Verbum et Ecclesia
On-line version ISSN 2074-7705
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MUTAVHADSINDI, Muthuphei A and MEIRING, Piet G.J. Church planting in South Africa: The role of the Reformed Church Tshiawelo. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.35, n.1, pp.01-07. ISSN 2074-7705.
The Reformed Congregation of Tshiawelo, in Soweto, South Africa, has undergone a profound change over the past 20 years. It has developed from an ailing introverted church to a congregation that reached out to the wider community, increasing its membership dramatically in the process. In this article, the authors reported on a number of issues related to this transformation, including: the importance of partnerships in the process of renewal, the methodology used in the process of renewal, the need for church planting and the necessity for future planning.