Newsflash: Friday, 26 February 2021

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AFM 26 FEB ENG NEWSFLASH

RESOURCES

1. GBM Online Registration Form
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastoral Letter: 4th Quarter
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2020/

3. AFM of SA 2021 Calendar
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

Dear AFM Colleague,

1. UP4SA NATIONAL PRAYER INITIATIVE

It is not necessary to mention that South Africa is experiencing challenges on many levels. The Covid-19 pandemic has only intensified or accelerated these challenges to a higher level of urgency. The main responsibility of Christians is to pray earnestly and faithfully to God.

The UP4SA is a National Prayer Initiative that is running for its 6th year. We invite all AFM congregations to join this prayer action on Sunday, 28 March 2021 which will be broadcasted on Wild Coast FM 98.6 FM (www.wildcoastfm.co.za) between 7h00 and 8h00. One representative from all 9 our provinces will lead in prayer. The programme will also include a 10-minute encouragement and prayer session lead by Angus Buchan.

I want to encourage you to register your AFM Assembly with the UP4SA Prayer Initiative by sending a message to:

082 462 1540 or 073 899 2323

[email protected]

You can also connect with UP4SA via their online platforms:

Website: www.up4sa.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

2. GBM UPDATE (14-18 MARCH WILL NOT MATERIALISE)

The tentative GBM dates of 14-18 March 2021 will not materialise. Specific dates cannot be confirmed at this stage but will be communicated as soon as possible and depends on Covid-19 developments.

Delegates are however welcome to register. The venue remains AFM Word and Life Church in Boksburg. Registration for the event (although a specific date cannot be confirmed at this stage) can be done online:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

3. 2021 NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS: NOTICE

Kindly take note that due to the current Lockdown Level 3 restrictions, the scheduled NOB Empowerment Visits for the weekend of 5-6 March 2021 (Mpumalanga & Limpopo) are postponed until further notice. The rest of the NOB Empowerment dates for the year remain the same also until further notice.

If you have not yet downloaded the AFM 2021 Calendar, kindly click on the link below:
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. AFM WELFARE: STATIONERY DRIVE

Our Welfare Department urgently requires stationery supplies for the 2021 academic school year. Can I ask if, in any way possible, your assembly can reach out and donate? Any of the following stationery items can be donated: pencil cases, blue pens, HB pencils, coloured pencils (Norris Club), rulers, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, glue, highlighters, flip files, notepads and oil pastels. There is also a need for lunchboxes.

Old and new stationery supplies/items can be dropped off at:

  • An AFM Welfare Children’s Home (CYCC) in your area. Send a WhatsApp message to AFM Welfare to locate your nearest AFM Children’s Home (CYCC): +27 72 376 7453 or download a list of all homes from the following link: Child and Youth Care Centres
  • The AFM Welfare National Office: Unit 5, Central Office Park, 257 Jean Avenue, Centurion.

Blessings!
MG Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 26 Februarie 2021

Laai die PDF-weergawe hier af (om maklik te e-pos of uit te druk):

AGS 26 FEB AFR NUUSFLITS

HULPBRONNE:

1. GBM Aanlyn Registrasievorm:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastorale Brief: 4de Kwartaal:
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2020/

3. AGS van SA Nasionale Kalender:
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

AGS Kollega,

1. UP4SA NASIONALE GEBEDSINISIATIEF

Dit is nie nodig om te noem dat Suid-Afrika op vele vlakke uitdagings ervaar nie. Die Covid-19-pandemie het hierdie uitdagings net tot ‘n hoër vlak van dringendheid versnel. Die belangrikste verantwoordelikheid van Christene was nog altyd om ernstig en getrou tot God te bid.

Die UP4SA is ‘n nasionale gebedsinisiatief wat vir sy sesde jaar aangebied word. Ons nooi alle AGS Gemeentes uit om op Sondag 28 Maart 2021 deel te neem aan hierdie gebedsaksie. Die aksie sal op Wild Coast FM 98.6 FM (www.wildcoastfm.co.za) uitgesaai word tussen 7h00 en 8h00. Daar sal een verteenwoordiger per provinsie wees wat ons in gebed sal lei. Die uitsending sluit ook ‘n 10-minute aanmoedigings- en gebedsessie van Angus Buchan in.

Ek wil jou aanmoedig om jou Gemeente te registreer by die UP4SA Gebedsinisiatief deur ‘n boodskap te stuur aan:

082 462 1540 OF 073 899 2323

[email protected]

Jy kan ook op sosiale media kontak maak:

Webwerf: www.up4sa.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

2. GBM KENNISGEWING (14-18 MAART SAL NIE REALISEER NIE)

Die voorlopige GBM-datums van 14-18 Maart 2021 sal nie realiseer nie. Spesifieke datums kan nie op hierdie stadium bevestig word nie, maar sal so spoedig moontlik gekommunikeer word en hang af van Covid-19-verwikkelinge.

Afgevaardigdes is welkom om te registreer. Die GBM gaan nog steeds aangebied word by die AGS Woord en Lewe Kerk in Boksburg. Registrasie vir die geleentheid (hoewel ‘n spesifieke datum op hierdie stadium nog nie bevestig kan word nie) kan aanlyn gedoen word by die volgende skakel:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

3. 2021 NOB BEMAGTIGINGSBESOEKE: KENNISGEWING 

Neem asseblief kennis dat die geskeduleerde NOB-bemagtigingsbesoeke vir die naweek van 5-6 Maart 2021 (in die Mpumalanga en Limpopo Provinsies) weens die huidige inperkingsvlak tot verdere kennisgewing uitgestel word. Die res van die NOB-bemagtigingsdatums vir die jaar bly ook, tot verdere kennisgewing, dieselfde.

As jy nog nie die AGS 2021-kalender afgelaai het nie, is dit beskikbaar vanaf die onderstaande skakel:

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. AGS WELSYN: SKRYFBEHOEFTE VELDTOG

Die AGS Welsyn benodig dringend skryfbehoeftes vir die 2021 akademiese skooljaar. Indien jou Gemeente in ‘n posisie is om te help, mag ek vra dat jy ‘n donasie van skryfbehoeftes sal oorweeg?  Enige van die volgende items kan geskenk word: potloodsakkies, blou penne, HB-potlode, inkleurpotlode (Norris Club), liniale, uitveërs, skerpmakers, skêre, gom, uitligpenne, sakkielêers, notaboekies en oliepastelle. Daar is ook ‘n dringende behoefte aan kosblikke vir die kinders.

Ou en nuwe skryfbehoefte items kan afgelaai word by:

  • ‘n AGS Huis (of “Child and Youth Care Centre”) in jou omgewing. Stuur gerus ‘n WhatsApp-boodskap aan die AGS Welsyn om ‘n Huis naaste aan jou te identifiseer: +27 72 376 7453. Jy is ook welkom om ‘n volledige lys van AGS “Child and Youth Care Centres” af te laai by die volgende skakel: Child and Youth Care Centres
  • Die AGS Welsyn Nasionale Kantoor: Unit 5, Central Office Park, 257 Jeanlaan, Centurion.

Seëninge!
MG Mahlobo

 

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 26 Februarie 2021

Laai die PDF-weergawe hier af (om maklik te e-pos of uit te druk):

AGS 26 FEB AFR NUUSFLITS

HULPBRONNE:

1. GBM Aanlyn Registrasievorm:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastorale Brief: 4de Kwartaal:
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2020/

3. AGS van SA Nasionale Kalender:
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

AGS Kollega,

1. UP4SA NASIONALE GEBEDSINISIATIEF

Dit is nie nodig om te noem dat Suid-Afrika op vele vlakke uitdagings ervaar nie. Die Covid-19-pandemie het hierdie uitdagings net tot ‘n hoër vlak van dringendheid versnel. Die belangrikste verantwoordelikheid van Christene was nog altyd om ernstig en getrou tot God te bid.

Die UP4SA is ‘n nasionale gebedsinisiatief wat vir sy sesde jaar aangebied word. Ons nooi alle AGS Gemeentes uit om op Sondag 28 Maart 2021 deel te neem aan hierdie gebedsaksie. Die aksie sal op Wild Coast FM 98.6 FM (www.wildcoastfm.co.za) uitgesaai word tussen 7h00 en 8h00. Daar sal een verteenwoordiger per provinsie wees wat ons in gebed sal lei. Die uitsending sluit ook ‘n 10-minute aanmoedigings- en gebedsessie van Angus Buchan in.

Ek wil jou aanmoedig om jou Gemeente te registreer by die UP4SA Gebedsinisiatief deur ‘n boodskap te stuur aan:

082 462 1540 OF 073 899 2323

[email protected]

Jy kan ook op sosiale media kontak maak:

Webwerf: www.up4sa.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA/

2. GBM KENNISGEWING (14-18 MAART SAL NIE REALISEER NIE)

Die voorlopige GBM-datums van 14-18 Maart 2021 sal nie realiseer nie. Spesifieke datums kan nie op hierdie stadium bevestig word nie, maar sal so spoedig moontlik gekommunikeer word en hang af van Covid-19-verwikkelinge.

Afgevaardigdes is welkom om te registreer. Die GBM gaan nog steeds aangebied word by die AGS Woord en Lewe Kerk in Boksburg. Registrasie vir die geleentheid (hoewel ‘n spesifieke datum op hierdie stadium nog nie bevestig kan word nie) kan aanlyn gedoen word by die volgende skakel:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

3. 2021 NOB BEMAGTIGINGSBESOEKE: KENNISGEWING 

Neem asseblief kennis dat die geskeduleerde NOB-bemagtigingsbesoeke vir die naweek van 5-6 Maart 2021 (in die Mpumalanga en Limpopo Provinsies) weens die huidige inperkingsvlak tot verdere kennisgewing uitgestel word. Die res van die NOB-bemagtigingsdatums vir die jaar bly ook, tot verdere kennisgewing, dieselfde.

As jy nog nie die AGS 2021-kalender afgelaai het nie, is dit beskikbaar vanaf die onderstaande skakel:

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. AGS WELSYN: SKRYFBEHOEFTE VELDTOG

Die AGS Welsyn benodig dringend skryfbehoeftes vir die 2021 akademiese skooljaar. Indien jou Gemeente in ‘n posisie is om te help, mag ek vra dat jy ‘n donasie van skryfbehoeftes sal oorweeg?  Enige van die volgende items kan geskenk word: potloodsakkies, blou penne, HB-potlode, inkleurpotlode (Norris Club), liniale, uitveërs, skerpmakers, skêre, gom, uitligpenne, sakkielêers, notaboekies en oliepastelle. Daar is ook ‘n dringende behoefte aan kosblikke vir die kinders.

Ou en nuwe skryfbehoefte items kan afgelaai word by:

  • ‘n AGS Huis (of “Child and Youth Care Centre”) in jou omgewing. Stuur gerus ‘n WhatsApp-boodskap aan die AGS Welsyn om ‘n Huis naaste aan jou te identifiseer: +27 72 376 7453. Jy is ook welkom om ‘n volledige lys van AGS “Child and Youth Care Centres” af te laai by die volgende skakel: Child and Youth Care Centres
  • Die AGS Welsyn Nasionale Kantoor: Unit 5, Central Office Park, 257 Jeanlaan, Centurion.

Seëninge!
MG Mahlobo

 

Newsflash: Friday, 12 February 2021

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AFM 12 FEB ENG NEWSFLASH

RESOURCES

1. GBM Online Registration Form
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastoral Letter: 4th Quarter
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2020/

3. AFM of SA 2021 Calendar

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

Dear AFM Colleague,

1. A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

I invite you to read 1 Peter 5: 7 (ESV) with me: “…casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you”. All of us go through moments of anxiety – a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Let us be reminded that we can trust God with all the anxieties and stresses that we might be facing today.

Jesus also talked about this in Matthew 6: 34 (ESV) where He reminds us not to be anxious about the day of tomorrow, because it will bring its own anxieties. Instead, we can cast all of our worries and anxieties on God, because our Father cares for us. I want to encourage you to approach God when you feel your situation is unbearable. Let us be confident in our faith knowing that GOD cares for us –  we can trust Him.

Earlier this week I shared this word of encouragement in a video devotional that was posted on all the AFM’s social media platforms – I share it here again for our Pastors:

2. PASTORAL CARE FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILIES OF PASTORS


I have been requested by the National Office Bearers (NOB) of the AFM to make a proposal on how the church can demonstrate care to the families of Pastors who passed on. There are instances in which no care is offered by our church structures when their Pastors pass on. This leaves the bereaved family with a negative perception of the caring aspect of our church.

When a Pastor dies, his/her family goes through a period of loss, grief, mourning and bereavement which may be traumatic. This is equally so when a Pastor’s spouse passes on.

I am currently working on a document in this regard which must still be considered by the NOB. I would like to receive your input on the role that should be played by the Local Assembly, Regional Committee and National Leadership Forum when it comes to offering condolences, the funeral program and post-funeral care to the bereaved family. I would also appreciate any other input that does not necessarily fall within the areas I mentioned above. Send an e-mail with your input to [email protected].

3. GBM UPDATE (14-18 MARCH 2021 WILL NOT MATERIALISE)

The tentative GBM date of 14-18 March 2021 will not materialise. Specific dates cannot be confirmed at this stage but will be communicated as soon as possible and depends on Covid-19 developments.

Delegates are however welcome to register. The venue remains AFM Word and Life Church in Boksburg. Registration for the event (although a specific date can not be confirmed at this stage) can be done online:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

Blessings!
MG Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 12 February 2021

Download the PDF-version here (e-mail & printer-friendly):

AFM 12 FEB ENG NEWSFLASH

RESOURCES

1. GBM Online Registration Form
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastoral Letter: 4th Quarter
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2020/

3. AFM of SA 2021 Calendar

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

Dear AFM Colleague,

1. A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

I invite you to read 1 Peter 5: 7 (ESV) with me: “…casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you”. All of us go through moments of anxiety – a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Let us be reminded that we can trust God with all the anxieties and stresses that we might be facing today.

Jesus also talked about this in Matthew 6: 34 (ESV) where He reminds us not to be anxious about the day of tomorrow, because it will bring its own anxieties. Instead, we can cast all of our worries and anxieties on God, because our Father cares for us. I want to encourage you to approach God when you feel your situation is unbearable. Let us be confident in our faith knowing that GOD cares for us –  we can trust Him.

Earlier this week I shared this word of encouragement in a video devotional that was posted on all the AFM’s social media platforms – I share it here again for our Pastors:

2. PASTORAL CARE FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILIES OF PASTORS


I have been requested by the National Office Bearers (NOB) of the AFM to make a proposal on how the church can demonstrate care to the families of Pastors who passed on. There are instances in which no care is offered by our church structures when their Pastors pass on. This leaves the bereaved family with a negative perception of the caring aspect of our church.

When a Pastor dies, his/her family goes through a period of loss, grief, mourning and bereavement which may be traumatic. This is equally so when a Pastor’s spouse passes on.

I am currently working on a document in this regard which must still be considered by the NOB. I would like to receive your input on the role that should be played by the Local Assembly, Regional Committee and National Leadership Forum when it comes to offering condolences, the funeral program and post-funeral care to the bereaved family. I would also appreciate any other input that does not necessarily fall within the areas I mentioned above. Send an e-mail with your input to [email protected].

3. GBM UPDATE (14-18 MARCH 2021 WILL NOT MATERIALISE)

The tentative GBM date of 14-18 March 2021 will not materialise. Specific dates cannot be confirmed at this stage but will be communicated as soon as possible and depends on Covid-19 developments.

Delegates are however welcome to register. The venue remains AFM Word and Life Church in Boksburg. Registration for the event (although a specific date can not be confirmed at this stage) can be done online:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

Blessings!
MG Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 12 Februarie 2021

Laai die Nuusflits af in PDF-weergawe (om maklik te stuur per e-pos of uit te druk):

AFM 12 FEB AFR NUUSFLITS

HULPBRONNE:

1. GBM Aanlyn Registrasievorm:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastorale Brief: 4de Kwartaal:
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2020/

3. AGS van SA Nasionale Kalender:
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

AGS Kollega,

1. ‘n WOORD VAN BEMOEDIGING

Ek nooi jou uit om 1 Petrus 5:7 (AFR83) saam met my te lees: “Werp al julle bekommernisse op Hom, want Hy sorg vir julle.” Almal van ons gaan deur oomblikke van angs – ‘n gevoel van kommer, senuweeagtigheid of ongemak oor iets met ‘n onsekere uitkoms. Laat ons onself gedurig herinner dat ons God kan vertrou met alle bekommernisse and spanning wat ons moontlik in die gesig staar.

Jesus het ook hieroor in Matteus 6:34 gepraat, waar Hy ons daaraan herinner om nie besorg te wees oor die dag van môre nie, want dit sal sy eie bekommernisse bring. In plaas daarvan kan ons al ons bekommernisse op God werp, want Hy sorg vir ons. Ek wil jou aanmoedig om God te nader as jy voel dat jou situasie ondraaglik is. Laat ons vertroue behou in ons geloof, wetende dat GOD vir ons sorg.

Vroeër die week het ek hierdie  bemoedigende woord gedeel in ‘n video-boodskap wat op al die AGS se sosiale media-platforms geplaas was – ek deel dit ook hier:

2. PASTORALE SORG VIR FAMILIES WAT ‘N PASTOOR AAN DIE DOOD AFSTAAN

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers (NOB) het my versoek om ‘n voorstel te maak oor hoe die kerk empatie en sorg kan betoon aan die families van Pastore wat oorlede is. Daar is gevalle waar kerkstrukture nie die nodige empatie en sorg verleen nie. Dit laat die bedroefde familielede met ‘n negatiewe persepsie van die kerk op hierdie spesifieke area.

Wanneer ‘n Pastoor sterf gaan sy/haar gesin deur ‘n traumatiese tydperk van verlies, hartseer en rou. Dit is ook so as ‘n eggenoot van ‘n Pastoor aan die dood afgestaan word.

Ek is tans besig met ‘n dokument in hierdie verband wat nog deur die NOB oorweeg moet word. Ek wil graag jou insette vra oor die rol wat die plaaslike Gemeente, die Streekskomitee en die Nasionale Leierskapsforum (NLF) moet inneem met die betoning van medelye, die begrafnisprogram asook die sorg aan die bedroefde familielede wat moet plaasvind na die begrafnis. Ek sal ook enige ander insette waardeer wat ek nie hierbo genoem het nie. Stuur gerus ‘n e-pos na [email protected] met jou insette.

3. GBM-KENNISGEWING (14-18 MAART 2021 SAL NIE REALISEER NIE)

Die voorlopige GBM-datum van 14-18 Maart 2021 sal nie realiseer nie. Spesifieke datums kan nie op hierdie stadium bevestig word nie, maar sal so spoedig moontlik gekommunikeer word en hang af van Covid-19-verwikkelinge.

Afgevaardigdes is welkom om te registreer. Die GBM sal nog steeds aangebied word by die Woord en Lewe Kerk in Boksburg. Registrasie vir die geleentheid (alhoewel ‘n spesifieke datum nie bevestig kan word nie) kan aanlyn gedoen word:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

Seëninge!
MG Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 29 January 2021

Download the PDF-version here (print and e-mail friendly):

AFM 29 JAN ENG NEWSFLASH

RESOURCES

1. GBM Online Registration Form
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastoral Letter: 4th Quarter
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2020/

3. AFM of SA 2021 Calendar
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. Letter to the State President on the Prohibition of Church Gatherings
https://afm-ags.org/category/media/ 

Dear AFM Colleague,

1. THE PASTOR’S SAFETY AND HEALTH 

As the second wave of Covid-19 sweeps across the country, the impact on Pastors cannot be ignored. This pandemic does not recognise gender, race, class or level of education – everybody is impacted, including our Pastors. We have, and sadly are still losing Pastors to Covid-19. Pastors are at the frontline as they minister to our members and communities. I pray for protection and provision over the lives of all our Pastors.

In congregations where members still hold the traditional view that the Pastor/s are solely responsible to carry out the work of the Lord, has now become a significant risk. This belief that a Pastor must appear in-person for every emergency experienced by his/her members, has now become dangerous. Many of our members are expecting the same treatment they received before Covid-19. In response to this expectation, a Pastor might feel pressure and end up compromising – as to not offend the congregation’s members.

In a time, such as this, it is crucial for Pastors to make sound decisions regarding their own safety and health. Consider doing counselling and prayer support over the phone. Consider doing meetings online on platforms such as Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp video calls. Some people easily complain about the cost of data – not taking into account the resources they would have spent on fuel and transport to attend a meeting in-person. I encourage you to not feel pressured to attend in-person meetings where social distancing is not observed. Do not be afraid to insist that equipment like a microphone or pulpit be sanitised before and after use.

I share the belief that Pastors should also be protected and protect themselves. By doing this you are protecting not only the members of your congregation but also the members of your community that you come in contact with. I want to invite you to connect with me by sharing your feedback, input and recommendations on this issue of a Pastor’s safety and health in the time of Covid-19. You can send me an e-mail to [email protected].

2. 2021 NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS: NOTICE

Kindly take note that due to the current Lockdown Level 3 restrictions, the scheduled NOB Empowerment Visits for the weekend of 5-6 February 2021 (Cape Town & Free State) are postponed until further notice. More information and communication will be sent after the State President’s next address to the nation that is currently expected to be on or around 15 February 2021.

The rest of the NOB Empowerment dates for the rest of the year remain the same until further notice.

If you have not yet downloaded the AFM 2021 Calendar, kindly click on the link below:

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

3. GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING (UPDATE) 

Kindly note that due to Lockdown Level 3 restrictions, the tentative GBM date of 14-18 February 2021 will not materialise. Specific dates cannot be confirmed at this stage but will be communicated as soon as possible and depends on Covid-19 developments.

Delegates are however welcome to register. The venue remains AFM Word and Life Church in Boksburg. Registration for the event (although a specific date can not be confirmed at this stage) can be done online:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

4. LETTER TO THE STATE PRESIDENT ON THE PROHIBITION OF CHURCH GATHERINGS

Find herein the copy I sent to the State President on the prohibition of church gatherings. The letter can be downloaded from the link below on the AFM Website:

https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

5. PCD: UPDATE

Kindly note that no decision has been taken regarding the PCD credits for 2021. Pastors are encouraged to continue gathering as much PCD credits as possible until a decision is announced. We are in year three of the current four-year cycle (2019-2022). In the case of falling behind on the required credit count, a Pastor needs to catch up before the end of 2022 – That is when all ordained Pastors will be required to apply for their status renewal.

For further notices, follow the PCD-page on Facebook by clicking on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/pcd.afm

Blessings!
MG Mahlobo

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 29 Januarie 2021

Laai die Nuusflits af in PDF-formaat om maklik uit te druk en per e-pos aan te stuur:

AFM 29 JAN AFR NUUSFLITS

HULPBRONNE:

1. GBM Aanlyn Registrasievorm:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastorale Brief: 4de Kwartaal:
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2020/

3. AGS van SA Nasionale Kalender:
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. Skrywe aan die Staatspresident rakende die verbod op Kerkbyeenkomste:
https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

AGS Kollega,

1. DIE PASTOOR SE VEILIGHEID EN GESONDHEID

Soos wat die tweede golf van Covid-19 opsprake maak in Suid-Afrika, kan die impak op Pastore nie geïgnoreer word nie. Hierdie pandemie onderskei nie op grond van geslag, ras, klas of opvoedingsvlak nie – almal word geraak, ook ons ​​Pastore. Ons het, en verloor ongelukkig nog steeds Pastore aan Covid-19. Pastore is in die voorste linie soos wat hulle lidmate en hul plaaslike gemeenskappe bedien. Ek bid vir beskerming en voorsiening in al ons Pastore se lewens.

In gemeentes waar lidmate steeds die tradisionele siening het dat die Pastoor alleenlik verantwoordelik is om die werk van die Here uit te voer, het nou ‘n beduidende risiko geword. Hierdie oortuiging dat ‘n Pastoor persoonlik moet verskyn vir elke noodgeval wat sy/haar lidmate ervaar, hou nou ‘n gevaar in vir die veiligheid en gesondheid van ons Pastore. Baie van ons lidmate verwag dieselfde behandeling as voor Covid-19. In reaksie op hierdie verwagting kan ‘n Pastoor moontlik druk ervaar en uiteindelik kompromieë aangaan – met die doel om nie die lidmate aanstoot te gee nie.

In ‘n tyd soos hierdie is dit van kardinale belang vir Pastore om goeie besluite oor hul eie veiligheid en gesondheid te neem. Oorweeg dit om telefonies berading en gebedsondersteuning te doen. Oorweeg dit om aanlynvergaderings te doen op platforms soos Skype, Zoom of WhatsApp-video-oproepe. Sommige mense kla maklik oor die koste van data – sonder inagneming van die uitgawes wat hulle aan brandstof en vervoer sou spandeer om in-persoon ‘n vergadering by te woon. Ek moedig jou aan om nie onder druk te voel ​​om persoonlike vergaderings by te woon waar sosiale afstand nie waargeneem word nie. Moenie bang wees om daarop aan te dring dat toerusting soos ‘n mikrofoon of preekstoel, voor en na gebruik, gesaniteer word nie.

Ek deel die oortuiging dat Pastore ook beskerm moet word en hulself moet beskerm. Deur dit te doen, beskerm jy nie net die lidmate van jou gemeente nie, maar ook die lede van jou gemeenskap waarmee jy in aanraking kom. Stuur gerus vir my jou terugvoer, insette en aanbevelings rondom die onderwerp van ‘n Pastoor se veiligheid en gesondheid tydens Covid-19: [email protected].

2. 2021 NOB BEMAGTIGINGSBESOEKE: SPESIALE KENNISGEWING

Let asseblief daarop dat die geskeduleerde NOB Bemagtigingsbesoeke wat vir die naweek van 5-6 Februarie (Kaapstad en Vrystaat) geskeduleer is, weens die inperkingsregulasies op Grendelvlak 3 – tot verdere kennisgewing uitgestel word. Meer inligting en kommunikasie sal gestuur word na die Staatspresident se volgende toespraak aan die land. Die toespraak word verwag op of rondom 15 Februarie 2021.

Die res van die NOB Bemagtigingsdatums bly onveranderd tot verdere kennisgewing. As jy nog nie die AGS 2021 Kalender afgelaai het nie, gebruik gerus die onderstaande skakel:

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

3. ALGEMENE BESIGHEIDSVERGADERING (GBM): KENNISGEWING

Neem verder kennis dat as gevolg van die inperkingsregulasies op Grendelvlak 3, sal die tentatiewe GBM-datum van 14-18 Februarie 2021 nie realiseer nie. Spesifieke datums kan op hierdie stadium nie bevestig word nie, maar sal so spoedig moontlik gekommunikeer word en hang af van Covid-19 verwikkelinge.

Afgevaardigdes is welkom om te registreer. Die GBM sal nog steeds aangebied word by die Woord en Lewe Kerk in Boksburg. Registrasie vir die geleentheid (alhoewel ‘n spesifieke datum nie bevestig kan word nie) kan aanlyn gedoen word:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

4. SKRYWE AAN DIE STAATSPRESIDENT RAKENDE DIE VERBOD OP KERKBYEENMOMSTE

Hiermee die skrywe wat ek gestuur het aan die Staatspresident oor die verbod op kerkbyeenkomste. Die brief kan afgelaai word vanaf die AGS-webblad by die volgende skakel:

https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

5. PCD: KENNISGEWING

Laastens, let asseblief daarop dat daar nog geen besluit geneem is rakende die PCD-krediete vir 2021 nie. Pastore word aangemoedig om soveel moontlik PCD-krediete in te samel totdat ‘n besluit bekend gemaak word. Ons is tans in jaar drie van die huidige 4-jaar siklus (2019-2022). Indien ‘n Pastoor sou agter raak met die vereiste aantal krediete, sal dit voor die einde van 2022 ingehaal moet word – Dit is wanneer alle geordende Pastore weer aansoek moet doen vir statusvernuwing.

Vir verdere kennisgewings, volg die PCD-bladsy op Facebook by die volgende skakel:

https://www.facebook.com/pcd.afm

Seëninge!
MG Mahlobo

Newsflash: Friday, 15 January 2021

Download the PDF-version here (e-mail & printer-friendly):

AFM 15 JAN ENG NEWSFLASH

RESOURCES

1. GBM Online Registration Form
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413
2. Pastoral Letter: 4th Quarter
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2020/

3. AFM of SA 2021 Calendar
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

Fellow AFM Colleague,

1. PRAYER & FASTING: JANUARY 2021 

January is usually a month of special focus on prayer and fasting for many Christians, as has also been the practice in the AFM of SA for several years. We have a lot to pray and fast about this year. The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll in the lives of many people across the world, here in our own country and even amongst the families of our members and pastors.

Over and above the sickness and death of colleagues and loved ones, we must also deal with the impact of the measures intended to curb the spread of the virus, on the economy and our livelihoods. This has caused a lot of heartache and suffering to many of us, to the point of great despair for some.

As believers and people of faith, we cannot look us around in confusion and we should not be without Hope. We have God’s presence with us, and we have His Word and the Holy Spirit to direct us and guide us.

In Ephesians 6:13 (NIV) Paul encourages us to “…Put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to (still) stand.” 

The elements of this armour are: Truth (Belt), Righteousness (Breastplate), Readiness to share the Gospel (Shoes), Faith (Shield), Salvation (Helmet), the Word of God (Sword of the Spirit) and Prayer in the Spiriton all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”

This full armour is definitely needed in the life of every believer during every day of what we currently experience. Let us continuously pray for God’s Grace and Healing for those who are sick, and for our economy, as well as for the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit in all our lives.

2. COVID-19 VACCINE

There is currently a lot of uncertainty about the possible vaccines available to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are anxious, confused and fearful, mainly due to several conspiracy theories that are circulated by people who are neither qualified Scientists nor Theologians. Considering the seriousness of these allegations and the requests from many pastors and members, the National Office Bearers want to give some guidance in this matter.

Click on the link below to download a document on the matter from the AFM Website:

https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

For any further input or enquiry about the subject of Covid-19 vaccines, send an e-mail to:

[email protected]

3. 2021 NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS: SPECIAL NOTICE

Kindly take note that due to the current Lockdown Level 3 restrictions, the scheduled NOB Empowerment Visits for the weekend of 5-6 February (Cape Town & Free State) are postponed until further notice. More information and communication will be sent after the State President’s next address to the nation that is currently scheduled to be on or around 15 February 2021.

The rest of the NOB Empowerment dates for the rest of the year remains the same until further notice. If you have not yet downloaded the AFM 2021 Calendar, kindly click on the link below:

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. MIL WORKSHOPS: SPECIAL NOTICE 

Due to the latest extension of Covid-19 restrictions, the upcoming series of MIL workshops has been postponed. Following the next announcement by the State President on or around 15 February, candidates and other role players will be notified of new dates for the first series of workshops for the year.

For now, the rest of the year’s MIL workshop dates remain the same, namely:

Second Workshop

Bellville: April 19-21, 2021

Pretoria: 3-5 May 2021

Amanzimtoti: 10-12 May 2021

Third Workshop

Bellville: 26 July – 28 July 2021

Pretoria: 2-4 August 2021

Amanzimtoti: 16-18 August 2021

Fourth Workshop

Bellville: September 20-22, 2021

Pretoria: 4-6 Oct 2021

Amanzimtoti: 11 – 13 Oct 2021

For any queries regarding MIL, please contact the MIL coordinator:

Dr Christo van den Berg – 082 086 6269.

Stay blessed and stay safe!

Dr H.J. Weideman
(On behalf of Past. M.G. Mahlobo)

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 15 Januarie 2021

Laai die PDF-weergawe hier af (om maklik per e-pos aan te stuur of uit te druk):

AFM 15 JAN AFR NUUSFLITS

HULPBRONNE:

1. GBM Aanlyn Registrasievorm:
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

2. Pastorale Brief: 4de Kwartaal:
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2020/

3. AGS van SA Nasionale Kalender:
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

Mede AGS-Kollega,

1. MAAND VAN SPESIALE FOKUS OP GEBED & VAS: JANUARIE 2021

Januarie is gewoonlik ‘n maand van spesiale fokus op gebed en vas vir baie Christene, en is ook die gebruik in die AGS van SA oor verskeie jare. Ons het baie om oor te bid en te vas hierdie jaar. Die Covid-19-pandemie eis ‘n tol in die lewens van baie mense oor die wêreld, hier in ons eie land en ook in die families van ons lidmate en Pastore.

Bo en behalwe die siekte en dood van kollegas en geliefdes, moet ons ook deel met die impak van die maatreëls wat ingestel is om die verspreiding van die pandemie te beperk, op ons ekonomie en ons inkomste.  Dit veroorsaak hartseer en lyding vir baie van ons en party mense beleef angs en vrees. As navolgers van Jesus en mense van geloof, kan ons nie verward rondkyk nie en behoort ons nie sonder Hoop te wees nie. Ons het God se teenwoordigheid by ons en ons het Sy Woord en die Heilige Gees om ons te lei en vir ons rigting aan te dui.

In Efesiërs 6:13 (AFR’83) moedig Paulus ons aan: “Trek daarom die volle wapenrusting aan wat God julle gee, sodat julle weerstand kan bied in die dag van onheil en, nadat julle die stryd tot die einde toe gevoer het, nog op julle pos kan bly staan.” 

Die elemente van hierdie wapenrusting is: Waarheid (Gordel), Vryspraak (Borsharnas), Bereidheid om die Evangelie te verkondig (Skoene), Geloof (Skild), Verlossing (Helm), die Woord van God (Swaard van die Gees) en “doen dit alles biddend en smeek God by elke geleentheid deur die Gees.”

Hierdie volle wapenrusting is in die tyd waarin ons tans leef, beslis daagliks nodig in die lewe van elke gelowige.  Laat ons voortdurend bid en vas vir God se Genade en Genesing in die lewens van hulle wat siek is, en vir ons ekonomie, asook vir die vertroosting en leiding van die Heilige Gees in ons almal se lewens.

2. COVID-19 ENTSTOF
Daar is tans baie onsekerheid oor die moontlike entstowwe wat beskikbaar is om die Covid-19 pandemie te beveg. Baie mense is angstig, verward en bang, veral as gevolg van verskeie samesweringsteorieë wat versprei word deur mense wat nie gekwalifiseerde wetenskaplikes of teoloë is nie. Met inagneming van die erns van hierdie bewerings, en op die versoeke van vele pastore en lidmate, wil die Nasionale Ampsdraers leiding gee in hierdie saak.

Gebruik die onderstaande skakel om ‘n dokument oor die aangeleentheid af te laai:

https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Vir enige verdere insette of navrae oor die onderwerp van Covid-19 entstowwe, stuur ‘n e-pos aan: [email protected]

3. 2021 NOB BEMAGTIGINGSBESOEKE: SPESIALE KENNISGEWING

Let asseblief daarop dat die geskeduleerde NOB Bemagtigingsbesoeke wat vir die naweek van 5-6 Februarie (Kaapstad en Vrystaat) geskeduleer is, weens die inperkingsregulasies op Grendelvlak 3 – tot verdere kennisgewing uitgestel word. Meer inligting en kommunikasie sal na die Staatspresident se volgende toespraak aan die land gestuur word. Die toespraak is tans geskeduleer op of rondom 15 Februarie 2021.

Die res van die NOB Bemagtigingsdatums bly onveranderd tot verdere kennisgewing. As jy nog nie die AGS 2021 Kalender afgelaai het nie, gebruik gerus die onderstaande skakel:

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. MIL WERKSWINKELS: SPESIALE KENNISGEWING

Weens die jongste verlenging van Covid-19 inperkings, sal die komende reeks MIL werkswinkels uitgestel word. Na die volgende aankondiging deur die Staatspresident op of rondom 15 Februarie 2021, sal kandidate en ander rolspelers in kennis gestel word van nuwe datums vir die eerste reeks werkswinkels van die jaar.

Die res van die jaar se datums bly dieselfde, naamlik:

Tweede Werkswinkel

Bellville: 19-21 April 2021

Pretoria: 3-5 Mei 2021

Amanzimtoti: 10-12 Mei 2021

Derde Werkswinkel

Bellville: 26 Julie – 28 Julie 2021

Pretoria: 2-4 Augustus 2021

Amanzimtoti: 16-18 Augustus 2021

Vierde Werkswinkel

Bellville: 20-22 September 2021

Pretoria: 4-6 Okt 2021

Amanzimtoti: 11-13 Oktober 2021

Vir enige navrae rakende MIL, kontak die MIL-koördineerder:

Dr Christo van den Berg – 082 086 6269.

Bly geseënd en bly veilig!

Dr. H.J. Weideman
(Namens Past. M.G. Mahlobo)