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D. J. Booysen
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 46, No 4 | a2352 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v46i4.2352 | © 1990 D. J. Booysen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1990 | Published: 09 January 1990

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D. J. Booysen, Hervminde Teologiese Opleiding, South Africa

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Pastoral visits
Regardless the fact that opposition to pastoral visits is mounting in the church, it remains unreplaceable. There is but no alternative for these visits. Attention is given to certain biblical and theological arguments in an attempt to justify the continuation of this practice in the church. Although urbanization plays an important role it must not be regarded as a negative factor. Pastoral visits is to be considered as one of those structures in use to proclaim the Gospel. The ward-system needs to be utilized to a much greater extend as is the case now.


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