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The church and the city

J. J. J. Kritzinger
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 24, No 2 | a1344 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v24i2.1344 | © 1990 J. J. J. Kritzinger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 June 1990 | Published: 07 June 1990

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J. J. J. Kritzinger,, South Africa

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One of the most important features of the late 20th century is the phenomenal growth of cities. The whole urbanisation process is explained with special reference to South Africa, and its challenges for the mission of the church are outlined. The main areas of need of the urban and urbanising people are delineated, with the intention of stimulating a need orientated approach by the church. In a final section the future ministry of the church is summarised in three dimensions: the communication of the good news, the compassionate service ministry and the establishment of real koinonia.


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