This paper explores the Dutch Reformed Mission Policy formulated by the Federal
Council of Churches in 1935. The political climate of the time and the social, economic,
cultural and political interest of the white Afrikaner church played a pivotal
part in shaping the policy. The paper further probes the after 50 years (1986), missionary
motives that ensued from such a political agenda and whether the mission
policy had changed The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) failed to see the dangers of
self-interest and the tenants of God’s mission. The paper attempts to lay a sound
foundation for mission in a racially divided South Africa.