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In die Skriflig

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In Skriflig (Online) vol.42 n.2 Cape Town Jan. 2008

 

ORIGINAL RESERARCH

 

Die liggaam-van-Christus-metafoor: Instrument vir die effektiewe uitvoering van die missionale opdrag

 

The body-of-Christ-metaphor: Instrument for the effective execution of the missional commission

 

 

J.M. OlwagenI; M. NelII

IFakulteit Geesteswetenskappe, Universiteit van Johannesburg. Johannesburg. E-pos: koelma@telkomsa.net
IISkool vir Bybelwetenskappe & Bybeltale. Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit. Potchefstroom. E-pos: maiusnel1@mweb.co.za

 

 


OPSOMMING

Die praktyk toon dat baie AGS-pastore moontlik so besig is met 'n veelheid take en verantwoordelikhede dat hulle nie daarby uitkom om hulle gemeentelidmate effektief te mobiliseer om by vrywillige dienswerk betrokke te raak nie (vgl. Ef. 4:12). Die gevolg is dat sulke gemeentes dikwels nie effektief funksioneer om die missionêre opdrag met welslae uit te voer nie (vgl. Matt. 28:19). Pastore slaag nie daarin om, volgens die raad wat Moses se skoonvadervirhom gegee het (vgl. Eks. 18), meer effektief te werk deur hulle lidmate as deeltydse vrywillige dienswerkers te mobiliseer om die Bybelse opdrag uit te voer nie.
Die mobilisering van lidmate vind plaas deur lidmate te bemagtig om hulle gawes te ontdek en te ontwikkel, en dan daarmee saam vrywillige dienswerk te beoefen. Die klem in die artikel lê by wat Hendriks (2004:11) "gemeentelike teologie" noem. Volgens Hendriks (2004:25) is gemeentelike teologie 'n teologie wat deur die liggaam-van-Christus-metafoorgemeentes beoefen word (vgl. Ef. 4:11-16). Die metafoor van gemeentes wat as liggaam-van-Christus wil funksioneer, naamlik gemeentes wat die belangrikheid van vrywillige dienswerk van die lidmate beklemtoon, geniet verdere ontwikkeling in hierdie artikel.1


ABSTRACT

Practice suggests that many AFM pastors are possibly so busy with numerous tasks and responsibilities that they are unable to effectively mobilise their assembly members to actively participate in voluntary acts of service (cf. Eph. 4:12). The consequence is that such assemblies are often unable to function effectively in the carrying out of the missional commission (according to Matt. 28:19). Pastors are unsuccessful in working more effectively through the mobilisation of their members as part-time voluntary workers in the carrying out of the missional commission, according to the advice Moses' father-in-law gave him (cf. Ex. 18).
The mobilisation of members takes place through the empowering of members to discover and develop their gifts and allowing their involvement in voluntary acts of service. The emphasis of this article lies in what Hendriks (2004:11) calls "congregational theology". According to Hendriks (2004:25) congregational theology is a theology being practised by body-of-Christ-metaphor assemblies (cf. Eph. 4:11-16). The metaphor of assemblies choosing to function as the body-of-Christ where the importance of the voluntary acts of service of members is emphasised enjoys further development in this article.


 

 

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