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Verbum et Ecclesia

versão On-line ISSN 2074-7705
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Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.32 no.1 Pretoria  2011 



A vision for the sending of the church in Botswana



Desmond Henry

Research associate, Department of Science of Religion and Missiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa





The purpose of this article was to present a vision (of a preferred future) for the southern African ecclesia, based on an accurate understanding of what can be termed a missional ecclesiology. This concept was explored using the current context of my ministry, that of the Republic of Botswana, as a primary interlocutor.



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I wish to express my sincere thanks to my family, for allowing me the opportunity to research – thank you for your encouragement and sacrifice – and to Prof. Cornelius J.P. Niemandt, for his guidance and academic support. I also wish to thank the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria, specifically the Department of Science of Religion and Missiology, for their financial assistance in the publication of this article. Without your support, my research would not be published.

Competing interests

The author declares that he has no financial or personal relationship(s) which may have inappropriately influenced him in writing this paper.



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Desmond Henry
PO Box 37697
Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0043
South Africa

Received: 09 Sept. 2010
Accepted: 17 Oct. 2011
Published: 08 Dec. 2011

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