Newsflash: Friday, 24 June 2022

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AFM Newsflash: Friday, 24 June 2022

RESOURCES

Pastoral Letter: 2nd Quarter 2022 (New!)
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-2nd-quarter-2022/

2022 GBM & Conference: Invitation & Annexures
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

2022 NOB Empowerment Visits: Your Input & Suggestions
Complete the online survey under 3 minutes!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MSWWY5

Dear Colleague,

1. MY PRAYER FOR THE YOUTH

As we are approaching the end of Youth Month (June) 2022, my prayer for our youth is found in the words of Psalm 144:12 (ESV): “May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace.”

The writer talks about our young men being nurtured like vigorous growing trees, grown tall beyond their age. They should be strong, vigorous and productive early in their life. Our young women should be like carefully cut corner pillars, not only graceful and beautiful – but strong, carrying and tying together the structures of society as depicted by the image of a palace or a temple. They should be women of strength and resilience. In short: Our young people should be empowered to make a tangible difference in our South African society and all its diversity.

All of us can play a role in empowering our young people. You can do so by really reaching out to a young person in your circle of influence. Be that at work, in your community, your church or in your home.  Start by being present, by caring and by listening. If you are a young person: Make every effort to learn, and to be exposed to growth opportunities.

We bless the AFM National Youth Conference taking place from 24-26 June 2022 in the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre, Kimberley.  The theme is: Empowered!

2. AN INVITATION TO THE 2022 GBM & CONFERENCE

The 2022 GBM and Conference are scheduled to take place from 18-21 September 2022 at AFM Word and Life in Boksburg, Gauteng. The theme of the Conference is Trust in God: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV).  Refer to the link (https://afm-ags.org/category/events/) to download information pertaining to:

  1. An invitation to the 2022 GBM & Conference
  2. Provisional Agenda for the GBM (Annexure A)
  3. Registration Process & Form (Annexure B)
  4. Minutes of the 2021 GBM (Annexure C)
  5. Accommodation Options (Annexure D)
  6. Conference & PCD Programme (Annexure E)
 

 

3. 2022 NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS: YOUR INPUT & SUGGESTIONS

Your input and suggestions are important to us. We would like to invite all our Pastors that attended a NOB Empowerment Weekend in 2022 to kindly give us candid feedback, input and suggestions. The NOB members will take these inputs and suggestions under thoughtful consideration when planning for the 2023 visits. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

This short online survey will take under 3 minutes to complete:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MSWWY5

4. AFM WELFARE VACANCY: CEO (PTA, GAUTENG)

The Church’s Welfare Department (known as AFM Welfare) has a vacancy available for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) based in Pretoria, Centurion.

Thank you for sharing this advertisement as widely as possible in The AFM of SA Church. Kindly follow the link to download the requirements for this position as well as for instructions on how to submit an application before/on Thursday, 30 June 2022 :
https://afm-ags.org/vacancy-afm-welfare-ceo-pta/

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

Blessings!
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 24 Junie 2022

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AGS Nuusflits: Vrydag, 24 Junie 2022

HULPBRONNE

Pastorale Brief: 2de Kwartaal 2022 (Nuut!)
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-2de-kwartaal-2022/

2022 GBM & Konferensie: Uitnodiging & Bylaes
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

2022 NOB Bemagtigingsbesoeke: Jou Terugvoer & Voorstelle
Voltooi die aanlyn vraelys binne 3 minute!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MSWWY5

1. MY GEBED VIR DIE JEUG

Hier aan die einde van Jeugmaand (Junie) 2022, word my gebed vir ons jeug gevind in die woorde van Psalm 144:12 (NLV): “Dan sal ons seuns in hulle jeug opgroei soos goed versorgde plante. Ons dogters sal hoekpilare wees, uitgebeitel soos vir ‘n paleis.”

Die skrywer praat oor ons jong mans wat gekweek moet word soos kragtige groeiende bome, wat groter groei as wat ‘n mens van hul ouderdom sou verwag. Hulle moet vroeg in hul lewe kragtig en produktief wees. Ons jong vroue moet wees soos versigtig gesnyde hoekpilare, nie net grasieus en mooi nie, maar ook sterk. Hulle moet die strukture van die samelewing dra en saambind soos uitgebeeld deur die beeld van ‘n paleis of ‘n tempel. Hulle moet vroue van karakter en veerkragtigheid wees. Kortom: Ons jongmense moet bemagtig word om ‘n tasbare verskil in ons Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing en al sy diversiteit te maak.

Ons kan almal ‘n rol speel om ons jongmense te bemagtig. Jy kan dit doen deur werklik na ‘n jong persoon in jou kring van invloed uit te reik. Dit kan by die werk wees, of in jou gemeenskap, jou kerk en ook in jou huis.  Begin deur teenwoordig te wees, deur om te gee en deur te luister. As jy ‘n jong persoon is: Doen alles in jou vermoë om te leer en om aan groei geleenthede blootgestel te word.

Ons seën die AGS Nasionale Jeugkonferensie wat plaasvind vanaf 24-26 Junie 2022 in die Mittah Seperepere Konferensiesentrum in Kimberley.  Die tema is: “Empowered!”

2. ‘N UITNODIGING NA DIE 2022 GBM & KONFERENSIE 

Die 2022 GBM en Konferensie is geskeduleer vanaf 18-21 September 2022 en sal plaasvind by die AGS Woord en Lewe in Boksburg, Gauteng. Die tema van die Konferensie is Vertrou op God: ““Vertrou volkome op die Here en moenie op jou eie insigte staatmaak nie. Ken Hom in alles wat jy doen en Hy sal jou die regte pad laat loop” (Spreuke 3:5-6 AFR83).  Verwys na die skakel (https://afm-ags.org/category/events/)  om die volgende belangrike inligting af te laai:

a. ‘n Uitnodiging na die 2022 GBM & Konferensie
b. Voorlopige agenda vir die GBM (Bylaag A)
c. Registrasieproses en -vorm (Bylaag B)
d. Notule van die 2021 GBM (Bylaag C)
e. Akkommodasie-opsies (Bylaag D)
f. Konferensie- en PCD-program (Bylaag E)

3. 2022 NOB BEMAGTIGINGSBESOEKE: JOU INSETTE & VOORSTELLE

Jou insette en voorstelle is vir ons belangrik. Ons nooi graag al ons Pastore wat ‘n NOB-bemagtigingsnaweek in 2022 bygewoon het, vriendelik uit om vir ons openhartige terugvoer, insette en voorstelle te gee. Die NOB-lede sal hierdie voorstelle deeglik oorweeg wanneer beplanning vir die 2023-besoeke plaasvind. Ons sien uit daarna om van jou te hoor!

Hierdie kort aanlyn vraelys sal minder as 3 minute neem om te voltooi:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MSWWY5

4. AGS WELSYN VAKATURE: CEO (PTA, GAUTENG)

Die Kerk se Welsynsdepartement (beter bekend as AGS Welsyn) het ‘n vakature beskikbaar vir ‘n Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte (CEO) gebaseer in Pretoria, Centurion.

Dankie dat jy ons help om hierdie advertensie so wyd as moontlik in Die AGS van SA Kerk te deel. Volg asseblief die skakel om die vereistes vir hierdie pos af te laai asook instruksies oor hoe om ‘n aansoek voor/op Donderdag, 30 Junie 2022 in te dien:
https://afm-ags.org/vacancy-afm-welfare-ceo-pta/

Ons sien uit daarna om jou aansoeke te ontvang!


Seëninge!
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: Friday, 13 May 2022

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AFM Newsflash: Friday, 13 May 2022

RESOURCES

AFM of SA: National Calendar 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/  

2022 NOB Empowerment: Programme
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

Pastoral Letter: 1st Quarter 2022
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-1st-quarter-2022/

AFM Seminary Application Form: 2nd Semester 2022
https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Dear Colleague,

1.         AFM OF SA: 114TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
            (Wednesday, 25 May 2022)

Our History

The Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) is a classical Pentecostal church that first began with ministry in a rental hall in the Johannesburg suburb of Doornfontein on 25 May 1908.  After his arrival in Pretoria, inspired by the April 1906 Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, John G. Lake felt that the Holy Spirit led him to Johannesburg. A certain Mrs Goodenough met them and invited them to stay in her house. She testified that the Holy Spirit had sent her to the train station to meet the missionaries.

Several factors helped to create a favourable climate for the Pentecostal movement to spread throughout South Africa from 1908. There were revivals in the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) in South Africa in 1860, 1874 and 1884. These were characterised by a deep conviction of sin, followed by conversion, fervent prayer and some “ecstatic” spiritual experiences. Many of the believers who experienced the revivals eventually found a spiritual home in the Pentecostal movement. The AFM was also involved in assisting and uplifting poor people.

Although the AFM grew from South Africa to five continents, its initial interracial character was short-lived. From 1944 to 1992 the church was racially divided into so-called sections of whites, blacks, coloureds and Indians. The blacks, coloureds and Indians took the lead to unite and then in 1996, the AFM of SA finally abandoned its racial divisions and became one united, non-racial church. The unification helped the church to move into the ecumenical world.

The beliefs of the AFM of SA are captured in our Confession of Faith which is based on the ancient Apostolic Creed. Within this framework, a variety of ministry identities and philosophies are embraced. There is freedom and flexibility as far as the liturgical practices in local AFM churches are concerned.

Happy 114th Birthday AFM!

We celebrate our 114th birthday this year, with deep thankfulness, humility and acknowledgement of our total dependence on God. We believe that the AFM has a bright future and a transformational role to play in South African society and abroad.

2.         AFM LOGO DAY!
            (Wednesday, 25 May 2022)

On Wednesday, 25 May 2022 the church will be celebrating its 114th birthday anniversary. We are calling on all AFM Assemblies, Pastors and Members to join in on the celebration by wearing, showing, posting and sharing the AFM logo on all offline and online platforms. Whether it is the AFM logo appearing on social media, a pen, notebook, golf shirt, cap, flag, umbrella or pin – show it off on this special day in our beloved church.

   

Past. Selby Khumalo, our General Secretary will share more about the AFM Logo Day in a video message that will be published on all AFM social media platforms on Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

Blessings!
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 13 Mei 2022

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AGS Nuusflits: Vrydag, 13 Mei 2022

HULPBRONNE

AGS van SA: Nasionale Kalender 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/  

2022 NOB Bemagtigings Besoeke: Program
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

Pastorale Brief: 1ste Kwartaal 2022
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-1st-quarter-2022/

AFM Seminary Application Form: 2de Semester 2022
https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

 

1.         AGS VAN SA: 114DE VERJAARSDAG HERDENKING 
            (Woensdag, 25 Mei 2022)

Ons Geskiedenis

Die Apostoliese Geloofsending (AGS) is ‘n klassieke Pinksterkerk wat op 25 Mei 1908 vir die eerste keer met bediening in ‘n huursaal in die Johannesburgse voorstad, Doornfontein begin het. Na sy aankoms in Pretoria, geïnspireer deur die Azusa Street herlewing in Los Angeles in April 1906, het John G. Lake gevoel dat die Heilige Gees hom na Johannesburg gelei het. ‘n Sekere Mev. Goodenough het hulle ontmoet en genooi om in haar huis te bly. Sy het getuig dat die Heilige Gees haar na die treinstasie gestuur het om die sendelinge te ontmoet.

Verskeie faktore het gehelp om ‘n gunstige klimaat te skep vir die Pinksterbeweging wat vanaf 1908 deur Suid-Afrika versprei het. Daar was herlewings in die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK) in Suid-Afrika in 1860, 1874 en 1884. Dit is gekenmerk deur ‘n diepe oortuiging van sonde, gevolg deur bekering, vurige gebed en “ekstatiese” geestelike ervarings. Baie van die gelowiges wat die herlewing ervaar het, het uiteindelik ‘n geestelike tuiste in die Pinksterbeweging gevind. Die AGS was ook betrokke by die bystand en opheffing van arm mense.

Alhoewel die AGS van Suid-Afrika na vyf kontinente gegroei het, was sy aanvanklike veelrassige karakter van korte duur. Van 1944 tot 1992 was die kerk verdeeld in sogenaamde Wit-, Swart-, Bruin- en Indiërkerke. Die voormalige Swart-, Bruin- en Indiërkerke het die voortou geneem om te verenig en toe in 1996 het die AGS van SA sy rasseverdelings laat vaar en een verenigde, nie-rassige kerk geword. Die eenwording het die kerk gehelp om die ekumeniese wêreld te betree.

Die geloofsoortuigings van die AGS van SA word omvat in ons Geloofsbelydenis, wat gebaseer is op die antieke Apostoliese Geloofsbelydenis. Binne hierdie raamwerk word ‘n verskeidenheid bedieningsidentiteite en filosofieë omhels. Daar is vryheid en buigsaamheid wat die liturgiese praktyke in plaaslike AGS-kerke betref.

Gelukkige 114de verjaardag AGS!

Ons vier vanjaar ons 114de verjaardag met ‘n diepe dankbaarheid, nederigheid en erkenning van ons totale afhanklikheid van God. Ons glo dat die AGS ‘n blink toekoms en ‘n transformerende rol het om in die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing en in die buiteland te speel.

2.         AGS EMBLEEM DAG!
            (Woensdag, 25 Mei 2022)

Op Woensdag, 25 Mei 2022 vier die kerk haar 114de verjaardag. Ons doen ‘n beroep op alle AGS Gemeentes, Pastore en Lidmate om deel te neem aan die vieringe deur die AGS-embleem op alle platforms sigbaar te maak. Dra, wys en deel die AGS-embleem op hierdie spesiale dag in ons kerk. Maak gebruik van sosiale media of enige iets anders waarop die AGS-embleem verskyn, bv. ‘n pen, ‘n notaboek, ‘n gholfhemp, ‘n pet, ‘n vlag, ‘n sambreel of ‘n AGS borsspeld.

Past. Selby Khumalo, ons Hoofsekretaris sal meer oor die AGS-Embleem Dag deel in ‘n videoboodskap wat op Woensdag, 18 Mei 2022 op alle AGS sosiale media platforms gepubliseer sal word.

Seëninge!
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: Friday, 29 April 2022

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AFM Newsflash: Friday, 29 April 2022

RESOURCES

1. AFM of SA: National Calendar 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/  

2. 2022 NOB Empowerment: Programme
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

3. Pastoral Letter: 1st Quarter 2022 (New!)
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-1st-quarter-2022/

4. AFM Seminary Application Form: 2nd Semester 2022
https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Dear Colleague,

1. KZN DISASTER: UPDATE ON AFM OF SA RELIEF EFFORTS

This is indeed one of the worst natural disasters to hit South Africa in the last few years. The National Office Bearers (NOB) visited the KZN Province on 20-21 April 2022. We met with the Regional Office Bearers and ascertained ourselves of the situation on the ground. We prayed with our leaders and encouraged them to assist where possible.

Many of the local Assemblies and Regions are doing what they can to reach out to church- and community members daily. The biggest needs are drinking water, (there is not even water at the Durban Airport), food and blankets.

Thank you very much to those Regions and Assemblies, as well as individuals across the country who paid money into the AFM’s KZN Flood Relief Fund – we have received an amount of R50,000.00 (excluding the direct contributions made by AFM Regions and Assemblies). Thank you also to those who have sent water, food and blankets. Where possible, we are assisting real relief efforts to buy water and food.

We believe it is important to show accountability with all relief contributions received. We share these images as part of our accountability (which is also a value of our church).

The most affected areas are in the Ethekwini District of Durban, and include Ntuzuma, Toti, Wentworth, Scottburgh, KwaMashu and Marrianhill. In these areas alone an estimated number of 4,780 households are affected. In the Ugu District at KwaMasinenge, places like Margate, KwaXolo, Ezingolweni, Umndoni and Mtwalume over 4,000 households are affected. In the Ilembe District affected areas include Mandini, Umdloti, Ballito and KwaDukuza/Stanger. In the Tongaat area it is estimated that the full restoration of water supply might take up to six months.

Other areas affected include uMkambathini, Hopewell, Gezibuso and Plessislaer, as well as Nongoma in the Zululand District. Jozini, Umkhuze, Enkanini and Meerensee were also affected, with reports of damage from Ladysmith, Bergville, uMsinga, Danhauser, Estcourt, Greytown, and Tugela Ferry as well.

Please continue to pray for these communities and if possible, assist us to assist our brothers and sisters. If you would like to contribute to the AFM of SA Relief Fund, please use one of the following methods:

For online Donations:
https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/apostolicfaithmissionsa

For EFT Donations:
Bank Name: ABSA
Account Name: Apostolic Faith Mission of SA
Account #: 1017230766
Account Type: Cheque
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: KZN Floods

2. THEOLOGICAL TRAINING: REGISTRATIONS FOR 2ND SEMESTER 2022

Kindly note that the closing date for 2nd Semester applications is extended to the 30th of May 2022. A candidate who wants to enrol for a BTh-degree should preferably apply through the AFM Seminary by:

  • Downloading and completing the AFM Seminary Application Form from https://afm-ags.org/category/media/. Candidates should complete the AFM Seminary Application Form together with their Assembly Governing Body, as well as the Region before applying to the North-West University (NWU).

Candidates who choose to directly apply to NWU should use the NWU Online Application Form (http://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/how-apply-online). Candidates should inform the AFM Seminary by sending an e-mail notification to Ms Sophia Masipa: studentservices@afm-ags.org, together with their completed copies of pages 9-10 of the AFM Seminary Application Form, a copy of their ID and matric certificate. The AFM Seminary will then be able to open a file for every AFM NWU-registered student.

For BTh and BTh-Honours degrees, kindly ensure that the Fees Undertaking Form is also completed – available from https://afm-ags.org/category/media/.

3. UPCOMING AFM CONFERENCES

National Men’s Fellowship Conference
To register please contact your Regional Men’s Fellowship Chairperson.
 National Youth Conference
To register please use the Online Form below:
https://forms.gle/XguCfvqDpckvSgGd6

National Sisters Fellowship Conference

Blessings!
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 29 April 2022

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AGS Nuusflits: Vrydag, 29 April 2022

HULPBRONNE

1. AGS van SA: Nasionale Kalender 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/

2. 2022 NOB Bemagtigings Besoeke: Program
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

3. Pastorale Brief: 1ste Kwartaal 2022 (Nuut!)
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-1ste-kwartaal-2022/

4. AFM Seminary Application Form: 2de Semester 2022
https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

AGS Kollega,

1. KZN VLOEDE: HOE DIE AGS VAN SA HULP VERLEEN

Dit is een van die ergste natuurrampe wat Suid-Afrika die afgelope paar jaar getref het. Die Nasionale Ampsdraers (NOB) het op 20-21 April 2022 die KwaZulu-Natal Provinsie besoek. Ons het met die ampsdraers van die streke vergader om onsself te vergewis van die situasie en die realiteit op die grond. Ons het saam met ons leiers gebid en hulle aangemoedig om te help waar dit moontlik is.

Ons plaaslike AGS Gemeentes en Streke doen wat hulle kan om daagliks uit te reik na lidmate en lede van die gemeenskap. Die grootste behoeftes is drinkwater, (daar is nie eers water by die Durbanse lughawe nie), kos en komberse.

Baie dankie aan daardie Streke en Gemeentes, asook individue regoor die land wat geld in die AGS se KZN Vloedhulpfonds inbetaal het – ons het ‘n bedrag van R50,000.00 ontvang (wat ander direkte bydraes van AGS Streke en Gemeentes uitlsuit). Dankie ook aan die wat water, kos en komberse gestuur het. Waar moontlik probeer ons hulp verleen aan werklike pogings wat verligting bring deur water en kos te koop.

Ons glo dit is belangrik om aanspreeklikheid te toon met alle hulpverleningbydraes wat ontvang word. Ons deel hierdie fotos as deel van ons aanspreeklikheid (wat ook ‘n waarde van ons kerk is).

Die gebiede wat die meeste geraak word is in die Ethekwini-distrik van Durban en sluit Ntuzuma, Toti, Wentworth, Scottburgh, KwaMashu en Marrianhill in. In hierdie gebiede alleen word ‘n geraamde getal van 4,780 huishoudings geraak. In die Ugu-distrik by KwaMasinenge word plekke soos Margate, KwaXolo, Ezingolweni, Umndoni en Mtwalume geraak (wat meer as 4,000 huishoudings insluit). In die Ilembe-distrik word Mandini, Umdloti, Ballito en KwaDukuza/Stanger ingesluit. In die Tongaat-gebied word beraam dat die volle herstel van watertoevoer tot ses maande kan neem.

Ander gebiede wat ook geraak word sluit in uMkambathini, Hopewell, Gezibuso en Plessislaer, asook Nongoma in die Zoeloeland-distrik. Jozini, Umkhuze, Enkanini en Meerensee is ook geraak, met berigte van skade by Ladysmith, Bergville, uMsinga, Danhauser, Estcourt, Greytown en Tugela Ferry.

Hou asseblief aan om vir hierdie gemeenskappe te bid en, indien moontlik, help ons om ons broers en susters by te staan. Indien jy ‘n bydra tot die AGS van SA se Hulpfonds wil maak, gebruik asseblief een van die volgende metodes:

Vir aanlyn skenkings:
https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/apostolicfaithmissionsa

Vir EFT-skenkings:
Bank Naam: ABSA
Rekeningnaam: Apostoliese Geloofsending van SA
Rekeningnommer: 1017230766
Rekeningtipe: Tjek
Takkode: 632005
Verwysing: KZN Vloede

2. TEOLOGIESE OPLEIDING: REGISTRASIES (2de SEMESTER 2022)

Neem asseblief kennis dat die sluitingsdatum vir 2de semester aansoeke verleng word tot en met die 30ste Mei 2022. ‘n Kandidaat wat vir ‘n BTh-graad wil inskryf, moet verkieslik deur die AGS Seminarium aansoek doen deur:

  • Die AGS Seminarium Aansoekvorm aanlyn af te laai en te voltooi: https://afm-ags.org/category/media/. Voor kandidate by die Noordwes-Universiteit (NWU) aansoek doen, moet hul hierdie aansoekvorm voltooi saam met die betrokke gemeente se beheerliggaam asook die streekskomitee.

Kandidate wat kies om direk by NWU aansoek te doen, moet die NWU Aanlyn Aansoekvorm gebruik: http://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/how-apply-online. Kandidate moet die AGS Seminarium egter in kennis stel deur ‘n e-pos te stuur aan Sophia Masipa by: studentservices@afm-ags.org, tesame met ‘n voltooide afskrif van bladsye 9-10 van die AGS Seminarium Aansoekvorm, ‘n afskrif van hul ID en matrieksertifikaat. Die AGS Seminarium sal dan ‘n lêer open vir elke AGS NWU-geregistreerde student.

Vir BTh- en BTh Honeurs-grade, maak asseblief seker dat die Fooie Ondernemingsvorm ook voltooi is. Hierdie vorm is beskikbaar vanaf die volgende skakel: https://afm-ags.org/category/media/.

 3. KOMENDE AGS KONFERENSIES

National Men’s Fellowship Conference:
Om te registreer, kontak gerus jou NMF-streeksvoorsitter.

National Youth Conference:
Om te registreer, gebruik asseblief die aanlynvorm:
https://forms.gle/XguCfvqDpckvSgGd6

National Sisters Fellowship Conference:

Seëninge!
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: Thursday, 14 April 2022

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AFM Newsflash: Thursday, 14 April 2022

RESOURCES

1. AFM of SA: National Calendar 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/  

2. 2022 NOB Empowerment: Programme
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

3. Pastoral Letter: 1st Quarter 2022 (New!)
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-1st-quarter-2022/

1. GOOD FRIDAY & RESURRECTION SUNDAY

As a child, I always wondered why the Friday of Passover was called “Good” Friday. For me, the images of the betrayal, suffering and painful death of Jesus were anything but “good.” Only later I realised that without the sacrifice on the cross, there would not have been a crown and no victory over sin and death. Hebrews 12:2 encourages us to “…fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” The vision Jesus had was the joy of redeeming and saving the lost. He gave His life as a ransom for many, and that made that particular Friday GOOD.

As followers of Jesus, we must celebrate Good Friday and again confirm our personal acceptance of the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. We should however not linger too long at the empty cross and the empty grave but move with Jesus to the resurrection life made possible by Him. His victory over death and the power of the Holy Spirit enables us to live with resurrection power – even in challenging times.

Allow me to share a Good Friday message with you. Further, we will also post a special Resurrection Sunday video message on all AFM of SA social media platforms on Sunday, 17 April 2022.

https://youtu.be/glhwpnGg74k

2. COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT HEALTH REGULATIONS

The deadline for comments on the Draft Health Regulations is Friday, 15 April 2022. The Draft Health Regulations most applicable to the church are 16 J (4) and (5):

16J 4: “Indoor and outdoor gatherings may be restricted in accordance with the scientific evidence of the risk of transmission. During the Covid-19 pandemic the indoor and outdoor gatherings will be up to 50% of the venue capacity may be occupied on the proviso that:
(a) Production (of) a valid vaccine certificate,
(b) They practice social distancing of at least 1m; and
(c) Compulsory mask wearing for indoor gatherings.”

16J 5: “Notwithstanding the provisions above, the attendance of gatherings without proof of vaccination shall be limited to 1,000 indoors and 2,000 outdoors, but the conditions on paragraphs (b) and (c) above will be applicable.” (sic)

The National Office Bearers (NOB) studied the document and made a submission to the Department of Health. In summary, our position is as follows:

A. The Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa is concerned that the Draft Health Regulations may impose a duty on the church to exclude our members based on their vaccination status. The AFM strongly supports the principle of freedom of choice. We are of the opinion that it would be a serious violation of the right to religious freedom as guaranteed by Sections 15 and 31 of the South-African Constitution, for the Draft Health Regulations to require proof of vaccination to attend gatherings of over 1,000 people indoors or 2,000 outdoors.

We propose that Regulation 16 be amended to do away with the requirement of proof of vaccination and that the religious sector be allowed to regulate its own gatherings according to existing hygiene measures, such as sanitising and social distancing.

B. The Draft Health Regulations do not include a defined criteria or process for a disease to be declared an endemic or a pandemic. Furthermore, the Draft Health Regulations impose the same degree of limitation on human rights, irrespective of the severity of the disease. No differentiation is made between a category 1, 2, 3 or 4 Notifiable Medical Condition (NMC) as per Annexure A, Tables 1, 2, 3. The limitations can seemingly remain in force indefinitely.

We propose that the Draft Health Regulations be amended to clearly define the criteria and the process for the declaration of an NMC to be a pandemic or an endemic, as well as the criteria and process to end any imposed limitations. We propose that limitations on gatherings should only be considered for category 1 NMCs, with a scientifically proven high risk of transmission.

3. A WORD OF THANKS & APPRECIATION

Brother Desmond Alie, our General Manager at the National Office for the last nearly 8 years retired at the end of February 2022. I hereby personally thank and appreciate him on this platform as well, for his loyalty, assistance and positive input over the years. He also played an important role in the unity processes of the church. I trust that the new season of his life will bring much fruit and satisfaction.


In managing the impact of the pandemic, the National Office Bearers (NOB) resolved to not fill the position immediately. The NOB and designated staff members will provisionally take care of the responsibilities.

4. 2022 NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS

The National Office Bearers (NOB) are looking forward to once again being able to meet in person with our Pastors, Governing Body Members, Departments, Assembly Representatives and Youth, during the Regional NOB Empowerment for 2022. This year we will be sharing on the theme of Stewardship to which we are all called as believers and servants of God. Stewardship is also an important part of our Missional Strategy under the focus area of Governance.

 
God willing, we will be at the following venues on the following dates:
20-21 May: Northern Cape (AFM Rehobot, Upington) & Eastern Cape (Gees en Lewe, East London).Highlights of the North West & Gauteng NOB Empowerment Workshops:

Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: Donderdag, 14 April 2022

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AGS Nuusflits: Donderdag, 14 April 2022

HULPBRONNE

1. AGS van SA: Nasionale Kalender 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/

2. 2022 NOB Bemagtigings Besoeke: Program
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

3. Pastorale Brief: 1ste Kwartaal 2022 (Nuut!)
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-1ste-kwartaal-2022/

AGS Kollega,

1. GOEIE VRYDAG & OPSTANDING SONDAG

As kind het ek altyd gewonder hoekom die Vrydag van Paasnaweek “Goeie Vrydag” genoem is. Vir my was die beelde van verraad, lyding en die pynlike dood van Jesus alles behalwe “goed”. Eers later het ek besef dat sonder hierdie offer aan die kruis daar nie ‘n kroon en oorwinning oor die sonde en dood sou gewees het nie.

Hebreërs 12:2 (NLV) moedig ons aan: “…ons oë vasgenael op Jesus, die Voorganger en Voleinder van ons geloofswedloop. Hy het ter wille van die blydskap wat daar voor vir Hom gewag het, die kruis verduur. Ja, Hy het Hom selfs deur die skande van die kruisdood nie laat afskrik nie. En nou sit Hy op die ereplek langs God op die troon!” Die einddoel wat Jesus gehad het was die vreugde om siele te verlos en te red. Hy het Sy lewe gegee as die losprys vir baie – en dít het daardie spesifieke Vrydag GOED gemaak.

As volgelinge van Jesus moet ons Goeie Vrydag vier en weer op ‘n persoonlike vlak Jesus se verlossende offer aan die kruis vir ons aanvaar. Moet egter nie te lank staan by die leë kruis en die leë graf nie, maar beweeg saam met Jesus na ‘n opstandingslewe wat Hy moontlik maak. Sy oorwinning oor die dood en die krag van die Heilige Gees stel ons in staat om met opstandingskrag te leef – selfs in die uitdagende tye waarin ons onsself bevind.

Laat my toe om ‘n Goeie Vrydag-boodskap met jou te deel. Verder sal ons ook Sondag, 17 April 2022 ‘n spesiale Opstanding Sondag-videoboodskap op alle AGS sosiale media-platforms deel.

https://youtu.be/glhwpnGg74k

2. KONSEP GESONDHEIDSREGULASIES: KOMMENTAAR

Die sperdatum vir kommentaar op die konsep Gesondheidsregulasies is Vrydag, 15 April 2022. Die Konsep Gesondheidsregulasies wat die meeste van toepassing is op die kerk is 16 J (4) en (5):

16J 4: “Indoor and outdoor gatherings may be restricted in accordance with the scientific evidence of the risk of transmission. During the Covid-19 pandemic the indoor and outdoor gatherings will be up to 50% of the venue capacity may be occupied on the proviso that:
(a) Production (of) a valid vaccine certificate,
(b) They practice social distancing of at least 1m; and
(c) Compulsory mask wearing for indoor gatherings.”   

16J 5: “Notwithstanding the provisions above, the attendance of gatherings without proof of vaccination shall be limited to 1,000 indoors and 2,000 outdoors, but the conditions on paragraphs (b) and (c) above will be applicable.” (sic)

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers (NOB) het die dokument bestudeer en ‘n voorlegging aan die Departement van Gesondheid gedoen. Opsommend, is ons posisie soos volg:

A. Die Apostoliese Geloofsending van Suid-Afrika (AGS van SA) is bekommerd dat die konsep Gesondheidsregulasies ‘n plig op die kerk kan plaas om lidmate uit te sluit op grond van hul inentings status. Die AGS ondersteun ten sterkste die beginsel van vryheid van keuse. Ons is van mening dat dit ‘n ernstige skending van die reg op godsdiensvryheid sal wees, soos gewaarborg deur Artikels 15 en 31 van die Suid-Afrikaanse Grondwet, wanneer die Konsep Gesondheidsregulasies ‘n bewys van inenting vereis om byeenkomste van meer as 1,000 mense binnenshuis by te woon en van meer as 2,000 mense vir buitelug byeenkomste.

Ons stel voor dat Regulasie 16 gewysig word om weg te doen met die vereiste van ‘n bewys van inenting en dat godsdienstige instellings toegelaat word om hul eie byeenkomste te reguleer volgens die bestaande higiënemaatreëls – soos ontsmetting van hande en sosiale afstand.

B. Die Konsep Gesondheidsregulasies sluit nie gedefinieerde kriteria of ‘n proses in vir ‘n siekte om as ‘n endemie of ‘n pandemie verklaar te word nie. Verder lê die Konsep Gesondheidsregulasies dieselfde mate van beperking op menseregte, ongeag die erns van die siekte. Geen onderskeid word gemaak tussen ‘n kategorie 1, 2, 3 of 4 aanmeldbare mediese toestand (Notifiable Medical Condition – NMC) soos per Bylae A, Tabelle 1, 2, 3 nie. Die beperkings kan skynbaar onbepaald van krag bly.

Ons stel voor dat die Konsep Gesondheidsregulasies gewysig word om beide die kriteria en die proses vir die verklaring van ‘n aanmeldbare mediese toestand as ‘n pandemie of ‘n endemie duidelik te definieer, sowel as die kriteria en proses om enige van die opgelegde beperkings te beëindig. Ons stel voor dat beperkings op byeenkomste slegs oorweeg moet word vir kategorie 1 aanmeldbare mediese toestande, met ‘n hoë risiko van oordrag wat wetenskaplik bewys is.

3. ‘N WOORD VAN DANK EN WAARDERING

Ons Algemene Bestuurder by die AGS Nasionale Kantoor vir die laaste bykans 8 jaar, Broer Desmond Alie, het aan die einde van Februarie 2022 afgetree. Hiermee bedank en waardeer ek hom persoonlik, ook op hierdie platform – vir sy lojaliteit, bystand en positiewe insette oor die jare. Hy het ook ‘n belangrike rol gespeel in die eenheidsprosesse van die kerk. Ek vertrou dat die nuwe seisoen van sy lewe baie vrug en bevrediging sal bring.

Soos ons nog die impak van die pandemie bestuur het die Nasionale Ampsdraers (NOB) besluit om nie die bogenoemde pos onmiddellik te vul nie. Die NOB en aangewese personeellede sal voorlopig na die verantwoordelikhede omsien.

4. 2022 NOB BEMAGTIGINGS BESOEKE

    

 As die Here wil, sal ons by die volgende plekke op die volgende oorblywende datums wees:
20-21 Mei: Noord-Kaap (AGS Rehobot, Upington) & Oos-Kaap (Gees en Lewe, Oos-Londen).

Hoogtepunte van die Noord Wes en Gauteng NOB Bemagtigings Besoeke:

Vriendelike Groete
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: Friday, 11 March 2022

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AFM NEWSFLASH: Friday, 11 March 2022

RESOURCES

1. AFM of SA: National Calendar 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/  

2. National Children’s Ministry: 2022 GBM Notice, Registration & Supporting Annexures (Urgent!)
https://afm-ags.org/national-childrens-ministry-resources/

3. 2022 NOB Empowerment: Programme
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

4. Pastoral Letter: 1st Quarter 2022 (Coming Soon! March 25)
NOB Missional Strategic Intent for the next 3 years; Governance & Missionality & Financial Stewardship.

Dear Colleague,

1. PRAYER REQUEST: TO END THE WAR SITUATION & CONTINUING TENSION IN UKRAINE & RUSSIA

I urge all our Pastors and Assemblies to continue to pray for an amicable solution to the war and tension in Eastern Europe and especially between Ukraine and Russia.

Although there are aggressors and political motives to be found on all sides of this turmoil, the victims are the ordinary citizens, mothers and children who must flee their houses and are without food, water and shelter. It is not acceptable that hospitals, emergency rooms and even maternity homes are being bombarded and destroyed.

When we see and hear of all these things happening in the world, we are again reminded that there is an eschatological timeline unfolding in history and that the Biblical promise and expectation of the return of Jesus still stands. Let us continue to do the work of sharing the Gospel while it is still day. (John 9:4)

On 25 February 2022 Past. M.G. Mahlobo (President of AFM International), on behalf of the AFM International President’s Summit, released a statement requesting urgent prayer for the situation between Russia and Ukraine. Watch the video message here. To read the full written statement visit the AFM of SA Facebook page: https://fb.watch/bFuW2OyAjp/

2. 2022 NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS

The National Office Bearers (NOB) are looking forward to once again be able to meet in-person with our Pastors, Governing Body Members, Departments, Assembly Representatives and Youth, during the Regional NOB Empowerment for 2022. This year we will be sharing on the theme of Stewardship to which we are all called as believers and servants of God. Stewardship is also an important part of our Missional Strategy under the focus area of Governance.

 

God willing, we will be at the following venues on the following dates:

08-09 April: Gauteng (AGS Herlewingsentrum, Pretoria) & North-West (AFM Oase, Klerksdorp).
20-21 May: Northern Cape (AFM Rehobot, Upington) & Eastern Cape (Gees en Lewe, East London).

Highlights of the Mpumalanga & Limpopo NOB Empowerment Workshops:

 

3. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

AFM of SA National Men’s Fellowship Conference:

AFM National Youth Conference:
Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

AGS Nuusflits: Vrydag, 11 Maart 2022

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AGS NUUSFLITS: Vrydag, 11 Maart 2022

HULPBRONNE

1. AGS van SA: Nasionale Kalender 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/

2. Nasionale Kinderbediening: 2022 GBM Kennisgewing, Registrasie & Ondersteunende Bylaes (Dringend!)
https://afm-ags.org/national-childrens-ministry-resources/

3. 2022 NOB Bemagtigings Besoeke: Program
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

4. Pastorale Brief: 1ste Kwartaal 2022 (Binnekort Hier! 25 Maart)
NOB Strategiese Missionale Doelstellings vir die volgende 3 jaar; Goeie Bestuur & Missionaliteit; Rentmeesterskap

AGS Kollega,

1. GEBED: VIR ‘N EINDE AAN DIE OORLOGSITUASIE EN VOORTGESETTE SPANNING IN DIE OEKRAÏNE EN RUSLAND

Ek doen ‘n beroep op al ons Pastore en Gemeentes om voort te gaan om te bid vir ‘n vredevolle oplossing vir die oorlog en spanning in Oos-Europa en veral tussen die Oekraïne en Rusland.

Alhoewel daar aggressors en politieke motiewe aan alle kante van hierdie opbouende spanning en geweld gevind kan word, is die slagoffers die gewone burgers, moeders en kinders wat uit hul huise moet vlug en sonder kos, water en skuiling is. Dit is nie aanvaarbaar dat hospitale, noodteaters en selfs kraamsale gebombardeer en vernietig word nie.

Wanneer ons sien en hoor van al hierdie dinge wat in die wêreld gebeur, word ons weer daaraan herinner dat daar ‘n eskatologiese tydlyn in die geskiedenis ontvou en dat die Bybelse belofte en verwagting van die wederkoms van Jesus steeds staan. Laat ons voortgaan om die werk van die verspreiding van die Evangelie te doen, terwyl dit nog dag is. (Johannes 9:4).

Op 25 Februarie 2022 het Past. M.G. Mahlobo (President van AGS Internasionaal), namens die AGS Internasionale Presidentsberaad ‘n verklaring vrygestel waarin hy dringende gebed versoek vir die situasie tussen Rusland en die Oekraïne. Kyk die videoboodskap hieronder. Om die geskrewe verklaring te lees, besoek die AGS van SA se Facebook-blad: https://fb.watch/bFuW2OyAjp/

2. 2022 NOB BEMAGTIGINGS BESOEKE

Ons sien daarna uit om weer persoonlik met ons Pastore, Kerkrade, Departemente, die Jeug en verteenwoordigers van Gemeentes te kan ontmoet tydens die NOB Bemagtigings Besoeke aan ons streke. Hierdie jaar gesels ons oor die tema van Rentmeesterskap, wat deel van ons almal as gelowiges en dienaars van God se roeping, uitmaak. Rentmeesterskap is ook ‘n belangrike deel van ons Missionale Strategie onder die fokus area van Goeie Bestuur (Governance).

    

As die Here wil, sal ons by die volgende plekke op die volgende oorblywende datums wees:

08-09 April: Gauteng (AGS Herlewingsentrum, Pretoria) & Noordwes (AGS Oase, Klerksdorp).
20-21 Mei: Noord-Kaap (AGS Rehobot, Upington) & Oos-Kaap (Gees en Lewe, Oos-Londen).

Hoogtepunte van die Mpumalanga en Limpopo NOB Bemagtigings Besoeke:

3. OPKOMENDE AGS VAN SA KONFERENSIES

AFM of SA National Men’s Fellowship Conference:

          

AFM of SA National Youth Conference:

 
Vriendelike Groete
Henri Weideman