Preacher Training and Faith Course

The Preacher Training has started. 7 new candidates have registered to be trained over the next two years. The syllabus consists of 8 courses.

Course 1: Back to basics

Course 2: The Bible – a treasure chest filled with gems that want to be shared with others

Course 3: The Bible – What is it trying to tell us?

Course 4: The sermon – from me to the text to the congregation (Homiletics)

Course 5: The Sunday service – Liturgy and the Church year

Course 6: Why are we Lutheran – Introduction to Lutheran theology

Course 7: Some practical things to consider

Course 8: Administration of sacraments and funerals

Four courses will be offered in a year, with two sessions on a Saturday morning and additional sessions in the evening. The sessions are usually offered on a virtual platform.

The continuous training of the Preachers and courses to equip the saints through Faith courses will be offered regularly on a virtual platform. Information and invitations will be communicated to the congregations.


Congregations and Pastors

ELC Strand Street

Pastor Sybil Chetty has been inducted as pastor during a Divine service on 27.3.2022. Many ecumenical guests attended the celebration. We wish her and the congregation God’s richest blessing for their service to His glory.

Inland Parish

Rev (em) Gareth Jones, a retired Anglican priest has agreed to serve the congregations of St John’s in King Williams Town and St. Paul’s in Macleantown on a part time basis from 1.3.2022 till 28.2.2023. We wish him and the congregation God’s richest blessing for their service to His glory.

A solution for St Paul’s in Stutterheim is still being sought. We thank the Church Committee and the Preachers for their dedicated leadership during this time of a vacancy.

Stellenbosch and Somerset Wes

We welcome Vicar Ingrid Kassier in our midst. May the service in the congregation be a good learning curve in preparation for fulltime ministry