This department houses two disciplines, Practical Theology and Missional Theology.

Practical Theology has the following purposes:
  • To develop a critical and contextually relevant theological praxis through community interaction;
  • To assist people with a vocation to be part of God’s mission to the world, by developing the following as followers of Jesus Christ;
  • Spiritual maturity and awareness of calling;
  • Theological and hermeneutical abilities;
  • Character and personality development;
  • Ministry understanding and skills, and
  • Contextual sensitivity, so that they can be of service within the faith communities and in society at large;
  • To make a contribution, through relevant, timely, and high-quality research, in cooperation with other partners and networks, towards the understanding and transformation of the community and society.
Practical Theology includes the following fields of study:
  • Pastoral care;
  • Homiletics and liturgy;
  • Faith formation;
  • Congregational studies and leadership, and
  • Spirituality.
Missional Theology has the following purposes:
  • To deal with the service of the church to the Kingdom, and then to focus on the mission of the church in this world through the missio Dei.
  • To consider the Biblical foundations of missionary work through the theology of mission.
  • To reflect on dialogue with various world religions.
  • To engage through the theology of mission with the many challenges of the present world.
  • To answer questions posed by the ideologies to the church in mission.
  • To reflect on the history of mission of the church.


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