trends in a non-threatening environment
between fact and fiction
and gain insights into global news
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
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.
The STATEMENT OF FAITH of dia-LOGOS
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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
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