31 AUGUST 2021
Understanding A Shared Future In South Africa
A ZOOMINAR that will address current events in South Africa with the aim of seeking solutions, providing perspectives, and activating a Christian response to deep-rooted challenges.
DATE: 31 August 2021 – 19:00
SPEAKER: Cheryllyn Dudley
Born-again, spirit-filled believer and veteran Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1999 to 2019, with a wealth of experience and a deep spiritual insight into South African politics.
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).
- Is a shared future possible?
- What have recent events said about a shared future?
- The role of politics – for better or worse!
- Navigating life and politics
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A seminar on the realities, the history, the divinity, and the preparation for persecution
Did Cabo Delgado in Mozambique provide a wake-up call for the Church or was it just another unfortunate event of persecution for believers who found themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time? More than ever before the words of Christ ring true: (Mark 13:36-37) “If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!'”
How we understand, prepare for, and envision persecution will ultimately determine our response when it happens. For some it might be systematic restrictions or cultural opposition, for others, like those who live in Cabo Delgado, it might mean waking up one morning and finding your faith under fire when extremists enter your village. We who have freedom now need to embrace the lessons of discipleship from those who have remained faithful during decades of persecution.
More than 340 million Christians (one in seven) face high levels of persecution in the world today – an increase of 23% from 260 million during the previous year. Since the fall of the final strongholds in the Middle East, ISIS has seen a resurgence through their distributed network across Africa with cells in Nigeria, Mozambique, Mali, and the DRC all growing in strength and ability. This resulted in a 60% increase over the previous year in the number of Christians killed for their faith. More than 9 out of 10 of the global total of 4,761 known deaths were in Africa. Persecution of Christians around the world has also increased during the Covid pandemic.
Persecution is no longer just a theology. We are now entering a season where the face of persecution, the regions under attack, and the methods of opposition have evolved. We have to ask ourselves the question of whether we are preparing our churches, our congregants, our groups, and our leaders accordingly?
- Due to the Alert Level 4 Restrictions on public gatherings a new date for the conference will be announced.
- 8:30 Arrive – Coffee/ Tea
- 9:00 Welcome and introduction
- 9:15 Introducing PREVISION
- 9:30 A Global OVERSGHT – The facts
- 10:30 Discussions
- 10:45 Break
- 11:00 A Historical HINDSIGHT – the history
- 12:15 Discussions
- 12:30 Lunch
- 13:15 A Biblical OVERSIGHT – the Bible
- 14:15 Discussions
- 14:30 A Believer’s FORESIGHT – the preparation
- 15:30 Discussions
- 15:45 Closing
SESSION 1: A global OVERSIGHT – the FACTS
- Normal Christianity
- Global statistics
- Three Worldviews
- Contextual Persecution
- Four Reasons
- Seven Faces
- Cycle of Faith
SESSION 2: A historical HINDSIGHT – the HISTORY
- Normal Christianity
- The early Church
- The death of the apostles
- The ABC of Paul’s persecution
SESSION 3: A Biblical INSIGHT – the BIBLE
- Normal Christianity
- Honour the emperor
- A deeper communion
SESSION 4: A believer’s FORESIGHT – the PREPARATION
- Normal Christianity
- Oil in our lamps
- Counting the cost
- YES Lord
- YET Lord
- Six steps to victory
We are also available to come and present this seminar at your church or group. Contact Mike at 0828657380
MISSIONS IN A POST-COVID WORLD (SEPTEMBER 2021)
Sadly, due to Dr.Ripken’s health and a spike in global COVID-19 infections, the conference has been postponed till a later stage. We do apologise for any inconvenience but look forward to another opportunity to contemplate the future of missions in a post-COVID season.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact dia-LOGOS should you require a speaker or consultant to share at your group or meeting. We are available to serve.
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What do I need to know about what’s going on in the world, and how does that impact global missions?
We are living in a time of major change, disruption, and opportunity – not least in global missions.
The current models of doing missions are being challenged in profound ways. The church is being gifted with an opportunity to re-examine some of our most basic assumptions about how we participate in the mission of God.
The pandemic has stimulated enormous local activity by Christians as well as putting a brake on some aspects of missions, particularly those related to missions as sending.
At the same time, we have sought to demonstrate the opportunity that this disruption provides to reimagine missional activity and realign the way we participate in missions.
As a group of consultants at dia-LOGOS, with more than 60 years of joint missions experience, we would like to assist your group or congregation to rethink and revitalize your missions strategy in a post-COVID-19 world.
Invite us to come and speak at your group/ church/ fellowship.
Some of the topics presented could include:
- A Season of Kairos Opportunities
- Discernment in a season of uncertainty
- Global HOTSPOTS
- Global Analysis
- Geographic overview
- People overview
- Religious overview
- Christian overview
- Biblical overview
- Significant Trends and Events
- Significant Tipping Points
- Significant Role Players
- Significant Hotspots
- Fruitful Practices
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