Newsflash: Friday, 10 July 2020

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10 JULY ENG 2020

Fellow Colleagues,

Know that you are always in our prayers in this difficult time. Thank you that you remain faithful in your calling. You will be rewarded greatly.

In this Newsflash the focus is on the 2020 GBM. It is uncertain whether we will be able to hold the 2020 GBM as scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Leadership Forum (NLF) will discuss this matter and decide how we will proceed – as it greatly depends on further developments related to the virus. I thank you for your understanding and patience. I have also included information on the Ministry Integrated Learning (MIL) for your attention. We must all do something to deal with the scourge of the violence that is meted out to women and children in our country. I am also sharing relevant information in this regard.

1. RECENT CIRCULARS FOR YOUR ATTENTION

DATED: WEDNESDAY, 24 JUNE 2020

In this Circular the following issues were included:

  • The promulgated amendments to Appendix 11 of the Constitution of the AFM of SA. In respect of the Administration of Justice in the church.
  • The approved Assembly Leaders policy.
  • The approved amended policy of the National Children’s Ministry.
  • The approved amended Constitution of the Executive Welfare Council.
  • An invitation to the 2020 GBM.

To register for the GBM 2020 online, please use the link below:

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

To download this Circular and all relevant attachments, click on the link below:

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

DATED: TUESDAY, 7 JULY 2020

In this Circular AFM Pastors are invited to complete a survey regarding the status and challenges of discipleship. The survey can be accessed from the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K27L3WN

To download this Circular and all relevant attachments, click on the link below:

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

2. MIL APPLICATIONS: 2021 

Application forms for the 2021 MIL program is now available from:  www.milafm.co.za.  The due date is 15 August 2020 but may be extended because of the practical implications regarding the current national lockdown. Please note that because of the lockdown applications are to be forwarded by e-mail to [email protected] , and not posted by land mail. For any inquiries, please phone the MIL Coordinator, Dr. Christo van den Berg at 082 086 6269, or e-mail to the aforementioned e-mail address.

3. (NEW) AFM BLOG: ARTICLES ABOUT GBV & VIOLENCE AGAINST- AND ABUSE OF CHILDREN

We hear of violent deaths of women and children almost daily and we all wonder what kind of person can do such evil and heinous acts. We realise there is a need for a toolkit for Pastors and other church leaders to provide them with information (including the policy and legal framework) on violence against- and abuse of women and children and also practical guidelines that will spell out what to do when they are confronted with this major challenge in their congregations and communities they serve.

Please note that articles on the subject matter will be shared on a weekly basis via the AFM website. We trust that you will find the information useful, insightful and practical:

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

CONCLUSION

I would like to receive your feedback on the above matters and on how Covid-19 is affecting your ministry. Please send your e-mail to [email protected].

Blessings!

MG Mahlobo

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