South Africa - NBTS STM - January 7 – 19, 2019 (Members Only)
The New Brunswick Theological Seminary learning immersion will have an opportunity to experience the following ministries:
Setshabelo Family and Child Services (SFCS), founded in 2014, is the first Black National Child Protection Agency in South Africa. It addresses the challenges of orphans and vulnerable children by mobilizing area faith communities. Its unique approach seeks to shift away from institutional care—orphanages—and instead develop family-based models for a child’s care.
Home of Hope Western Cape which is a government-certified residential program that ministers to young women caught in te crossfire of gang life, drugs and commercial sex work. Through spiritual care, personal development, medical treatment, and academic enrichment, young women graduate from the one-year program into new lives of hope, health and wholeness.
The Baptist Convention of South Africa is member of the Baptist World Alliance based in South Africa. The BCSA has membership of 174 churches located in all 9 provinces of the country. The mission of the BCSA is to strive to impact lives through effective and sustainable missions and leadership development.
The Republic of South Africa is a country with diverse biological, geological, cultural and theological ecosystems. We will experience service among children; engage with ministry among young adults caught in the crosswinds of gangs, drugs and trafficking; share conversation with pastors; and tour cultural sites important to South Africa’s struggle for liberation from Apartheid.
Your presence and service will be a witness to Christ’s love and compassion for the people.
‘That which you have done for the least of these my brethren, you have done unto the Lord’ Matthew 25:40.