01:10Z
dc.date.created 2014-04-25
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.description Thesis (PhD)--University of Pretoria, 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to reflect on biblical-theological perspectives on the relationship between the church and families. The study is undertaken against the backdrop of the challenges facing mainline churches, of which the decline in numbers, the lack of the support for programmes and initiatives on behalf of families, and the apparent inability to minister effectively to young people, are the most pressing. At the same time modernisation and globalisation have a negative impact on the well-being of families. This study aims to contribute to interplay between the church ministry and the ministry of families. Two research questions guide this study. The first is whether Reformed churches, and for the purposes of this investigation the Dutch Reformed Church and the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa, do enough to support and strengthen families in a postmodern context. The second question examines the underlying theories and family ministry programmes of existing family ministry initiatives. Four sub-movements within practical theology form the methodological framework of this study. The first movement describes the crisis within the church and families today (descriptive theology). The second movement explores some normative texts of the Christian tradition (historical theology) with regard to families. At different stages of the Old and New Testament, different theological perspectives and strategies can be identified. In the post-biblical period the biological family was central to the process of the institutionalisation of the church and the spiritual aspect of family was underplayed. The challenge of the church in a postmodern world is to engage in responsible biblical theological reflection on marriage and family, and specifically the relationship between the church and families from the perspective of the kingdom of God. The third movement within practical theology brings the findings of the previous two movements into dialogue with each other (systematic theology). In the love ethic of equal regard following this dialogue, marriage is seen as a non-hierarchical, post-patriarchal, life-long bond between two people. The family is iii described as the primary context for faith formation. Although several studies suggest that family form, and not only family function, plays an important role in the well-being of children and family members, the primary concern of the church should be to develop a spirituality of marriage and family. The fourth movement (strategic theology) within practical theology is made up of two separate, but related inquiries. Firstly, different models and methods for family ministry are investigated by means of a literature study. Secondly, a qualitative study done in five selected congregations is described in order to point out the underlying theories and resulting family ministry programmes. The findings suggest that only one of the five selected congregations has an integrated, coherent family ministry model. Although several different family ministry programmes were found in practice, a critical family ethic was lacking. This is the focus of the contribution of this study. en_US
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dc.description.department Practical Theology en_US
dc.description.librarian gm2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Van Staden, KM 2013, Gesinsbediening as bedieningsvennootskap tussen gemeentes en gesinne, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40208> en_US
dc.identifier.other D14/4/34/gm en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40208
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2013 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.subject Huwelik en_US
dc.subject Gesin en_US
dc.subject Familie en_US
dc.subject Gemeentebou en_US
dc.subject Gesinsbediening en_US
dc.subject Gesinsbedieningsteorieë en_US
dc.subject Gesinsbedieningsprogramme en_US
dc.subject Geloofsvorming en_US
dc.subject Liefdesetiek van gelyke agting en_US
dc.subject Postmodern en_US
dc.subject Modernisering en globalisering en_US
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Gesinsbediening as bedieningsvennootskap tussen gemeentes en gesinne en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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