|Welcome to the Northeastern Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa||
Safe distancing made us lose touch - literally.
Even though virtual interaction increased to a
level that we could not imagine two years ago,
seeing someone on a screen is not the same as
seeing the whole person.
Waving a hand cannot replace a hug.
A thousand emoticons will never substitute a
heartfelt embrace. Most people need that personal
touch - a real one.
Both Old and New Testament show us a God who
is “in touch”.
In Jesus God becomes touchable.
In this eQuip we focus on the role that touching
plays in our lives.
eQuip brings together young and old. This results in a
rich time of sharing and learning. It is good to see so
many sparkling eyes at the end!
We plan to make the main inputs available as live-streams
for those who cannot attend in person.
Hermannsburg,KZN. The climate during that period
can range from warm (above 30°C) to cool and misty
(12°C) - a range of clothing is necessary to cater for
this spread. There is ample playground for children as
well as a half-Olympic size swimming pool, tennis
courts and beautiful hiking or mountain biking
The aim of the retreat is:
• Bible Study - getting to know the Bible and it´s
background better. How does the Bible speak to
• General Knowledge - getting current information
on the topic.
• Sharing with fellow Christians in small groups -
hearing from others how they view issues, and
sharing your own opinions, insights and concerns.
• Fellowship - an opportunity to get to know people
from all walks of life, enjoy each others´ company,
afternoon outdoor activities, and evenings of
fellowship, from laughter to meditation.
• Worship - time for singing, praying, silence.
• Time to relax - the programme allows time for
relaxation, meditation and recreation.
Who is invited?
The mix of people of all ages and backgrounds is a
wonderful encounter - therefore
EVERYBODY is invited!
It is a good opportunity for families with teenagers or
young adult children to experience the retreat together.
And, of course, granny and grandpa can also join in!
An alternative programme for children up to grade 7
can be provided during sessions.
eQuip is planned by NELCSA. You are welcome to
invite and bring along friends or colleagues who are
not members of our Church.
The topic: “Touched”
Day 1: Finally in touch again!
Day 2: Hurt by Touch, Healed by Touch
Day 3: Touched by God to touch the world
Bishop Horst Müller, Pastor em. Volker Keding,
Pastors Gertrud & Detlev Tönsing,
Children´s Programme: Magriet Frey
Music: Marianne von Delft
Welcome the Children at eQuip 2022
Children will have fun and laughter together, enjoying the
time with others. In the morning they have their own
children friendly programme. In the afternoons families
have interactive - TIME to walk&talk, play and swim.
Families adopt singles and others to join them on a
treasure hunt. Children will be given the space and place
to serve others, by their touch.
Day 1: High 5´s are back
Day 2: Care & Share - hurtful and helpful touch
Day 3: Jesus touched with eyes-ears-hands, so I can
2 January 2022 (arrival by 17h00) till 6 January 2022
(depart early morning or after breakfast).
The retreat is funding itself. We strive to keep costs at a
minimum without starving the participants!
The cost, including registration fee and all meals, is:
Payment before 30 November:
R 1 900 per adult, R 950 per child between 5-18.
Children under 5: Donation
Payment after 30 November
R 2150 per adult, R 950 per child between 5-18
Children under 5: Donation
Please note: Participants have to arrange their own
transport at their own cost.
A list of all participants will be made available after
closure of registration, so that you can share transport.
Should you wish to attend and are not be able to afford
the costs, you can apply for a rebate to firstname.lastname@example.org,
subject: eQuip Rebate.
Should you wish to sponsor someone else, please also
indicate it to the organizers.
Due to the Covid-situation the following applies for in-person
participation: Participants need to provide proof of
recovery, vaccination or a negative test not older
Please register as soon as possible at email@example.com,
preferably before 15 November 2021 but at the latest by
5 December, to facilitate planning.
If less than 20 people register by 15 November, the retreat
will be held only virtually.
Bible, towels, bedding, (bed with mattress only is
provided) writing utensils, clothing for the weather
spectrum, gear for outdoor activities.