TEASA is involved with many different communities. We offer support and spiritual guidance to all communities. Our mission is to connect and bring people together.
The South African Theological Seminary (SATS) recently hosted a successful three day conference with the theme “Understanding the 4-14 Window.” Top quality speakers explored various topics related to the place of children in the church and its theological reflection.
The theme of children also featured at the national consultation for Christian leaders to be held in Muldersdrift in July 2011
A new website dedicated to the promotion of children’s ministry in South Africa will open shortly – www.childnet.cc
Cherish a child today – he/she is special to God!
Evangelism and Church Planting
HIV & AIDS
- Are strong and flourishing communities of biblical faith.
- Care not for only for their own members, but extend hope to the broader community.
Effective HIV & AIDS interventions require a good grasp of HIV & AIDS, and how it spreads and the impact it has on communities. Armed with this understanding, churches can develop ministry models that make a difference and can become signs of hope in communities. TEASA partners with theological institutions to facilitate ongoing theological and practical ministry training.
Enable your church to be an agent of transformation in your community by starting an HIV programs that helps prevent new infections, care for the infected, advocate on behalf of those who suffer discrimination due to illness. Network with others involved, compare notes and develop best practice.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour”.
In most SADC countries, poverty is a key cross cutting problem that affects the quality of life of millions of people in each country in the region. While African countries have adopted the MDGs as guiding road map to combat poverty, many governments have not done as much as is possible to achieve these goals.TEASA is involved in strengthening advocacy in national alliances in the region to hold governments accountable to MDG promises made to the poor.
‘The significance of this gathering is to raise awareness in, but also empower the church to act, in respect of issues concerning religious freedom all ever the world. Various forms of persecution, some subtle and some violent and oppressive, take place in many if not most countries as we speak. Gone are the days of ignorance and complacency. We cannot take our religious freedom for granted any more. We need to stand up for our right to worship our Lord, not only for ourselves but also on behalf of our brothers and sisters being persecuted across globe.’ Prof Rassie Malherbe – Johannesburg
Twenty Christian leaders had the opportunity on 31st August to workshop on different aspects of Religious freedom. The participants were made acutely aware of the plight of the persecuted church. Various ways were discussed in which the Religious Liberty Commission can contribute to the prevention of religious persecution which included the introduction of the Charter Of Religious Rights and Freedoms, engagement on these issues in the African Union and influencing the constitution writing process of African constitutions to ensure religious freedom. Issues of advocacy, UN reductions against defamation of religion and most importantly prayer for the persecuted church was discussed. The meeting was indeed significant in as far as it has created an effective network of organizations who are likeminded and has been able to define clear objectives for the TEASA Religious Liberty Commission.’ Teresa Conradie – Attorney
The chairman of the commission is Mr Murray Louw.
- by encouraging theological reflection and research in the context of South Africa and the global village.
- by responding the issues in society that have a bearing on theology.
- by focusing discussion on practical and relevant themes in varied contexts.
- by articulating biblical truth in forms accessible to all Christians.
- By serving the churches with theological tools and resources.