An analysis of conflict situations within the leadership and various structures of the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa, Orange Free State

Conflict is inevitable within congregations and can contribute to their growth or decline, depending on how the leadership in a congregation handles a conflict. The Dutch Reformed Church in Africa, Orange Free State (DRCA OFS) has, for over a decade, experienced growing internal conflicts within its...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 74; no. 2; pp. 1 - 11
Main Author: Pali, Khamadi J
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: Pretoria AOSIS 03-01-2018
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Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria and Society for Practical Theology in South Africa
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Summary: Conflict is inevitable within congregations and can contribute to their growth or decline, depending on how the leadership in a congregation handles a conflict. The Dutch Reformed Church in Africa, Orange Free State (DRCA OFS) has, for over a decade, experienced growing internal conflicts within its leadership in the various structures of the church. Some of these conflicts have culminated in physical violence and litigations. This article aims to analyse the emerging conflict situations within the leadership in the various structures of the DRCA OFS. The leading research question is: What are the dynamics of conflict situations of the leadership in the various structures of the DRCA OFS?
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v74i2.4972