The desired outcome of VYLTP is to develop a whole and effective young Christian leader and agent of transformation, equipped with the necessary skills to deal with the challenges of our contemporary world.
The course content is compiled by a comprehensive network of organisations and professionals. Each week varies in content and style, including a combination of formative tasks, session participation, reading summaries, and group presentations. Each day is started and ended with a prayer service.
Themes and Streams
A 2017 worship facilitator’s experience …
| “What I got was far more than I expected ... I was a part of a community of 16 people. Apart from a Nigerian, a Swaziland citizen, another U.S. citizen, and a Zimbabwean, and myself, all the other participants were South African, and they also reflected the diversity of the Rainbow Nation. We had chapel twice a day, and our time between those morning and evening prayer services was filled with lectures, guest speakers, field trips, and conscientizing conversations over meals and tea times. We created community rules emboldened by respect, honesty, and compassion. We were asked to dig into our most profound places of pain and hurt, be it gender-based violence or inherited poverty. We were challenged to read the Bible “seriously, not literally” by Volmoed’s resident theologian, Rev. Dr. John de Gruchy. We listened to environmentalists talk about the Cape Town water crisis and developed action plans for promoting environmentalism in our home communities … |
And this is only a small taste of what we did.
| Courage and Hope: The Volmoed Experience|
By Hillary Taylor