Newsflash: AFM Elections

AFM Newsflash_AFM Elections 2024_Friday23FEB2024

RESOURCES

UP4SA United Prayer for SA:
https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA?ref=page_internal

AFM of SA Calendar 2024:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

NOB Empowerment Visits 2024 (Invitation):
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

 

Dear Colleague,

1. AFM OF SA: 2024 ELECTIONS

Not only is 2024 an election year for our country South Africa, but also an election year for our Church. This is a friendly reminder to all our Pastors, AFM Assemblies, and Regions to nominate candidates for the National Office Bearers nomination pool. The nomination forms can be downloaded from the following link: https://afm-ags.org/category/media/ (Annexure A & B)

The deadline for returning the nomination forms (Annexures A & B) is 25 March 2024 at 16h00.

The forms can be submitted via e-mail to elections2024@afm-ags.org. If you prefer to submit the forms in person, this can be done from Monday to Friday at Building nr 14, Central Office Park, 257 Jean Avenue Street, Centurion, Gauteng, 0046, RSA. For in-person submissions, forms should be sealed in an envelope addressed to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Pastor Frank Chikane, at the AFM National Office in Centurion. The forms can also be sent by registered mail.

Please note that it is important to refrain from sending nomination forms to Pastor Frank Chikane’s private or residential addresses. Thank you for your cooperation. For further support or enquiries, send an e-mail to the office of the General Secretary at selby@afm-ags.org.

Warm Regards
Pastor Selby Khumalo
(General Secretary)

2. NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS

Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

We are looking forward to visiting and spending time in ministry and impartation with Regional Pastors, Assembly Leaders, Governing Body Members, Departments and Members during the Regional Empowerment Visits. The Theme for 2024 is: Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

The NOB felt led to continue the focus on who we are and how we must live as Holy Spirit-filled people and church in 2024. This time around with the focus on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Based on 2 Timothy 1: 6: “Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you. (NIV)” and “Stir up the gift of God which is in you. (NKJV)” We will share on the spiritual gifts, sound teaching, our testimony and unity.

Kindly take note that the dates and venues of the 2024 NOB Empowerment Visits have been confirmed:

The Programme for Friday and Saturday is also available from our website:

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

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Friendly Regards!
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: AGS van SA Verkiesings

AGS Nuusflits_AGS Verkiesings 2024_Vrydag23FEB2024

HULPBRONNE

Up4SA Verenigde Gebed Vir Suid-Afrika:
https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA?ref=page_internal

NOB Bemagtiging Besoeke 2024 (Uitnodiging):
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

AGS van SA Kalender 2024:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

 

Liewe Kollega,

1. DIE AGS VAN SA: 2024 VERKIESINGS

Nie net is 2024 ‘n verkiesings jaar vir ons land Suid-Afrika nie, maar ook ‘n verkiesings jaar vir ons Kerk.

Hiermee herinner ons graag alle Pastore, AGS Gemeentes en Streke om kandidate vir die Nasionale Ampsdraers nominasie poel te nomineer. Die nominasie vorms kan afgelaai word vanaf die volgende skakel: https://afm-ags.org/category/media/ (Bylae A en B)

Die nominasie vorms (Bylae A en B) moet terug gestuur word teen die sperdatum van 25 Maart 2024 om 16h00.

Die vorms kan per e-pos ingedien word deur die volgende adres te gebruik: verkiesings2024@afm-ags.org. Indien die vorms persoonlik ingedien word, kan dit van Maandag tot Vrydag gedoen word by Gebou nr. 14, Central Office Park, Jean Laan 257, Centurion, Gauteng, 0046, RSA. Die  vorms moet verseël wees in ‘n koevert en gerig wees aan die Hoofverkiesingsbeampte, Pastoor Frank Chikane. Die vorms kan ook per geregistreerde pos gestuur word.

Neem asseblief kennis dat dit belangrik is om nie nominasie vorms na pastoor Frank Chikane se privaat- of woonadresse te stuur nie. Dankie vir jou samewerking in hierdie verband. Vir verdere ondersteuning of navrae, stuur ‘n e-pos aan die kantoor van die Hoofsekretaris by selby@afm-ags.org.

Groete!
Pastoor Selby Khumalo
(Hoofsekretaris)

2. NOB-BEMAGTIGING BESOEKE

Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

Ons sien uit daarna om tydens die 2024 NOB-bemagtiging besoeke tyd in bediening deur te bring saam met ons Pastore, Gemeenteleiers, Kerkrade, Departemente en lidmate. Die tema is: Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers het gelei gevoel om voort te gaan met die fokus op wie ons is en hoe ons in 2024 as Heilige Gees vervulde mense en Kerk moet leef. Hierdie keer met die fokus op die gawes van die Heilige Gees. Dit is gebaseer op 2 Timoteus 1: 6 (AFR’83) “Om hierdie rede herinner ek jou daaraan dat jy die genadegawe wat God jou gegee het toe ek jou die hande opgelê het, soos ‘n vuur moet aanblaas.”  2 Timothy 1: 6 (NIV) “…Fan into flame the git of God, which is in you…” Ons sal deel oor die geestelike gawes, gesonde lering, ons getuienis en eenheid.

Neem asseblief kennis dat die datums en lokale van die 2024 NOB-bemagtiging besoeke bevestig is as volg:

Die programme vir Vrydag en Saterdag is beskikbaar vanaf ons webwerf:
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/  

Ons sien uit daarna om jou daar te sien!

 

Vriendelike Groete!
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: South Africa National Elections

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

AFM Newsflash_Friday_9FEB24

RESOURCES

UP4SA United Prayer for SA:
https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA?ref=page_internal

AFM of SA Calendar 2024:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

NOB Empowerment Visits 2024 (Invitation):
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Pastoral Letter of the 4th Quarter 2023:
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2023/

Dear Colleague,

1. SOUTH AFRICA: NATIONAL ELECTIONS

The date of the 2024 National elections will be announced shortly. As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, we find ourselves woven into the very fabric of society, called to be the salt and light that Christ spoke of in Matthew 5:13-16.

As Christians, we are not merely observers but active contributors to the shaping of the world around us. Voting is not just a civic duty; it is a practical expression of our faith. Our Lord encourages us to engage with the world, to bring about positive change, and to be instruments of His love and justice.

The Bible teaches us the importance of seeking the welfare of the city where God has placed us (Jeremiah 29:7). By participating in the national elections in our country, we contribute to the decision-making processes that impact the very communities we live in. Our voices matter, and through our votes, we have the opportunity to align our values with policies that promote justice, compassion, and the well-being of all the people of our beloved country.

The Apostle Paul urged the early Christians to pray for those in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Voting is a tangible extension of our prayers, as it enables us to choose leaders who will govern with integrity, uphold moral principles, and take our country forward. In this pivotal moment, let us rise to vote, motivated by our shared faith and the desire to see Godly principles reflected in our nation’s leadership. I am not telling you who to vote for, but I am encouraging you to make sure that you dó vote.

Let us be a beacon of light in the democratic process, shining forth the love of Christ and contributing to a society that reflects His grace and truth.

2. UP4SA: UNITED PRAYER FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Volunteer as a Prayer Point Coordinator in your Community

There is no better time than the present to collectively and continuously intercede with petitions and prayers for our beautiful country – even more so, with the national elections scheduled for 2024. We praise the Lord for every prayer network and intercessor in our nation! It is furthermore a crucial time for the local body of Christ to rise and “to be the change”.

Our 2024 prayer session will be a 60-minute session in any suitable hour slot over the weekend of 23-25 February. In previous years we had approximately 250+ Prayer Points across South Africa and abroad. Our aim is for communities to gather at suitable venues for grassroots commUNITY prayer. We trust the Lord for a prayer point in every town/community in South Africa.

Prospect area coordinators can volunteer by sending an email to admin@up4sa.co.za, WhatsApp Pastor Robbie Black directly or sending a WhatsApp to our Up4SA national administrator, Andriette at 073 899 2323. Let us stand together and pray!

2. NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS

Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

We are looking forward to visiting and spending time in ministry and impartation with Regional Pastors, Assembly Leaders, Governing Body Members, Departments and Members during the Regional Empowerment Visits. The Theme for 2024 is: Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

The NOB felt led to continue the focus on who we are and how we must live as Holy Spirit-filled people and church in 2024. This time around with the focus on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Based on 2 Timothy 1: 6: “Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you. (NIV)” and “Stir up the gift of God which is in you. (NKJV)” We will share on the spiritual gifts, sound teaching, our testimony and unity.

Kindly take note that the dates and venues of the 2024 NOB Empowerment Visits have been confirmed:

The Programme for Friday and Saturday is also available from our website: https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Cape Town & Free State NOB Empowerment Visits 2024

Friendly Regards!
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: Suid-Afrika Nasionale Verkiesing

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

AGS Nuusflits_Vrydag_9FEB24

 

Up4SA Verenigde Gebed Vir Suid-Afrika:
https://www.facebook.com/Up4SA?ref=page_internal

NOB Bemagtiging Besoeke 2024 (Uitnodiging):
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

AGS van SA Kalender 2024:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

Pastorale Brief van die 4de Kwartaal:
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2023/

 

Liewe Kollega,

1. SUID-AFRIKA: NASIONALE VERKIESING

Die datum van die 2024 Nasionale verkiesing sal binnekort aangekondig word. As gelowiges en volgelinge van Jesus Christus bevind ons onsself verweef in die strukture van die samelewing, geroep om die sout en lig te wees waarvan Christus in Matteus 5:13-16 gepraat het.

As Christene is ons nie net waarnemers nie, maar aktiewe bydraers tot die vorming van die wêreld om ons. Om te stem is nie net ‘n burgerlike plig nie – dit is ‘n praktiese uitdrukking van ons geloof. Ons Here moedig ons aan om uit te reik na ons leefwêreld, positiewe verandering teweeg te bring en instrumente van Sy liefde en geregtigheid te wees. Die Bybel leer ons hoe belangrik dit is om die welsyn van die stad waar God ons geplaas het, te soek (Jeremia 29:7). Deur aan die nasionale verkiesing in ons land deel te neem, dra ons by tot die besluitnemingsprosesse wat ‘n impak het op die gemeenskappe waarin ons leef. Ons stemme maak saak, en deur ons stemme het ons die geleentheid om ons waardes in lyn te bring met beleide wat geregtigheid, deernis en die welstand van al die mense van ons geliefde land bevorder.

Paulus het die vroeë Christene aangespoor om vir gesaghebbendes te bid (1 Tim. 2:1-2). Om te stem is ‘n tasbare verlengstuk van ons gebede – aangesien dit ons in staat stel om leiers te kies wat met integriteit sal regeer, morele beginsels sal handhaaf en ons land vorentoe sal neem. Laat ons in hierdie deurslaggewende oomblik opstaan om te stem, gemotiveerd deur ons gedeelde geloof en die begeerte om te sien dat ons land se leierskap Goddelike beginsels weerspieël. Ek sê nie vir wie jy moet stem nie, maar ek moedig jou aan om seker te maak dat jy wel stem.

Laat ons ‘n baken van lig wees wat die liefde van Christus uitstraal in die demokratiese proses en bydra tot ‘n samelewing wat Sy genade en waarheid weerspieël.

2. UP4SA: VERENIGDE GEBED VIR SUID-AFRIKA

Bewillig jouself as ‘n Gebedspunt-koördineerder in jou Gemeenskap

Daar is geen beter tyd as nou om saam te staan en deurlopend in te tree met petisies en gebede vir ons pragtige land nie – veral in hierdie tyd waar die nasionale verkiesing later in 2024 sal plaasvind. Ons loof die Heer vir elke Gebedsnetwerk en voorbidder wat instaan en bid vir ons nasie! Dit is verder in hierdie tyd van kardinale belang vir die liggaam van Christus om op te staan en “die verandering te wees”.

Ons 2024-gebedsessies sal 60 minute duur, wat in enige geskikte tydgleuf oor die naweek van 23-25 Februarie sal plaasvind. In vorige jare het ons meer as 250 gebedspunte regoor Suid-Afrika en in die buiteland gehad. Ons doel is dat gemeenskappe by geskikte plekke bymekaarkom vir gebed. Ons vertrou die Here vir ‘n gebedspunt in elke dorp/gemeenskap in Suid-Afrika.

Voornemende area koördineerders kan hulself bewillig deur ‘n e-pos te stuur na admin@up4sa.co.za, of ‘n WhatsApp te stuur vir Pastoor Robbie Black 082 462 1540 of ‘n Whatsapp na die Up4SA nasionale administrateur, Andriette by 073 899 2323. Kom ons staan saam en bid!

3. NOB-BEMAGTIGING BESOEKE

Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

Ons sien uit daarna om tydens die 2024 NOB-bemagtiging besoeke tyd in bediening deur te bring saam met ons Pastore, Gemeenteleiers, Kerkrade, Departemente en lidmate. Die tema is: Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers het gelei gevoel om voort te gaan met die fokus op wie ons is en hoe ons in 2024 as Heilige Gees vervulde mense en Kerk moet leef. Hierdie keer met die fokus op die gawes van die Heilige Gees. Dit is gebaseer op 2 Timoteus 1: 6 (AFR’83) “Om hierdie rede herinner ek jou daaraan dat jy die genadegawe wat God jou gegee het toe ek jou die hande opgelê het, soos ‘n vuur moet aanblaas.” 2 Timothy 1: 6 (NIV) “…Fan into flame the git of God, which is in you…” Ons sal deel oor die geestelike gawes, gesonde lering, ons getuienis en eenheid.

Neem asseblief kennis dat die datums en lokale van die 2024 NOB-bemagtiging besoeke bevestig is as volg:

Die programme vir Vrydag en Saterdag is beskikbaar vanaf ons webwerf:
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Ons sien uit daarna om jou daar te sien!

Kaapstad & Vrystaat NOB Besoeke 2024

Vriendelike Groete!
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: NOB Visits Invitation 2024

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

AFM Newsflash_Friday_26JAN2024

RESOURCES

AFM of SA Calendar 2024 New Update – Chaplaincy:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

Pastoral Letter of the 4th Quarter 2023 (New):
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2023/

NOB Empowerment Visits 2024 (Invitation):
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/


1. SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY ELECTIONS

The Minister of Basic Education, Minister A.M. Motshekga has announced that the election of School Governing Bodies (SGB) must take place between 1 – 31 March 2024.

There are 22 589 Public Schools in South Africa and together they cater for over 12 million learners. The School Governing Body plays a key role in the quality of the governance and management, as well as the character and moral principles of a school. For this reason, it is very important that we as parents and believers are involved in the management of schools in our communities.

I encourage all our Pastors to participate and to inspire their assembly members to be involved, by making themselves available as candidates for their children’s School Governing Body and to participate in the voting process. In this way, we can actively do something to ensure that our children receive the best education possible.

2. NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS

Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

We are looking forward to visiting and spending time in ministry and impartation with Regional Pastors, Assembly Leaders, Governing Body Members, Departments and Members during the Regional Empowerment Visits. The Theme for 2024 is: Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

The NOB felt led to continue the focus on who we are and how we must live as Holy Spirit-filled people and church in 2024. This time around with the focus on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Based on 2 Timothy 1: 6: “Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you. (NIV)” and “Stir up the gift of God which is in you. (NKJV)” We will share on the spiritual gifts, sound teaching, our testimony and unity.

Kindly take note that the dates and venues of the 2024 NOB Empowerment Visits have been confirmed:

The Programme for Friday and Saturday is also available:

 NOB Programme 2024

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: NOB Besoeke – Uitnodiging

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

AGS Nuusflits_Vrydag_26JAN2024

HULPBRONNE

AGS van SA Kalender 2024 Nuwe Opdatering – Kapelaanskap:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

Pastorale Brief van die 4de Kwartaal (Nuut):
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2023/

NOB Bemagtiging Besoeke 2024 (Uitnodiging):
https://afm-ags.org/category/events/

Liewe Kollega,

1. SKOOLBEHEERLIGGAAM VERKIESINGS

Die minister van basiese onderwys, Minister A.M. Motshekga het aangekondig dat die verkiesing van Skoolbeheerliggame tussen 1 – 31 Maart 2024 moet plaasvind.

In Suid-Afrika is daar 22 589 openbare skole en saam maak hulle voorsiening vir meer as 12 miljoen leerders. Die Skoolbeheerliggaam speel ‘n sleutelrol in die kwaliteit van die bestuur, sowel as die karakter en morele beginsels van ‘n skool. Om hierdie rede is dit baie belangrik dat ons as ouers en gelowiges betrokke is by die bestuur van skole in ons gemeenskappe.

Ek moedig al ons Pastore aan om deel te neem en om hul gemeentelede te inspireer om betrokke te wees deur hulself beskikbaar te stel as verkiesbare kandidate vir hul kinders se Skoolbeheerliggaam en om aan die stemproses deel te neem. Sodoende kan ons daadwerklik iets doen om te verseker dat ons kinders die beste opvoeding moontlik kry.

2. NOB-BEMAGTIGING BESOEKE

Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

Ons sien uit daarna om tydens die 2024 NOB-bemagtiging besoeke tyd in bediening deur te bring saam met ons Pastore, Gemeenteleiers, Kerkrade, Departemente en lidmate. Die tema is:

Fan into Flame the Gift of God!

Die Nasionale Ampsdraers het gelei gevoel om voort te gaan met die fokus op wie ons is en hoe ons in 2024 as Heilige Gees vervulde mense en Kerk moet leef. Hierdie keer met die fokus op die gawes van die Heilige Gees. Dit is gebaseer op 2 Timoteus 1: 6 (AFR’83) “Om hierdie rede herinner ek jou daaraan dat jy die genadegawe wat God jou gegee het toe ek jou die hande opgelê het, soos ‘n vuur moet aanblaas.” 2 Timothy 1: 6 (NIV) “…Fan into flame the git of God, which is in you…” Ons sal deel oor die geestelike gawes, gesonde lering, ons getuienis en eenheid.

Neem asseblief kennis dat die datums en lokale van die 2024 NOB-bemagtiging besoeke bevestig is as volg:

Die programme vir Vrydag en Saterdag is beskikbaar:

 NOB Programme 2024

Ons sien uit daarna om jou daar te sien!

Vriendelike Groete
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: Week of Prayer & Fasting

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AFM Newsflash_Prayer & Fasting 2024_12 JAN

RESOURCES

AFM of SA Calendar 2024 New Update – Chaplaincy:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

Pastoral Letter of the 4th Quarter 2023 (New):
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2023/

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to 2024! As we journey through this year, let us remember that God is with us; with Him, all things are possible. Happy New Year to you – may God’s blessings abound in our country and our lives.

MONTH OF PRAYER AND FASTING

Prayer and the belief that God answers prayer, remain foundational to our faith as Pentecostal believers. As the leaders of the AFM in South Africa we remind all our Pastors, Assembly Leaders, and members to do what is necessary to make this January month an energetic and fruitful time of prayer and fasting. I ask every Assembly to facilitate times of prayer and fasting during January 2024.

As indicated before, Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January 2024 is marked as a focus week in this regard. Five video clips will be made available on the AFM of SA’s social media.

The clips can be used in WhatsApp communication over the five days or as a point of departure during prayer meetings. The video clips will focus on “Prayer is:”

      • Anytime and anywhere.
      • Our direct communication line to God.
      • Sharing our hearts with God.
      • About aligning our hearts with God.
      • An expression of thankfulness.

Our Assemblies function within a diversity of circumstances and therefore I do not want to be prescriptive on how you should structure this month and the focus week of prayer and fasting. I however urge you to consider this important matter and to find a way that will work effectively in your context.

Let us remind all our members that we should not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present our requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4: 6-7).

Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: Week van Vas & Gebed

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AGS Nuusflits_Gebed & Vas 2024_12 JAN

HULPBRONNE

AGS van SA Kalender 2024 Nuwe Opdatering:
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

Pastorale Brief van die 4de Kwartaal (Nuut):
https://afm-ags.org/pastorale-brief-4de-kwartaal-2023/

Liewe Kollega,

Welkom by 2024! Soos ons deur hierdie jaar reis, laat ons onthou dat God met ons is; by Hom is alle dinge moontlik. ‘n Gelukkige Nuwejaar word jou toegewens – Mag God se seëninge oorvloedig wees in ons land en ons lewens.

MAAND VAN VAS EN GEBED

Gebed en die oortuiging dat God gebed verhoor, bly kern in ons geloofslewe as Pinkster gelowiges. As die leiers van die AGS in Suid-Afrika doen ons ‘n beroep op al ons Pastore, Gemeenteleiers en lidmate om ‘n vasberade poging aan te wend om ons fokus op gebed en vas gedurende Januariemaand te vernuwe en te versterk. Ek vra elke Gemeente om tye van gebed en vas in Januarie 2024 te fasiliteer.

Soos aangedui in die verlede, is Maandag, 15 Januarie tot Vrydag, 19 Januarie 2024 ‘n fokus week in hierdie verband.

Vyf video grepe sal op die AGS sosiale media beskikbaar gestel word. Hierdie video grepe kan gebruik word in Whatsapp-kommunikasie oor die vyf dae, of as ‘n vertrekpunt tydens gebedsbyeenkomste. Die volgende onderwerpe sal behandel word:

Gebed is:

      • Enige tyd en enige plek.
      • Ons direkte kommunikasielyn met God.
      • Om ons harte met God te deel.
      • Om ons harte in lyn te bring met die hart van God.
      • ‘n Uitdrukking van dankbaarheid.

Ek erken die feit dat ons gemeentes binne verskillende omstandighede funksioneer en daarom wil ek nie voorskriftelik wees oor hoe julle hierdie maand en fokus week van gebed en vas moet struktureer nie. Ek doen egter ‘n beroep op jou om hierdie belangrike saak te oorweeg en ‘n manier te vind wat effektief in jou konteks sal werk.

Kom ons herinner ons lidmate dat ons oor niks besorg moet wees nie, maar in elke situasie, deur gebed en smeking, met danksegging, ons versoeke aan God moet voorlê. En die vrede van God, wat alle verstand te bowe gaan, sal oor ons harte en gedagtes die wag hou in Christus Jesus (Filippense 4: 6-7).

Vriendelike Groete,
Henri Weideman

Newsflash: Friday, 24 November 2023

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AFM Newsflash Friday_24 Nov_2023

RESOURCES

AFM of SA Calendar 2024 – Updated
(Last Update: NCM GBM – 7 Sept):
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

R1 per AFM Member Campaign:
https://youtu.be/iu4qoJnjz0w

Dear Colleague,

Today marks the start of our AFM Welfare Weekend. We have shared more about this nationwide celebration in our previous Newsflash (dated Friday, 10 November 2023) – and we include the information again here for easy reference. I would like to thank our Assemblies and members in advance for the activities that are planned for this weekend.

Apart from taking up a special Sunday Offering, I also would like to raise more awareness about the R1 per Member Campaign. This is an AFM Welfare fundraising initiative that calls on all our members to consider making a financial contribution to the work done through the Welfare Department of our church. I share more about this initiative in a video message – and request you, as Pastor of your Assembly, to humbly share this request with your members.

R1 per Member Campaign – Video Message (Dr Henri Weideman):

AFM WELFARE WEEKEND: 24-26 NOVEMBER 2023

This year’s theme is:

“Church in Community and Community in Church!”

The AFM Welfare Weekend presents AFM Assemblies with a unique opportunity to shed light on the importance of “Community Involvement” as one of the drivers of the AFM’s plan to be missional. We are not saying that reaching out to our communities should only take place over this specific weekend. But we are saying that it is an opportunity to create a sole focus on this important driver of missionality. Reaching out to our communities with the love of God is at the heart of being missional.

AFM Welfare Weekend – Video message from Pastor Bongiwe Naile :

This year AFM Assemblies are called to the following 4 actions:

    • Bring them in! – invite and serve your community within the walls of the church.
    • Go out! – reach out and serve your community outside the walls of the church.
    • On Sunday, worship and preach a welfare-oriented message – our suggested spiritual theme for Sunday is: “Connecting our Faith to our Actions.”
    • Take up a Sunday offering for AFM Welfare.

We humbly request that an offering be taken up for AFM Welfare and deposited in the following account:

The Executive Welfare Council of the AFM of SA
ABSA (Centurion)
Branch Code # 632005
Account # 0105 5290 764
Type: Cheque

Kindly use your Assembly’s name as a reference – AFM Welfare would like the opportunity to thank you and your Assembly for your support and contribution. We would like to invite AFM Assemblies to send us photos and video clips of their Welfare Weekends so that they can be shared on AFM Welfare’s social media platforms. With this content, we are hoping to showcase and inspire other AFM Assemblies to do the same: info@afmwelfare.org.za.

We are a church with a heart for God, people, and the communities we live in. It strongly reminds us of our AFM Vision statement: “We see a church accessible to all people, celebrating our unity and God-given diversity, empowering our members for caring and changing communities to the glory of God.”

Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

Nuusflits: Vrydag, 24 November 2023

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

AGS Nuusflits Vrydag_24 Nov_2023

HULPBRONNE

AGS van SA Kalender 2024 – Opgedateer
(Nuwe Opdatering: NCM GBM – 7 September):
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2024/

R1 per AGS-Lidmaat Veldtog:
https://youtu.be/iu4qoJnjz0w

Liewe Kollega,

Vandag begin die AGS Welsyn Naweek. Ons het meer oor hierdie landwye aksie gedeel in ons vorige Nuusflits (op Vrydag, 10 November 2023) – en ons sluit die inligting weer in hierdie Nuusflits in. Ek wil graag ons Gemeentes en lidmate by voorbaat bedank vir die aktiwiteite wat vir hierdie naweek beplan en uitgevoer gaan word.

Behalwe vir die versoek dat ons hierdie Sondag ‘n spesiale offerande opneem vir die AGS Welsyn, wil ek ook meer bewusmaking skep oor die R1 per AGS-lidmaat veldtog. Hierdie is ‘n AGS Welsyn fondsinsameling inisiatief wat ‘n beroep doen op al ons lidmate om ‘n finansiële bydrae te oorweeg – om die werk wat deur hierdie Departement van ons kerk gedoen word, te ondersteun. Ek deel meer oor hierdie inisiatief in ‘n video boodskap – en versoek jou as Pastoor van jou Gemeente, om hierdie versoek ook nederig met jou lidmate te deel.

R1 per AGS Lidmaat Veldtog – Video Boodskap (Dr Henri Weideman):

AGS WELSYN NAWEEK : 24-26 NOVEMBER 2023

Vanjaar se tema is:
“Church in Community and Community in Church!”

Die AGS Welsyn Naweek is ‘n unieke geleentheid vir AGS Gemeentes om lig te werp op die belangrikheid van “Gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid” as een van die dryfvere van die AGS se missionêre plan. Ons sê nie dat uitreike na ons gemeenskappe eers of slegs oor hierdie spesifieke naweek moet plaasvind nie – maar ons sê dat dit ‘n geleentheid is om ‘n uitsluitlike fokus op hierdie belangrike drywer van missionaliteit te skep. Om uit te reik na ons gemeenskappe met die liefde van God is die kern van missionaliteit.

AGS Welsyn Naweek – ‘n Video Boodskap (Past. Bongiwe Naile) :

Vanjaar daag ons AGS Gemeentes uit om die volgende 4 aksies uit te voer:

    • Bring hulle in! Nooi en dien jou gemeenskap binne die mure van die kerk.
    • Gaan uit! Reik uit en dien jou gemeenskap buite die mure van die kerk.
    • Aanbid en verkondig Sondag ’n welsynsgerigte boodskap – ons voorgestelde geestelike tema vir Sondag is: “Verbind ons geloof met ons aksies.”
    • Neem ‘n Sondag-offerande vir die AGS Welsyn op.

Ons versoek nederig dat ‘n offerande vir AGS Welsyn opgeneem word en in die volgende rekening gedeponeer word:

The Executive Welfare Council of the AFM of SA
ABSA (Centurion)
Takkode # 632005
Rekening # 0105 5290 764
Tipe: Cheque

Gebruik asseblief jou AGS Gemeente se naam as verwysing – die AGS Welsyn wil graag die geleentheid hê om jou Gemeente te bedank vir die ondersteuning en bydrae. Ons moedig jou graag aan om vir ons fotos en videogrepe van jou Welsyn Naweek te stuur sodat ons dit kan deel op die AGS Welsyn se sosiale media platforms. Met hierdie inhoud hoop ons om verdere bewusmaking te skep van die AGS Welsyn Naweek en ander AGS Gemeentes te inspireer om dieselfde te doen: info@afmwelfare.org.za.

Ons is ‘n kerk met ‘n hart vir God, mense en die gemeenskappe waarin ons leef. Dit herinner ons sterk aan ons AGS-visiestelling: “We see a church accessible to all people, celebrating our unity and God-given diversity, empowering our members for caring and changing communities to the glory of God.”

Vriendelike Groete,
Henri Weideman