At CAST our vision is to see God’s peace and justice at work in the world around us. We do this by:

Equipping leaders within the South African context.


The Just Leaders programme is aimed at developing leaders who are passionate about leading people the Jesus way: towards God’s peace, wholeness, justice and righteousness. The programme empowers people to be “just leaders” – leaders who are fully equipped to understand what justice in their local area looks like. This means that they will be able to understand, develop theology (God-knowledge) for and respond to the contexts they find themselves in eThekwini, KZN and South Africa – and then lead people to do the same.


What is this course about? What does it mean to be a leader in South Africa, KZN and eThekwini? How do we lead within the contexts we find ourselves in? How do we think about and respond to these contexts? And how do we lead others to do the same? What does it mean to be a leader who is interested in God’s peace and justice in the world and wants to lead other people towards this? How do we lead in a way that leads to long-term change and impact and doesn’t cause more harm? Through this year-long course, we explore some of these questions. Using the praxis cycle, we equip leaners for taking action which is based on reflection; and our reflection (on our context and on scripture), in turn, allows us to act in powerful and impactful ways.


Who is this for? This course is for all current and aspiring leaders who desire to lead people towards God’s peace and justice and, importantly, learn what leadership means in light of the many problems that we face in our communities. It is an unaccredited course and does not require a Matric or any tertiary studies. It is conducted in English. Course materials are provided in English and isiZulu.


Course structure: Just Leaders is run through six in-person sessions over the course of the year (approximately once every six weeks). The first and last sessions are full weekends and the other 4 sessions are full-day on Saturdays. Learners are required to attend all 6 sessions.



19 – 21 April
8 June
20 July
31 August
12 October
22 – 24 November


Learning outcomes: Learners will be able to:

  • Develop a vision and direction for their work and leadership in the contexts they find themselves in.
  • Understand the importance of discipleship and spiritual formation in the life of a leader focused on peace and justice.
  • Know what the praxis cycle is and use it as a tool to guide action, reflection, learning, and decision-making.
  • Learn how to use scripture as a basis to imagine what could be possible in their contexts.


Course fee: R2000 – a limited number of full or partial bursaries available on request. Price includes:

– 2 weekends away (incl. accommodation, meals and teaching)
– 4 Saturday learning sessions
– lunches and teas for every Saturday session
– learner file
– one-to-one mentorship through the course
– weekly support and extension exercises


Applications close on Friday 5th April. 

Apply here


There will be an Information Session on Saturday 6th April for a full overview of the course.

Venue: Home Ground Church

Time: 08:30


Payments can be made on our website or via the details below:


Bank details for EFT:

CAST Trust

First National Bank

Branch code: 250655

Acc no: 6276 2010 248

Ref: Just Leaders + Your Name




Enquiries: / 031 266 8830