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old Passion of Christ 2015

Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary recently hosted the first of what is hoped will become an annual event, The Passion of Christ 2015. After months of planning, rehearsing, set constructing and sewing, the ambitious project was brought to fruition by our extremely talented and dedicated seminarians. The play reminded us not only of the horror and […]

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old “God did not come to save us from our sins; God came to save us from ourselves.”

The following article was prepared by Rev Scott Couper, as part of a discussion document for a class on Mission Strategy. “God did not come to save us from our sins; God came to save us from ourselves.”[1] This statement need not be affirmed or rejected. Rather, it is a statement to be unpacked, so that […]

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old Permaculture Gardening Project …

Under the expert guidance of Rev Dumisile Mkhonta, students at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary are taught to grow permaculture gardens in order to encourage food security within semi-rural and rural church contexts.   Sustainable door-sized organic gardening: what on earth is it all about? Philosophy and Ethics: living sustainably and harmoniously with nature reaction to food insecurity mimics natural […]

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old REMEMBERING ELIZABETH STOREY

ELIZABETH STOREY  22 December, 1937   – 27 January, 2015 Dear Friends around the world, Over the four weeks since Elizabeth died, we have received a flood of amazing messages, with many of you asking whether there could be a tangible way of remembering her life, love and witness. We’ve thought about that, and believe she […]

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old Scott Couper talks about ‘us’ …

Dr Scott Couper is an adjunct Lecturer here at SMMS – A North American, living amongst people in poverty and a leading expert on Albert Luthuli, Scott comes to us from First Congregational Church, Winter Park, Florida. This is how he sees the work of SMMS and his mission to Christ’s Church. How would you describe the mission […]

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old And it’s back to school we go …

The Village is encouraged on its first day back at lectures by the Presiding Bishop of the MCSA, the General Secretary of Conference, the Lay President and the HR Director of the MCO. What Joy!

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old The Inauguration of the Grand Chancellor – a photographic journey

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old Who we are in 2015

2015 welcomed a total of 85 seminarians into the ‘Wonderful Village which is SMMS’. Of those 85 seminarians 43 are first years, which makes this one of highest enrolment years to date. Coming in as a private student is a wonderful way for future candidates of the MCSA to ‘test’ and discern their call and […]

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old Congratulations …

It is with heartfelt joy that we acknowledge the birth of Aaron Jon Worringham (Olivier), first son of Rev Diane Worringham (adjunct Lecturer at SMMS) and Jon-Mark Olivier (Lecturer and FEM Co-ordinator). Aaron is also the second grandson for our friends Shayne and the late Rev Dr Ross Olivier. Welcome to the world little human! […]

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old Striving for Excellence

As part of the ongoing quest for a culture of excellence at SMMS awards are given out each year to students who have excelled in either academics or formation. ACADEMICS:  The Academic Excellence Award, is given at the Graduation Ceremony to the highest academic achiever, considering the cumulative results over three years.  The Improvement Award, […]