Prof. Jurgens Hendriks and Dr. Peter Atoyebi will facilitate the plenary response and the application to the South African and African context at both evening sessions.
Dr Hendriks is a Professor Emeritus from the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University where he still supervises a number of post graduate students. He serves as the Executive Director of NetACT (Network for African Congregational Theology), a network of theological seminaries in nine African countries. As such he spend considerable time travelling and teaching in South Africa and Africa. He has taught in a doctoral programs at Princeton Seminary, USA. At present he serves on the theological committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. His specialized field is congregational ministry and leading congregations through transformation processes to move from maintenance to mission. He is involved in several a research projects, like promoting Gender Equality in Africa.
Dr. Atoyebi teaches Urban Missions and Church Growth at the West Africa Theological Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria. A former university don in Economics, he had served for 25 years as a missionary-pastor around Africa and the Indian Ocean and still teaches part-time at the Missions Department of Africa International University (AIU), Nairobi. He was educated in Nigeria at the Universities of Ife and Ibadan and in Kenya at the AIU before moving to North-West University,South Africa where he obtained his PhD in Missiology.