Ministries Support

The Ministries Support programme develops, strengthens and nurtures the relationship between Diakonia Council of Churches and the member churches. By so doing we aim to promote local ecumenism and encourage churches to co-operate on social justice issues.
Through this programme, Diakonia supports its member churches in their programmes through church visits to keep in touch with what is happening in churches/congregations, briefings and praise and worship sessions.

Ministers’ Fellowships – Under this aspect, we facilitate the establishing and strengthening of Ministers’ Fellowships and networks. Ministers’ Fellowships are the best entry points into churches. To maximise networking and impact, we present our work to groups of ministers so that they and their churches can be involved in the organisation’s activities.

New clergy breakfast briefing – This event is held once a year to introduce ministers new in the Municipality to our work, and to mobilise them for ecumenism and social justice.

Ministers from different denominations are also invited to lead the half-hour Monday morning staff worship.

How can we help your ministry? Contact Gugu Madlala on 031 310 3500, e-mail