|dc.contributor.advisor||De Klerk, B.J.||
|dc.contributor.author||Schalekamp, McDonald Etienne||
|dc.description||Thesis (Ph.D. (Pastoral))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2005.||
|dc.description.abstract||The identity of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ can only be understood when
researched from the missio Dei and if its calling is defined as missiones
ecclesiae. The primary aim of this research is to define the identity of the church as
missionary ecclesiological by formulating basic theoretical principles from the
Word of God and applying them to multicultural church planting. The investigation
employs Heitink's (1999) method.
• The first phase of the research is a hermeneutical process that develops
basic theoretical principles. In order to attain this aim, the research focuses
on the occurrence of the metaphors Head and Body in Paul's letter to the
Ephesians. Subsequently, the research investigates the marks of the church
as they are formulated in the Nicene Creed. It is firstly a historical inquiry,
secondly an exegetical one looking into the occurrence of the marks in
Paul's letter to the Ephesians and thirdly a verification, based on revelational
history, of how the marks function in John's letter to the Ephesians (Rev. 2: 17).
The study subsequently researches ministries of the church (κήρνγμα,
λειτουργία, κοιυψυία and δικονία) from the Word.
• The second phase is an empirical process investigating the functioning of the
basic theoretical principles in a stratified sample population.
• The third phase comprises of a strategic process, during which the basic
theoretical principles and the findings of the empirical research are applied to
multicultural church planting. Subsequently a negotiating model for multicultural
church planting is proposed.
Multicultural church planting is the obedient answer of the missiones ecclesiae to
the command of the missio Dei. In suburban areas where mono-cultural
congregations exist, the empirical observation is that they cannot survive because
they do not function on the basis of a missionary ecclesiology. In central city areas
where cultural transformation changes society from a mono-cultural to a multicultural
context, the answer of the church of God is as follows: Multicultural church
planting based on a missionary ecclesiology. This research attempts to
contribute to that end.||
|dc.subject||Head and body||
|dc.subject||Marks of the church (Unity, Holiness, Catholicity and Apostolicity)||
|dc.subject||Ministries of the church||
|dc.title||Missiones ecclesiae : 'n missionêre visie en strategie in gemeentebou ten opsigte van multikulturele kerkplanting||en