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Our sincere desire is captured in the Hymn authored by Cecil Frances Alexander: “Jesus calls us!
Conclusion We give thanks to God for the privilege to be engaged in His Mission to the world as Disciples seeking to fulfil God’s Call to establish God’s Kingdom amongst us, and as a District recommit ourselves to this task, by serving as Jesus disciples to bring Healing and Transformation to the world through the communities we serve.
• The successful hosting by our Women’s Organisations of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Women Area Seminar • The completion of a New Sanctuary at Lingalethu in Malmesbury 45 2016 • The Launch of our District School of Discipleship offering Six Disciplines over the year in equipping and growing Disciples for Transformation and Mission.
Co-ordinated programmes for Christian Education, information and communication. Finally, we encourage every Circuit to set aside the last Sunday in May each year to celebrate what God is doing among us and to commit ourselves once again to our high calling in Christ. Give us grace to follow Jesus the healer, Jesus the peacemaker, Jesus the Saviour of the world, Jesus the Lord of all life. The spirit of division and hurt affected both the departure of the previous Bishop and the induction of the new Bishop.
Challenges around funding such endeavours remain unresolved but they cannot be viewed as obstacles that cannot be addressed.
The co-operation between this District and the Cape of Good Hope District in terms of student ministerial formation continues to offer a platform in sharing resources and personnel.
Empowerment and Development which give dignity and new purpose to those who have been deprived. Let us ensure that our mission of healing and transformation is holistic, embracing all the imperatives for mission. The on-going challenge is for the MCSA to find a focus around the renewed Institution so as to make Healdtown vibrant again.
We resolve to take intentional and sustained action to implement these imperatives in such areas as: The Healing Ministry. Let us participate in God’s mission in ways that are appropriate to our local contexts and in partnership with the wider church and community. Conflict Someone once said that it is not wise to stop and look at the road that one has travelled unless one wants to use that road again. The year 2014 saw this District engulfed in a conflict that threatened to destroy the ethos and pride of what it means to be a Methodist.
47 2016 Mission Imperatives All societies, Circuits and organisations in the District are increasingly organising their activities around the mission pillars.