dia-LOGOS | Church Consulting & Online Group Discussion Platform

The mission of DIA-LOGOS is to create a discussion platform for the Christian community to:



trends in a non-threatening environment



between fact and fiction



and gain insights into global news

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WATER WAR: How a Life-Sustaining Resource Goes Geopolitical

For many years, rumours of a future water war have been circulating. The premise of these warnings hangs on the analysis of global warming experts warning that if the dangerous phenomenon is not stopped or at least slowed, a future war over water is inevitable.

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ABORTING ABORTION? Looking at Roe v Wade

Legal chaos and uncertainty is possibly the best description I can think of off the top of my head. The uncertainty and legal challenges that will follow will impact significantly on peoples lives. Cheryllyn Dudley, the political analyst at Dia-LOGOS , provides insight and perspective on this emotionally charged subject.

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Evangelize or Fossilize:  A Solution to a Declining Church in the West

The 2021 Australian census reveals that only 43.9% of Australians now identify as Christian  – a decline of 17.2% since the census of 2011.  This is probably true for most “free” non-persecuted nations. So, is the Church dying and what are the solutions?

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Dia-LOGOS responds to immediate needs that will assist the indigenous Church to be light and salt. View our current projects below. 
To be involved in strategic projects please contact us on


On 19 January Open Doors International released the annual World Watch List which ranks the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to profess and practice the Christian faith.


Nearly 80 percent of all households in Lebanon do not have enough food or enough money to buy food. PROJECT 7 LOAVES aims to raise funds in reaching out to those who are suffering the consequences of a devastating economy.


Millions have been displaced, hundreds of thousands have been killed and almost 80 percent of the country live below the poverty line. This is the time for the Church to show solidarity and compassion


Supporting believers in INDIA to reach out to their neighbours during a time where medical services are collapsing and people are in desperate need of assistance 


About Us

a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.” – Yuval Harari

Matthew 15:10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.”
1 Corinthians 14:15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will
also pray with my understanding.

The implications of the COVID-19 virus on global missions will be far reaching.
A revival of ISIS in Mozambique will impact the SADEC region dramatically. The
more than 75 million uprooted people on earth are shaping faith in a new way,
especially in the Middle East. Proxy wars in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan will
reinvent nations and regions. How will Mr. Joe Biden, the newly elected president
of the USA, impact a nation that sends more missionaries than any other country
on earth? Will the Church be REACTIVE or PROACTIVE in her approach?

At dia-LOGOS we seek to facilitate new mission initiatives in a post COVID-19
world. We are a group of mission consultants with more than 50 years of joint
mission experience.  We have access to highly experienced mission
specialists across the globe that will be able to address current events and
global trends and assist the Church to engage in constructive, strategic and
meaningful missional activities. 

dia-LOGOS is an online group discussion platform, where we provide church
consulting. Engage church online and gain information on Christian missions,
missionary opportunities, etc. in South Africa.


The VISION of dia-LOGOS is to:


We desire to both engage and facilitate discussions of importance and spiritual significance within the Christian community. One of the greatest needs in a season where we daily face the challenges of suspicion, hatred, intolerance and division is “to come and reason together.” Our consultants will facilitate discussions on relevant and contemporary topics.


We seek to find truth in a world of deception, to separate fact from fiction. Fake news, hoaxes, and conspiracy theories have become the epidemic of the 21st century.

Our team of consultants will research posts on social media and either confirm the truth or expose the lie.


we want to understand the seasons of opportunity and how global events are pointing to a Sovereign and loving God, preparing souls for the message of Christ. In a world obsessed with knowledge, clarity is power. Our consultants have access to highly experienced mission specialists across the globe that will be able to address current events and global trends and assist the Church to engage in constructive, strategic and meaningful missional activities.



We believe in God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the church universal, recognising the diversity of expressions of our faith. We believe in the forgiveness of sins and the life everlasting.  We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  
To this end we regard both the Apostle’s Creed and Nicene Creed as defining the essentials of Christian belief.


The Team

Dia-LOGOS aims to facilitate a web portal where believers can ask
questions, verify news and find relative information to interpret current

 Contact us, our team of consultants are experienced and equipped to answer your questions:


Stefan van der berg

Ministry Leader


Stefan has a background in retail pharmacy. He later decided to follow his first passion and qualified as a flight instructor. He played a large role in an international training alliance with Boeing, tasked with business development and guiding a team of pilots and staff.
He entered full-time ministry as a project manager serving in Sub-Sahara Africa focusing on community health, socio economic development and education.

With nearly 30 years of management and business development experience Stefan is passionate about using his expertise to assist churches and organizations to strategically plan their mission endeavours.

Mike Burnard

Analytical Strategist


For the past 40 years Mike had the privilege to serve the Church in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. The privilege of being with those who have sacrificed all for bearing the name of Jesus has left a deep impact in his life.
Mike’s travels brought him into a deeper understanding of how every news event points to a Sovereign and loving God, preparing souls for the Kingdom.

As an analytical strategist Mike’s desire is to assist mission-minded believers, churches and organisations to identify the season we live in and engage in a deeper level of strategic mission involvement.

The Third Way Blog

Rev. Richard Baird

Church and Culture


Rev Richard Baird

(BA, BAHons (Psych) Mphil (Theo)) basically enjoys reading, writing and coffee – lots of coffee.

His passion is encouragement and teaching, which he expresses through devotional writing and is currently developing an encouragement ministry for workers in the field called Shepherd’s Community.

He also loves leading sung worship from the piano.

He loves exploring and encouraging Christian responses to cultural issues that we face, believing that we need All of Christ for All of life.

Shepherd-led Life Blog

Cheryllyn Dudley

Political Analyst


Cheryllyn is the author of Through My Eyes: Life, Politics, Religion. As a former Member of Parliament in South Africa (June 1999 to May 2019), she made history as the first Member to have a private members bill passed and signed into law (paternity and adoption leave); she drafted and submitted 4 other bills including a constitutional amendment on the right to life of the unborn child and the Animal Protection Bill still before Parliament.

She has been a member of the International Panel of Parliamentarians on freedom of religion & belief (IPPForb) since2011, is a board member of the the Graduate School of Influencers and a lecturer for the School of Governance.
Cheryllyn Studied law and has an Honors Degree in Public Policy & African Studies (Research, Strategic Diplomacy and Transitional Justice).

Cheryllyn’s Blog

Gary Hempel

Missions Assessment Consultant



Gary’s first profession and passion was teaching High School students Accounting and Business Economics.
As part of wanting to be prepared to be effective on the Mission Field, he completed a degree in theology
through the Baptist Theological College of South Africa.

He has had the privilege of serving in missions for 9 years in 2 former Soviet Union countries in Central Asia.

Gary also pastored a local church for 8 years.

His desire is to serve the local church through assisting them to become effective in reaching their Jerusalem,
Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth.

Neels & Esme

Cross Cultural Missions Community Development


Neels and Esme have been in full time ministry since 1998 and worked as cross-cultural workers in Asia for 13 years.

Most of their experience is in the field of cross-cultural work and living effectively cross culturally. They also have about 21 years experience in Job Creation and Skills-training as a model reaching out to vulnerable people.

Another field of expertise that especially Esme has is 12 years reaching out to women trapped in prostitution.

They are both qualified Social Workers and Esme has written a counselling program for vulnerable people.

Due to the nature of their work in countries closed to the Gospel and, their contact with persecuted believers for security reasons we restrict the full identity of Neels and Esme in media publishing. E-mail us at to for more information.

Riko Viviers

Eastern Slavic Specialist Consultant


Riko finished his engineering studies in 1993 in Stellenbosch and soon after made his first short-term missions’ trip to Russia assisting in Summer Bible Camps.
This visit led to a missionary career of more than 25 years in the Yakutsk region of Siberia in Russia, with ministry activities ranging from pastoring a Russian speaking church, church planting activities amongst minority people groups and facilitating youth conferences.

Riko has recently gained his Pilot’s Licence that will assist him in his vision to reach remote areas with the Gospel.

Riko is married to Marianna, has 5 children and is currently residing in the Southern Cape.

Andrew Richards

Strategic Futurist


Andrew has spent more than eleven years as researcher, serving the missions community. He has written more than 200 articles providing a Christian perspective on world news and has authored three editions of the World Hotspot List, which have been translated into Russian, Arabic and Mandarin.

Andrew is Director for the Institute for Strategic Foresight (ISF), a not for profit ministry serving the Church and missions community with scenarios for the future, aimed at alerting them of new opportunities that will enable them to reap a larger and more fruitful harvest among the nations. ISF is based in Johannesburg. www.isforesight.org


Please contact Mike at to order your copy – R150.00 (US$10.00) per book plus postage.


Building capacity in a season of harvest.

Dancing with Camels

Lessons of endurance on the journey of faith. 

The Tooth

Missions Mistakes & Divine Disasters


Twice transformed into a Christ-consciousness


Raising children as agents of change


The true heart of hospitality – Booklet

The 18inch Principle

The long journey to the heart of missions

Dans Met Kamele

Lesse van volharding