THE APOSTOLIC FAITH MISSION OF SA DIE APOSTOLIESE GELOOFSENDING VAN SA
NuusďŹ‚its | 2 December 2016 Dear Colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our pastors and their families and all members of the AFM a blessed, value adding and happy Christmas and New Year. I pray for travelling mercies for those who will be travelling by road, sea and air. May the coming recess rejuvenate you for your ministry in 2017. This Newsflash marks our final communication for the year. Packed with relevant information, please make sure that you donâ€™t miss important developments in our church. Blessings! MG MAHLOBO 1. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM (NLF) MEETING The NLF had their last meeting for the year from 14-17 November in Johannesburg. To get an overview of the most important issues and strategic talking points of the meeting, download the NLF summary below prepared by the General Secretary Dr. H.J. Weideman: http://www.afm-ags.org/pastoral-communication 2. SURVEY TO MEASURE PASTORAL COMMUNICATION A great deal of intentional effort has been invested to create a stronger connection and openness between the AFM National Office and its local pastors across the South African landscape. Regular Newsflashes, Pastoral Letters, SMS messages and relevant content all form part of the effort to get important information to our pastors in a timely manner. We invite you to take 5 minutes to complete an online survey. Tell us what we are doing well and what we can do to improve. Your input and feedback will assist us to make the needed changes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FN8K96S 3. 2017 NOB STREEKSBESOEKE The NOB is looking forward to meeting with regions, networks and departments in 2017. The specific dates and venues are as follow:
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AFM Despatch AFM Lofoord (Upington) AFM Jubilate (Bloemfontein) AFM Goodwood Porche Villa Hotel Thohoyandou (Muledane) AFM Potters House (Witbank) Rheeboksfontein Herlewingsentrum (Mayville – Pretoria) AFM Kingsway (Amanzimtoti)
For more information download the formal Invitation Letter and Program from the link below: http://www.afm-ags.org/pastoral-communication 4. CLAIMING OF TITHES AS A TAX DEDUCTIBLE EXPENSE Over the past two weeks we have received a number of enquiries regarding this issue. Past. Barend Petersen, our General Treasurer compiled a user-friendly explanation and guideline that will equip our pastors to address this issue effectively in their local assemblies: http://www.afm-ags.org/pastoral-communication 5. AFM’S RESPONSE TO PROPOSED NEW BILL ON HATE CRIMES/HATE SPEECH AND CRL PRELIMINARY REPORT Kindly take note of the following two AFM documents regarding this issue. THE AFM’S PRINCIPLED POSITION ON THE PROPOSED BILL ON THE PREVENTION AND COMBATTING OF HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH: http://www.afm-ags.org/pastoral-communication CRITIQUE OF THE PRELIMINARY REPORT: http://www.afm-ags.org/pastoral-communication 6. AFM WELFARE DEPARTMENT The Welfare Department is approaching the church with a request for a special gift towards the children’s division of the AFM Welfare Department. Please do as you are led, but we would sincerely appreciate a financial gift or an action that involves your assembly as a whole. On a given Sunday or on Christmas Day SMS the word CHILD to 42555 which will give Umephi a R30 donation. This action takes less than a minute and will make a huge difference to the Children’s division. For more information on this request download the document below: http://www.afm-ags.org/pastoral-communication
7. PASTORAL LETTER 4TH QUARTER IIf you perhaps missed the Pastoral Letter for the 4th Quarter I would like to encourage you to download it. Relevant information about the Presidentâ€™s focus for the AFM is outlined and will give you a good idea of where the hearts and minds of our leaders are heading: http://www.afm-ags.org/pastoral-communication THE APOSTOLIC FAITH MISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL OFFICE Building no.14 | Central Office Park | 257 Jean Ave | Centurion Gauteng South Africa P.O. Box 9450 Centurion 0046 Tel: 27 12 644 0490 | Fax: 27 12 644 0732/4 | www.afm-ags.org Newsletter Editor: Past. M.G. Mahlobo (President of the AFM) firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Enquiries: Chantalle Schutte (Internal Communication Specialist) email@example.com The WHOLE church taking the WHOLE Gospel to the WHOLE world.