Beloved Community: VYLTP online course

WHENFebruary and March 2021
FOR WHOMThose between 18–35 years old who have passed matric
We will allow a maximum of 50 young people on this course
WHEREOnline: Thursday evenings 7pm – 9pm
PRESENTERRev Seth Naicker
DEADLINE20 January 2021 (see the Application form on this page)


This course will help you to understand the concept of “Beloved Community” as a leadership and theological approach for impacting on the development of community. God’s vision of healthy relational community — the counter-cultural Beloved Community — will be our anchoring resolve as we engage in courageous and interactive learning. Please join us!

During this course we will focus on

  • a particular people and how God dealt with the challenges of that particular community.

We will consider

  • the Beloved Community in communion with the whole of Creation.
  • the servant leadership of Jesus, how he formed Community and Communion, and what Jesus stood for and against to establish healthy community.
  • the first communities formed by the apostles and the challenges they faced.
  • the ideologies of empire, hierarchy, patriarchy and racism and the social divides of our everyday world, that diminish healthy beloved community.
  • the challenges of local and global communities from whence our participants come.
  • what skills, insights and wisdom are needed to build communities infused with ubuntu.
  • the role of memory and forgiveness, justice and reconciliation, as we draw from our history, understand our present and take informed actions toward our personal and communal future.
  • models of a ‘Beloved Community’ and our planning to make our beloved community a reality.

Apply here


Any questions? Please contact Rev Edwin Arrison at or
Rev Wilma Jakobsen at