Mobilising the church for mission by forming fresh expressions

MSM Courses SA


A year to be equipped as missional people and communities through purposeful accompaniment

mission shaped ministry is a one-year, part-time course which takes people on a learning journey as part of a supportive community, training them for ministry in fresh expressions of church. Run ecumenically, msm has been presented about 24 times in South Africa and Namibia with over 400 participants (over 115 times across the UK with more than 3,600 participants also in Australia and Germany and more).

A certificate is presented after the completion of 24 modules of the MSM Course.

To see the MSM Brochure: FESA National Flyer. March

Those who come on mission shaped ministry tend to do so:

  • as individuals and as teams;
  • as leaders and members, clergy and lay people, learning side by side;
  • as they prepare to start a fresh expression of church;
  • once they have already started a fresh expression of church;
  • because they want their existing church to be more mission-shaped.



MSM’s in 2018:


For the brochure click on this link: MSM Foundations in Gauteng from July 2018

For Registrations please sign up below at each course, but for information contact:

MSM Foundations Venue 1: Eersterust URCSA, Tshwane

Dates: 21st July, 25th August and 20th October 2018

Cost: R1 400 per participant.

Venue: Eersterust United Reformed Church, 123 Cnr Ivan Becket Street & Mason Avenue, Eersterust

Hosts: Rev Grant Thistlewhite (Team leader) & Ds Peter Adams (Admin).

To register click on this link: MSM Online Registration form

MSM Foundations Venue 2: Anglican Centre, Sophia Town  

Dates: Saturdays: 28th July, 1st September and 13th October

Cost: R1 400 per participant

Venue: The Anglican Centre, Cnr Good and Hermans Streets, Sophiatown, Johannesburg

Host: Rev Dr Paul Siaki (Team leader) & Barbara Siaki (Admin)

To register click on this link: MSM Online Registration form

MSM Advance – B and C streams  – and a ‘catch-up’ or refresher for those who need it! 

Dates and venues: This will be offered in 2019.


MSM Foundations: Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Polokwane

Enquiries by email:

Team: Revs Luke Pretorius (Team Leader) and Rev Robie Nevella (Admin)

Western Cape: Mitchell’s Plain

Venue: Park Avenue Methodist Church, Mitchell’s Plain

Dates: Introduction: 17th April

Cost: R600.00 per participant – deposit to be paid at the Introductory Session on 17th April

Then on Tuesdays 5th June, 24th July, 21st August, 11th September, 16th October and 20th November

Times: 09h00 till 15h00

Registration: Click here to send an email:

Team Leader: Rev John Stewe: Mobile: 084 508 9081

Host: Rev Moira Prins : Mobile: 071 855 4784

Courses are offered  in major centres across the country:

For more information on the MSM courses please contact: Elmien Botha at

Note on MSM Foundations and MSM Advance

MSM Foundations sets the Biblical and contextual framework for the MSM Course encompassing the first 10 modules. MSM Advance is a further set of workshops encompassing a bouquet of MSM modules to complete the 24 modules. These are run by trained teams locally and as arranged per region.

For those who have done the MSM and the Train the Trainer the resources are available to you. Email for the password to get into the page.