– builds on society’s great love of sports and uses it as platform to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.Read more here
– this is an organisation which seeks to serve and encourage members of the political and diplomatic communities.Read more here
– provides life skills for character development. This is an educational strategy that helps participants preserve health.Read more here
– provides Christ-centered teaching and resources that help build godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.Read more here
Global Aid Network is an international network of ministries and churches, operating under the umbrella of Campus Crusade for Christ.Read more here
Takes Jesus to the people where they are, in their own language. The film, based on the Gospel of Luke, has been translated into more than 1400 languages.Read more here
Mobilises the body of Christ to take Jesus to the least evangelised and unreached people groups of the world. And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?Read more here
Consists of small groups of Christian mothers whose primary objective is to provide prayer and moral support to children, teachers and school administrators.Read more here
Prayer is essential to our Mission and is expected to be integrated with the whole ministry. Dependence on God expressed through the lifestyle of prayer and a growing network.Read more here
‘All it takes is an INVITATION!’
“Would you like to play some sport with us?”
Some people were initially hesitant; some shy, some surprised, some flattered but most eager to come and play.
Sport is the one language that breaks all the barriers of language, culture and race. This fact was once again evident at the 2016 Plett Beach Mission. An invitation can result in a ‘Yes’ or ‘No thank you’. Asking a stranger to come and play can initially be a daunting task, but when you see the positive response to your invitation you are amazed. “Can it really be so easy?” “People love being invited! Their response is awesome!” A stranger becomes a friend and you have an opportunity to tell them about your friend Jesus.
The daily fun and tournaments of soccer, touch rugby and volleyball were all aimed at giving the team an opportunity to build relationships and share the gospel. Some people had heard of Jesus but many do not know anything about him. Everyone was very open to our challenges about their relationship with God. We trust the Lord for the seeds planted, questions answered and for the new birth given.
The mission once again highlighted the vast potential of training up church and youth leaders to use sport as a way to reach the people in their communities with the gospel. The Knysna Baptist church folk who joined the team for two days experienced the dynamic of sports ministry and how easy it is to share the gospel.
We need to pray for more godly, reliable and committed workers to go out into their communities with the life transforming saving truth of the gospel.
A huge thank you to the people of St Thomas Methodist Church for your ongoing partnership with us and to all our prayer and financial supporters.
“Moving from Information to Experience.” That was the theme of Indigitous jo’burg. I think by now everyone has realised that our “physical world or life” and our “digital world or life” is no longer two separate domains and we do not migrate between the two any more. Our digital world is just as much part of our daily life as eat, sleep and going to work. That is one of the reasons that we do not go to our laptops and phone to just get information but we see them rather as part of our everyday life and therefore it is much more of an experience of using digital platforms, than a tool to gather information.
Because Indigitous jo’burg was a combined effort of Southern and Eastern Africa, Francophone Africa and West Africa, there were delegates from all over Africa that participated in the Digital School of Leadership(DSL) and Indigitous jo’burg.
The main objective of DSL was to equip staff and volunteers that are using Digital Strategies(DS) to do ministry as well as other staff of Campus Crusade for Christ that is not part of DS to effectively, use online tools and social media in their ministries. We are doing this to make sure that we reach Digital Maturity within our organisation, Campus Crusade for Christ. To understand the concept of Digital Maturity better, take a few minutes to watch this short video by “clicking here”
After DSL we moved our focus to Indigitous jo’burg. The goal with Indigitous is to move the focus away from any organisation, tool or strategy. With Indigitous we want to equip anyone that want to use “digital” to expand the Kingdom of God. We want to connect them with which ever tool or strategy will work best in their community and environment. Our aim is to empower the local people or organisations (indigenous people) to reach their community digitally, because they understand the needs and culture best! We want to connect them with platforms, tools and strategies that will work best for them. And if there is a need, for a tool or platform, that has not yet been developed we want to take hands with them, and develop these tools, platforms and strategies with them, in order to reach there communities most effectively.
Topics that was addressed at Indigitous jo’burg include:
Then the projects that were started at Indigitous jo’burg:
Click on the names below to read about the experiences of some of the people that attended DSL and Indigitous jo’burg:
What is a “hackathon”? “Indigitous #Hack is an opportunity to unleash the huge potential in a generation of technologists to improve our world. The event(s) did allow a community of passionate people to use their God-given gifts and experience to help individuals and organizations serve others better.”-Ken Cochrum.(This is from Miheret Tilahun’s News letter: “You prayed God answered!” Click here to read more)
The weekend from 4-6 November was a time of great excitement when coders and designers from all over the world took up the challenge of making a difference in the world through online products and strategies.
These are the projects that we worked on during the 3 day #Hack.
This year there were 28 cities and an online community that participated in this #Hack.
We want to ad Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town to this list. If you are interested or know someone that might be exited about this, please contact me. I would love to meet with them.
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