Beloved Community: VYLTP online course

WHENFebruary and March 2021
WHEREOnline: Thursday evenings 7pm – 9pm
PRESENTERRev Seth Naicker


The purpose of this course was 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 — was our anchoring resolve as we engaged in courageous and interactive learning. Please join us!

During this course we focused 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.