'n Konseptualisering van missionêre diakonaat met gepaardgaande implikasies vir bedieningstrukture in die Nederduitse Gereformeerde gemeente Onrusrivier
Thesis (MDiv (Practical Theology and Missiology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
The second half of the 20th century marks a paradigm shift from Christendom to missional theology with implications for missional ecclesiology. The being of a triune, missional God urges the church towards a critical-hermeneutical self reflection on it’s identity and calling in terms of evangelization and active involvement in an all-inclusive witnessing in the world. Missional ecclesiology emphasizes diaconial involvement in the world. The reflection of the Dutch Reformed Church on diaconia can be learnt in its conceptualization of missional diaconial work and how it is being implemented in the practice of the church. This ecclesiological development is being studied using the ministry of compassion of the Dutch Reformed Congregation, Onrusriver as case study.