Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Purpose, vision and Mission Statement



Ekklesia is an ecumenical centre committed to the formation and development of well equipped, adaptable and sustainable leadership for the Christian church.


Our vision for the centre is that it would:

1. provide on-going theological training, leadership development and spiritual formation of Christian leaders;

2. conduct research into congregations and ministries and

3. promote ecumenical contact and cooperation between different Churches and Christian bodies.


Our mission is

1. to build a symbiotic network between the academy, Christian Bodies and Christian leaders that serves the Church and its ministry;

2. to create in an open, ecumenical space where our partners will meet and cooperate and

3. to sharpen the vocational formation of Christian leaders that they might be more effective in their ministries.