Consultation Of Leaders Of The Theological Associations In Africa

Catégorie
AACC Events
Date
24 septembre 2019 - 27 septembre 2019
Lieu
Gaborone, Botswana
In Africa today there are noticeable rapid changes in the dynamics of theological seminaries on the continent.  The majority of the numerous theological seminaries are turning to become universities. It seems to the eye of many observers that seminaries are being swallowed by different faculties in the universities that are draining a lot of students. It has been noticed that seminaries are reduced to the level of faculty of theology which seems to be the least in terms of number of students and attention given. Being mother of universities in some places, one wonders whether or not the seminary turned to the faculty of theology still has the same voice and role to play. The purpose of theological seminaries is to train people who are called by God for ministry and the Church is the place where the ministry is exercised.
Since Theological associations are called to promote true Christian fellowship, understanding and co-operation between various theological institutions engaged in training Christian ministers in their respective regions; it is also believed that have responsibility to help in improving the standards and methods of education for Christian ministry and respond to theological and contextual challenges faced in their environments.
It is against this background that the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) is planning a two-day consultation in which the leadership of theological associations in Africa will do an evaluation of their work for the last 5 years and reflect on the future and relevance of theological associations.
  1. OBJECTIVES
The objective of this consultation is to take stock of the past 5 years and explore ways and means of how the AACC can strengthen and enhance her accompaniment of these theological associations and plan for the way forward.
The specific objectives are:
  • Gather leaders (Chair and Secretary) of theological associations to engage in sharing and networking.
  • Sharing and reflecting on success stories and work of theological associations
  • Evaluate the work of theological associations for the past five years.
  • Discuss the relevance and future of theological education in Africa
  • Discuss  the relevance and future prospects of theological associations in Africa.
  1. METHODOLOGY
The consultation will be conducted in an interactive way through learner based lecture presentations, experience sharing, discussion on the relevance and the future of theological associations.
 
 
  1. EXPECTED OUTCOMES
  • Leaders of theological associations are engaged in sharing experiences and
networking.
  • Evaluation for the work during the last five years is done.
  • Discussion on the relevance and the plan for the future is
  • Collaboration between theological associations is enhanced.
 In Africa today there are noticeable rapid changes in the dynamics of theological seminaries on the continent.  The majority of the numerous theological seminaries are turning to become universities. It seems to the eye of many observers that seminaries are being swallowed by different faculties in the universities that are draining a lot of students. It has been noticed that seminaries are reduced to the level of faculty of theology which seems to be the least in terms of number of students and attention given. Being mother of universities in some places, one wonders whether or not the seminary turned to the faculty of theology still has the same voice and role to play. The purpose of theological seminaries is to train people who are called by God for ministry and the Church is the place where the ministry is exercised.
Since Theological associations are called to promote true Christian fellowship, understanding and co-operation between various theological institutions engaged in training Christian ministers in their respective regions; it is also believed that have responsibility to help in improving the standards and methods of education for Christian ministry and respond to theological and contextual challenges faced in their environments. 
 
It is against this background that the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) is planning a two-day consultation in which the leadership of theological associations in Africa will do an evaluation of their work for the last 5 years and reflect on the future and relevance of theological associations.
 
 
  1. OBJECTIVES
The objective of this consultation is to take stock of the past 5 years and explore ways and means of how the AACC can strengthen and enhance her accompaniment of these theological associations and plan for the way forward.
 
 
The specific objectives are:
  • Gather leaders (Chair and Secretary) of theological associations to engage in sharing and networking.
  • Sharing and reflecting on success stories and work of theological associations
  • Evaluate the work of theological associations for the past five years.
  • Discuss the relevance and future of theological education in Africa
  • Discuss  the relevance and future prospects of theological associations in Africa.
  1. METHODOLOGY
The consultation will be conducted in an interactive way through learner based lecture presentations, experience sharing, discussion on the relevance and the future of theological associations.
 
  1. EXPECTED OUTCOMES
  • Leaders of theological associations are engaged in sharing experiences and
networking.
  • Evaluation for the work during the last five years is done.
  • Discussion on the relevance and the plan for the future is
  • Collaboration between theological associations is enhanced.
 
 

Toutes les Dates

  • Du 24 septembre 2019 au 27 septembre 2019