Bishop’s Office

The Bishop is the spiritual and administrative leader of the Cape of Good Hope District. His office oversees the circuits, societies, and organisations of our church, and also provides leadership to the various desks, commissions and ministries of the district. The Cape of Good Hope District is committed to a code of values, embodied in our Values Prayer, which can be found on the ”About“ page.Visit Circuits & Societies and Organisations pages for more information

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Spirituality

The Spirituality Desk is a hub for communication and connection between the various ministries and initiatives which work to nurture the spirituality of Methodist people in the Cape of Good Hope District. Visit the Spirituality section of the site to learn more about the various ministries which connect with us, and to find links to their websites.Visit Resourse and Events pages to learn more about the various ministries.

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Justice & Service

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa embraces the Wesleyan ideal that there is no holiness without social holiness. The Methodist Church has a long history of serving all the people of Southern Africa and of working for justice. The Justice and Service Desk informs and oversees the various justice and service initiatives in our district.Visit Child Care Desk , HIV/AIDS , Methodists Against Substance Abuse (MASA) and Justice & Service Organisations pages for more information.

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Economic Empowerment

Methodist people believe that the Gospel of Jesus offers salvation not just for our souls, but for our entire humanity. This means that we are committed to working to uplift and empower people to be able to sustain themselves financially and to contribute to a sustainable society. The Economic Empowerment Desk oversees all work done in this are of our church‘s life.

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Education



In order to contribute to the healing of Southern Africa, as the Methodist vision statement calls us to, we believe that education is crucial to the health of our society, and to the personal wellbeing of each individual. For this reason, we seek to nurture education initiatives wherever we can and enable people to learn and grow in order to reach their full potential.

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Evangelism & Church Growth

We believe that a healthy church is a growing church, both in terms of spiritual maturity and in terms of reaching greater numbers of people. The Evangelism Desk seeks to inspire and oversee the work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our district.

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Upcoming Events


May


Tues 1

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY

Tues 1

15H00 Economic Empowerment, District Office

Wed 2

16H00 Child Care Desk, MMH Boardroom

Thurs 3

District Treasurers Meeting, MCO

Thurs 3

16H00 District Education Committee Meeting, District Office

Thurs 3 – Sat 6

Local Preachers Association Convention, False Bay Circuit

Fri 4 – Sun 6

District Youth Unit Sports Weekend Stellenbosch

Sat 5

09H00 Phase 2 Exit Screening Church Street MC, Somerset West

Sat 5 09H00 – 12H30

School of Vocation. Claremont MC

Sat 5

09H00 – 12H00 School of Discipleship Mission Module, Wesley College, Salt River

Tues 8

16H00 Heatherdale Board Meeting, Rondebosch Medical Centre

Tues 8

17H00 District Trust Properties, District Office

Tues 8

19H00 District Local Preachers Committee, Claremont

Thurs 10

ASCENSION DAY

Sat 12

10H00 District Society Stewards Consultation Goodwood

Sun 13

MOTHERS DAY

Mon 14

16H30 Marsh Memorial Homes Board, MMH Boardroom

Sat 19 09H00 – 12H00

School of Discipleship Wesley Module, Wesley College, Salt River

Sun 20

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Tues 22

10H00 Probationers Written Exegesis Oral Exam, Fish Hoek

Tues 22

11H00 Ordinands Screening, FishHoek

Wed 23 –Sun 27

189th Annual District Synod, Fish Hoek Circuit

Wed 23

08H00 Superintendents Consultation, Fish Hoek Church

10H00 Convocation of the Order of Presbyters Fish Hoek Circuit

19H00 Synod Communion Service, Simon’s Town Church

Sun 27

Trinity /Synod Sunday

June


Sat 2

09H00 – 12H00 School of Discipleship Wesley Module, Wesley College, Salt River

Thurs 7

15H00 Wesley College Management Committee Meeting, Wesley College Salt River

Thurs 7 – Sat 10

Connexional Order of Evangelism Convention Bethlehem

Sat 9

09H00 – 13H00 Local Preachers Training Day, Parow Wesley

Sat 9

09H00 – 12H00 School of Discipleship Wesley Module, Wesley College, Salt River

Mon 11

16H30 Marsh Memorial Homes Board, MMH Boardroom

Tues 12

16H00 Heatherdale Board Meeting, Rondebosch Medical Centre

Wed 13

10H00 District Ministers Theological Reflection & Fellowship, District Office

Sat 16

09H00 – 12H00 School of Discipleship Wesley Module, Wesley College, Salt River

Sat 16

District Youth Day TBA

Sat 16

YOUTH DAY

Sun 17

FATHERS DAY

Wed 20

Revisions Committee MCO

Thurs 21

Structures Committee MCO

Thurs 21

11H00 Methodist Publishing House Cape Town

Thurs 21

18h30 District Stationing Committee Meeting District Office

Sun 24

Local Preachers Sunday

Tues 26 –Sun 1

July Connexional Women’s Association Biennial Meeting, Port Elizabeth

Thurs 28

15H00 – 16H00 Gender Desk, District Office

Thurs 28 –Sun 1

July Women’s Manyano Minister’s Wives Indaba, Natal Coastal District

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Prayer Diary



We serve a God that promises not to leave us or forsake us, a God who beckons for us to find our breath matching the slow and steady rhythm of the breath of God. All around us we are held in the Spirit of God that goes before us, trails behind us, and flanks us on either side. We pray in order that we might be awake to this reality and find our life in rhythm with the ways that help to bear new life in the world. There was a prayer that was prayed at the World Methodist Conference this past year. The speaker bowed her head and said, “Just Do It God, Amen.” We serve a God who we can say this to… “you know what we need, you know how to guide us, Just do it God, Amen.”

Our prayer is that as you journey through this prayer diary and connect to our people called Methodist right across the length and breadth of the Cape of Good Hope District, which you will together with other experience the power of prayer. That we recognise that our call in the district is to be responsible in our stewardship of the resources we have. Give us wisdom in our decision making. We hear your call generous God upon us to be disciples, people called to a life long journey of learning and growing in our relationship with you.

For together we are a Transforming Discipleship Movement, Called to be Together with God’s Creation for A Christ-healed Africa for the healing of Nations God calls the Methodist people to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ for Healing and Transformation

O Lord,
Open our eyes that we may see the needs of others; open our ears that we may hear their cries; open our hearts so that they need not be without succour; let us not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich. Show us where love and hope and faith are needed, and use us to bring them to those places. And so open our eyes and our ears that we may in these coming days be able to do some work of peace for thee. Amen
- Alan Paton


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Mission



“God call the Methodist people to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ for healing & transformation.

Vision

“A Christ-healed Africa for the healing of Nations”

Transformation Calls


Our Continuing Goals Of Transformation Are: A deepening spirituality, A resolve to be guided by God’s mission, A re-commitment to environmental justice, A rediscovery of the priesthood of all believers, A commitment “to be one so that the world may believe”, A redefinition and authentication of the vocation of the clergy in the church, A re-emphasis of servant-leadership and discernment as our model for ministry.

Contact Us



Postal Address : PO Box 88, RONDEBOSCH, 7701

Physical Address : Wesley Training College, Durham Street, Salt River.

021 686 4077 (o)
021 686 1276 (o)
086 611 0407 (f)


PA to the Bishop & Finance Administrator : Ms Arlene Leaner
accounts@capemethodist.org.za

Secretary : Ms Laetitia Meter
office@capemethodist.org.za

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