Newsflash: Friday, 6 April 2018

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1. SOCIAL MEDIA & MISSIONALITY

Dear Colleagues,

In my Pastoral Letter to you two weeks ago (http://afm-ags.org/category/publications/pastoral-letters/), I mentioned the AFM’s precious calling – to win souls. It is the vision of the church that every member claim their position as missionary, soul winner and “apostolic agent” – making the Great Commission of Jesus Christ their “Personal Commission”. Gone are the days where we have to travel to a foreign and distant country to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost. The world is on our doorstep and the “mission field” is closer than we could ever have imagined! This now includes the Internet and social media.

Are you aware of the fact that 21 million South Africans are Internet users? Most of them access the Internet by using their mobile phones and new research indicates that 40% of the South African population were online in 2017 (World Wide Worx, Arthur Goldstuck). These statistics represent a major opportunity for the church, through its members, to interact, connect and build relationships with people who might never have set foot in a church. Imagine 1.4 million AFM members or Kingdom Workers actively spreading and embodying the Gospel online! When we use social media (e.g. Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to name a few) it is important to know and understand that what we “post” and how we “post” it, will have an impact on others. As believers our participation reflects our belief in Christ. It gives every follower an opportunity to extend the Kingdom of God online. What a valuable opportunity it is!

But there are also risks that we need to take note of. Behaviour that we should refrain from when we interact and participate on social media. The National Leadership Forum (NLF) approved a Social Media Policy for the AFM that all pastors, governing body members and leaders should take note of. The Policy can be downloaded from the link below:

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

I would also like to direct your attention to:

The new AFM website: http://afm-ags.org/

And the official AFM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AFMOFSA/

AFM FACEBOOK PAGE: I would like to encourage all our pastors, governing body members, leaders, regional/network committees and departments to connect with us on the official AFM Facebook page. Also encourage our members to join the AFM online missional community. We are looking forward to connect with our leaders and members across South Africa to focus on the precious calling of our church – the Great Commission.

2. EMPOWERED21 AFRICAN CONGRESS AT WOORD & LEWE, BOKSBURG

Download the Registration Form Here:

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

Today I am sharing an extremely important and strategic event with you – and especially with our AFM Pastors, Governing Body Members, Leaders and Members in and around the Gauteng Province.

Empowered21 is an organization that is helping to shape the future of the Spirit-empowered movement throughout the world. It is open to all Spirit-empowered churches, ministries, organisations, networks and fellowships. The Empowered21 African Congress is a strategic empowerment opportunity that speaks directly into the heart of missionality and the AFM’s “One AFM Game Plan”. The vision of EMPOWERED21 is:

“That every person on earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit…by Pentecost 2033.”

This vision mirrors the Great Commission and connects to the basic vision of every Christian church – and especially every AFM assembly. In attendance will be a wide array of ministry leaders from around the world, including William Wilson (President, Oral Roberts University), George Wood (Chairman, World Assemblies of God Fellowship); Opoku Onyinah (President, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council), Frank Chikane (President, The Apostolic Faith Mission International); Daniel Kolenda (President, Christ for All Nations); Ron Luce (Global Youth Strategist, Generation Next) and many others.

Ten focus areas have been identified for both the main and individual track sessions (that are aligned with the AFM’s missional church strategy):

  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Prayer networks
  • Women’s ministry
  • Children’s ministry
  • Next Generation Youth Network (NGN)
  • Theological scholars
  • Advocacy & prophetic leadership
  • Humanitarian aid & disaster relief
  • Christian Business Network

Through registering for this congress you get the opportunity to be part of network structures (from contintental to national levels) that serve and network with African leaders on each of the focus areas. The idea is to create new connections that will empower the Spirit-filled movement to fulfill the Great Commission.

On Saturday 19 May 2018 the program will focus on inter-generational impartation. All young people, Youth Pastors & Leaders are invited to participate in the sessions hosted by the Next Generation Network (NGN). Local youth that can’t afford to come to the whole Congress are encouraged to buy tickets for the Saturday only at a special youth discounted price of R150. Youth tickets for the Saturday will be available soon.

I want to encourage you to attend this Congress as it will strengthen the overall leadership in your assembly, region, network or department. There is an early and late registration fee. The early bird registration which closes on 31 March 2018 is R1,350.00. After 31 March 2018 registration is R1,500.00. Online registration can be done through i-tickets at https://itickets.co.za/events/383130. The link is also on the Empowered21 official website:

www.empowered21.com

For more information contact:

Ms Lunga: Office 0126440987 Mobile: 0793358971

Past Modise Moatlhodi Mobile:0824494288

Mr Kabelo Ndlovu: Moble: 0832918637

Inviting all Spirit-empowered movements:

3. REGIONAL EMPOWERMENT VISITS 2018

The NOB is looking forward to connect with the remaining regional, network and departmental committee members as well as all our Pastors, their Governing Bodies and other leaders in the church. The aim of these visits is to bring key issues to the leadership of the AFM and includes training, discussions, reflection and feedback sessions.

The key issues for 2018 include a focus on: ● Succession Planning ● Traditional mission paradigm vs. missionality paradigm ● Leadership Development ● Game Plan feedback ● Coaching relationships in regions, networks & departments. Kindly find the remaining dates and venues below:

Blessings!
M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 6 April 2018

 Laai die Nuusflits hier af in PDF Formaat

1. SOSIALE MEDIA EN MISSIONALITEIT

Liewe Kollegas,

In my Pastorale Brief van twee weke gelede (http://afm-ags.org/category/publications/pastoral-letters/), het ek die AGS se kosbare roeping – om siele te wen – genoem.  Dit is ons visie om toe te sien dat elke lidmaat hulle posisie as plaaslike sendeling, sielewenner en “apostoliese agent” inneem.  Dat elke lidmaat die Groot Opdrag van Jesus Christus hulle eie “Persoonlike Opdrag” maak.  Verby is die dae waar dit nodig was om na ‘n verre en vreemde land te reis om die Goeie Nuus van Jesus Christus aan die verlorenes te verkondig. Die wêreld is op ons voorstoep en die “sendelingveld” is nader as wat ons ons ooit kon voorstel! Dit sluit nou ook die Internet en sosiale media in.

Is jy bewus daarvan dat 21 miljoen Suid-Afrikaners die internet gebruik? Meeste van hulle kry toegang deur middel van hulle mobiele selfone en nuwe navorsing dui aan dat 40% van die Suid-Afrikaanse bevolking aanlyn aangeteken het in 2017 (World Wide Worx, Arthur Goldstuck). Hierdie statistiek verteenwoordig ‘n belangrike geleentheid vir die kerk. Deur middel van ons lidmate kan daar nou direk in verbinding getree word, verhoudings gebou word en gekommunikeer word met mense wat andersins nie kerk-gebonde is nie. Dink net aan die impak wanneer 1.4 miljoen AGS lidmate of sielewenners aktief die aanlyn omgewing gebruik om die Goeie Nuus te versprei!

Wanneer ons sosiale media (soos Facebook, Instagram of Twitter om slegs ‘n paar te noem) gebruik, is dit belangrik om te weet en te verstaan dat wat ons plaas en hoe ons dit plaas, ‘n impak op ander sal hê. As gelowiges reflekteer ons deelname ons geloof in Christus. Dit gee elke gelowige ‘n geleentheid om die Koninkryk van God aanlyn uit te brei. Wat ‘n waardevolle geleentheid is dit nie!

Maar daar is ook risiko’s waarop ons moet let – sekere gedrag waarvan ons ons moet weerhou wanneer ons kommunikeer en deelneem op sosiale media.  Die Nasionale Leierskap Forum (NLF) het ‘n Sosiale Media Beleid vir die AGS goedgekeur waarvan alle pastore, beheerliggaam lede en leiers moet kennis neem.  Die Beleid kan afgelaai word by die onderstaande skakel:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Ek wil ook graag jou aandag vestig op:

Die nuwe AGS webtuiste: http://afm-ags.org/

Die amptelike AGS Facebook blad: https://www.facebook.com/AFMOFSA/

AGS FACEBOOK BLAD:  Ek wil ons pastore, beheerliggaam lede, leiers, streeks/netwerk kommitees en departemente aanmoedig om saam te gesels op die amptelike AGS Facebook blad. Moedig ook ons lidmate aan om aan te sluit by die aanlyn AGS missionale gemeenskap. Ons sien daarna uit om te kommunikeer met ons leiers en lidmate regoor Suid-Afrika en om te fokus op die kosbare roeping van ons kerk – die Groot Opdrag.

2. EMPOWERED21 AFRIKA KONGRES TE WOORD & LEWE, BOKSBURG

Laai die Registrasie Vorm hier af:

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

Vandag deel ek ‘n uiters belangrike en strategiese byeenkoms met julle – veral met ons AGS Pastore, Beheerliggaam Lede, Leiers en Lidmate in en rondom die Gauteng Provinsie.

Empowered21 is ‘n organisasie wat help om die toekoms te vorm van die Geesvervulde beweging (Spirit-empowered movement) regdeur die wêreld.  Dit is toeganklik vir alle Geesvervulde kerke, bedienige, organisasies, netwerke en gemeenskappe. Die Empowered21 Afrika Kongres is ‘n strategiese bemagtigende geleentheid wat direk praat tot die hart van missionaliteit en die AGS se “One AFM Game Plan”. Die visie van EMPOWERED21 is:

“That every person on earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit…by Pentecost 2033.”

Die visie weerspieël die Groot Opdrag van Jesus en is verbind tot die basiese visie van elke Christelike kerk – en veral met elke AGS gemeente. ‘n Wye verskeidenheid van bedieningsleiers regoor die wêreld sal daar wees, insluitende William Wilson (President, Oral Roberts University), George Wood (Voorsitter, World Assemblies of God Fellowship); Opoku Onyinah (President, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council), Frank Chikane (President, AGS Internasionaal); Daniel Kolenda (President, Christ for All Nations); Ron Luce (Globale Jeug Strategis, Generation Next) en menige ander.

Tien fokus areas is geìdentifiseer vir beide die hoof en individuele sessies (wat ook in lyn is met die AGS se missionale kerk strategie):

  • Evangelisme
  • Dissipelskap
  • Gebedsnetwerke
  • Vroue Bediening
  • Kinder Bediening
  • Volgende Generasie Jeug Netwerk (Next Generation Youth Network – NGN)
  • Teologiese studente
  • Voorspraak en profetiese leierskap
  • Humanitêre hulp en rampverligting
  • Christelike Besigheids Netwerkvorming

Deur te registreer vir hierdie kongres ontvang jy die geleentheid om deel te wees van netwerk strukture (vanaf kontinentale tot nasionale vlakke) wat dien en netwerk met Afrika leiers op elkeen van die fokus areas. Die idee is om nuwe konneksies te skep wat die Geesvervulde beweging sal bemagtig om die Groot Opdrag te vervul.

Op Saterdag 19 Mei sal die program fokus op inter-generasie meedeling. Alle jong mense, Jeug Pastore en leiers word uitgenooi om deel te neem in die sessies wat aangebied word deur die “Next Generation Network – NGN”.  Plaaslike jeug wat nie kan bekostig om die volle Kongres by te woon nie, word aangemoedig om kaartjies vir slegs die Saterdag te koop teen ‘n verminderde prys van R150. Hierdie jeug kaartjies sal binnekort beskikbaar wees.

Ek wil jou aanmoedig om hierdie Kongres by te woon aangesien dit die algehele leierskap in jou gemeente, streek, netwerk of departement sal versterk.  Die registrasie fooi is verlaag na R600.  Aanlyn registrasie kan geskied by “i-tickets”: https://itickets.co.za/events/383130. Die skakel kan ook gevind word op die offisiële webtuiste van Empowered21:
www.empowered21.com

Vir meer inligting kontak:

Me Lunga: Kantoor 0126440987 Selfoon 0793358971

Past Modise Moatlhodi Selfoon 0824494288

Mnr Kabelo Ndlovu Selfoon 0832918637

Uitnodiging aan alle Geesvervulde bewegings (“Spirit-empowered movements):

https://vimeo.com/256974037

3. STREEKS BEMAGTIGINGS BESOEKE 2018

The NOB sien uit daarna om aan te sluit met die oorblywende streeks, netwerk en departementele kommitee lede sowel as ons Pastore, hulle Beheerliggame en ander leiers in die kerk.  Die doel van hierdie besoeke is om sleutel kwessies onder die aandag van die leierskap van die AGS te bring wat opleiding, besprekings, oordenking en terugvoer sessies insluit.

Die sleutel kwessies van 2018 fokus op: ● Opvolg beplanning ● Tradisionêle missie paradigma vs. missionale paradigma ● Leierskaps ontwikkeling ● “Game Plan” terugvoer ● Bevordering van verhoudinge in streke, netwerke en departemente.  Die oorblywende datums en ontmoetingsplekke soos volg:

Seënwense!
M.G. Mahlobo

AGS Nuusflits: Vrydag, 9 Maart 2018

Kollega,

1. EMPOWERED21 AFRIKA KONGRES TE WOORD & LEWE, BOKSBURG

Vandag deel ek ‘n uiters belangrike en strategiese byeenkoms met julle – veral met ons AGS Pastore, Beheerliggaam Lede, Leiers en Lidmate in en rondom die Gauteng Provinsie.

Empowered21 is ‘n organisasie wat help om die toekoms te vorm van die Geesvervulde beweging (Spirit-empowered movement) regdeur die wêreld.  Dit is toeganklik vir alle Geesvervulde kerke, bedienige, organisasies, netwerke en gemeenskappe. Die Empowered21 Afrika Kongres is ‘n strategiese bemagtigende geleentheid wat direk praat tot die hart van missionaliteit en die AGS se “One AFM Game Plan”. Die visie van EMPOWERED21 is:

“That every person on earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit…by Pentecost 2033.”

Die visie weerspieël die Groot Opdrag van Jesus en is verbind tot die basiese visie van elke Christelike kerk – en veral met elke AGS gemeente. ‘n Wye verskeidenheid van bedieningsleiers regoor die wêreld sal daar wees, insluitende William Wilson (President, Oral Roberts University), George Wood (Voorsitter, World Assemblies of God Fellowship); Opoku Onyinah (President, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council), Frank Chikane (President, AGS Internasionaal); Daniel Kolenda (President, Christ for All Nations); Ron Luce (Globale Jeug Strategis, Generation Next) en menige ander.

Tien fokus areas is geìdentifiseer vir beide die hoof en individuele sessies (wat ook in lyn is met die AGS se missionale kerk strategie):

  • Evangelisme

  • Dissipelskap

  • Gebedsnetwerke

  • Vroue Bediening

  • Kinder Bediening

  • Volgende Generasie Jeug Netwerk (Next Generation Youth Network – NGN)

  • Teologiese studente

  • Voorspraak en profetiese leierskap

  • Humanitêre hulp en rampverligting

  • Christelike Besigheids Netwerkvorming

Deur te registreer vir hierdie kongres ontvang jy die geleentheid om deel te wees van netwerk strukture (vanaf kontinentale tot nasionale vlakke) wat dien en netwerk met Afrika leiers op elkeen van die fokus areas. Die idee is om nuwe konneksies te skep wat die Geesvervulde beweging sal bemagtig om die Groot Opdrag te vervul.

Op Saterdag 19 Mei sal die program fokus op inter-generasie meedeling. Alle jong mense, Jeug Pastore en leiers word uitgenooi om deel te neem in die sessies wat aangebied word deur die “Next Generation Network – NGN”.  Plaaslike jeug wat nie kan bekostig om die volle Kongres by te woon nie, word aangemoedig om kaartjies vir slegs die Saterdag te koop teen ‘n verminderde prys van R150. Hierdie jeug kaartjies sal binnekort beskikbaar wees.

Ek wil jou aanmoedig om hierdie Kongres by te woon aangesien dit die algehele leierskap in jou gemeente, streek, netwerk of departement sal versterk.  Daar is ‘n vroeë en laat registrasie fooi. Die vroeë registrasie sluit op 31 Maart 2018 en beloop R1350.00. Na 31 Maart 2018 beloop registrasie kostes R1500.00.

Aanlyn registrasie kan geskied by “i-tickets”: https://itickets.co.za/events/383130. Die skakel kan ook gevind word op die offisiële webtuiste van Empowered21:

Vir meer inligting kontak:

Me Lunga: Kantoor 0126440987 Selfoon 0793358971

Past Modise Moatlhodi Selfoon 0824494288

Mnr Kabelo Ndlovu Selfoon 0832918637

Uitnodiging aan alle Geesvervulde bewegings (“Spirit-empowered movements):

2. STREEKS BEMAGTIGINGS BESOEKE 2018

The NOB sien uit daarna om aan te sluit met die oorblywende streeks, netwerk en departementele kommitee lede sowel as ons Pastore, hulle Beheerliggame en ander leiers in die kerk.  Die doel van hierdie besoeke is om sleutel kwessies onder die aandag van die leierskap van die AGS te bring wat opleiding, besprekings, oordenking en terugvoer sessies insluit.

Die sleutel kwessies van 2018 fokus op: ● Opvolg beplanning ● Tradisionêle missie paradigma vs. missionale paradigma ● Leierskaps ontwikkeling ● “Game Plan” terugvoer ● Bevordering van verhoudinge in streke, netwerke en departemente.  Die oorblywende datums en ontmoetingsplekke soos volg:

Seënwense!
M.G. Mahlobo

Dear Colleagues,

1. EMPOWERED21 AFRICAN CONGRESS AT WOORD & LEWE, BOKSBURG

Today I am sharing an extremely important and strategic event with you – and especially with our AFM Pastors, Governing Body Members, Leaders and Members in and around the Gauteng Province.

Empowered21 is an organization that is helping to shape the future of the Spirit-empowered movement throughout the world. It is open to all Spirit-empowered churches, ministries, organisations, networks and fellowships. The Empowered21 African Congress is a strategic empowerment opportunity that speaks directly into the heart of missionality and the AFM’s “One AFM Game Plan”. The vision of EMPOWERED21 is:

“That every person on earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit…by Pentecost 2033.”

This vision mirrors the Great Commission and connects to the basic vision of every Christian church – and especially every AFM assembly. In attendance will be a wide array of ministry leaders from around the world, including William Wilson (President, Oral Roberts University), George Wood (Chairman, World Assemblies of God Fellowship); Opoku Onyinah (President, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council), Frank Chikane (President, The Apostolic Faith Mission International); Daniel Kolenda (President, Christ for All Nations); Ron Luce (Global Youth Strategist, Generation Next) and many others.

Ten focus areas have been identified for both the main and individual track sessions (that are aligned with the AFM’s missional church strategy):

  • Evangelism

  • Discipleship

  • Prayer networks

  • Women’s ministry

  • Children’s ministry

  • Next Generation Youth Network (NGN)

  • Theological scholars

  • Advocacy & prophetic leadership

  • Humanitarian aid & disaster relief

  • Christian Business Network

Through registering for this congress you get the opportunity to be part of network structures (from contintental to national levels) that serve and network with African leaders on each of the focus areas. The idea is to create new connections that will empower the Spirit-filled movement to fulfill the Great Commission.

On Saturday 19 May 2018 the program will focus on inter-generational impartation. All young people, Youth Pastors & Leaders are invited to participate in the sessions hosted by the Next Generation Network (NGN). Local youth that can’t afford to come to the whole Congress are encouraged to buy tickets for the Saturday only at a special youth discounted price of R150. Youth tickets for the Saturday will be available soon.

I want to encourage you to attend this Congress as it will strengthen the overall leadership in your assembly, region, network or department. There is an early and late registration fee. The early bird registration which closes on 31 March 2018 is R1,350.00. After 31 March 2018 registration is R1,500.00.

Online registration can be done through i-tickets at https://itickets.co.za/events/383130. The link is also on the Empowered21 official website:

Home

For more information contact:
Ms Lunga: Office 0126440987 Mobile: 0793358971

Past Modise Moatlhodi Mobile:0824494288

Mr Kabelo Ndlovu: Moble: 0832918637

Inviting all Spirit-empowered movements:

2. REGIONAL EMPOWERMENT VISITS 2018
The NOB is looking forward to connect with the remaining regional, network and departmental committee members as well as all our Pastors, their Governing Bodies and other leaders in the church. The aim of these visits is to bring key issues to the leadership of the AFM and includes training, discussions, reflection and feedback sessions.

The key issues for 2018 include a focus on: ● Succession Planning ● Traditional mission paradigm vs. missionality paradigm ● Leadership Development ● Game Plan feedback ● Coaching relationships in regions, networks & departments. Kindly find the remaining dates and venues below:

Blessings!
M.G. Mahlobo

 Newsflash, Friday 9 March 2018

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 9 Februarie

Kollega,

Ek vertrou dat dit goed gaan met jou in die nuwe jaar! Neem asseblief kennis dat landlyn telefone a.g.v kabeldiefstal, in en rondom die AGS Hoofkantoor af is.

Volgens Telkom sal dit ongelukkig tussen 3-5 weke neem om te herstel. Ons het ‘n alternatiewe reëling getref waarvolgens daar steeds na die bestaande landlyn nommers  gebel kan word en na ‘n selfoon herlei word. Ons ontvangsdame (Letta) sal ‘n boodskap neem en die betrokke personeel lid sal per selfoon terugskakel. Ons is jammer oor die ongerief en vertrou dat hierdie inligting meer duidelikheid verskaf.

Ek wil hierdie geleentheid gebruik om jou aandag op 2 sake te rig:

VERKLARING DEUR SARS
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens (SAID) het onlangs ‘n verklaring uitgereik oor sy plan om moontlike belastingversuim in die godsdienstige sektor te ondersoek. Dit sluit kerke in. Pastore, Beheerliggame en Streekkomitees moet bewus wees van die belastingverpligtinge van kerke en hul werknemers.

Om verder te lees, klik op die onderstaande skakel om die volledige artikel in PDF-formaat af te laai:
EDUCATION & TRAINING: KORREKTE AANSOEK PROSESSE

Die afgelope paar weke het ons ‘n aantal navrae ontvang oor die korrekte aansoekprosedures vir teologiese studies.

Om die korrekte aansoekprosedures te sien, klik asseblief op die onderstaande skakel en laai die inligting in PDF-formaat af:

 Education & Training Korrekte Aansoekprosedures

Vir opgedateerde aansoekvorms:

1. GESAMENTLIKE GEBED VIR SUID-AFRIKA

Dit is ‘n algemene feit dat Suid-Afrika uitdagings ervaar op vele tereine. Die belangrikste verantwoordelikheid van Christene is om ernstig en getrou te bid. Op 24 Februarie vind ‘n landswye gebedsinitiatief plaas. My versoek is dat pastore en gemeenskapsleiers dit biddend sal oorweeg om vrywillig ‘n gebedspunt in hul plaaslike gemeenskap te koördineer. So ‘n individu word bemagtig om die gebedspunt te koördineer en ontvang ‘n hulpbron pakket.

Wees bewus van die nodige inligting om deel te neem aan wat ek glo is ‘n God-geïnspireerde inisiatief.

 Up4SA Information AFM 2018


Maak ook kontak met Up4SA deur hul sosiale media platforms:

Webblad: www.up4sa.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

 

2. NOB STREEKSBESOEKE 2018

Die NOB se besoeke aan ons streke skop binnekort af. Ons sien uit daarna om tyd te spandeer saam met elke streeks-, netwerk- en departementele komitee, asook al ons pastore, hul beheerliggame en ander leiers in die kerk. Die doel van hierdie besoeke is om strategiese kwessies met die leierskap van die kerk te deel en sluit opleiding, besprekings, refleksie en terugvoersessies in.

Die strategiese kwessies vir 2018 fokus op: ● Opvolgbeplanning (Succession Planning) ● Tradisionele sending paradigma vs. Missionaliteit paradigma ● Leierskap Ontwikkeling ● Game Plan terugvoer ● “Coaching” vehoudinge in streke, netwerke en departemente ● Praktiese eenheid/kohesie. Hiermee die datums en plekke vir ons 2018 streeksbesoeke:

3. AFM WEBBLAD

Die Nasionale Kantoor is opgewonde om aan te kondig dat die huidige webwerf (wat die afgelope 4 jaar sy doel gedien het) in die proses is om opgedateer te word. Die webwerf sal nuttige en opgedateerde inligting verskaf aan ons AGS pastore, leiers, lidmate en die breër Christelike gemeenskap.

Die nuwe webwerf sal einde Februarie 2018 aangeskakel word. Ons sien uit om met alle rolspelers van die kerk te skakel deur hierdie nuttige aanlyn platform.

Seën!

M.G. Mahlobo

AFM Newsflash: Friday, 9 February 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings! I trust that the new year is treating you well. Please note that due to cable theft the area around and including the AFM Head Office are currently without landline telephone connections.

According to Telkom it will unfortunately take 3-5 weeks to restore. An alternative arrangement was made whereby the normal Telkom numbers for Head Office are diverted to a cellphone. Our receptionist (Letta) will take a message and the relevant staff member will return the call per cellphone. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and trust that this explanation gives some clarity.

I would also like to use this opportunity to direct your attention to two very important issues:

STATEMENT BY SARS

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a statement on its plan to investigate possible tax non-compliance in the religious sector. This includes churches. Pastors, Governing Bodies and Regional Committees, should be aware of the tax obligations of churches and their employees.

To read further, click on the link below to download the full article in PDF format:

 STATEMENT BY SARS

EDUCATION & TRAINING: CORRECT APPLICATION PROCESSES

The past few weeks we have received a number of enquiries regarding the correct application procedures for theological studies.

To view the correct application procedures, please click on the link below and download the information in PDF format:

 Education & Training Correct Application Procedures

For updated application forms:

http://afm-ags.org/departments/theological-training/

1. UNITED PRAYER FOR SOUTH AFRICA

It’s not necessary to mention that South Africa is experiencing difficulties on many terrains. The main responsibility of Christians is to pray earnestly and faithfully to God. On the 24th of February a nationwide prayer initiative is taking place. My request is that pastors and community leaders prayerfully consider volunteering and co-ordinating a prayer point in their local community. Every community leader that volunteers receives a resource pack and will be empowered to coordinate the prayer point.

Please read the information and be part of what I believe, is a God-inspired initiative:

 Up4SA Information AFM 2018

You can also connect directly with Up4SA via their online platforms:

Website: www.up4sa.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

2. REGIONAL EMPOWERMENT VISITS 2018

We are excited to commence with our annual NOB empowerment visits. The NOB is looking forward to connect with regional, network and departmental committee members as well as all our Pastors, their Governing Bodies and other leaders in the church. The aim of these visits is to bring key issues to the leadership of the AFM and includes training, discussions, reflection and feedback sessions.

The key issues for 2018 include a focus on: ● Succession Planning ● Traditional mission paradigm vs. missionality paradigm ● Leadership Development ● Game Plan feedback ● Coaching relationships in regions, networks & departments ● “Practical” cohesion. Kindly find the dates and venues below:

3. AFM WEBSITE

The National Office is excited to announce that the current website (which served us well for the last 4 years) is in the process of being updated and revamped. Apart from receiving a fresh “look and feel” the website will provide useful and updated information to AFM pastors, leaders, members and the wider Christian community.

The new website will be live by the end of February. We are looking forward to engage with our church through this useful online platform.

Blessings!

M.G. Mahlobo

AGS Nuusflits: Vrydag, 26 Januarie

Kollega,

Ontvang hiermee my beste wense vir die nuwe jaar! Ek bid dat God vir jou die nodige wysheid, kapasiteit en salwing sal gee vir jou bediening in 2018 en ook daarna. Ek herinner jou graag aan die feit dat die maand van Januarie in die AGS gewy word aan gebed en vas. Ek is dankbaar vir die wat alreeds hiermee besig is.

Dit is ‘n algemene feit dat Suid-Afrika uitdagings ervaar op vele tereine. Die belangrikste verantwoordelikheid van Christene is om ernstig en getrou te bid. Op 24 Februarie vind ‘n landswye gebedsinitiatief plaas. My versoek is dat pastore en gemeenskapsleiers dit biddend sal oorweeg om vrywillig ‘n gebedspunt in hul plaaslike gemeenskap te koördineer. So ‘n individu word bemagtig om die gebedspunt te koördineer en ontvang ‘n hulpbron pakket.

Wees bewus van die nodige inligting om deel te neem aan wat ek glo is ‘n God-geïnspireerde inisiatief.

 Up4SA Information AFM 2018
Maak ook kontak met Up4SA deur hul sosiale media platforms:

Webblad: www.up4sa.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

 

1. NOB STREEKSBESOEKE 2018

Die NOB se besoeke aan ons streke skop binnekort af. Ons sien uit daarna om tyd te spandeer saam met elke streeks-, netwerk- en departementele komitee, asook al ons pastore, hul beheerliggame en ander leiers in die kerk. Die doel van hierdie besoeke is om strategiese kwessies met die leierskap van die kerk te deel en sluit opleiding, besprekings, refleksie en terugvoersessies in.

Die strategiese kwessies vir 2018 fokus op: ● Opvolgbeplanning (Succession Planning) ● Tradisionele sending paradigma vs. Missionaliteit paradigma ● Leierskap Ontwikkeling ● Game Plan terugvoer ● “Coaching” vehoudinge in streke, netwerke en departemente ● Praktiese eenheid/kohesie. Hiermee die datums en plekke vir ons 2018 streeksbesoeke:

2. AFM WEBBLAD

Die Nasionale Kantoor is opgewonde om aan te kondig dat die huidige webwerf (wat die afgelope 4 jaar sy doel gedien het) in die proses is om opgedateer te word. Die webwerf sal nuttige en opgedateerde inligting verskaf aan ons AGS pastore, leiers, lidmate en die breër Christelike gemeenskap.

Die nuwe webwerf sal op Vrydag, 24 Februarie 2018 aangeskakel word. Ons sien uit om met alle rolspelers van die kerk te skakel deur hierdie nuttige aanlyn platform.

3. VAKANTE POS

Vakante pos beskikbaar:

Presiderende Pastoor by AGS Paarl , ook bekend as Protea Aanbidding-Sentrum.

Ouderdomsgroep : 35 – 48

Profiel: ‘n Dinamiese Pastoor met sterk leiereienskappe

Curriculum Vitae kan per e-pos gestuur word aan die Dagbestuur: agspaarl@gmail.com om ons te bereik voor/op 30 Maart 2018.

Seën en guns vir 2018!

M.G. Mahlobo

AFM Newsflash: Friday, 26 January 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Accept my best wishes for the New Year. I pray that God will give you the wisdom, capacity and anointing for your ministry in 2018 and beyond. I would like to remind you that January is dedicated to Prayer & Fasting in the AFM. I am thankful to all of you who have already commenced with prayer & fasting.

It’s not necessary to mention that South Africa is experiencing difficulties on many terrains. The main responsibility of Christians is to pray earnestly and faithfully to God. On the 24th of February a nationwide prayer initiative is taking place. My request is that pastors and community leaders prayerfully consider volunteering and co-ordinating a prayer point in their local community. Every community leader that volunteers receives a resource pack and will be empowered to coordinate the prayer point.

Please read the information and be part of what I believe, is a God-inspired initiative:

 Up4SA Information AFM 2018


You can also connect directly with Up4SA via their online platforms:

Website: www.up4sa.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

1. REGIONAL EMPOWERMENT VISITS 2018

We are excited to commence with our annual NOB empowerment visits. The NOB is looking forward to connect with regional, network and departmental committee members as well as all our Pastors, their Governing Bodies and other leaders in the church. The aim of these visits is to bring key issues to the leadership of the AFM and includes training, discussions, reflection and feedback sessions.

The key issues for 2018 include a focus on: ● Succession Planning ● Traditional mission paradigm vs. missionality paradigm ● Leadership Development ● Game Plan feedback ● Coaching relationships in regions, networks & departments ● “Practical” cohesion. Kindly find the dates and venues below:

2. AFM WEBSITE

The National Office is excited to announce that the current website (which served us well for the last 4 years) is in the process of being updated and revamped. Apart from receiving a fresh “look and feel” the website will provide useful and updated information to AFM pastors, leaders, members and the wider Christian community.

The new website will be live on Friday, 24 February 2018. We are looking forward to engage with our church through this useful online platform.

Blessings and favour for 2018!

M.G. Mahlobo