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dc.contributor.advisor Kritzinger, J. N. J. (Johannes Nicolaas Jacobus), 1950-
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Pieter Retief
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-20T08:26:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-20T08:26:24Z
dc.date.issued 1996-11
dc.date.submitted 1996-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3033
dc.description.abstract The contention of this study is that missiological cell group praxis is an appropriate vehicle to mobilize the local church for world evangelization - centrifugally reaching from "Jerusalem" and "Judea and Samaria" to the "ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Methodologically it follows the pastoral circle of Holland & Henriot and investigates the missiological praxis of various small faith communities. The principles of the cosmological framework of Calvisnism (Kuyper, Dooyeweerd) are brought to bear on the missionary endeavours of the local church, with reference to the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. It argues for a missiologically integrated Cell Church, based on a definition of mission and evangelism, which is aimed at overcoming the fragmented missiological situation in mainline churches. This study argues that these small groups function as the basic cells of the local and universal Church, and shows how these communities come into existence and function as missiological outreach groups. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (146 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Pastoral circle en
dc.subject Cell groups en
dc.subject Basic Christian communities en
dc.subject Evangelism en
dc.subject Dutch Reformed Church en
dc.subject Church planting en
dc.subject Sphere sovereignty en
dc.subject Modality structure en
dc.subject Social justice en
dc.subject Discipleship en
dc.subject Spirituality en
dc.subject Small groups
dc.subject Mission
dc.subject Transition
dc.subject Local church
dc.subject.ddc 266
dc.subject.lcsh Mission of the church
dc.subject.lcsh Evangelistic work
dc.subject.lcsh Basic Christian communities
dc.subject.lcsh Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk in Suid-Afrika
dc.title Missiological cell group praxis in the local church en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Christian Spirituality Church History and Missiology
dc.description.degree M. Th. (Missiology)


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