Discipleship Resources International

South Africa Publishing Team

South Africa Provisional Annual Conference Publishing Team

Original Team Leader and Publishing Coordinator,
Rev. Maliwa and Rev. Bafana with Rev. Stephen Bryant

South Africa Provisional Conference
Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala
Superintendent: Rev. Mills Maliwa
2013 - Present

Team Leader: Rev. Bafana
Team Coordinator: Loviso Mgoio

Resources Produced

  • Administrative resources for local churches
  • Membership rosters
  • Baptism certificates
  • Book of Worship
  • Catechism
  • Newsletter

The South Africa Publishing Team began in 2013, with a committed group of clergy and lay people meeting with Rev. Stephen Bryant of DRI/Discipleship Ministries to review their critical need for church resources. The immediate need was the most basic administrative resources for local churches, followed by other materials.

The United Methodist Church of South Africa membered around 10,000 in 2013 when the publishing team began. It is like a remote and nearly invisible island in the midst of a sea of Methodists that member the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. Education in UMC identity and worship continues to be a critical issue for pastors and lay people alike, along with the fact that the United Methodist churches serve some of the poorest urban areas. For this reason, the church’s financial and material resources are as scarce as any areas we serve, in the midst of Africa’s wealthiest economy.