PRACTICAL THEOLOGY & MISSIOLOGY

Practical Theology and Missiology focuses on the ministry and witness of faith communities. Students are trained to conduct congregational ministries as well as how to be involved in the public sphere to address all forms of poverty and injustice in cooperation with other churches. Our research is focused on all issues related to ministry and witness as well as the bigger issues that confront church and society.


THE UNIT FOR RELIGION AND DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH (URDR)

The URDR is also based in the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology. The research concentrates on religious-demographical data obtained from the population censuses, church / denominational membership data, and market research that apply to religious communities.

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NETACT

The Network for African Congregational Theology (NetACT) is a network of theological institutions in Sub Saharan Africa, created and directed by these institutions, to assist them in preparing leaders for missional congregations.

For more information visit our website

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EKKLESIA

Ekklesia (formerly BUCTER) is a bureau of Stellenbosch University that provides specialist services to ministers and congregations in co-operation with churches. We believe that congregations are God’s gift to the world. Ekklesia wants to be a service centre where ministers and congregations can inspire and mentor one another in order to discover our calling in the service of the triune God anew.

For more information visit Ekklesia's web page.

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YOUTH WORK

The department offers a 3 Year Undergraduate Programme and Masters & Doctoral Studies in Youth Work.

Youth workers are trained to work in churches, schools and communities.

Training includes theoretical and practical teaching:

  • Theological foundation of youth work
  • Approaches to youth work
  • Relation based children’s ministry
  • Group work
  • Faith formation (Catechism)
  • Pastoral counselling
  • Communicating the Gospel
  • Dealing with substance dependency
  • Experiential learning
  • Planning & organising youth work
  • Dealing with violence and the abuse of power

Support Modules in:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Old & New Testament
  • Community Development

For more information email shirle@sun.ac.za

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STAFF

Prof. K.T. August
Community Development
 
 

 

Ms E.M. Bosman
Speech and Communication Specialist
 
 

 

Prof. J.H. Cilliers
Homiletics and Liturgy
 
 

 

Dr A. Cloete
Lecturer in Practical Theology / Youth Work

 

Prof. H.J. Hendriks
Ministry & Congregational Studies
 
 

 

Prof. D.J. Louw
Pastoral Care and Counseling (Retired)
 
 

 

Dr. I.A. Nell
Ministry & Congregational Studies
 
 

 

Dr. D.X. Simon
Missology
 
 

 

Dr. C. Thesnaar
Pastoral care and counselling
 
 

 

Me. B. Robyn
Administrative Assistant
E-mail
 
 
 

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