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The Doctrine, Ethics and Worship Committee (DEWCOM) of the MCSA is a committee of Conference.

DEWCOM is mandated by Conference to respond to questions that face the church on doctrinal and ethical matters, as well as to assist with the development of appropriate liturgies for the life of the church. DEWCOM is not a policy making body, but provides information to Conference, which then instructs the relevant structures of the church to consider their recommendations. On this page, the reader will find discussion papers and other material that has formed part of DEWCOM’s work. For final expressions on polity and practice, the reader is asked to consult the Yearbooks and Book of Order of the MCSA. Papers and other material appearing here do not necessarily reflect the views and polity of the MCSA.

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A PROFESSION OF FAITH

SMMS News June 2018

ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

SMMS News June 2018

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES – “LIVING WILL”

SMMS News June 2018

AFRICAN BIBLICAL SCHOLARSHIP

SMMS News June 2018

AFRICAN CULTURE AND HOMOSEXUALITY

SMMS News June 2018

AN ECCLESIOLOGY

SMMS News June 2018

AN INITIAL RESPONSE TO THE LIMA TEXT

SMMS News June 2018

ATTITUDES TO THE OCCULT AND EASTERN MYSTICISM

SMMS News June 2018

BIBLIOGRAPHY ON MISSION

SMMS News June 2018

NEITHER THE BIBLE NOR THE STATE DEFINES MARRIAGE

SMMS News June 2018

CARING FOR THE ELDERLY 1

SMMS News June 2018

CCD VIOLENCE DEBATE

SMMS News June 2018

SHOULD WE BECOME A PEACE CHURCH

SMMS News June 2018

CHRISTIANS AND SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS

SMMS News June 2018

CLERICAL AND PREACHING WEAR – WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVE

SMMS News June 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE A CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA

SMMS News June 2018

DEWCOM MINISTERS AND COVENANT RELATIONSHIP

SMMS News June 2018

THE SAME-SEX DEBATE

SMMS News June 2018

THE SAME-SEX DEBATE

SMMS News June 2018

DISCOURSES ON CHANGING FAMILY LIFE PATTERNS LILIANSIWILA (2)

SMMS News June 2018

DIVERGENT CONVICTIONS AND MORE FREEDOM TO EXERCISE DIVERGENT CONVICTIONS

SMMS News June 2018

EXORCISM

SMMS News June 2018

GEORGE ELLERBECK LINKING HISTORICAL OVERVIEWS WITH PERSONAL STORIES OF FAMILY LIFE

SMMS News June 2018

GRACIOUS WORDS FOR DIFFICULT TIMES

SMMS News June 2018

GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF CLERICAL VESTMENTS

SMMS News June 2018

GUIDELINES ON THE CHRISTIAN CALENDAR AND CHRISTIAN HOLY DAYS

SMMS News June 2018

HOLDING HANDS IS NOT FOR SISSIES

SMMS News June 2018

IN THE SHOES OF THE SAMARITAN

SMMS News June 2018

INFANT BAPTISM

SMMS News June 2018

LEON KLEIN CARING FOR FAMILIES PASTORALLY IN A POST MODERN WORLD

SMMS News June 2018

LIVING TOGETHER IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD

SMMS News June 2018

RESPONSE OF THE CHURCH TO CHANGING FAMILY STRUCTURES

SMMS News June 2018

MARRIAGE

SMMS News June 2018

METHODIST REFLECTIONS ON ABORTION

SMMS News June 2018

MODEL FOR A UNITED CHURCH

SMMS News June 2018

MORAL DECAY DISCUSSION DOCUMENT

SMMS News June 2018

NEW AGE CULT

SMMS News June 2018

ORDAINED DEACONS AND THE SACRAMENTS IN THE METHODIST CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

SMMS News June 2018

ORDERING OUR CHURCH SPACE

SMMS News June 2018

ORDINATION AND NON-ITINERANT MINISTRY

SMMS News June 2018

PASTORAL LETTER SHOULD THE METHODIST CHURCH BECOME A PEACE CHURCH

SMMS News June 2018

POSITION PAPER ON THE MCSA AND THE USE OF LOTTERY MONEY

SMMS News June 2018

RECOMMENDATION TO CONFERENCE REGARDING THE WAY FORWARD IN THE SAME-SEX DISCOURSE (MODEL 2)

SMMS News June 2018

RESPONSE TO REV DR DION FOSTER’S DOCUMENT REGARDING ORDAINED DEACONS AND THE SACRAMENT

SMMS News June 2018

SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS – AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW TO THE DISCUSSION GUIDE

SMMS News June 2018

SATANISM OCCULT

SMMS News June 2018

SCRIPTURE AND SAME SEX RELATIONS

SMMS News June 2018

STATEMENT ON THE MINISTRY OF OVERSIGHT

SMMS News June 2018

STIPEND DISCUSSION DOCUMENT DEWCOM

SMMS News June 2018

SUMMARY ON THE USE OF STOLES – TIM ATTWELL

SMMS News June 2018

SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD – DEWCOM 2007

SMMS News June 2018

THE CHRISTIAN AND VIOLENCE

SMMS News June 2018

THE METHODIST CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA AND HOMOSEXUALITY

SMMS News June 2018

THE PEACE CHURCH DEBATE RESOLUTIONS

SMMS News June 2018

UNDOING CLOSURE – WHY THE CHURCH SHOULD SANCTION SAME-SEX CIVIL UNIONS

SMMS News June 2018

THE HOMOSEXUAL PERSON, THE CHURCH, AND GRACE

ENDORSEMENT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENT

POSITION PAPER ON INFANT BAPTISM