Newsflash: Friday, 20 April 2018

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1. AFM COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT RECEIVES DEPARTMENTAL AWARD

Dear Colleagues,

Today we are celebrating one of our AFM assemblies that received an award from their local government for active involvement in the local community. The AFM Emmanuel Assembly is situated in Potchefstroom (Ikageng) and led by Pastor Palo Motsi and Mrs. Theresa Motsi. The vision of the assembly is to influence and impact the world around them for God’s Glory.

The assembly has various programs and projects to support the local community. It was one specific issue that became evident in the community in 2017 – the below average matric results achieved by the learners. The AFM Emmanuel Assembly got involved and identified the Secondary Schools where matric results were below average. Empowerment sessions were used as tool to motivate scholars, teachers and the management of the school. The assembly invited an international motivational speaker (Dr. John Tibane) and a local motivational speaker (Lesego Tau from Soweto) to encourage and motivate the school.

The AFM Emmanuel Assembly is a great example of actively getting involved with the challenges of the local community and is one of the drivers in the One AFM Game Plan. The empowerment sessions contained valuable information to help matrics to reach higher and delve deeper to accomplish the matric results that are beneficial to their future and the community as a whole.

This Godly caring for and heartfelt involvement in the community was seen and noted by the Education and Sport Department of Northwest.  On 24 March 2018 the AFM Emmanuel Assembly was the blessed recipients of an award from the Department that acknowledged and recognized their service as a stakeholder for the Provincial Quality, Learning and Teaching Campaign in Northwest.

The AFM Emmanuel Assembly is an example of a missional church that is a church beyond the physical “church building”. Actively representing Christ in our communities and getting involved with the issues of the day, is being a missional church. We congratulate them on this exceptional achievement!

Note: Remember that the One AFM Game Plan resources are available from the AFM website in 4 different languages: Afrikaans, English, isiZulu and Sesotho.
http://afm-ags.org/leading-the-afm/one-afm-game-plan/

2. NATIONAL MEN’S FELLOWSHIP: CONFERENCE

We are excited to share information about the upcoming AFM National Men’s Fellowship:

To download the Formal Invitation Letter, Registration Form and Accommodation Options follow the link below to the Events page of the AFM website:

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

3. 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 fulfil 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. The registration fee has been lowered to R600. 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: Mobile: 0832918637

Inviting all Spirit-empowered movements:

Blessings!
M.G. Mahlobo