The church actively living out the peace and justice of God for the world
The RESPOND Cape Town region has been activated following a fire in Imizamo Yethu informal settlement during the night of 5 September 2020. Clayten Gouws, from Antioch Church, will be filling the role of incident coordinator and the Bergvliet Methodist
We envision the church actively living out the peace and justice of God for the world supporting local congregations by enabling dialogue, facilitating collaboration and inspiring hope-filled imagination towards justice-seeking action.
The Warehouse serves the South African church network in its response to
poverty, injustice and division, and work with local churches in all communities, helping them to catalyse sound and effective change.
We engage church leaders to create opportunities for theological reflection, support and mentorship as they lead in transforming churches and communities and facilitate reconciling relationships in a broken South Africa.
We facilitate encounters to inspire and equip participants in integral mission theory and practice, as well as build relationships across various divides. Facilitating Transformational Encounters includes workshops, forums, experiential learning events and conferences.
We adopt, adapt and create transformational resources to inspire imagination, challenge inequalities and equip individuals to engage theologically and enable congregations to participate effectively in community transformation. Through these we catalyse and fuel hope and prophetic imagination rather than only providing information and developing workshop materials.
We research, develop and pilot initiatives which address key systemic issues in order to contribute to the effectiveness of the Church’s response to poverty, injustice and division. This strategy creates spaces where people can not only think together, but also have their thoughts and workings tested and refined by others. It’s the space between individual concerns, ideas, work and actions that transform.