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Publieke pastorale leiers 1: Roeping, werwing, keuring, opleiding, ordening

Malan Nel
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 25, No 2 | a290 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v25i2.290 | © 2004 Malan Nel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 October 2004 | Published: 06 October 2004

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Malan Nel, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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In ecclecial circles it is a commonplace to say that the profession of the pastor  is under pressure. Pastors know that and congregations know that. Knowing it in itself does  not change much. However change starts with coming to understanding. In this sense change is in itself a hermeneutical  function. This article is the first of two in which I will explore a way to change the way local churches should assist in the discernment of a call by a member to become officially involved in public ministry within a congregation and, if it exists, a denomination. In this article the background of this  research, the corporate nature of ‘calling’, and ministerial perspectives on calling, recruitment and reviewing will be explored. The second article will explore the implications for theological education as it relates to the teleological core of theological education and recruitment, reviewing (screening), and training respectively.


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