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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Emedi, Pablo-George Ishimilenga
Email emedi_pg@yahoo.com
URN etd-08172012-161154
Document Title The local church as an agent of social transformation in a poor community : a practical and methodical approach
Degree MA(Theol)
Department Practical Theology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Dr R E Davis Co-Supervisor
Prof J Muller Supervisor
Keywords
  • poor
  • church
  • local church
  • social transformation
  • poverty
  • Lofdal Community Church
Date 2012-04-10
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The premise of this research is that the local church is called to play a major role in the transformation process of the local community in which it is called to work. This call is rooted in its nature and mission. The outcome of this research is to develop a model of how to do theology in a local community context, what is described in these pages as “Community-Sensitive Church Model”. This premise is developed by revisiting the concept of church and social transformation, church engagement with society throughout history and through analyzing the community of praxis before attempting to develop the model that makes of a local church an agent of social transformation. Lofdal Community Church is presented as an implementation of this model in Maitland.

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