Newsflash: Friday, 2 October 2020

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AFM 2 OCT ENG Newsletter


1. AFM Welfare R1-Campaign 

2. Pastoral Letter: 3rd Quarter 

3. The 2020 NOB Empowerment Visits Material

4. The 2021 AFM Calendar


As it is written in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, let us keep encouraging each other in challenging times. I am still praying for you, your family and your congregation. Continue to be a faithful servant of the Lord: “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” – Hebrews 6:10.


The Welfare Department of the church held their first-ever virtual AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday, 30 September 2020. More than 65 different electronic devices checked in to be part of this historic meeting. The meeting was hosted at the AFM National Offices in Centurion, Pretoria. A variety of AFM Welfare delegates attended the meeting, including representatives of Old Age Homes, Retirement Villages, Child and Youth Care Centres, Foster Homes, Affiliates, other NPO’s as well as representatives and NLF (National Leadership Forum) members from various AFM Regions and Networks. It was indeed a meaningful moment in time.

Community Involvement is one of the 5 drivers of our One AFM Game Plan. South African communities are suffering from various challenges including poverty, high unemployment, low income, family breakdown, poor standards of education, AIDS, violence against women and children, drug use and abuse and inequality. AFM Assemblies are encouraged to get involved with the social problems and challenges of their local communities and implement social actions that will bring positive change to the people in their communities.

The church is ideally positioned to bring change in the lives of people in various communities across South Africa. Our Welfare Department has the tools, knowledge and programmes to support AFM Assemblies on the practical implementation of the Community Involvement driver. I want to encourage you to download the AFM Welfare’s Annual Report here:

Kindly note that the Financial Report is also available (on request) from Acting CEO, Ashley Theron:


I would like to remind you of the AFM Welfare’s humble request for at least a R1 per month gift from willing AFM members. This request was included in the AFM Circular dated 17 August 2020:

As part of the request, AFM Welfare promised to make a “toolkit” available that will equip Pastors to communicate with their members about the request. This “toolkit” is now available and can be downloaded from the following link:

3. MIL NOTICE (Ministry Integrated Learning

Kindly take note that the October MIL Workshops are postponed to 9-11 November in Pretoria, and 16-18 November in Amanzimtoti. We will not be able to accommodate the mentors of MIL candidates, as well as pastors attending for PCD purposes. Thus, only current registered MIL participants will be able to attend (this includes candidates part of the Resolution 818). For any inquiries, please contact the National MIL Coordinator, Dr. Christo van den Berg at 082 086 6269.


MG Mahlobo

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