Put your Region/Network Name Here Empowerment: One AFM Game Plan Date Venue Opening Ceremony (9:30-10:30) • Program: Praise & Worship Waka Waka – It’s time for AFM! Regional Committee Opening Address AFM Team Announcement: ACCEPT THE CALL! Waka Waka – It’s time for AFM! You're a good soldier Choosing your battles Pick yourself up And dust yourself off And back in the saddle You're on the frontline For the Great Commission You know it's serious We're getting closer This isn’t over The game is on You feel it And you've got it all Believe it When you fall get up Oh oh... And if you fall get up Eh eh... Tsamina mina Zangalewa Cuz this is AFM Tsamina mina eh eh Waka Waka eh eh Tsamina mina zangalewa This time for AFM Waka Waka – It’s time for AFM! Listen to God This is our motto His time to shine Don’t wait in line Y vamos por Todo People are searching For salvation Go on and feed them This is His moment No hesitations Today's the day You know it His paved the way Believe it If you get down Get up Oh oh... If you get down Get up eh eh... Tsamina mina zangalewa This time for AFM Tsamina mina eh eh Waka Waka eh eh Tsamina mina zangalewa This time for AFM Tsamina mina eh eh Waka Waka eh eh Tsamina mina zangalewa This time for AFM Waka Waka – It’s time for AFM! Awela Majoni Biggie Biggie Mama One A To Z Athi sithi LaMajoni Biggie Biggie Mama From East To West Bathi Waka Waka Ma Eh Eh Waka Waka Ma Eh Eh Zonke zizwe mazi buye 'Cause this is AFM Tsamina mina, eh eh Waka waka, eh eh Tsamina mina zangalewa Anawa a a Tsamina mina, eh eh Waka waka, eh eh Tsamina mina zangalewa This time for AFM Game plan on on Game plan on on Tsamina mina zangalewa Anawa a a Game Plan on on Game Plan on on Tsamina mina zangalewa Anawa a a This time for AFM (2x) We're all AFM (2x) Regional Committee: Opening Address • Where does the One AFM Game Plan come from? • Take a look at the AFM’s strategic history: 2000: NLF produced the AFM Master Plan. Was in place for a few years but not driven strongly enough. 2012: NLF accepted a 2nd plan called the Vision 20/20 plan. The focus of this plan is on the AFM’s apostolic or missional calling [The Great Commission as in Matthew] Background • The AFM’s strategic history (cont): 2013: Now there were 2 documents attempting to provide direction for the church. There was an uncertainty as to which document to promote. 2013: National Office Bearers consolidated the “AFM Master Plan” and the “Vision 20/20 Plan” to form one document providing the strategic direction for the church → The One AFM Game Plan. Background • The need for UNITY now became apparent: – One church following one plan! Challenges • Lack of mutual understanding when it comes to the meaning of our key focus areas: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Empowerment Ecumenical Socio-Economic Relevance Governance Discipleship • The AFM Strategy is a theoretical document. What is needed is practical definitions & actions that will establish a missional “way of doing things”, i.e. missional culture. Challenges • To achieve UNITY, and address the challenges - a process is needed that will help us to move from: Theory to practice. Ideas to activities. Words to actions. Definitions to culture. Insights to behaviour. Solution • The One AFM Game Plan! • What will the One AFM Game Plan do for the church? Strengthen commitment & passion. Create mutual understanding. Produce practical definitions . Define roles for people on all levels of the AFM. Develop communication capacity. Lead to the implementation of the strategy. Empower church leaders to measure and set objectives. Solution • One AFM Game Plan – what does it entail? We think of all AFM Pastors & Colleagues as a TEAM. The AFM TEAM. The game? MISSIONAL CHURCH. [Biblical foundation for a sports metaphor] The stake? Fulfilling the Great Commission. The Regional Committee members become COACHES and MENTORS for their local pastors & assemblies. And in turn local pastors become Great Commission COACHES & MENTORS for their own assemblies. Solution NOB (2013) NLF (2013) Regional Committees (2014) AFM Pastors & Governing Bodies (2015) Assembly Leadership (2015) AFM Members (2016) Solution • One AFM Game Plan on NLF Level: – NLF Launch on 19 November 2013 @ Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre. – NLF members are participating in an E-Learning Programme. – NOB Members are acting as COACHES & MENTORS for the NLF members. Solution • One AFM Game Plan on Regional Committee Level: – NOB Regional Empowerment Sessions. – Here Regional Leaders acted as COACHES for their Regional Committees. Solution • We, right your region/network name here, are ready to take the One AFM Game Plan to our Pastors & Governing Bodies. • Take the first step in your One AFM Game Plan journey: ACCEPT THE CALL! Move from being a FAN to being an active, dedicated & committed PLAYER in the AFM TEAM. The Regional Committee invites YOU to ACCEPT THE CALL to be a PLAYER in the AFM TEAM. • Remember to order your One AFM Game Plan shirt! Fellowship – Tea Break • Join us! Congratulations! • Now you are an official PLAYER in TEAM AFM! • Welcome to your training programme! • The objectives of this 2-day training are: – To train you as pastor and member of the governing body in the use of the One AFM Game Plan tool. – At the end of the 2-days, give each assembly a One AFM Game Set of their own – encouraging our pastors to repeat the process with their assembly leadership. The One AFM Game • The One AFM Game is based on the following principles: LEARN THE GAME – Surely a winning team needs to know their game! Good knowledge of the rules and terminology is a must. In the One AFM Game we review the meaning of our key focus areas. TALK GAME PLAN – No team can be successful without a Game Plan! In a winning team every player knows what their role is. In the One AFM Game we translate definitions to actions; and in this process identify what our specific role is. Play! (Card 1 – 11) Missional • • • • • • The Great Commission – Mt. 28:19. It’s the result of John 3:16. It’s the real business of the church. It’s fundamental to everything we do. It’s engraved in our name. It’s the reason for our existence. Continue Play (Card 12 – 15) 1. Definition 2. Application 3. Role Play! (Card 15) Empowerment • Our Biblical mandate – Ephesians 4:11+12. • Discipleship implies empowerment. • Jesus, the perfect example of an empowering leader – teach, demonstrate, self-practise. • Equip members according to their skills & talent. • ALL members are called ones. Continue Play (Card 16 – 18) 1. Definition 2. Application 3. Role Play! (Card 19) Ecumenical • • • • • Obedience to John 17. Acknowledging the body of Christ. Avoid exclusivity. Believers taking hands, on different levels. His Kingdom - more than one denomination. Continue Play (Card 20 – 22) 1. Definition 2. Application 3. Role Play! (Card 19) Socio-Economic & Ethical Relevance • Our motivation – God’s love! • Help people to help themselves through caring, sharing and helping the poor. • Guard against keeping people dependant which tend to lead to entitlement. • Empower people to take responsibility for their own future. Continue Play (Card 24 – 26) 1. Definition 2. Application 3. Role Play! (Card 30) Governance • • • • • • It’s about oversight on all church levels. Stewardship of God’s people and interests. Accountability. Transparency. Integrity. Punctuality. Continue Play (Card 28 – 30) 1. Definition 2. Application 3. Role Play! (Card 32) Discipleship • • • • Math. 28:19 - Disciples not merely converts. True followers of Christ. Importance of character. Apostolic/missional in nature. Continue Play (Card 36 – 39) 1. Definition 2. Application 3. Role Finish! • Thank you for participating in the Regional Empowerment Session. • The way forward... Today all of you were part of a significant process which aims to UNIFY the AFM → One church following one plan. You received training in using a tool that will help you to grow your missional assembly → without disregarding your current assembly mission and vision. Finish! • What happens next? 1. Each pastor receives a One AFM Game Box to take back to their assemblies. 2. Each Game Box contains all the material that is required to repeat the Game with assembly leaders. A special RESOURCE CD is also included – packed with information, electronic resources and a step-by-step help guide for the pastor. 3. Now a pastor can present the One AFM Game Plan Empowerment to his/her assembly leaders. Finish! • What happens next? 4. After presenting the One AFM Game Plan Empowerment, the pastor will be required to record the results on a Power Point Template (which is on the RESOURCE CD) and send this back to the committee. 5. The committee will provide feedback on each Power Point Template that is received. From this point forward, the committee will use this feedback to provide coaching and mentorship to local assemblies. Finish! • What happens next? 6. Resist the temptation to present the One AFM Game Plan to the members of the church. 2016 marks the beginning of a special roll-out to our members. However, before this can happen we need to ensure that colleagues on all levels of the AFM has been exposed to this process. Our member roll-out will be the most important step in the whole One AFM Game Plan process! Together, moving in unity to fulfil our God-given missional calling!