Synodical Commission for Diaconal Services

English video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NLtSvta3g8

Reports:

2017 (Afrikaans)
2016 (Afrikaans)
2016 (English)

Definition

This group ensures that the strategy and policy of Diaconia Management Board is applied with regard to the main tasks of the ministry. They also make suggestions to improve strategy and execution. The executive committee has equal representation from URCSA CAPE and the Dutch Reformed Church Western Cape’s synodal ministries for diaconate and ministry chaired by Gerome Haupt (URCSA CAPE) and Dawid de Wet (DRC Western Cape).

 

Focus

The ministry decided to focus for 2015 – 2019 primarily on Early Childhood Development and set out to secure funds and foster partnerships with congregations to this effect. We partner in this regard with:

Projects

  • Nuwe Hoop Centre for the Hearing Impaired;
  • Bursaries for tertiary studies for URCSA students;
  • August: Month of Compassion in URCSA and DRC and the ministry makes special efforts to encourage congregations and members to show compassion to the world. Congregations are requested to use August as an opportunity to focus on this part of the church’s calling.

Contact

Rev. Sean Esterhuizen
sean@kaapkerk.co.za

Contact Diaconia at diaconia@kaapkerk.co.za for more information.