Sendingkerk, noun

Forms:
Also Sendingskerk.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, sending mission + kerk church.
A short name for the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk (Dutch Reformed Mission Church), the branch of the Dutch Reformed Church founded for ‘coloured’ members.
Note:
See note at Dutch Reformed.
1974 Sunday Times 27 Oct. 15Today there exists in South Africa the NG Sendingkerk (mission church) for Coloureds and the NG Church of Africa for Blacks.
1978 Sunday Times 23 Apr. 15The NGK family consists of four churches, divided along ethnic and racial lines: The white NGK, the ‘coloured’ Sendingkerk (mission church), the ‘Indian’ Reformed Church in Africa and the African Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (NGKA).
1982 Reader Dec. 9The Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingskerk has joined the struggle against apartheid. The Sendingskerk is the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) for the so called Coloured people.
1989 D. Van Heerden in Sunday Times 5 Mar. 4Led by the irrepressible Dr. Alan Boesak, the Sendingkerk, NGSK, has adopted its own credo — the Belhar Confession — in which it declared apartheid a sin against God.
1990 Sunday Times 14 Oct. 4The Sendingkerk’s adherence to the Belhar Confession — which declared apartheid a heresy.
A short name for the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk (Dutch Reformed Mission Church), the branch of the Dutch Reformed Church founded for ‘coloured’ members.
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