Newsflash: Faithful Stewards of God’s Creation

AFM Newsflash_Friday_19 APR24

RESOURCES

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

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

AFM Pastoral Letter 1st Quarter (New!):
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-1st-quarter-2024/ 

AFM Colleague,

1. FAITHFUL STEWARDS OF GOD’S CREATION

Earth Day was started in April 1970 and serves as an annual reminder that our natural resources are valuable and that how we use or abuse them, has a major impact on our planet, our lives and our future. This year Earth Day is celebrated on Monday 22 April.

It is a reminder to Christians of our responsibility to be faithful stewards of God’s creation. Genesis 2:15 (NIV) states, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” This verse underscores our role as caretakers entrusted with the preservation and flourishing of the earth’s resources.

As followers of Christ, we cannot just look forward to our eternal future, while we are here on earth, we are also called to respect and protect the environment, ensuring its sustainability for future generations. Our actions should reflect gratitude for the abundant blessings bestowed upon us. We must respect the delicate balance of nature while using its provisions and blessings wisely. In celebrating Earth Day, let us renew our commitment to environmental stewardship, recognizing that every act of conservation is an act of honouring God the Creator and cherishing His magnificent creation.

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

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

3. UPCOMING EVENTS

Make sure to connect with information about upcoming empowerment and conference opportunities:

International Children’s Ministry Educators’ Conference 2024 (25-28 April 2024):
https://afm-ags.org/international-childrens-ministry-educators-conference-2024-25-28-april-2024/

National Men’s Fellowship Conference (17-19 May 2024):
https://afm-ags.org/nmf-conference-17-19-may-2024/

Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

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