What You Need to Know About Disability in the Church

by Christelle Myburgh and Toni Mould “According to the World Health Survey around 785 million (15.6%) persons 15 years and older live with a disability, while the Global Burden of Disease estimates a figure of around 975 million (19.4%) persons. Of these, the World Health Survey estimates that 110 million people (2.2%) have very significant … Read more

Sons and Daughters in the House: Serving as an expression of acceptance

by Tosca Ferndale Volunteer Coordinator, Shofar Stellenbosch February was Activate Month – a month in which our churches presented the various opportunities for congregation members to get involved in ministries and services. As we come to the end of the month, we asked Tosca to share about why we serve in church. All who desire … Read more

Making Sense of Euthanasia as a Believer: Dignity in the Upside Down Kingdom of God

by Lieschen Venter Student of Theology • Lecturer of Operations Research As the sermon draws to its conclusion, the pastor’s final exhortation rings out: “But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.” Some, perhaps those who have gained some experience, would nod … Read more

first years’ camp

by Mariette Loubser (Amplified) At the beginning of each academic year university towns are brimming with first year students, ready to make the most of their time on campus. It’s a time of adjustment – figuring out boundaries and enjoying new-found freedom. Which also makes it a potentially vulnerable time. That’s why our congregations who are based in campus towns, including … Read more

ask the pastor | i can only do one church ‘thing’ – what should I choose?

In our Ask the Pastor series we ask questions about being Christians, church members and family. Sias le Roux from Shofar Stellenbosch and André Kruger from Shofar East London answer, “I can only do one extra church ‘thing’ apart from Sunday services and small group. What should I choose?” https://youtu.be/oRP7JW2pAVMVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is … Read more

ask the pastor | how do I become connected in church?

In our Ask the Pastor series we’ve asked questions about being Christians, church members and family. Ross van Niekerk from Shofar Durbanville and Anton Myburgh from Shofar’s head office answer, “How do I become connected in church?” https://youtu.be/EvzgYrrBxXMVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: ask the pastor ross & anton (https://youtu.be/EvzgYrrBxXM)