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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Called to work : a descriptive analysis of Call42's research on faith and work in South Africa : original research

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Abstract

Very little empirical research has been conducted into faith and work, particularly as it relates to the experience and expectations of Christians in the world of work in South Africa. This article discusses the most recent research of this kind that was conducted by Call42. Call42 conducted an empirical research project on faith, calling, and the world of work between 2011 and 2012. The findings were released to the public after July 2012. Not only is this the most up to date data on this subject at present; the research findings and research process are also worthy of academic consideration. The Call42 research was initiated and commissioned by a group of young Christian professionals (mainly engineers) and as such it brings a perspective on faith and work from within the primary context of the world of work, rather than the theological academy or the church. The findings of the research have implications for the church and its officers (priests, pastors and leaders). It also arrives at some conclusions for Christians in the world of work, students who are contemplating a vocation or career path, and companies and organisations that have an explicit or implicit Christian orientation.


Daar is baie min empiriese navorsing gedoen oor die geloof en werk, veral as dit verband hou met die ervaring en verwagtinge van die Christene in die 'wêreld van werk' in Suid-Afrika. Hierdie artikel bespreek die mees onlangse navorsing van hierdie aard wat uitgevoer is deur Call42. Call42 het gedurende 2011 en 2012 'n empiriese navorsingsprojek oor geloof, roeping en die wêreld van werk uitgevoer. Die bevindinge is ná Julie 2012 aan die publiek bekendgestel. Dit is tans die mees onlangse inligting wat oor hierdie onderwerp beskikbaar is; ook die bevindinge en navorsingsproses self is verdere akademiese oorweging werd. Die Call42 navorsing is geïnisieer deur 'n groep jong Christen professionele mense (hoofsaaklik ingenieurs) en as sodanig bring dit 'n perspektief op die geloof en die werk van binne die primêre konteks van die wêreld van werk, eerder as vanuit die konteks van die teologie of die kerk. Die bevindinge van die navorsing het implikasies vir die kerk en kerklike beamptes (priesters, pastore en leiers). Die gevolgtrekkings het ook implikasies vir Christene in die wêreld van werk, studente wat dit oorweeg om 'n beroep of loopbaan buite die pastorale bediening op te neem, en maatskappye en organisasies wat 'n eksplisiete of implisiete Christelike oriëntasie het.

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2016-12-03
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