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Franchopone churches in the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria (Tshwane) : a missiological perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Botha, Nico Adam
dc.contributor.advisor Niemandt, Nelus Mpinga, Athas Cibangu 2015-08-13T09:13:04Z 2015-08-13T09:13:04Z 2014-06
dc.identifier.citation Mpinga, Athas Cibangu (2014) Franchopone churches in the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria (Tshwane) : a missiological perspective, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a missiological study of the francophone churches in the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Francophone churches may be classified as African Initiated Churches (AIC) that have been planted by migrants from the French speaking countries of central Africa. They are characterised by the use of French and English as languages of worship and communication. The planting and the presence of these churches have become a more visible and remarkable mission phenomenon drawing scientific attention and is worthy of studying. The main issue of this study is the missionality of the Francophone churches. The investigation concerns the ways in which Francophone churches understand the mission of God, known as missio Dei, and the ways in which they express it in the community. In practice the exploration of the missionality of the Francophone churches discloses their nature, raison d’être, and their purpose, as well as their ministries, and allows us to determine the relevancy of these churches in the community. For this reason, in the study I explore and describe also the concept of the missional church in order to apply it to the Francophone churches. To that end, “Patterns of missional church” are used to measure the extent to which Francophone churches are missional. The study suggests the parameters of the development of a missional culture in a Francophone congregation and highlights the importance of the missional leadership in this respect. Finally the study proposes some missional ministries or contextual ministries that may express practically the missionality and consequently the relevancy of Francophone churches in their context. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 305 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Francophone churches en
dc.subject Missional church en
dc.subject Missional leadership en
dc.subject Missionality en
dc.subject Missional theology en
dc.subject Missio Dei en
dc.subject Triune God en
dc.subject Incarnation en
dc.subject Relational en
dc.subject Incarnational en
dc.subject Communiy en
dc.subject Context en
dc.subject Relevancy en
dc.subject Missiology en
dc.subject Christology en
dc.subject Pneumatology en
dc.subject Missional culture en
dc.subject Apostolic leadership en
dc.subject Apostolic ministries en
dc.subject Contextual ministries en
dc.subject Biblical imagination en
dc.subject Missional imagination en
dc.subject.ddc 266.096821
dc.subject.lcsh Mission of the church en
dc.subject.lcsh Mission -- Biblical teaching -- South Africa -- Pretoria en
dc.subject.lcsh Mission -- Biblical teaching -- South Africa -- Johannesburgh en
dc.subject.lcsh Spirituality en
dc.subject.lcsh Identification (Religion) en
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity -- Africa, French-speaking en
dc.title Franchopone churches in the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria (Tshwane) : a missiological perspective en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en D. Th. (Missiology)

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