The Ibandla Malivuke Conference is focused on envisioning and practically empowering local churches to become effective agents of social and spiritual change in their communities.
We expect about 200-400 attendees and are deliberately bringing together a wide cross section of different cultural groups and denominations. There will be seven speakers speaking on issues pertaining to leadership, advocacy, social and economic development, understanding the next generation and their challenges etc. There will also have a panel of pastors of large / mega churches discussing what makes a church relevant and welcoming to the community.
The programme will include plenary sessions, discussion forums, elective workshops, entertainment and networking.
The conference is organised by the Church Alliance for Social Transformation (CAST) – a coalition of churches committed to poverty eradication and community development from a biblical perspective. The intention of CAST is to mobilise 1000 churches to end poverty in their communities by 2040.
When: 10 - 12 May
Where: West City Fellowship, Chesterville
Tickets : R350 (includes welcome pack, meals
and all materials needed)
Some of our speakers
Rev. Sibusiso Makwanazi
S’bu is the founder and pastor of Esikhawini Baptist Church (Richard’s Bay), which was for a long time the fastest growing and largest “black church” in the Baptist Union. S’bu is chairman of the Esikhawini Ministers fraternal and currently the president elect of the Baptist Union of South Africa.
Mr Craig Stewart
Craig Stewart yearns to see society in general and the church in particular, embrace the pursuit of justice in the world as an integral part of its discipleship and communal life. He began his career with a brief stint as a fresh water ecologist before moving into education and a non-profit career. He is currently the CEO of The Warehouse, a justice and mercy ministry in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr Amon Kasambala
Founder / CEO of Global Advisory
Plan Services, executive business
coach & author. His passion for
developing African leaders has
focused around Academics, NGOs
and corporate business.
Ms Nobuntu Webster
CEO of African Pursuit, TV & Radio
Talk Show host. Marketing strategist
/ entrepreneur. Accolades
include: businesswoman of the
year (2010), Cosmopolitan Mag.
Woman Achiever (2008) & others.