Youth for Christ South Africa

Mandela

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Dec 13

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Mandela

  I'm sitting at my desk thinking about Nelson Mandela's legacy. Yesterday was his memorial service and it is clear that he personified what it means to put others first and the good of the nation. In South Africa, we call this, Ubuntu. Putting others first is not a new concept. Jesus taught his disciples that the greatest ...

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Nov 13

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Finishing Strong

Often as Youth Pastors and Leaders in the fourth term of Youth Ministry we wind down when we should be winding up. The best time to pull off the stops is the last term. Few key things to finish strong in terms of your Youth Programs. Don’t Forget Basics Never lose the your basics in Youth Ministry. Connect with the individuals on a ...

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Nov 13

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Values & Money: Free Church Resource

God talks about money and wealth. So should you and your church. Here’s something to make it enable you to do that with ease and clarity... Earlier, we did a post about how South Africa is drowning in money… problems. We also touched on how Youth for Christ South Africa (YfCSA) has partnered with Heartlines to make a difference ...

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Oct 13

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A Concern For South African Schools

The last few weeks have seen disturbing reports about violence and aggression in schools. Reports of teachers being assaulted by learners featured on media. Based on media reports, it is not easy to easy to ascertain whether this is a new or something that has plagued the schools for a while now. The Saturday Star on the 12 October ...

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building a team that lasts

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Oct 13

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Building A Youth Ministry Team That Lasts

This post touched on the importance of having clear standards for your youth ministry's leadership team. The nature of your team directly affects the your effectiveness in creating evangelism and discipleship opportunities for young people. We need to be careful to build teams that last for stable youth ministries. Unstable ...

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Sep 13

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What Youth Leaders Must Do On Student Holidays

School holidays happen are a set feature of every year. Well, you heard it here first ;-) Moving on, what should youth workers do with or during school holidays? Here are a few suggestions: Nothing Youth pastors, leaders, workers etc. also need a time out. Rest is so important that God commands it. Also, Solomon the wisest man, who ...

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Aug 13

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No Ordinary Year(s) | Hlabi’s Story

I recently caught up with Lehlabile “Hlabi” Molele. I asked her a few questions about her time on Buyela one of Youth for Christ South Africa’s (YfCSA) year-of-your-life teams. Hlabi (pictured below) was a part of Buyela in 2011 and 2012. She is currently studying Graphic Design and Art Direction. Blessing [B]: What made you ...

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Jul 13

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Geared To The Times… | Part 1

There's a code that people and organisations live by. Some of it is spoken and it is also lived. This is one of the things that makes part of our code:   Geared To The Times, Anchored To The Rock…   This is a motto Youth for Christ (YfC) strongly believes in and does everything by. "Geared To The Times" is the focus of ...

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Jul 13

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The Essence of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Every now and then history is punctuated by heroes that upset the things as they are for the sake of a better world. The world and South Africa, in particular, is privileged to be endowed with Nelson Mandela. It seems redundant to recount everything he is and has accomplished. His legacy is that of justice, love and compassion in ...

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the space and place for values

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Jul 13

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The Space And Place For Values

Not all learning and teaching is obvious. Some of the lessons we teach and learn are by observation and some we just catch. Some people claim, such as, that there is not school for parenting. This is not true. We learn from other people how we behave or ought to. Not only that, we learn how not to behave. The history of the world ...

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May 13

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The Message | P for Planning Series

This is part of "The P for Planning" Series. This is series is about showing the importance of Planning for your youth ministry and meetings. So, you've prayed about what your youth group, ministry or club should be focusing on. You've had conversations with you local church leadership and your leadership team. This post's focus ...

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Activity and Programs; A Threat To Youth Ministry

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Mar 13

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Activity and Programs; A Threat To Youth Ministry

  For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life ~ John 3:16 (NLT) The object of God's affection is obvious: people. "God loved the world = God loved all people. God loves people who ministered or served them through Christ's death and ...

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Jan 13

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Opportunities

As part of the Body of Christ, to see that every young person in every people group in every nation has the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become part of a local church Our vision is to see young people make decisions to be lifelong Christ followers. However, before we get to the point ...

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Oct 13

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South Africa Is Drowning In Money…

Actually, South Africa is drowning in money problems, not just money. Some of the challenges South Africa's young people are based on financial challenges youth face directly or otherwise. While interacting with some young people in high school, it was apparent to me that they are aware of the financial challenges. Some did work like ...

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Aug 13

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A Higher Standard | Youth Leadership Team

A couple of years ago it was much easier to be a leader because if someone had potential we brought him or her unto the leadership team. We used an acronym, “F.A.T. (Faithful, Available and Teachable) to decide who is going to be part of the team. We were fine with allowing people to become leaders because they said they had a ...

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Aug 13

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Listening

Sometimes our desire to make a difference is blocked by not listening. It is not that we cannot listen, it is that we do not. The first way to meet a need is to be aware of it. And we become aware by listening. Our ears and hearts need to be attentive. We need to be attentive to God and the needs around us. God hears the prayers of ...

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