Category Archives: Intercultural ministry

Bicultural groups as bridges to communities


Lack of understanding, suspicion and divisions between people and communities are real. In our society there are diversity and cultural differences which cause people to live alongside each other without actually making real contact. This often happens regardless of the … Continue reading

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Intercultural Ministry: Some Biblical passages for group reflection and discussion


God’s heart for all people and nations directs the church to minister to people of all cultures Read and listen to the Word:   Gen 12:1-3;  Rev. 7:9-10 I listen and hear the Word:   I listen to your understanding of … Continue reading

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Guidelines from social science theory and research in being and becoming community: Prof. C. Groenewald and Dr. F. Kotze


During a conference on multicultural congregations in South Africa, Prof. Groenewald and Dr. Kotze highlighted the importance to manage power issues in intercultural ministries. Here is a summary of their paper. Prof. Groenewald and Dr. Kotze emhasised the importance to … Continue reading

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Missionêre en/of dissipelmakende gemeentes?


Dit is verblydend dat baie gemeentes daadwerklike pogings aanwend om ‘n missionêre kultuur in hulle gemeentes te vestig. Die beweging van gemeentes met “sendelinge en sendingaksies” na gemeentes wat in alles ‘n gestuurde van God in die hele wêreld wil … Continue reading

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Die belang van homogene groepe in evangelisasie en die vorming van nuwe geloofsgemeenskappe


Gelowiges en gemeentes wat erns maak met die uitdaging om ongelowiges aan die liefde van God bekend te stel en nuwe geloofsgemeenskappe te vorm, word waarskynlik  net soos ek voor die vraag gestel oor die plek en gewig wat homogene … Continue reading

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Emosionele blokkasie vir interkulturele bedieninge


’n Ontstellende getuienis  Sowat ’n week gelede neem ek saam met ander lede van die Getuieniskommissie deel aan ’n “Wandel in die Woord” oor 1 Tim 2:1-9 waar Paulus gelowiges oproep om te bid vir alle mense en ook beklemtoon … Continue reading

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