SUBTITLE: Walk with Jesus beyond boundaries
SUMMARY: The authors of The woman at the well use the narrative from John 4 – Jesus and the Samaritan woman – as point of departure to say: God called us to live for others. This means to be really present in their lives. And to be really present in other’s lives we need to go beyond bounderies. This is exactly what this book will help believers with.
The woman at the well is part of the Growing beyond boundaries programme, which is part of the Season of Listening and is designed especially for groups.
There are six session about the meeting between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. These sessions will challenge believers to walk beyond boundaries to others. It also gives background information on the Season of Listening, the Listerning Cycle and the Growing beyond boundaries programme, the values that we want to impart and the method the six studies follow. The biography is very comprehensive for those who want to study further into the themes and insights attained from the book.
The woman at the well is a book that challenges believers into coming into action, that dares us to grow beyond boundaries that keep us from hearing God’s voice.
Chris van Wyk is passionate about the Season of Listening. He has been involved with it as author, editor and webmaster from its start. His dream is that people will cross boundaries through the culture of listening that is growing inside the church. He serves the Dutch Reformed Church of Somerstrand in Port Elizabeth, and is moderator of the Eastern Cape Synod and article editor of the magazine Kruisgewys. Chris is married to Lynette, and they have three children, Hanneke, Magdaleen and Arno.
Frederick Marais has always been fascinated by congregations and especially the process of change. He is a mininster of the Dutch Reformed Church and has been involved with the Partnership for Missional Church (Vennootskap vir Gestuurde Gemeentes) and the Season of Listening within the DRC. Frederick is married to Anita and they have two daughters Anika and Janneke. He loves travelling, hunting, being outside and doing woodwork.
Nico Simpson is part of Kruis – a community that tries to live within the boundaries of belief and non-belief, old and new, young and wise, modern and postmodern, whole and broken, classic and creative, integrating and reinterpreting the traditions of the faith. Together with poets, song writers, artists, foodies, wine makers, business people, word smiths, networkers and other friends he is looking for new ways to give our belief a voice. Nico has Elsa, who sees no boundaries and Aletta, who has wings on her feet as his companions on this exploration.