Theological Sunday: 18 August 2013
The Church is calling on each of the four million Anglicans living in Southern Africa to make an investment in the future of the church by supporting theological education. The goal is R40 million and ACSA believes it it can reach this goal if each of the 4 million Anglicans contributes just R10. Of course, those who can give more are encouraged to do so to support our brothers and sisters who simply cannot afford to make the financial sacrifice.
The money raised will be used to support the establishment of an endowment fund to provide for the continuing development of the College of the Transfiguration, its teaching staff, and abundant resources to give a quality education and training for the men and women who will propel our church forward as strong and well-trained leaders. The endowment fund will provide bursaries to ensure that those who offer themselves for ministry receive the necessary training to prepare them to respond to their vocations.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba invites your participation in this exciting project, saying, “Good theological education and formation, for clergy and people, is the best possible foundation we can give our church for today and tomorrow. I ask your support, both financial, and through prayer and spiritual commitment.”
The Archbishop has committed R1000 to the fund and is encouraging all bishops, clergy and those who can to match this amount. In the same spirit of commitment to this important endeavor, the Cathedral of St. George the Martyr has also donated R10 000, asking all cathedrals to match or better this amount.
A special collection and celebration ceremony will be held on Theological Education Sunday, 18 August –which is rapidly approaching! Please note that donations can be made by individuals and parishes alike (bank details below).
Your prayerful contribution of funds is what the church depends on as it seeks to bring together a community of the faithful dedicated to fulfilling God’s mission for us and the world.
Please make payments into:
Bank: Standard Bank of S A Ltd
Branch: Thibault Square
Branch Code: 02 09 09
Account Number: 07 056 2423
Account Name: Provincial Trusts’ Board
Please mark donations clearly as Theological Education Fund.
For more information please contact:
P.O. Box 830
Cape Town 8000