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The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa

 

Presbytery of the Trans-Xhariep

The General Assembly of the UPCSA Adopted the following Statement in July 2012 in Stellenbosch

 

Who is the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa?

We are a diverse community of reformed Christians

led by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit,

prayerfully seeking the will of God for our lives together and the world.

 

OUR VISION

To be a reconciled community of Christians

exercising a prophetic witness to Christ.

 

OUR MISSION

    We will proclaim our Triune God in Southern Africa through:

 Bearing witness to the saving love of Jesus Christ

 Building vital, reforming congregations for worship, ministry and discipleship

 Visibly proclaiming the Kingdom of God through unity, justice, peace and love.

 

OUR MISSION PRIORITIES

We will adopt specific and measurable targets for the denomination

against the following priorities and report on progress

against these targets to the denomination through the General Assembly:

 Evangelism

 Supporting the development of missional congregations

 Health, wellbeing and securing justice

 Engaging in reconciliation and unity

 Stewardship

 

Together we have ascertained the following values

to guide our behaviour to each other and the world:

 Love

 Holiness

 Scriptural

 Integrity

 Spiritual Growth

 Servanthood

 

 

 

 

The Executive Commission of the General Assembly of the UPCSA Adopted the following

in July 2015 in Matatiele

The 9 STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES of the UPCSA

Broad Goals of the Church to be Reached by 2019

1. The UPCSA will be a missional church.

2. The UPCSA will have mission oriented and holistically developed ministry.

3. The UPCSA will promote the equality of all its members and congregations.

4. The UPCSA will be attractive to all, including the youth.

5. The UPCSA will reflect the demographics of its membership at all the decision-making levels and forums.

6. The UPCSA will have cohesive, efficient and effective administration at all levels.

7. The UPCSA will be financially sustainable.

8. The UPCSA will promote a positive image and raise its profile.

9. The UPCSA will be a reconciled church.

 

The 7 FOCUSED MINISTRIES of the UPCSA

1. Ministersí welfare and development, including retired ministers

2. People with disabilities

3. Womenís Ministry

4. Menís Ministry

5. Youth Ministry

6. Childrenís ministry

7. Eco-justice