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Breed se verstaan van ’n bybelse pastorale model: ’n Verkennende, beskrywende perspektief

Rineé Pretorius
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 55, No 2 | a2707 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v55i2.2707 | © 2021 Rineé Pretorius | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 December 2020 | Published: 24 June 2021

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Rineé Pretorius, Language Directorate, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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Breed’s understanding of a biblical pastoral model: An exploratory, descriptive perspective. This article was aimed at providing a perspective on Professor Gert Breed’s theoretical contribution to pastoral studies by exploring and describing his understanding of a biblical pastoral model. Breed’s model is the product of decades of research, practical experience as a minister in the Reformed Churches in South Africa and over a decade of theoretical knowledge and experience in training and tertiary academic education. Breed’s model currently forms the foundation of and framework for Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA) (Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika [GKSA]) candidate students’ training in pastoral studies at the Theological School in Potchefstroom, as well as for equipping other prospective practitioners for pastoral ministry. Although Breed has been using this model with great success in his own ministry, as well as in tertiary training, a comprehensive perspective on his model had not yet been published.

Contribution: The aim of this article was therefore to provide an explorative and descriptive perspective on the content of Breed’s understanding of a biblical pastoral model.


biblical pastoral model; Coram Deo; Gert Breed; pastoral care; pastoral practitioner.


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