I’m a ordained minister of the Methodist Church of SA, having served full-time since 1988. One of my concerns was the manner in which the church relates to and is relevant in society, and in particular to secular organisations and corporations. I have registered for the degree in Organisational Praxis with the hope that this study will allow to bridge the gap between church and society, spirituality and organisation: https://www.elmopienaar.com/masters-ma-or-doctorate-phd-degree-in-practical-theology-focus-on-organisational-studies/ The format of the course within the setting of a “study group” is much appreciated as the interaction with fellow students and supervisors is invaluable. These study groups are true contact groups in which friendships are being forged between learners who have the same concerns and passions. I am convinced that some of these contacts will reach beyond the boundaries of an academic degree. Being a registered student of UP has also offered access to the wider (world-wide) academic world through literature via the library and electronic media. I have found a new energy and purpose since registering for this course and would gladly recommend it to any prospective candidate.