Newsflash: Friday, 14 December

 14 DEC ENG 2018

1.  FESTIVE SEASON GREETINGS FROM THE AFM NATIONAL OFFICE 

Receive herewith from the office and home of the General Secretary, a word of thanks and appreciation to all our Departments, Regional leaders, Secretaries, Treasurers and -Committees, as well as all our pastors and their spouses for your hard work, support and goodwill during 2018. I appreciate you. May God truly bless you during this festive season with His Joy and Peace, as you spend some quality time with your loved ones. For those of you who will be on the road going home or visiting friends and family: I pray for your save and rejuvenated return.

The administrative office will be closing today, Friday 14 December 2018 and opening again on Tuesday 8 January 2019. As you are beginning to view the new year in your mind’s eye, remember that you must send in your application form to renew your pastoral status before the end of 2019.

Kind regards and blessings,
Dr. Henri Weideman

2.  PASTORAL LETTER 4TH QUARTER

If you have not yet received the Pastoral Letter for the last quarter of the year, please visit our website to read it online or download it in PDF format:
http://afm-ags.org/category/publications/pastoral-letters/

Blessings!
M.G. Mahlobo

3.  SPECIAL REQUEST

One of our Pastors, Romien Joubert is currently busy with studies on the wellbeing of South African Church Leaders which remains a cause for concern: “Many church leaders are struggling to passionately persevere in ministry.”

The theoretical argument of her study is that resilience and the intentional and holistic cultivation thereof, could add immense value in offering a solution. Please assist her by completing a questionnaire focused on exploring church leaders’ understanding of resilience, their current attempts to build it into their lives, and their current resilience levels. Your participation and contribution is crucial and highly valued. Thank you in advance for your time.

Click on the Link below to start the Questionnaire:
https://goo.gl/forms/VpPMwcsNbNuxJSJ12

(Kindly note that the questionnaire is just available in English.)

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 14 Desember

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 14 DES AFR 2018

1.  FEESSEISOEN GROETE VANAF DIE AGS NASIONALE KANTOOR

Ontvang met hierdie skrywe uit die kantoor en huis van die Hoofsekretaris, ‘n woord van dank en waardering aan al ons Departemente, Streeksvoorsitters, -Sekretarisse, Tesouriers en -kommitees, asook aan al ons pastore en hulle eggenote vir u harde werk, ondersteuning en welwillendheid gedurende 2018. Ek waardeer u.  Mag die Here u werklik seën met Sy Vreugde en Vrede gedurende hierdie feesseisoen, terwyl u kwaliteit tyd saam met u geliefdes deurbring. Vir die van u wat op die pad gaan wees om huistoe te gaan of om by familie en vriende te gaan kuier: Bid ek vir u veilige en verfrisde terugkeer.

Die administratiewe kantoor sluit vandag Vrydag 14 Desember 2018 en sal weer oopmaak op Dinsdag 8 Januarie 2019. Terwyl u al in u geestesoog begin uitkyk na die nuwe jaar, onthou dat u voor die einde van 2019 u aansoekvorm moet instuur om u pastoralestatus te hernu.

Vriendelike Groete en Seën.
Dr. Henri Weideman

2.  PASTORALE BRIEF 4DE KWARTAAL

Indien jy nog nie die Pastorale Brief van die 4de Kwartaal ontvang het nie, gaan besoek gerus ons webblad om aanlyn te lees of af te laai in PDF formaat:
http://afm-ags.org/category/publications/pastoral-letters/

Seënwense!
M.G. Mahlobo

3.  SPESIALE VERSOEK

Een van ons Pastore, Romien Joubert, is huidiglik besig met studies oor die welstand van Suid-Afrikaanse kerkleiers wat ‘n rede tot kommer bly:  “Many church leaders are struggling to passionately persevere in ministry.”

Die teoretiese argument van haar studie is dat veerkragtigheid (resilience) en die opsetlike en holistiese verbouing daarvan enorme waarde kan byvoeg tot ‘n moontlike oplossing.  Staan haar by deur ‘n vraelys te voltooi wat fokus op die ondersoek van kerkleiers se begrip van veerkragtigheid, hulle huidige pogings om dit in hulle lewens in te bou asook hulle huidige veerkragtigheidsvlakke.  Jou deelname en bydrae is noodsaaklik en hoogs gewaardeerd.  Dankie by voorbaat vir jou hulp.

Volg die onderstaande skakel om die vraelys te voltooi:
https://goo.gl/forms/VpPMwcsNbNuxJSJ12

(Let wel dat die vraelys slegs in Engels beskikbaar is.)

Newsflash: Friday, 16 November

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 Newsflash 16 Nov ENG

 

1.  UNITED PRAYER FOR SOUTH AFRICA: 22-24 FEBRUARY 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Next year will be the 4th consecutive year that we gather as Christians all across South Africa to cover our nation in prayer. In 2018 there were more than 250 prayer points where many local communities united in prayer over the same weekend! Up4SA (United Prayer for South Africa) is a nationwide Prayer initiative on grassroots level. (Grassroots CommUNITY Prayer – Across race and denomination).

As ambassadors of our Lord Jesus we can play a huge roll in unifying our communities! I would like to encourage and challenge you again to take hands with the “Up4SA 2019” team, as we unite in prayer for South Africa! We all acknowledge that 2019 is a very significant year for us as a nation, as it is South Africa’s general election year.

I ask all our pastors and community leaders to prayerfully consider volunteering and co-ordinating a prayer point in your local community. Every community leader that volunteers will receive a resource pack and will be empowered to coordinate the prayer point.

To volunteer contact us at: [email protected] or 072 083 1371

More information, website: www.up4sa.co.za

More information, Facebook.com/up4sa

To download the full information, visit the link the below:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Up4SA National Co-ordinator:
Past. Robbie Black 082 462 1540

2.  PCD NOTICE

Please take note of the newly updated PCD website at www.pcdafm.co.za – book reports can easily be uploaded to the website. Please remember that all ordained pastors (excluding emeriti) need to accumulate 200 PCD credits by the end of December 2018 for the 2015-2018 PCD cycle. Completed PCD registers must first be send to the Regional PCD Coordinators who will process it and send it to the National PCD office.

Contact the PCD office at [email protected]  083 793 9112 or 083 2828 432 if you have any questions.

Warm Regards
Dr. Henri Weideman

 

3.  SPECIAL REQUEST

One of our Pastors, Romien Joubert is currently busy with studies on the well being of South African Church Leaders which remains a cause for concern: “Many church leaders are struggling to passionately persevere in ministry.”

The theoretical argument of her study is that resilience and the intentional and holistic cultivation thereof, could add immense value in offering a solution. Please assist her by completing a questionnaire focused on exploring church leaders’ understanding of resilience, their current attempts to build it into their lives, and their current resilience levels. Your participation and contribution is crucial and highly valued. Thank you in advance for your time.

…CLICK HERE TO START QUESTIONNAIRE…

Blessings!
M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 16 November

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 Newsflash 16 Nov AFR

 

1.  VERENIGDE GEBED VIR SUID-AFRIKA: 22-24 FEBRUARIE 2019

Liewe Kollegas,

Volgende jaar sal die 4de agtereenvolgende jaar wees wat ons bymekaar kom as Christene regoor Suid-Afrika om ons nasie met gebed te bedek.  In 2018 was daar meer as 250 gebedspunte waar menige plaaslike gemeenskappe verenig is in gebed gedurende dieselfde naweek.  Up4SA (“United Prayer for South Africa”) is ‘n landswye gebeds-inisiatief op “grassroots” vlak.  (Grassroots CommUNITY Prayer – beweeg oor die grense van ras en denominasie).

As ambassadeurs van van ons Here Jesus kan ons ‘n groot rol speel in die vereniging van ons gemeenskappe! Ek wil jou graag aanmoeding en uitdaag om weereens hande te vat met die “Up4SA 2019”-span waar ons gaan verenig in gebed vir Suid-Afrika! Ons almal erken dat 2019 ‘n beduidende jaar vir ons gaan wees as ‘n nasie aangesien dit Suid-Afrika se algemene verkiesingsjaar is.

Ek vra al ons pastore en gemeenskapsleiers om biddend te oorweeg om as vrywilligers en koördineerders by ‘n gebedspunt in die plaaslike gemeenskap op te treë.  Elke gemeenskapsleier wat as vrywilliger optreë sal ‘n hulpbronpakket ontvang en sal bemagtig word om die gebedspunt te koördineer.

Om as vrywilliger op te tree, kontak ons by: [email protected] or 072 083 1371

Meer informasie, webtuiste: www.up4sa.co.za
Meer informasie, Facebook.com/up4sa

Om alle inligting af te laai, besoek die skakel hieronder:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

“Up4SA” Nasionale koöordineerder:
Past. Robbie Black 082 462 1540

 

2.  PCD KENNISGEWING

Neem asseblief kennis van die nuut opgedateede PCD webtuiste by www.pcdafm.co.za – boek verslae kan maklik op die webtuiste gelaai word. Onthou asseblief dat alle geordende pastore (behalwe emeriti) 200 PCD krediete moet versamel teen die einde van Desember 2018 vir die 2015-2018 PCD siklus.  Voltooide PCD registers moet eerstens gestuur word aan die PCD streekskoördineerders wat dit sal verwerk en dan dit sal stuur aan die Nasionale PCD kantoor.

Kontak die PCD kantoor by [email protected] 083 793 9112 of 083 2828 432 indien daar enige vra is.

Vriendelike groete,
Dr. Henri Weideman

 

3.  SPESIALE VERSOEK

Een van ons Pastore, Romien Joubert, is huidiglik besig met studies oor die welstand van Suid-Afrikaanse kerkleiers wat ‘n rede tot kommer bly:  “Many church leaders are struggling to passionately persevere in ministry.”

Die teoretiese argument van haar studie is dat veerkragtigheid (resilience) en die opsetlike en holistiese verbouing daarvan enorme waarde kan byvoeg tot ‘n moontlike oplossing.  Staan haar by deur ‘n vraelys te voltooi wat fokus op die ondersoek van kerkleiers se begrip van veerkragtigheid, hulle huidige pogings om dit in hulle lewens in te bou asook hulle huidige veerkragtigheidsvlakke.  Jou deelname en bydrae is noodsaaklik en hoogs gewaardeerd.  Dankie by voorbaat vir jou hulp.

…KLIEK HIER OM VRAESTEL TE BEGIN…

Seënwense!
M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 2 November

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 2 NOV ENG 2018

THE AFM IN ZIMBABWE

Our brothers and sisters in the AFM in Zimbabwe are currently going through a painful experience with a potential of the church splitting. As you may be aware the leadership of the AFM International is continuing with its intervention. In its intervention report a plea was made to all parties and groups to avoid any action that may lead to the splitting of the church. This has not yet happened. There are national church elections planned for this coming Saturday, 3rd November 2018. During these elections the national Office Bearers will be elected. This will take place when the other group, under the leadership of the current Deputy President, claim to have already elected the national Church leaders. Both groups are using the same constitution and the same name.  I am asking that we pray for God’s intervention. Let us pray for an amicable resolution of all differences with a view of them becoming a united church again.

PASSING ON OF EUGENE PETERSON

Eugene Peterson, the Presbyterian pastor who authored 35 books amongst which is the Message Bible, passed on at the age of 85, a week after his admission into a hospice care for complications related to heart failure. He retired from pastoring in 1991 and became a Professor at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among his final words were: “Let’s go.” Let’s keep his bereaved family in our prayers.

Past. MG Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 2 November

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 2 NOV AFR 2018

DIE AGS IN ZIMBABWE

Ons broers en susters in die AGS in Zimbabwe gaan tans deur ‘n pynlike ervaring met die moontlikheid van kerkverdeling. Soos jy dalk al bewus is, beplan die AGS Internationaal om voort te gaan met sy ingryping. In die AGS Internationaal se intervensieverslag is ‘n pleidooi aan alle partye en groepe gedoen om enige aksie te vermy wat tot die verdeling van die kerk kan lei. Dit het nog nie gebeur nie. Daar word huidiglik ‘n nasionale verkiesing beplan vir hierdie komende Saterdag, 3 November 2018. Tydens hierdie geleentheid sal die nasionale ampsdraers verkies word. Dit sal plaasvind terwyl ‘n ander groep, onder leiding van die huidige adjunkpresident, beweer dat die nasionale ampsdraers alreeds verkies is. Beide groepe gebruik dieselfde konstitusie en dieselfde naam. Ek vra dat ons bid vir God se ingryping. Kom ons bid vir ‘n vriendskaplike oplossing van alle verskille met die oog daarop dat hulle weer ‘n verenigde kerk kan word.

EUGENE PETERSON IS OORLEDE

Eugene Peterson, die Presbiteriaanse pastoor wat 35 boeke geskryf het en wat die “Message Bible” insluit, is op 85-jarige ouderdom oorlede. Hy is een week na sy opname in ‘n “hospice” oorlede aan komplikasies wat verband hou met hartversaking. Hy het as pastoor afgetree in 1991 en word toe ‘n professor by Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Van sy laaste woorde was: “Let’s go.” Kom ons hou sy familie in ons gebede.

Past. MG Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 19 October

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 19 OCT ENG 2018

Dear Colleague,

1.   APPLICATIONS FOR THEOLOGICAL TRAINING

 NWU THEOLOGY BOOKLET BROCHURE_E-VERSION 2018

The closing date for the acceptance of applications from AFM students who want to do theological training through North West University (Potchefstroom), is 30 October 2018. All applications must be done online through the following link:
http://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/how-apply-online.

AFM applicants studying with a view to be ordained by the AFM of SA need recommendations from their Assemblies’ Governing Bodies  (AGB) and Regional Committees (RC). These recommendations are given after interviews have been conducted by both the AGB and RC. These recommendations must be made before the application forms are submitted to North West University.

Applicants are responsible for the payment of a R600-00 non-refundable admin fee. Banking details for this fee is provided on the AFM Seminary form:

 Seminary Application for Admission to Study for 2019

2.   2019 AFM NATIONAL CALENDAR

The 2019 AFM National Calendar is now available from the AFM website for download:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

3.   THE 25TH PENTECOSTAL WORLD CONFERENCE CALGARY 2019

Canada is proud to host Pentecostal leaders from around the globe for the 25th Pentecostal World Conference. We welcome you to be part of this global event being held August 27–30, 2019. Featuring over 55 guests from all over the world, Canada is proud to host Spirit-filled believers for this four-day event, where intentionally chosen speakers will challenge our hearts. The Pentecostal World Fellowship is a co-operative body of Pentecostal churches and groups worldwide of approved standing, and PAOC is a member.

For all related information regarding this conference, do visit:
https://25pwc.org/
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/
https://youtu.be/MvOvWCmimtg

Blessings!
M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 19 Oktober

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 19 OKT AFR 2018

Liewe Kollega,

1.   AANSOEKE VIR TEOLOGIESE OPLEIDING

 NWU THEOLOGY BOOKLET BROCHURE_E-VERSION 2018

Die sluitingsdatum vir die aanvaarding van aansoeke vanaf AGS studente wat teologiese opleiding deur die Noordwes Universiteit (Potchefstroom) wil ondergaan, is 30 Oktober 2018.  Alle aansoeke moet aanlyn gedoen word deur die volgende skakel te gebruik:
http://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/how-apply-online.

AGS applikante wat studeer met die oog om georden te word by die AGS van SA het aanbevelings nodig vanaf hulle Gemeente se Beheeerliggaam (Assemblies’ Governing Bodies – AGB) en Streekskomitees (Regional Committees – RC).  Hierdie aanbevelings word gegee na onderhoude gevoer is deur beide die AGB en RC.  Hierdie aanbevelings moet gedoen word voordat die aansoekvorms ingedien word by die Noordwes Universiteit.

Applikante is verantwoordelik vir die betaling van ‘n R600-00 nie-terugbetaalbare admin fooi.  Bankbesonderhede vir hierdie fooi word verskaf op die AGS Kweekskool Vorm:

 Seminary Application for Admission to Study for 2019

2.   2019 AGS NASIONALE KALENDER

Die 2019 AGS Nasionale Kalender is nou beskikbaar op die AGS webtuiste om afgelaai te word:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

3.   DIE 25STE PINKSTER WêRELD KONFERENSIE CALGARY 2019

Kanada is trots om gasheer te wees vir Pinkster leiers regoor die wêreld vir die 25ste Pinkster Wêreld Konferensie.  Ons verwelkom jou om deel te wees van hierdie globale gebeurtenis wat gehou word 27-30 Augustus 2019.  Met meer as 55 gaste van regoor die wêreld is Kananda trots om die gasheer te wees vir geesvervulde gelowiges tydens hierdie vierdag gebeurtenis waar doelbewuste gekose sprekers ons harte sal aanraak.  Die Pinkster Wêreld Gemeenskap is ‘n koöperatiewe liggaam van Pinkster kerke en groepe van goedgekeurde status wêreldwyd, en PAOC is ‘n lid.

Vir alle verwante informase rakende hierdie konferensie, gebruik die volgende skakels:
https://25pwc.org/
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/
https://youtu.be/MvOvWCmimtg

Seënwense!
M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash, 5 October

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 5 OCT ENG 2018

Dear Colleague,

1.   APPRECIATION TO PASTORS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The month of October is known as Pastors Appreciation Month. It is a special time that has been set aside for the AFM of SA congregations and other statutory bodies to honor their pastors or assembly leaders as well as their spouses and children. Our appreciation is for their hard and sacrificial work and multiple blessings that they provide.

Allow me to take this time to express my deepest appreciation to all AFM pastors, assembly leaders, their spouses and children for what you are doing for both the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa and God’s Kingdom. Our Chief Shepherd and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has entrusted upon you one of the most delicate and most precious of assignments –  the spiritual well-being of His flock. Many of you are serving in ministry under incredible pressures mostly created by unrealistic expectations. You are expected to have ideal families, to be perfect people, to always be available, to never be down and to have all the answers that your members need to keep their lives stable and moving forward.

The same can be said with regard to those who serve on a full-time basis in the AFM in other structures beyond the congregation. In this case I am specifically referring to those that are serving the church at Regional and National structures. You fulfill these responsibilities in addition to other work that you do. Most of you fulfill this added role without any renumeration.

My prayer for you and your family is similar to the one John prayed for Gaius who was given a hard time by Diotrephes:

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well”  3 John 1:2 (NIV).

2.   PCD WORKSHOPS AT THE 2018 GBM

Pastors who attended the PCD Workshops at the recent General Business Meeting (GBM) received stickers for the workshops that they participated in. These stickers must be pasted in your PCD log-sheets. In this way you will be able to receive the credits. If you didn’t receive these stickers or maybe you lost them, you are welcome to contact the National PCD Co-ordinator, Dr Henri Weideman during Office Hours at 012 644 0490. I trust that these workshops added value to all who attended.

3.   THE 25TH PENTECOSTAL WORLD CONFERENCE CALGARY 2019

Canada is proud to host Pentecostal leaders from around the globe for the 25th Pentecostal World Conference. We welcome you to be part of this global event being held August 27–30, 2019. Featuring over 55 guests from all over the world, Canada is proud to host Spirit-filled believers for this four-day event, where intentionally chosen speakers will challenge our hearts. The Pentecostal World Fellowship is a co-operative body of Pentecostal churches and groups worldwide of approved standing, and PAOC is a member.

For all related information regarding this conference, do visit:
https://25pwc.org/
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Blessings!
M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits, 5 Otkober

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 5 OKT AFR 2018

Liewe Kollega,

1.   WAARDERING VIR PASTORE EN HULLE FAMILIES

Oktober maand staan bekend as ons Pastorale Waarderingsmaand. Dit is ‘n spesiale tyd wat uitgesit is vir die AGS van SA se gemeentes en ander statutêre liggame om hulle pastore of gemeente leiers sowel as hulle eggenotes en kinders, te eer.  Ons waardeer hulle harde, opofferende werk en veelvoudige seëninge wat daaruit spruit.

Laat my toe om my diepste waardering uit te spreek teenoor alle AGS pastore, gemeente leiers, hulle eggenotes en kinders vir dit wat hulle doen beide vir die Apostoliese Geloofsending van Suid-Afrika en God se Koninkryk.  Ons Hoofherder en ons Here en Redder, Jesus Christus, het aan julle een van die mees delikate en kosbare opdragte toevertrou – die geestelike welstand van Sy kudde. Baie van julle staan in die bediening onder ongelooflike druk wat meestal ontstaan as gevolg van onrealistiese verwagtinge. Daar word van julle verwag om die ideale familie te hê, om perfek te wees as mens, om altyd beskikbaar te wees, om nooit mismoedig te wees nie en om altyd al die antwoorde te hê wat julle gemeentelede nodig het om hulle lewens stabiel te hou en vooruit te laat gaan.

Dieselfde kan gesê word van diegene wat op ‘n voltydse basis die AGS dien in strukture buite die gemeente. In hierdie geval verwys ek spesifiek na diegene wat die kerk dien in Streeks- en Nasionale struktrure. Julle kom hierdie verantwoordelikheid na benewens al die ander werk wat julle doen.  Meeste van julle vervul hierdie bykomende rol sonder enige vergoeding.

My gebed vir julle en julle families is dieselfde as die gebed wat Johannes gebid het vir Gaius wat ‘n harde tyd gegee is deur Diotrephes:

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” 3 John 1:2 (NIV).

2.   PCD WERKSWINKELS – GBM 2018

Pastore wat die PCD werkswinkels by die onlangse Algemene Besigheidsvergadering (GBM) bygewoon het, het plakkers ontvang vir die werkwinkels waaraan hulle deelgeneem het. Hierdie plakkers moet geplak word in jou PCD “log-sheet”.  Op hierdie wyse sal jy krediete kan ontvang. As jy nie hierdie plakkers ontvang het nie of hulle miskien verloor het, is jy welkom om die Nasionale PCD Koördineerder, Dr Henri Weideman gedurende kantoorure te skakel by 012 644 0490. Ek vertrou dat hierdie werkswinkels waarde toegevoeg het vir almal wat dit bygewoon het.

3.   DIE 25STE PINKSTER WêRELD KONFERENSIE CALGARY 2019

Kanada is trots om gasheer te wees vir Pinkster leiers regoor die wêreld vir die 25ste Pinkster Wêreld Konferensie.  Ons verwelkom jou om deel te wees van hierdie globale gebeurtenis wat gehou word 27-30 Augustus 2019.  Met meer as 55 gaste van regoor die wêreld is Kananda trots om die gasheer te wees vir geesvervulde gelowiges tydens hierdie vierdag gebeurtenis waar doelbewuste gekose sprekers ons harte sal aanraak.  Die Pinkster Wêreld Gemeenskap is ‘n koöperatiewe liggaam van Pinkster kerke en groepe van goedgekeurde status wêreldwyd, en PAOC is ‘n lid.

Vir alle verwante informase rakende hierdie konferensie, gebruik die volgende skakels:
https://25pwc.org/
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Seënwense!
M.G. Mahlobo