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*new Documents of 27-30 September 2012 Consultation held @ Butterworth Circuit 2012 (updated 13 September 2012):

Celebrating Queenstown District Newsletter

Mission Outreach during Consultation

PROGRAMS

YOUTH SPIRITUALITY:

  • Spirituality in our district youth unit is in a very high level. Praising and worshipping in different moods, rejoicing and dancing for the Lord together with solemn worship is at its best.
  • Young people spirituality is enhanced in our district by number of activities such as Bible Studies (Contextual Understanding & Interpretation of the scriptures), Praising and Worshipping, Healing Services, etc.
  • Revivals, Pastoral Visits to give hope to the needy has played a significant role in rising youth spirituality
  • Services conducted by some ministers in our events have made a remarkable contribution in touching young people’s hearts and thus growing their spirituality
  • Programmes of prayer partners, intercessors and youth prayer groups are manifesting themselves throughout the district.

 

HIV/AIDS: 

  • Quite a number of HIV-AIDS Awareness Campaigns that are taking place frequently from circuit to circuit and other circuits have partnership with Love Life
  • Manifestations of voluntary testing are largely taking place through VCT centres that are opened in some of our district events, i.e synods
  • Disclosure of status by young people is improving and increasing gradually in both respective circuits and at district events as well
  • Support Groups which are constituted by Guilders are established and officially launched in some circuits
  • We seek to improve on how we can provide support systems to the families out there that do not have anyone to take care of them as a result of this pandemic.


POVERTY ALLEVIATION & ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT:

  • First and foremost our district is predominantly rural, there has been a number of agricultural projects that some circuits have embarked on such as vegetable gardens, farming, poultry, piggery, etc.
  • Business projects like Catering Companies, Sewing projects, Car Wash have been reported as other projects that some circuits have embarked on as their economic empowerment campaigns
  • Skills development programs are taking place in some of our district events like project management, developing a business plan, etc.
  • We intend to promote young people on establishing more small business companies, entrepreneurships and other booming businesses as to self employ themselves

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

  • Having the District Sunday School Superintendent who is closely monitoring this ministry and providing support to circuits beyond any reasonable doubt is bearing good fruits
  • A program of action that was developed by Sunday School Teachers in a seminar on how best children’s ministry can operate as from society to district level is implemented quite effectively by some circuits.
  • Empowerment seminars for support in implementing the new syllabus are cascaded now into regions as to as assist many Sunday School Teachers in circuits.
  • Sunday School Recreation Festival (an annual event), which is an event to unleash children talents and potential in variety of activities is an awesome moment for the kids. Last year it was revitalized to be a competition for all the activities and Diploma Certificates (Awards) and Trophies were issued out for the outstanding performances. Sunday Scholars beyond any reasonable are enjoying this event and they are giving it their best shot in front of a full capacitated hall with audience. Department of Sports, Arts & Culture are involved in this talent search for support & motivation to our kids.
  • We intend to influence and encourage more guilders to volunteer themselves on the work of children’s ministry as the new syllabus requires more literacy than ever. Currently their numbers are excitingly improving in terms of availing themselves in children’s ministry.


WHAT ARE THE YOUTH STRUCTURES WITHIN TOUR DISTRICT?

  • Wesley Guild & Sunday School. Methssoc is still struggling to officially establish itself in different institutions, but Walter Sisulu University of Technology in Berlin-East London has indicated signs of a formal and official launch of this society under East London Circuit 314.
  • Integration Implementation Strategy has been developed for operation and implementation by circuits particularly geographic ones.
  • Conversations with youth structures of white and geographic circuits with district executive representatives are taking their course underway.

HOW DO YOU OPERATE IN RELATION TO ONE ANOTHER?

  • The two structures are under one executive committee at district level and we are perpetuating that to take place in all our circuits although this is still a struggle in some circuits but in general these are working close to one another

We are now balancing our programs in different district events to accommodate equally both Wesley Guild and Sunday School as this was a Sunday School Teacher’s grievance in the past.



WHAT ARE OTHER UNIQUE PROGRAMS TO YOUR DISTRICT?

  • There is a lot of mission work taking place in our district pioneered and championed by young people, i.e
  • Collecting unused clothes from Guilders and hand them over to orphans
  • Visitations to Rehabilitation Centres, Children’s Home & Old Age Homes (i.e Nobonke Rehab Centre, Masizakhe Children’s Home, EThembeni Old Age Home) and providing them with clothing items and food.
  • Hospitals and Prisons are frequently visited as well to offer hope to hopeless. In hospitals necessary equipments/materials like toothbrushes, colgates, bath towels, soaps, etc. are presented with love and care to patients
  • Youth has been involved in outreach programs of the church such as the needy learners sponsored with school uniform through projects within our church.
  • Mvume Dandala Mission Fund as one of greatest financial  resource for mission & extension. Through this fund we have continued with a contribution of an amount of R30 000 towards Queenstown District Bursary Fund in assisting young people who are unable to further their tertiary education studies. Our Youth Unit is continuing to benefit from this integrated bursary fund as there are 13 youth unit members that have been granted the bursary this year and some of them are on the final year. The funds generated by this fund are increasing annually almost by a rate of 26-28 %. The amount raised in 2006 was R23 083. 95, in 2007 it was R32 607. 00 and 2008 it was R45 521.75
  • Sports Ministry in our district has reached its climax through a Fellowship & Sports Week-end where circuits stretch their muscles in different sporting codes in a tournament. Winners in these different codes are presented with trophies and medals. Soccer and Netball are the most codes the circuits participate on. Beyond any reasonable doubt this is a program/event that unleash other talents and skills within our movement and another form of evangelical strategy to recruit more young people in our church.

WHAT ARE YOUR CHALLENGES?

  • Poverty & Unemployment
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Urbanisation
  • Skills development



STATISTICS

  • Data Membership Forms are developed for an accurate statistical record of our membership and skills audit. Not all circuits have already submitted them so currently the stats we have is not accurate.

    

 

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