Newsflash: Friday, 28 February 2020

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28 FEBRUARY ENG 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Urgent Notes:

AFM Head Office – We apologise for any inconvenience experienced due to Telkom’s national outage that is affecting our phone lines.

Nomination Forms – All Pastors must please ensure that the Nomination Forms for the 2020 national elections are send to the correct e-mail address. The address is:

[email protected].

2020 NOB Empowerment Visits – Join the NOB for the remaining Regional Empowerment Visits. All information can be downloaded from:
http://afm-ags.org/special-invitation-2020-nob-empowerment-visits/.

1. PROPOSED BOOKLET OF THE APOSTOLIC FAITH MISSION’S DOCTRINES

The National Leadership Forum (NLF) has identified the need to produce a booklet on the Apostolic Faith Mission’s (AFM) doctrine. We are part of the classical Pentecostal Churches. In many respects our tenets of faith bear resemblance. Although we are part of this broader Pentecostal tradition, it is essential that our members and pastors should know the pillars of our doctrine. Church’s doctrine underlies and explains the practice of the Christian faith.
Our Confession of Faith serves as a guide in this regard:
http://afm-ags.org/about-us/confessions-of-faith/.

The leadership held a theological discussion with a number of our pastors and our theological lecturers. Participants reached a consensus that the AFM’s Confession of Faith be used as the basis for the production of our doctrinal booklet. It is envisaged that the booklet will include doctrines of God, Christ, The Holy Spirit, the Bible, Humanity, Salvation, the Church, Sacraments and of the Last things. It is my hope that this will be a useful document for orientation and the strengthening of the faith of our members.

From time to time we also consider doctrinal, ethical and liturgical matters. The Doctrine, Ethics and Liturgy Committee (DEL Committee) is a standing Committee of the NLF tasked with the responsibility to consider these issues. They have made several recommendations to the NLF. On the other hand, the NLF has approved these recommendations as church pronouncements. I often come across pastors and members who want to know about the church’s official position on matters such as cremation, surrogacy, homosexuality and many others.

Pronouncements on these matters are available on our church’s website. I urge you to visit our web site and download the church’s pronouncements:
http://afm-ags.org/about-us/pronouncements/

 

2. AFM STATIONERY: UPDATED PRICES 

Kindly take note that the following prices for AFM Stationery will be in effect from 1 March 2020. To place orders for stationery, please contact Ms. Inocentia Ravhura at the AFM Head Office:
[email protected]

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 28 Februarie

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28 FEBRUARY AFR 2020

Geagte Kollegas,

Dringende Notas:

AGS Hoofkantoor – Ons vra onverskoning vir enige ongerief wat veroorsaak word en wat ons telefoonlyne beïnvloed as gevolg van Telkom se nasionale onderbreking.

Nominasievorms – Alle pastore moet seker maak dat die nominasievorms vir die nasionale verkiesing in 2020 na die regte e-pos adres gestuur word. Die adres is:

[email protected]

2020 NOB Bemagtigingsbesoeke – Sluit gerus by ons aan vir die oorblywende streeksbemagtigingsbesoeke. Alle inligting kan afgelaai word vanaf:

http://afm-ags.org/special-invitation-2020-nob-empowerment-visits/

1. ‘N VOORGESTELDE BOEKIE VAN WAT DIE AGS GLO 

Die Nasionale Leierskaps Forum (NLF) het die behoefte geïdentifiseer om ‘n boekie oor die AGS se leerstellings te produseer. Ons is deel van die klassieke Pinkster kerke en in baie opsigte lyk ons ​​beginsels van geloof dieselfde. Alhoewel ons deel is van hierdie breër Pinkster-tradisie, is dit noodsaaklik dat ons lidmate en pastore die fondasie van ons leerstellings ken. Die kerk se leerstellings verduidelik die praktyk van die Christelike geloof. Ons Geloofsbelydenis dien as riglyn in hierdie verband:

http://afm-ags.org/about-us/confessions-of-faith/.

Die leierskap het ‘n teologiese gesprek gevoer met ‘n aantal van ons pastore en teologie dosente. Deelnemers het ‘n konsensus bereik dat die AGS se Geloofsbelydenis gebruik moet word as die basis vir die vervaardiging van so ‘n boekie. Die boekie gaan voorsiening maak vir leerstellings rakende God, Jesus Christus, die Heilige Gees, die Bybel, die mens, Saligheid, die kerk, sakramente en die eindtye. Dit is my hoop dat dit ‘n nuttige dokument sal wees vir oriëntering en die versterking van geloof as dit kom by ons lidmate.

Van tyd tot tyd ondersoek ons ook leerstellings, etiese en liturgiese aangeleenthede. Die DEL-komitee is ‘n permanente komitee van die NLF wat die verantwoordelikheid het om hierdie kwessies te oorweeg. Hulle het verskeie aanbevelings aan die NLF gemaak, waarop die NLF hierdie aanbevelings as kerklike uitsprake goedgekeur het. Ek het gereeld te doen met pastore en lidmate wat wil weet oor die kerk se amptelike standpunt oor sake soos verassing, surrogaatskap, homoseksualiteit en vele ander.

Uitsprake oor hierdie aangeleenthede is beskikbaar op ons kerk se webwerf. Ek wil jou aanmoedig om ons webwerf te besoek en die uitsprake af te laai:

http://afm-ags.org/about-us/pronouncements/

 

2. AGS-SKRYFBEHOEFTES: OPGEDATEERDE PRYSE

Neem asseblief kennis dat die volgende pryse vir AGS skryfbehoeftes in werking tree vanaf 1 Maart 2020. Kontak Inocentia Ravhura by die AGS Hoofkantoor vir bestellings:
[email protected]
012 644 0490

Seëninge!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 14 February 2020

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14 FEBRUARY ENG 2020

Dear AFM Colleagues,

1.      PASTORS’ CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT (PCD) CREDITS

I would like to thank and appreciate all pastors who have already submitted their PCD compliance certificates through their Regional PCD Coordinators. Those who have done so and have not yet received their credential cards are requested to contact their Regional PCD Coordinators.

All pastors below 65 years were expected to submit their PCD compliance certificate before 31 December 2019 through their Regional Secretaries to the office of the PCD National Coordinator’s Office. The expectation is that each pastor should accumulate 50 PCD credits per annum. This implies that pastors who have been ordained by 2016 should have 200 PCD credits. Pastors who are non-compliant are requested to contact their Regional PCD Coordinators with a view to being compliant. Failure to comply by 31 January 2021 may have a negative impact on their pastoral status.

For more information please visit the AFM PCD website:
http://www.pcdafm.co.za/

2.      NOMINATION POOL: FORMS

The Office of the General Secretary has sent nomination forms for the creation of the nominations’ pool. Each Assembly Governing Body is entitled to receive and complete one nomination form. This is the same with each Regional Committee. Completed forms must be sent to the Office of the President, through hand delivery, registered mail or through e-mail. The e-mail address to be used, in this regard is [email protected].

The deadline date for the submission of these forms is Tuesday 31 March 2020 not later than 16h00. Registered AFM Assemblies who have not yet received these forms are requested to contact the General Secretary’s Office (during Office hours). Your cooperation is highly appreciated in this regard.

A formal Circular was also sent with the above-mentioned information:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

3.      BIBLE SOCIETY CELEBRATIONS

The Bible Society of South Africa is celebrating 200 years this year (1820-2020). I would like to invite our Assemblies to participate in these celebrations by making donations to the Bible Society. These donations can be sent through Regional Treasurers/Administrators to the Office of the General Treasurer.

The National Office Bearers are making a plea to all our congregations to regard Sunday 13 September 2020 as Bible Sunday. Offerings for the Bible Society can be collected and promotions of the work of the Bible Society should be done. Our General Treasurer will make a proposal concerning a donation from the NLF (National Leadership Forum) to the Bible Society.

The Bible Society’s primary focus is the translation of the Bible into various languages, printing and distribution of the Bibles at affordable prices. I am including herein a document titled “The Bible Hope for All” that can be used to promote the work of the Bible Society at the congregational level:
THE BIBLE HOPE FOR ALL

You are also welcome to connect with the Bible Society through:
https://www.facebook.com/biblesocietysouthafrica/
http://www.biblesociety.co.za

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

AGS Nuusflits: Vrydag, 14 Februarie 2020

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14 FEBRUARY AFR 2020

AGS Kollegas,

1. DEURLOPENDE ONTWIKKELING VAN PASTORE: (PCD) KREDIETE

Ek bedank en waardeer alle pastore wat reeds hul PCD-nakomingsertifikate (“compliance certificates”) deur hul plaaslike PCD-koördineerders ingedien het. Die pastore wat dit wel reeds gedoen het, en nog nie hul Pastoralestatus hernuwingskaarte (“credential cards”) ontvang het nie, word versoek om hul plaaslike PCD-koördineerder te kontak.

Alle pastore onder die ouderdom van 65 moes hulle PCD-nakomingsertifikate indien voor 31 Desember 2019 deur hul Streekssekretaris se kantoor – waarna dit gestuur word na die PCD Nasionale  Koördineerder se kantoor. Die verwagting is dat elke pastoor 50 PCD-krediete per jaar moet opbou. Dit beteken dus dat pastore wat in 2016 aangestel is, reeds 200 PCD-krediete moet hê. Pastore wat nie hieraan voldoen nie, word versoek om hul plaaslike PCD-koördineerders te kontak om te verseker dat hulle wel spoedig daaraan voldoen. Indien pastore nie aan hierdie vereistes voldoen teen die 31ste Januarie 2021 nie, kan dit hulle pastorale status negatief beïnvloed.

Vir verdere inligting oor die PCD proses, besoek gerus:
http://www.pcdafm.co.za/

2. BENOEMINGSPOEL: NOMINASIEVORMS

Vanuit die kantoor van die Algemene Sekretaris is nominasievorms beskikbaar gestel vir die skepping van ‘n benoemingspoel (“nomination pool”). Elke Beheerliggaam van elke AGS Gemeente is  geregtig om een ​​nominasievorm te ontvang en te voltooi. Dit werk dieselfde met elke streekskomitee. Voltooide vorms moet terug besorg word aan die Nasionale Kantoor van die President deur: aflewering, geregistreerde pos of per e-pos. Die e-pos adres wat hiervoor gebruik moet word, is  [email protected].

Die sperdatum vir die indiening van hierdie nominasievorms is Dinsdag 31 Maart 2020, nie later as 16h00 nie. Geregistreerde AGS Gemeentes wat nog nie hierdie vorms ontvang het nie, word versoek om die kantoor van die Algemene Sekretaris (gedurende kantoor ure) te kontak.  Samewerking in hierdie verband sal opreg waardeer word.

Verwys ook gerus na die Omsendbrief (of “Circular”) wat uitgestuur was in hierdie verband:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

3. BYBELGENOOTSKAP VIERINGE

Die Bybelgenootskap van Suid-Afrika vier vanjaar sy 200ste (1820-2020) bestaansjaar! Ek wil ons Gemeentes uitnooi om deel te wees van hierdie vieringe deur donasies  aan die Bybelgenootskap te maak. Hierdie donasies kan gestuur word deur die Streekstesouriers / Administrateurs na die kantoor van die Algemene Tesourier. Die Nasionale Ampsdraers doen ‘n versoek op al die Gemeentes om Sondag 13 September 2020 as ‘n Bybel Sondag te beskou. ‘n Kollekte vir die Bybelgenootskap kan opgeneem word en meer inligting oor die werk wat hulle doen kan gedeel word. Ons Algemene Tesourier sal ‘n voorstel maak rakende ‘n donasie vanaf die NLF (Nasionale Leierskaps Forum) aan die Bybelgenootskap.

Die Bybelgenootskap se primêre fokus is die vertaling van die Bybel in verskillende tale, drukwerk en verspreiding van die Bybel teen bekostigbare pryse. Hierby sluit ek ‘n dokument in met die titel “The Bible Hope for All” wat gebruik kan word om die werk van die Bybelgenootskap op Gemeentelike vlak te bevorder:
THE BIBLE HOPE FOR ALL

Besoek ook gerus die Bybelgenootskap se aanlyn platforms:
https://www.facebook.com/biblesocietysouthafrica/
http://www.biblesociety.co.za

Seën!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 31 January

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31 JANUARY ENG 2020

The National Office Bearers are looking forward to connect with the church leadership in the upcoming NOB Empowerment Visits! I encourage you to attend this strategic gathering in your province. More information is given below in this Newsflash.
1. SPECIAL INVITATION: NOB VISITS 2020

We hereby invite all AFM Pastors, Governing Body Members, Leaders and National Youth to the 2020 NOB Empowerment Visits. The intention of the Empowerment Visits is to inform, equip, train and engage in dialogue on matters of strategic importance to the church. I want to strongly encourage you to attend the empowerment session in your province.

The theme for the visits is:

Actions with Impact
Leading in a missional church

We are looking forward to engaging with the church on the following topics:

  1. The Impact of the Ministry on Pastor’s Children.
  2. The Nomination Process and Dates for the 2020 National Office Bearers Elections.
    A document is already available on this matter. Kindly download from:
    http://afm-ags.org/category/media/
  3. Women in Leadership.
  4. The Role and Function of the Pastor within a Missional Church.
  5. Being Church in the Public Domain.
  6. Community Involvement: Practical Implementation (Presented by the AFM Welfare)

The programme for the Friday and Saturday can be downloaded from the link below:
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

The National Office Bearers will be visiting all Provinces on the following dates:

2. UP4SA – National Prayer Initiative

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 1st of March 2020 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 resources 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 AFM of SA 2020

You can also connect directly with Up4SA via their online platforms:
Website: www.up4sa.co.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

3. CIRCULAR: JANUARY 2020

Kindly take note of a Circular that was sent to all AFM Assemblies earlier this week – either by e-mail or postage. For your reference, we include it here in the Newsflash again:

  • Nomination forms for the pool of the 2020 NOB elections (Annexure A & B). Please take note that there is a separate form for Assemblies and Regional Committees.
  • A request from Dr. Isak Burger regarding a book of miracles (Annexure C).
  • The appointment of a new Bible Society Representative.
  • A reminder to honour the dates of activities and events on the official AFM Calendar.

To download the Circular and all Annexures kindly follow the link below to the AFM Website:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 31 January

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31 JANUARY ENG 2020

The National Office Bearers are looking forward to connect with the church leadership in the upcoming NOB Empowerment Visits! I encourage you to attend this strategic gathering in your province. More information is given below in this Newsflash.
1. SPECIAL INVITATION: NOB VISITS 2020

We hereby invite all AFM Pastors, Governing Body Members, Leaders and National Youth to the 2020 NOB Empowerment Visits. The intention of the Empowerment Visits is to inform, equip, train and engage in dialogue on matters of strategic importance to the church. I want to strongly encourage you to attend the empowerment session in your province.

The theme for the visits is:

Actions with Impact
Leading in a missional church

We are looking forward to engaging with the church on the following topics:

  1. The Impact of the Ministry on Pastor’s Children.
  2. The Nomination Process and Dates for the 2020 National Office Bearers Elections.
    A document is already available on this matter. Kindly download from:
    http://afm-ags.org/category/media/
  3. Women in Leadership.
  4. The Role and Function of the Pastor within a Missional Church.
  5. Being Church in the Public Domain.
  6. Community Involvement: Practical Implementation (Presented by the AFM Welfare)

The programme for the Friday and Saturday can be downloaded from the link below:
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

The National Office Bearers will be visiting all Provinces on the following dates:

2. UP4SA – National Prayer Initiative

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 1st of March 2020 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 resources 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 AFM of SA 2020

You can also connect directly with Up4SA via their online platforms:
Website: www.up4sa.co.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

3. CIRCULAR: JANUARY 2020

Kindly take note of a Circular that was sent to all AFM Assemblies earlier this week – either by e-mail or postage. For your reference, we include it here in the Newsflash again:

  • Nomination forms for the pool of the 2020 NOB elections (Annexure A & B). Please take note that there is a separate form for Assemblies and Regional Committees.
  • A request from Dr. Isak Burger regarding a book of miracles (Annexure C).
  • The appointment of a new Bible Society Representative.
  • A reminder to honour the dates of activities and events on the official AFM Calendar.

To download the Circular and all Annexures kindly follow the link below to the AFM Website:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 31 Januarie

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31 JANUARY AFR 2020

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers sien daarna uit om met die leierskap van die kerk in die komende NOB-bemagtigingsbesoeke, kontak te maak! Ek moedig jou aan om hierdie strategiese byeenkoms in jou provinsie by te woon. Meer inligting word hieronder gegee in vandag se Nuusflits.
1. SPESIALE UITNODIGING: NOB STREEKSBESOEKE 2020

Hiermee nooi ons alle Pastore, lede van die Beheerliggame, Leiers en Nasionale Jeug uit na die 2020 NOB Bemagtigingsbesoeke. Die doel van die besoeke is om inligting te deel, opleiding te verskaf en gesprek te voer oor kwessies van strategiese belang vir die kerk. Ek wil jou sterk aanmoedig om die bemagtigingsessie in jou Provinsie by te woon.

Die tema vir die besoeke is:

Aksies met Impak
Leierskap in ‘n missionale kerk

Ons sien uit daarna om met die kerk oor die volgende onderwerpe te praat:

  1. Die Impak van die Bediening op die kinders van Pastore.
  2. Die Nominasieproses en datums vir die verkiesing van die Nasionale Ampsdraers in 2020.
    Hier is alreeds ‘n dokument beskikbaar oor die onderwerp. Laai gerus af by die volgende skakel: http://afm-ags.org/category/media/
  3. Vroue in Leierskap.
  4. Die Rol en Funksie van ‘n Pastoor binne ‘n Missionale kerk.
  5. Om Kerk te wees in die markplein.
  6. Gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid: Praktiese Implementering (Aangebied deur die AFM Welfare)

Die program vir Vrydag en Saterdag kan afgelaai word vanaf die volgende skakel:
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers gaan besoeke aflê aan al die Provinsies op die volgende datums:

2. UP4SA: Nasionale Gebedsinitiatief

Ek is dankbaar vir die wat alreeds in Januarie-maand gebid en gevas het.

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 1 Maart 2020 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 hulpbronne.

Wees bewus van die nodige inligting om deel te neem aan wat ek glo is ‘n God-geïnspireerde initiatief:
up4sa AFM of SA 2020

3. OMSENDBRIEF: Januarie 2020     

Neem asseblief kennis van ‘n omsendbrief (of ‘n “Circular”) wat vroeër die week aan alle AGS-gemeentes gestuur is; hetsy per e-pos of pos. Ter verwysing, sluit ons dit weer hier in die Nuusflits in:

  • Nominasievorms vir die poel van die NOB-verkiesing in 2020 (Bylae A & B). Let daarop dat daar ‘n aparte vorm vir Gemeentes en Streekskomitees is.
  • ‘n Versoek van Dr. Isak Burger rakende ‘n boek oor wonderwerke (Bylaag C).
  • Die aanstelling van ‘n nuwe AGS verteenwoordiger vir die Bybelgenootskap.
  • ‘n Herinnering om die datums van aktiwiteite en gebeure op die amptelike AGS-kalender in ag te neem.

Volg die skakel hieronder na die AGS-webwerf om die Omsendbrief en alle bylaes af te laai:
http://afm-ags.org/category/media/

4.    VAKANTE POS: Oos-Kaap

Presiderende Pastoor – Middelburg, Oos-Kaap.
Die posisie is oop vanaf 1 Maart 2020 of so gou daarna.
CV’s kan gestuur word na [email protected].
Alle navrae kan gerig word aan Pastoor Nico Luther: 084 956 3097 of 049 842 3645.

Seën
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 17 January

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17 JANUARY ENG 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you with best wishes for 2020. I hope you had a good recess and that you have begun the new year with vigor.
1. JANUARY – PRAYER & FASTING

January is our month for prayer and fasting. Each congregation exercises its discretion in this regard. My request is that you add the following items in your prayer list:

AFM of SA Elections

2020 is the election year in the AFM of SA. Pray that the elections, in all church structures, will go smoothly and result in the election of God-fearing, Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-guided, Bible-based, Caring and Committed leaders.

Socio-Economic Situation

I am also asking you to include our country’s socio-economic situation. We began this year with load shedding, despite promises that there would be no load shedding until 13 January 2020. It seems load shedding and its concomitant impact at the social and economic level will be with us for some time. Let us pray that those who are tasked with the generation and supply of electricity will be granted wisdom and capacity to deliver on their assignment. Let us also pray for social cohesion. Levels of intolerance, violence and crime continue to be the features in the public discourse. We need the Divine intervention in this regard.

Revival

Last but not least, let us pray for revival which is accompanied by passion for winning lost and hurting people in South Africa, in Africa and the entire world.

Colleagues and Colleagues’ Spouses who Passed on

In an unprecedented manner many of our Colleagues and Spouses passed on in December 2019 and beginning of January 2020. Let us remember their bereaved families in our prayers. I am referring to Past. Joseph Roux, Mrs. Ntombekhaya Booi, Past. Evert Phillipus Botha, Past. Michael Mncedisi Mkhosana, Past. Theodorus Ernest Cornelius Botha, Mrs. Shirley Mandean, Past. Samuel Hendrik Mandean (emeritus), Mrs. Engela van Zyl, Past.  Ndodwa Blekiwe, Prof. Leonard Phillipus Maré, Mrs. Rita Gerber, Past. Simon Modisaotsile Modisane, Evangelist Evelyn Gigaba, Mrs. Mohanoa Johanna Selepe, Past. Moses Swartz, Past. Isaac Harvey, Past. Thembekile Sokabo and Past. Pieter van der Westhuizen. Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke also passed on, this past December.

2. SPECIAL INVITATION: NOB VISITS 2020

We hereby invite all AFM Pastors, Governing Body Members, Leaders and National Youth to the 2020 NOB Empowerment Visits. The intention of the Empowerment Visits is to inform, equip, train and engage in dialogue on matters of strategic importance to the church. I want to strongly encourage you to attend the empowerment session in your province.

The theme for the visits is:

Actions with Impact
Leading in a missional church

We are looking forward to engaging with the church on the following topics:

  1. The Impact of the Ministry on Pastor’s Children.
  2. The Nomination Process and Dates for the 2020 National Office Bearers Elections.
    A document is already available on this matter. Kindly download from:
    http://afm-ags.org/category/media/
  3. Women in Leadership.
  4. The Role and Function of the Pastor within a Missional Church.
  5. Being Church in the Public Domain.
  6. Community Involvement: Practical Implementation (Presented by the AFM Welfare)

The programme for the Friday and Saturday can be downloaded from the link below:
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

The National Office Bearers will be visiting all Provinces on the following dates:

3. BACK TO SCHOOL!

BACK TO SCHOOL MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MINISTRY (NCM)
Past. Sam Tshabalala

Dear Scholars, Parents and Guardians,

Compliments and blessings to all the children as they start the new 2020 school year. I hope you have relaxed and replenished your energy for the new school year.  We also congratulate the Matric Class of 2019 who have achieved over 80% overall pass. We thank the Lord and the education authorities for this remarkable improvement and achievement. And to those who did not make it, it is not the end of the world; don’t give up, try again my child.

Now, it is back to school time for all children and none must remain at home or denied the right to education. I hope you will work hard in order to pass at the end of the year. We trust the Lord for divine protection against the schemes of the devil that torment our children at schools through bullying, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and suicide amongst other things.  My beloved children, stay away from such bad things and focus on your education in order to be a better person in future. As a Church we pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and support you to excel in your school work so that you can pass and lead our nation and society in future. Your future and that of the church depend on you and therefore it is important to prepare for this noble task like a person preparing for the Olympic Games or the Comrade Marathon. This preparation requires hard work and it entails praying and reading your Bible regularly, attending school and doing your school work and homework diligently.

The Bible teaches us:
“Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman…” – (2 Timothy 2:15, AMP)

I hereby wish as I do now to urge all parents and guardians to become prayer warriors for the success of the children of our church and the country in all their spheres of life in 2020 and beyond. Once more, compliments and may the good Lord be with you as you begin your school year! Do so with vigor and oomph!

Blessings!
Past. M.G. Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 17 Januarie

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17 JANUARY AFR 2020

Ek wil graag hierdie geleentheid gebruik om jou net die beste toe te wens vir 2020. Ek hoop jy het ‘n goeie ruskansie gehad en dat jy die nuwe jaar met ywer begin het.
1. JANUARIE – GEBED & VAS

Januarie is ons maand van gebed en vas.  Elke gemeente gebruik hulle eie diskressie in hierdie verband.  My versoek is dat jy die volgende items op jou gebedslys sal byvoeg:

AGS van SA Verkiesings

2020 is ‘n verkiesingsjaar vir die AGS van SA. Bid dat hierdie verkiesing vir alle kerk strukture glad sal verloop en dat Godvresende, Christus-gesentreerde, Heilige Gees-geleide, Bybel-gebaseerde, omgee en toegewyde leiers tot gevolg gekies sal word.

Sosio-Ekonomiese Situasie

Ek vra jou ook om ons land se sosio-ekonomiese situasie in te sluit. Ons het vanjaar met beurtkrag begin, ondanks beloftes dat daar nie tot 13 Januarie 2020 enige beurtkrag sou wees nie. Dit lyk of beurtkrag en sy gepaardgaande impak op die sosiale en ekonomiese vlak saam met ons sal wees vir ‘n geruime tyd. Laat ons bid dat diegene wat getaak is met die opwekking en voorsiening van elektrisiteit, wysheid en vermoë gegun sal word om hulle opdrag te uit te voer. Laat ons ook bid vir sosiale samehorigheid. Vlakke van onverdraagsaamheid, geweld en misdaad vorm nog steeds die publieke diskoers. Ons het die Goddelike ingryping in hierdie verband nodig.

Herlewing

Laaste maar nie die minste nie, laat ons bid vir herlewing wat gepaard gaan met passie vir die wen van verlore en stukkende mense in Suid-Afrika, in Afrika en die hele wêreld.

Afsterwe van Kollegas en Kollegas se Gades

Op ‘n ongekende wyse het baie van ons kollegas en gades in Desember 2019 en begin van Januarie 2020 gesterf. Laat ons hulle bedroefde families in ons gebede onthou. Ek verwys na Past. Joseph Roux, Mev. Ntombekhaya Booi, Past. Evert Phillipus Botha, Past. Michael Mncedisi Mkhosana, Past. Theodorus Ernest Cornelius Botha, Mev. Shirley Mandean, Past. Samuel Hendrik Mandean (emeritus), Mev. Engela van Zyl, Past.  Ndodwa Blekiwe, Prof. Leonard Phillipus Maré, Mev. Rita Gerber, Past. Simon Modisaotsile  Modisane, Evangelis Evelyn Gigaba, Mev. Mohanoa Johanna Selepe, Past. Moses Swartz, Past. Isaac Harvey, Past. Thembekile Sokabo and Past. Pieter van der Westhuizen. Evangelis Reinhard Bonnke het ook die afgelope Desember gesterf.

2. SPESIALE UITNODIGING: NOB STREEKSBESOEKE 2020

Hiermee nooi ons alle Pastore, lede van die Beheerliggame, Leiers en Nasionale Jeug uit na die 2020 NOB Bemagtigingsbesoeke. Die doel van die besoeke is om inligting te deel, opleiding te verskaf en gesprek te voer oor kwessies van strategiese belang vir die kerk. Ek wil jou sterk aanmoedig om die bemagtigingsessie in jou Provinsie by te woon.

Die tema vir die besoeke is:

Aksies met Impak
Leierskap in ‘n missionale kerk

Ons sien uit daarna om met die kerk oor die volgende onderwerpe te praat:

  1. Die Impak van die Bediening op die kinders van Pastore.
  2. Die Nominasieproses en datums vir die verkiesing van die Nasionale Ampsdraers in 2020.
    Hier is alreeds ‘n dokument beskikbaar oor die onderwerp. Laai gerus af by die volgende skakel: http://afm-ags.org/category/media/
  3. Vroue in Leierskap.
  4. Die Rol en Funksie van ‘n Pastoor binne ‘n Missionale kerk.
  5. Om Kerk te wees in die markplein.
  6. Gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid: Praktiese Implementering (Aangebied deur die AFM Welfare)

Die program vir Vrydag en Saterdag kan afgelaai word vanaf die volgende skakel:
http://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers gaan besoeke aflê aan al die Provinsies op die volgende datums:

3.      TERUG SKOOL TOE!

‘N BOODSKAP VAN DIE NASIONALE KINDER BEDIENINGS-DIREKTEUR
Past. Sam Tshabalala

Liewe Skoliere, Ouers en Voogde,

Komplimente en seëninge aan al die kinders met die begin van die  nuwe 2020 skooljaar. Ek hoop jy het ontspan en is weer vol energie vir die nuwe skooljaar. Ons wens ook die Matriekklas van 2019 geluk wat oor die 80% algehele slaagsyfer behaal het. Ons dank die Here en die onderwysowerhede vir hierdie merkwaardige verbetering en prestasie. En aan diegene wat dit nie gemaak het nie, dit is nie die einde van die wêreld nie; moenie opgee nie, probeer weer my kind.

Nou is dit terug skool toe vir alle kinders en niemand mag by die huis bly of die reg tot onderwys ontken word nie. Ek hoop jy sal hard werk om aan die einde van die jaar te slaag. Ons vertrou die Here vir Goddelike beskerming teen die planne van die duiwel wat ons kinders pynig by skole deur afknouery, dwelmmisbruik, tienerswangerskap en selfmoord onder andere.  My geliefde kinders, bly weg van sulke slegte dinge en fokus op jou opvoeding om ‘n beter persoon in die toekoms te wees. As ‘n kerk bid ons tot die Here Jesus Christus en ondersteun jou om te presteer in jou skoolwerk sodat jy kan slaag en ons nasie en samelewing in die toekoms lei. Jou toekoms en dié van die kerk is afhanklik van jou en daarom is dit belangrik om voor te berei vir hierdie edele taak soos ‘n persoon wat voorberei vir die Olimpiese Spele of die Comrades marathon. Hierdie voorbereiding vereis harde werk en dit behels bid en die gereelde lees van jou Bybel, skool bywoon en die getroue doen van jou skoolwerk en huiswerk.

Die Bybel leer ons:
“Werk hard sodat God jou kan goedkeur. Wees ’n goeie werker, …” (2 Timothy 2:15, NLV)

Ek wil hiermee alle ouers en voogde bemoedig om gebedskrygers te word vir die sukses van die kinders van ons kerk en die land in alle sfere van die lewe in 2020 en daarna. Weereens, komplimente en mag die goeie Here met jou wees as jy jou skooljaar begin! Doen dit met ywer!

Seën
Past. M.G. Mahlobo