Newsflash: Friday, 13 September

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SPECIAL 13 SEPTEMBER ENG 2019

AFM National Conference 2019
Invitation to Intercession Prayer
 
Thank you for registering for the AFM National Conference!
 
If you feel called to pray for the AFM National Conference and to intercede for the Body of Christ we invite you to join us for a special intercession prayer:
 
Date:
Sunday, 15 September
Venue:
Lighthouse Christian Ministries, 275 Voortrekker Road, Parow (Cape Town)
Time:
16h00
 
We will be PRAYING for:
 
Pastors that are tired and exhausted
Broken households
Our Country
Our Parliament
For the Conference Speakers – asking God to use them like never before!
For Healing & Miracles
 
We are looking forward to a great expectation in our spirits!
Thank you for joining us.

Special Newsflash: Wednesday, 11 September

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SPECIAL 11 SEPTEMBER ENG 2019

SPECIAL NEWSFLASH!

AFM Colleague,

1. A SPECIAL INVITATION TO A MINI WELFARE CONFERENCE

Thank you for registering for the AFM National Conference!

The Executive Welfare Department of the AFM of SA would like to invite you to a Mini Welfare Conference that will be held during the upcoming AFM National Conference:

Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Venue: Lighthouse Christian Centre (275 Voortrekker Road, Parow, Cape Town)
https://www.lighthouse.org.za/

We are especially inviting the Management Committees of:

  • The AFM Old Age Homes and Retirement Villages– Western Cape
  • EWC of the AFM CYCC’s/ Foster Homes – Western Cape

As well as Affiliates across all provinces that has already registered for the AFM National Conference.

We are also inviting our Pastors, Leaders and Members with existing welfare projects or programmes to join us and learn more about the practical implementation of Community Involvement.

The Mini AFM Welfare Conference will aim to:

  • Provide an update on the activities of the AFM Welfare Department,
  • Share information and provide training on:
  1. The Role of the Church in the Community (Community Involvement as a driver of the One AFM Game Plan),
  2. Financial Management, and
  3. Income Development and Marketing.

Kindly join us and use the link below to download the Registration Form:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Blessings!
Past. B. Petersen
(NOB Member & Chairperson of the Executive Welfare Council of the AFM of SA)

**Kindly Note: This Newsflash is only sent in English as it pertains to the AFM National Conference.

Newsflash: Friday, 6 September

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6 SEPTEMBER ENG 2019

Dear AFM Colleagues,

1. REFLECTIONS ON THE 25TH PENTECOSTAL WORLD FELLOWSHIP CONFERENCE (PWF)

Pastors, Bishops and Members from various Pentecostal churches and movements convened at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary (Canada) under the theme “Spirit Now.” The Conference was held on 27-30 August 2019. Among the special Guests to the Conference was the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the Secretary of the Global Christian Forum, Rev. Dr Casely Essamuah.

There was a sense of expectation for spiritual renewal from those who attended.

The PWF’s Advisory Committee elected Dr Billy Wilson (President of Oral University – Oklahoma) as the new Chairperson to succeed Rev. Dr Prince Guneratnum. Rev. Dr David Wells (The General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) was re-elected as Vice-Chairman and Dr Doug Beacham (Presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church – Oklahoma) was elected as Secretary of the Fellowship. The AFM of SA’s President (MG Mahlobo) was elected a member of the PWF. Rev. Dr Prince Guneratnum was granted PWF Committee’s honorary membership status. In this respect he joins Dr Yonngi Cho (Korea) and Dr Jack Hayford (USA) who are serving as Honorary Committee Members.

The Conference concluded with Global prayers where specific continents were prayed for. One of the main objectives of PWF is to unite and mobilize Global Spirit-filled family for the completion of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. The recurring sub-themes were spiritual renewal, missions and unity. There were eleven Affinity (Break-away) Groups which dealt with a variety of issues. Delegates were exposed to numerous resources through the exhibition stalls in the foyer of the Conference venue.

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to all AFM leaders, Pastors and Members who attended the Conference.

2. LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO THE AFM NATIONAL CONFERENCE

May we be grounded in Christ. May we be able to demonstrate fortitude and resilience in times of challenges. “…rooted and built up in Him…” as in Colossians 2: 6-7. Join us in Cape Town for the AFM National Conference as we reflect on the importance of being ROOTED IN CHRIST. Members and Pastors are invited to attend!

For Conference information visit:
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

For Online Registrations visit:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=365

Download marketing resources in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa from the link below:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Blessings
Past. MG Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 6 September

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6 SEPTEMBER AFR 2019

Geagte AGS Kollegas,

1. TERUGVOER VANAF DIE 25STE PINKSTER WêRELD KONFERENSIE (PWK)

Pastore, Biskoppe en Lidmate van verskillende Pinksterkerke en -bewegings het in die Telus-konferensiesentrum in Calgary (Kanada) vergader onder die tema ‘Spirit Now’. Die konferensie was gehou op 27-30 Augustus 2019. Spesiale gaste by die konferensie was onder andere die Algemene Sekretaris van die Wêreldraad van Kerke, eerw. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit en die Sekretaris van die “Global Christian Forum”, eerw. Dr. Casely Essamuah.

Daar was ‘n verwagting vir geestelike vernuwing onder diegene wat dit bygewoon het.

Die advieskomitee van die PWK het Dr. Billy Wilson (President van die “Oral University” – Oklahoma) as die nuwe Voorsitter aangewys om die eerw. Dr. Prince Guneratnum op te volg. Die eerw. David Wells (die Algemene Administrateur van die “Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada”) is herverkies tot Ondervoorsitter en Dr. Doug Beacham (Presiderende Biskop van die “International Pentecostal Holiness Church – Oklahoma”) is verkies tot Sekretaris van die genootskap.

Die AGS van Suid-Afrika se President (Past. M.G. Mahlobo) is verkies tot ‘n lid. Verder het Ds. Prins Guneratnum die status van ere-lidmaatskap ontvang vanaf die PWK–komitee. Hy sluit aan by Dr. Yonngi Cho (Korea) en Dr. Jack Hayford (VSA) wat as erekomiteelede dien.

Die konferensie is afgesluit met internasionale gebede waar daar vir spesifieke kontinente gebid is. Een van die hoofdoelstellings van die PWK is om die wêrledwye-geesvervulde familie te verenig en te mobiliseer vir die voltooiing van die Groot Opdrag van Jesus Christus. Die herhalende subtemas was geestelike vernuwing, sending en eenheid. Daar was elf wegbreek groepe wat verskillende kwessies bespreek het. Afgevaardigdes is aan talle bronne blootgestel deur die uitstallings in die voorportaal van die konferensielokaal.

Ek wil my dank en waardering uitspreek teenoor elke AGS-leier, pastoor en lidmaat wat die konferensie bygewoon het.

2. MINDER AS TWEE WEKE TOT DIE AGS NASIONALE KONFERENSIE

Mag ons gewortel en geanker wees in Christus. Mag ons in tye van uitdagings sterkte en veerkragtigheid toon. “… gewortel en opgebou in Hom …” soos in Kolossense 2: 6-7. Hiermee nooi ons jou uit om aan te sluit by vanjaar se AGS Nasionale Konferensie in Kaapstad, terwyl ons nadink oor die belangrikheid daarvan om in CHRISTUS gewortel te word. Lidmate en Pastore word uitgenooi om dit by te woon!

Vir Konferensie inligting besoek gerus:
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Om aanlyn te Registreer volg die skakel:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=365

Laai bemarkings hulpbronne af in Afrikaans, Engels en Xhosa by die skakel hieronder:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Seën
M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 23 August

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23 AUGUST ENG 2019

AFM Colleague,

THE AFM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: A REPORT FROM KENYA

The 2019 Triennial International Conference of the AFM is currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 19th to the 24th of August. Delegates from 32 countries in the world where the AFM is represented, are in attendance. The conference is held at the Kenyatta University, Amphitheatre with the theme of: Missional Church Discipling the Nations.

In a missional church, all members are called to be “missionaries”. The missional church is a community of God’s people that defines itself and organizes its life around its real purpose – that of being an agent of God’s mission to the world. I had the opportunity to present a workshop on Missional Church and would like to encourage you to download the presentation here:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Our General Secretary, Dr Henri Weideman also delivered a sermon on the difference between the old and the new paradigm of missions. He emphasised that being a missional church implies that every member is sent and should live the life of a missionary.

We thank you for keeping the AFM International in your prayers.

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 23 Augustus

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23 AUGUST AFR 2019

AGS Kollega,

DIE AGS INTERNASIONALE KONFERENSIE: ‘N VERSLAG VANAF KENYA

Die 2019 driejaarlikse AGS Internasionale Konferensie vind huidiglik plaas in Nairobi, Kenya vanaf 19-24 Augustus. Afgevaardiges van 32 lande waar die AGS teenwoordig is, woon hierdie konferensie by. Die konferensie word gehou by die Kenyatta Universiteit se Amfiteater met die tema: “Missional Church Discipling the Nations”.

In ‘n missionale kerk word alle lidmate geroep om sendelinge (of apostoliese agente) te wees. Die missionale kerk is ‘n gemeenskap van God se mense wat hulself definieer en organiseer rondom die oorspronklike doel – om ‘n agent te wees van God se missie in die wêreld. Ek het die geleentheid gehad om ‘n werkswinkel oor missionale kerk aan te bied en wil jou aanmoedig om die aanbieding hier af te laai:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/.

Ons Algemene Sekretaris, Dr Henri Weideman het ook ‘n preek gelewer oor die verskil tussen die ou en die nuwe paradigmas. Hy benadruk dat om ‘n missionale kerk te wees impliseer dat elke lidmaat gestuur is en die lewe van ‘n aktiewe sendeling (of apostoliese agent) moet leef.

Dankie dat jy die AGS Internationaal in jou gebede hou.


Seën!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Thursday, 8 August

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8 AUGUST ENG 2019

AFM Colleagues,

1.  PROPOSED SINGLE MARRIAGE STATUTE: COMMENTS & INPUT REQUIRED

As part of the Civil Society the AFM of SA has been invited by the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) to comment and give inputs on the proposal to integrate various Marriage Laws into a single statute. Initially we were given a deadline of 31 July 2019 to submit our comments and input. The deadline has been extended to 31 August 2019. The SALRC has drawn questions regarding this matter.

The questionnaire is available from “Issue Paper 35” at the following link:
http://www.justice.gov.za/salrc/qnr.htm

Some of the challenges are:

  • How will a single statute define marriage?
  • If all types of marriages are lumped together under one, what will be the impact of such reform to our Marriage Officers? (Bearing in mind that they are solemnizing marriages in terms of the 1961 Marriage Act).
  • Will Marriage Officers be compelled to solemnize same sex marriages?
I am requesting that you familiarize yourself with this matter and share your feedback with me before the 20th of August 2019. My e-mail address is [email protected]

2.  SPECIAL REQUEST: AFM NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming the AFM Family at our annual National Conference that is taking place in September. We would like to see that all our members and assemblies know about the conference. We believe that this year’s theme “Rooted in Christ” is a vital message for the missional church going forward.

For this purpose we have developed special resources that our pastors can use during services. It includes the following:

  • A 3:00 min Promotional Video Clip.
  • A Facebook Cover Photo.
  • Two Power Point Slides.
  • A Poster.

We are also excited to present Afrikaans and Xhosa versions of all the above mentioned resources. Together with English, these 3 languages are predominant in the geographical area where the AFM National Conference will be hosted – Cape Town.

I want to encourage you to download and make use of the resources:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Also remember that online registrations are accepted:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=365

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Donderdag, 8 Augustus

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8 AUGUST AFR 2019

AGS Kollegas,

1.  VOORGESTELDE ENKEL HUWELIKSTATUUT: VERSOEK  VIR OPMERKINGS EN INSETTE

As deel van die burgerlike samelewing is die AGS van Suid-Afrika deur die South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) uitgenooi om kommentaar en insette te lewer oor die voorstel om verskillende huwelikswette in ‘n enkele statuut te integreer. Aanvanklik was ons ‘n sperdatum van 31 Julie 2019 toegestaan om ons kommentaar en insette te lewer. Die sperdatum is verleng tot 31 Augustus 2019. Die SALRC het vrae rakende hierdie aangeleentheid gestel.

The vraelys is beskikbaar in “Issue Paper 35” by die volgende skakel:
http://www.justice.gov.za/salrc/qnr.htm

Van die uitdagings sluit die volgende in:

  • Hoe sal ‘n enkele statuut die huwelik definieer?
  • As alle soorte huwelike saamgevoeg word, wat sal die impak van hierdie samevoeging op ons huweliksbeamptes wees? (As jy in gedagte hou dat huwelike bevestig word in terme van die Huwelikswet van 1961.)
  • Sal huweliksbeamptes gedwing word om huwelike van dieselfde geslag te bevestig?
Graag versoek ek dat jy vertroud raak met hierdie aangeleentheid en jou terugvoering met my te deel voor die 20ste Augustus 2019. My e-pos adres is [email protected]

2.  SPESIALE VERSOEK: AGS NASIONALE KONFERENSIE

Ons sien daarna uit om die AGS-familie te verwelkom by ons jaarlikse Nasionale Konferensie wat in September gaan plaasvind. Ons wil graag sien dat al ons lidmate en gemeentes bewus is van die konferensie. Ons glo dat vanjaar se tema “Gewortel in Christus” ‘n belangrike boodskap is vir die missionêre-gedrewe kerk.

Vir hierdie doel het ons spesiale hulpbronne ontwikkel wat ons pastore tydens dienste kan gebruik. Dit sluit die volgende elemente in:
•                ‘n 2:00 min promosie-videogreep.
•                ‘n Facebook-omslagfoto.
•                Twee “Power Point Slides” wat ook tydens dienste gebruik kan word.
•                En ‘n Plakkaat.

Die hulpbronne is ook in Afrikaans en Xhosa beskikbaar. Saam met Engels, verteenwoordig hierdie drie tale die geografiese gebied waar die konferensie vanjaar aangebied gaan word – Kaapstad.

Ek wil jou aanmoedig om van die hulpbronne af te laai:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Onthou ook dat aanlynregistrasies aanvaar word:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=365

Seën!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 12 July

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12 JULY ENG 2019

AFM Colleagues,

1.  SPECIAL REQUEST: AFM NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming the AFM Family at our annual National Conference that is taking place in September. We would like to see that all our members and assemblies know about the conference. We believe that this year’s theme “Rooted in Christ” is a vital message for the missional church going forward.

For this purpose we have developed special marketing material that our pastors can use during services. It includes the following:

  • A 3:00 min Promotional Video Clip.
  • A Facebook Cover Photo.
  • Two Power Point Slides.
  • A Poster.
We are also excited to release Afrikaans and Xhosa versions of all the above mentioned marketing material. These versions will be made available exactly one week from now, on Friday, the 19th of July.

I want to encourage you to download and make use of the English resources:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Also remember that online registrations are accepted:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=365

2.  CONFERENCE FEEDBACK: AFM NATIONAL DEPARTMENT CONFERENCES

National Youth Department Conference – East London

The NYD conference took place in East London on 21-23 June 2019. The conference attendance was 3,500, mainly young people. The theme for the conference was: “The Holy Spirit Impact.” At the conference it was announced that the 2020 NYD conference will be held in Kimberly in the Northern Cape. Information in this regard will be made available in due course. Let us continue to support our youth to attend!

National Sisters’ Fellowship (NSF) Conference – Cape Town

The NSF conference took place on 5-7 July 2019 in Cape Town. A total of 9,073 people, mostly women, registered for this conference. The Chairperson of the NSF, Mrs. M.J. Mahlobo in her welcome address, stated some of the NSF objectives as follows:

  • To take care of the needy,
  • To collect funds and goods for the NSF objectives and
  • To facilitate a Christ-centered character.
The Conference theme was: “Remaining strong in the face of storms.” The conference speakers motivated attendees to remain strong and resilient in the face of the storms of life. In this way they will display a “Christ-centered character.”

One of the highlights of the conference was in the area of taking care of the needy. The conference donated R20,000-00 to the Garankuwa Sunrise Hospice. The conference also donated school uniforms to 40 pupils from Vuselela Primary School in Khayelitsha (Cape Town). The uniform packages included 40 shoes, 40 socks, 40 raincoats, 40 track suits, 40 jerseys; 20 tunics (for girls) and 20 ties (for boys). In this way the NSF demonstrated their involvement in meeting community needs which is one of the five Game Plan Drivers.

I would like to congratulate both the NYD and the NSF Committees for convening and running such  successful conferences.

3.  AFM TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019

2019 is the year for the Triennial International Conference of the AFM.

THEME: MISSIONAL CHURCH DISCIPLING THE NATIONS
Dates: 19 – 24 August 2019 ; Nairobi, Kenya.
For all information related to Registration, kindly refer to the links below:

https://apostolicfaithkenya.com/events/2019-afm-international-conference/

http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 12 Julie

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12 JULIE AFR 2019

Geagte Kollega,

1.  ‘n SPESIALE VERSOEK: AGS NASIONALE KONFERENSIE

Ons sien daarna uit om die AGS-familie te verwelkom by ons jaarlikse Nasionale Konferensie wat in September gaan plaasvind. Ons wil graag sien dat al ons lidmate en gemeentes bewus is van die konferensie. Ons glo dat vanjaar se tema “Gewortel in Christus” ‘n belangrike boodskap is vir die missionêre-gedrewe kerk.

Vir hierdie doel het ons spesiale bemarkingsmateriaal ontwikkel wat ons pastore tydens dienste kan gebruik. Dit sluit die volgende elemente in:

  • ‘n 2:00 min promosie-videogreep.
  • ‘n Facebook-omslagfoto.
  • Twee “Power Point Slides” wat ook tydens dienste gebruik kan word.
  • En ‘n Plakkaat.

Die bemarkingsmateriaal is tans in Engels, maar gaan ook in Afrikaans en Xhosa beskikbaar gestel word. Hierdie weergawes sal vrygestel word op Vrydag, 19 Julie.

Ek wil jou solank aanmoedig om van die Engelse hulpbronne af te laai en intussen te gebruik in jou kommunikasie met ons lidmate:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Onthou ook dat aanlynregistrasies aanvaar word:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=365

2.  KONFERENSIE TERUGVOER: AGS NASIONALE DEPARTEMENTE

Nasionale Jeug Departement Konferensie – Oos-London

Die Jeug Konferensie het op 21-23 Junie 2019 in Oos-Londen plaasgevind. Die konferensie bywoning getal was 3,500 – hoofsaaklik jongmense. Die tema vir die konferensie was: “Die Impak van die Heilige Gees.” Tydens die konferensie is aangekondig dat die 2020 Konferensie in Kimberly in die Noord-Kaap gehou sal word. Inligting in hierdie verband sal betyds beskikbaar gestel word. Kom ons hou aan ons jeug ondersteun om die konferensies by te woon!

Nasionale Susters Konferensie – Kaapstad

Die Nasionale Susters Konferensie het op 5-7 Julie 2019 in Kaapstad plaasgevind. Altesaam 9,073 mense, meestal vroue, het vir hierdie konferensie geregistreer. Die voorsitter van die departement, Mev. M.J. Mahlobo, het in haar verwelkoming sommige van die departement se doelwitte uiteengesit:

  • Om te sorg vir die behoeftiges,
  • Om fondse en goedere vir die departement se doelwitte te versamel, en
  • Om ‘n Christus-gesentreerde karakter te fasiliteer.

Die konferensie se tema was: “Remaining strong in the face of storms”. Die konferensie sprekers het die vrouens gemotiveer om sterk en veerkragtig te bly in die lig van die storms van die lewe. Op hierdie manier sal hulle ‘n Christus-gesentreerde karakter ontwikkel.

Een van die hoogtepunte van die konferensie was om vir die behoeftiges te sorg. Die konferensie het R20,000-00 aan die Garankuwa Sunrise Hospice geskenk. Die konferensie het ook skooluniforms geskenk aan 40 leerlinge van die Laerskool Vuselela in Khayelitsha (Kaapstad). Die uniformpakkette bevat 40 skoene, 40 sokkies, 40 reënjasse, 40 sweetpakke, 40 truie; 20 “tunics” (vir die meisies) en 20 dasse (vir die seuns). Op hierdie manier het die susters hulle betrokkenheid getoon by die plaaslike gemeenskap en hul behoeftes. Gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid is een van ons Game Plan drywers.

Ek wil beide die Jeug en die Susters gelukwens met suksesvolle konferensies!

3.  DRIEJAARLIKSE AGS INTERNASIONALE KONFERENSIE 2019

2019 is die jaar vir die AGS se internasionale konferensie.

TEMA: “MISSIONAL CHURCH DISCIPLING THE NATIONS”
Datums: 19 – 24 Augustus 2019; Nairobi, Kenia.

Vir alle inligting wat verband hou met Registrasie, verwys asseblief na die onderstaande skakels:
https://apostolicfaithkenya.com/events/2019-afm-international-conference/
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Seën!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo