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#Imagine koffie 13 Okt 2016

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Ons wil jou graag nooi om saam met ons te dink en beplan aan volgende jaar se Imagine 2017 byeenkoms vanaf 18 – 20 Maart 2017.

Ons nooi jou uit om lekker saam te kom koffie drink  Donderdag 13 Oktober 14:30 en te gesels oor hoe dit volgende jaar kan lyk en jou idees te deel.

R.S.V.P:

Anriette de Ridder

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Strategie vir jeugbediening

anriette-de-ridder-moderamen-jeug-gesprekDs Anriëtte de Ridder (PSD: Jeug en Familiebediening)  gesels tydens die Moderamenvergadering (Augustus 2016) in die Wes Kaap oor die strategie vir Jeugbediening – vanuit die Diensgroep vir Gemeentebegeleiding. Sekere vrae word as deel van hulle navorsing gebruik.

Geloof word met ‘n tafel vergelyk – die vier bene is verhoudinge, aksie, aanbidding en kennis. Dieselfde as oor jare, maar ANDERS – want die konteks waarin ons jeug leef, is totaal anders. Anriëtte se interessante styl van aanbieding skep ruimte vir goeie interaksie, sodat die lede van die moderamen kan opstaan en hulle gedagtes oor vraag 1 “Hoe leer jy kosmaak?” met mekaar kan deel.

Onder verskyn die voorlegging wat Anriëtte gemaak het.  Dit kan in gemeentes en tydens ringsittings nuttig aangewend word.

Anthonette Bridge: Ontmoet vir Huh en Ah-ha

jeugwerkersmosselbaaiGESPREK MET ANTHONETTE BRIDGE – JEUGWERKER – MOSSELBAAI AGS

Anthonette Bridge vertel dat die kinderbediening in die gemeente waar sy werksaam is, plaasvind tydens die twee oggend eredienste (dit word herhaal). Daar is eers ‘n groot groep byeenkoms vir Voorskool tot 6 saam en daarna is daar ‘n toepassing,aktiwiteit en omgee wat in klein groepies plaasvind. Sy ontwikkel die materiaal vir die lesse, sodat die temas aansluit by die preek reekse van die volwassenes. Dit is ‘n uitdaging om dit volhoubaar te doen, want dit neem baie tyd en dit verg baie kreatiwiteit om die temas steeds relevant en eenvoudig vir kinders te hou.

Haar groot uitdaging is dat Voorskool tot Graad 6 in een groep sit en dat die boodskap dus vir ‘n breë groep verstaanbaar en van toepassing moet wees. Hulle het egter ‘n kreatiewe oplossing gevind: sy en een van hul pastore trek aan soos twee karaktertjies en dra die boodskap oor deur middel van ‘n rollespel.. Sy sê hierdie twee karaktertjies het eintlik maar net spontaan ontwikkel.  Die twee karaktertjies se name is “Huh” en “Aha”. “Huh” is die “dom” karaktertjie met ʼn pienk pruik op, wat altyd die vrae vra en “Kaptein Aha” is weer die een wat verduidelik en meer antwoorde gee.

Sy vind dat die kleiner kinders veral met “Huh” se karakter identifiseer, terwyl die ouer kinders met “Aha” identifiseer, maar eintlik geniet almal die twee se manewales. Sy vind dat hierdie deurlopende karakters help ook om die weke se temas aan mekaar te verbind vir kontinuïteit.

DINKJEUG vra:

  • Is daar nog gemeentes wat met “karakters” werk in kinderbediening?
  • Is daar nog gemeentes wat deurlopend materiaal ontwikkel wat by die groter gemeente se preek temas aansluit?

 

Laat weet ons, sodat ons kan saamdink en deel.

Brian O’Connel speaks on “Education and a future of our youth”

winterskool-brian-oconnelO’Connel is the Head of the Western Cape Department of Education and he was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Winter School in Stellenbosch.

O’Conner started off with painting a picture of the future of the earth and it shocked the audience. He explained why climate changes are creating a major crisis and challenge for us. By 2025 there will be serious energy, water, food shortages, especially in South Africa.

His point was that this generation’s leaders are challenged to solve this problem. We need to influence the future. But in order to do this we must be talking about the right (important) things and we must be willing to change our way of thinking. We need to try make sense of the statistics and respond to it timeously. We need to start by changing the culture and the conversation. The church can play an important role in this.

The question that this talk left me with, was why am I not really thinking about climate change and the future? And why is this topic so seldom discussed in the church?

Abigail Hopley on the “selfie generation”

winterskool-abigail-hopleyAnriëtte de Ridder

Abigail Hopley was one of the session speakers at this year’s winter school in Stellenbosch. She started off by quoting the statistics of young people leaving the church as well as the reasons for it, from the book “You lost me” by David Kinnaman. She also showed a video clip of David Kinnaman where he requests that we engage in a conversation with young adults who have left the church.

She also described how social media influences the identity of the youth and explained why we it is important that we think about identity and social media when we work with the youth.

Abigail helped me remember that social media and media influences are not just a tool to reach young people but fundamentally changes the way the youth act, feel and think today.

Anita Cloete: youth culture

winterskool-anita-cloeteDr Anita Cloete

Dr Anita Cloete was a session speaker at this years Winter School in Stellenbosch. She started off by reframing the topic. The question according to her, is not “how can we make the youth feel at home in church? but rather, “What can we learn from young people about what church is?”.

She made 2 main points:

  • Youth are not a homogenous group

 

The church should be and look diverse if it wants to include and serve a diverse youth. She asked the question how we can practically become more diverse and including and she made some suggestions.

  • Teenagers live in a time of transition…

 

She also explained that teenage life is a good metaphor for the church. As teenagers are living in a time of transition, the church should also live in a a place of transition (change, movement, and not knowing everything, questioning, etc.) We are embodying something of the kingdom but we are also pointing to the Coming Kingdom.

Dr Cloete reminded me that we cannot generalize when speaking about the youth. There are many sub-cultures. After her talk I am left with the question – how well do I know the youth in my community?

Rev Esmé Bouwers on the role of the local church

winterskool-esme-bouwers-church-on-a-hillRev Esmé Bouwers was a keynote speaker at this years Winter School in Stellenbosch. She confronted and motivated the Winter School delegates with the question: is the church a city on a hill or “agter die klip”? What are the stones that hinder the church to shine and be the salt?

She described places in her own life where she saw the church as it should be – unified, in spite of theological differences. Humbly asking forgiveness. Seeking to serve.

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