The Apostolic Faith Mission
of South Africa!
AFM stands for “Apostolic Faith Mission” (in Afrikaans: “AGS – Apostoliese Geloofsending“). The AFM exists since 1908 and is the first and largest Pentecostal church in the country – with 1.4 million members in SA and currently established in 28 countries of the world. “Pentecostal” means that it is a church who believes that the Spirit of God is given to believers to live dynamic and overcoming lives. It also implies that believers can demonstrate the character, love and power of their Lord, Jesus Christ, in their daily lives.
The AFM can be distinguished by two inseparable characteristics: The baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Great Commission. We received the Holy Spirit and His power to be missional (Acts1: 8). That’s why we refer to our assemblies as apostolic communities and our members as apostolic agents. We endeavor to inspire and mobilise our whole church to take the whole gospel to the whole world.
The desire of the AFM is to saturate our societies with the presence of God and the principles of His Kingdom. Our uniqueness also lies in our diversity and accommodative ability. Not only are we a microcosm of our diverse society, somewhere in our 1800-plus local churches you’ll find a spiritual home where you’ll feel part of the family.
I hope that by exploring this website you will come to know more about the AFM and its activities.
Blessings and Favor!
Dr H.J. Weideman
(President of the AFM of SA)