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REPORT ON TCN GAUTENG REGION ACTIVITIES IN 2009
1. TCN GAUTENG REGION PASTORS MEETINGS HELD AT HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH NORTH IN 2009
1. WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2009
1.1 LEADERSHIP TRAINING
a. Pastors received a document: “Kingdom Dynamics: Leadership Principles” that was discussed with them and they were also given the opportunity to view a DVD on Character: “Raising a Team of Leaders”.
b. Attending Pastors were informed regarding the School of Ministry for 2010 and the procedure was explained.
c. Dates for the Progressive Pastoring training weeks, as well as the cost were conveyed to all Pastors and they were invited to attend the course in order to enrich their shepherding skills.
Pastors were introduced to the Jesus Film Outreach concept and the ministry process of proper follow-up and discipleship was explained to them. Arrangements were made to visit their areas.
a. We invited the TCN Pastors to attend our Annual Missions Conference on 15 March 2009 as a learning opportunity for them to implement the same idea strengthening missions in their areas and in their own churches.
b. Pastors were invited to attend the Easter Conference at HCCEast and each received a brochure regarding the programme.
c. The TCN Gauteng Regional Camp of 11th of June was introduced to all and that the guest speaker for that day would be Pastor Francois van Niekerk. Workshops was scheduled for Saturday 5 September 2009.
d. The probability of the Nation Changers Conference was discussed with all attendants.
e. Pastors who showed an interest in becoming part of the TCN Gauteng Network, were each given a TCN brochure, as well as application form for completion.
The meeting was concluded with prayer and what a blessed time of prayer it was.
2. WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 2009
Pastors with their Youth Leaders were invited to attend the meeting, which commenced with opening and welcome, after which a DVD was shown to the Pastors as well as to approximately 20 Youth Leaders: “There must be more of God!” All were encouraged.
a. The School of Ministry was discussed with the Pastors and the curriculum was read to them. Pastors who were interested in attending the School of Ministry in 2010 were requested to contact the Chairperson before end of May 2009.
b. Pastors indicate great interest in further training and spiritual foundation teachings and were given two hand-out documents: The Spiritual Foundation Programme and “Leading with Purpose”. It was agreed that two days (19 -20 May) would be dedicated to training TCN Pastors in the use of the Spiritual Foundation Course.
a. Effective Church growth was discussed with the Pastors. During these discussions, they were again introduced to the Jesus Film Outreach as a tool that can be used to save the lost. They were however informed that new converts should be followed up by counsellors/workers and discipled well in order to grow into mature people who dedicate their lives to the Lord.
b. The Week of Bounty was also communicated to them and they were encouraged to participate in giving to poor and needy people. Shadrack would co-ordinate all arrangements regarding the gathering and distribution of donations.
a. Pastors received a letter of invitation and registration form to the TCN Gauteng Regional Conference on 11 June 2009 which will commence at 09:00 at HCCNorth. Letters were also mailed to Pastors who did not attend the meeting of 17th April. Application forms were also distributed.
b. The Nation Changers Conference date (Friday 31 July – Saturday 1 August 2009) was communicated to them. Invitation letters and registration forms will be available soon and costs for the Conference will be determined.
c. The Pastors were invited to attend the Business People’s Prayer meeting every last Friday of each month at 06:30.
The meeting concluded with a time of powerful prayer and healthy fellowship.
3. FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2009
TCN Gauteng Pastors were invited to their six weekly meeting with Pastor Carel in the Upper Room at the Hatfield Christian Church North and was attended by approximately 51 Pastors and Leaders.
3.1 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Pastor Carel gave each attendant hand-out information on the following topics and discussed the content of the documents as part of Leadership Development:
3.2 THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM
Pastors were made aware of the five areas that would cause a team to become weak and explained the correct procedure in each of the following five areas in order to avoid team dysfunction in their Church Leadership:
a. Inattention to Results (Status & Ego).
b. Avoidance of Accountability (Low Standard).
c. Lack of Commitment (Double Mindedness).
d. Fear of Conflict (Artificial Harmony).
e. Absence of Trust (Invulnerability).
3.3 INTERCESSORY PRAYER
Each Pastor/Leader received a guideline document to assist them in intercessory prayer in their own personal lives, in their Churches, for our City, for this Country and for the World. The following prayer guidelines were given:
a. Prayer for revelation of Jesus’ beauty and the Bride’s destiny – leading to the
transformation of our hearts.
b. Prayer for the release of supernatural strength in the heart – leading to us
experiencing God’s emotions.
c. Prayer to know God’s will, to be fruitful in ministry and to be strengthened by
intimacy with God.
d. Prayer for unity within the church across our city.
e. Prayer to be filled with supernatural joy, peace and hope.
f. Prayer for Israel to be saved through Jesus.
g. Prayer to be enriched with the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit – leading to
h. Prayer for the release of apostolic ministry and for us to abound in love and
i. Prayer to be equipped and prepared to receive the fullness of God’s destiny
for the Church.
j. Prayer for the Word to increase by the release of Holy Spirit power.
k. Prayer for impartation of Holy Spirit boldness through the release of signs and
3.4 SECOND ROUND SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION TRAINING
Pastors and Leaders were invited to attend the second round Spiritual Foundation training which would be made available for those Pastors, Assistant Pastors and Youth Leaders who were unable to attend the training of 19 – 20 May 2009. An opportunity were given to the group where they could place their names on a list and to indicate the number of Pastors/Leaders from their individual Churches who were interested in attending the next round Spiritual Foundation Training. A date and venue will be decided on as soon as the final figure of interested delegates is available.
The meeting was concluded with fervent corporate prayer to the Lord, after which the Pastors and Leaders were served a lunch consisting of barbequed steak, boerewors, pap and sheba.
2. TCN GAUTENG PASTORS, YOUTH PASTORS, LEADERS AND ELDERS: SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION TRAINING 2009 DONE AT HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH NORTH AND MABOPANE BAPTIST CHURCH
1. TUESDAY 19 – WEDNESDAY 20 MAY: HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH NORTH
About 151 TCN Gauteng Pastors, Youth Leaders and church elders from Soshanguve, Hammanskraal, Temba, Mabopane and Garankuwa confirmed that they would attend the training. However, only 90 Pastors attended on Tuesday 19 May and more or less 80 Pastors arrived on Wednesday 20 May.
The aim of these two days of training was to equip Pastors, Youth Leaders and church elders with adequate knowledge regarding the practical application of the Spiritual Foundation manual for New Members in their own churches.
Each leader was provided with a Spiritual Foundation manual, TCN application form, as well as the TCN information brochure. 17 new applications were received and of these, 8 applicants committed to make financial contributions.
Topics that were discussed included the following:
• Repentance and Forgiveness.
• Water Baptism.
• Tithes and Offerings.
• Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
• Speaking in Tongues.
• The Authority of God’s Word.
• The Foundation of the Christian Faith.
• How to build on this foundation of Faith.
• The Father Heart of God.
• Who I am in Christ.
• Hearing God’s voice.
• Walking in the Spirit.
• Operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
• Living the Fruits of the Spirit.
• Finding your place in Ministry.
• Statement of Faith.
• Character Building.
• Trails and Sufferings.
• The attitude of Christ.
• Obedience and Submission.
• Ministering as a Member of the Body of Christ.
The Pastors and delegates were served spiritually, but their physical man was also strengthened with coffee/tea breaks as well as lunch on both days. Each delegate also received a gift with registration on the first day. Early bird delegates were eligible for another gift on the second day, which they received as soon as their names were drawn from a box.
Both days were concluded with serving of communion and fervent prayer that was offered to God.
Feedback from Pastors and delegates was most positive and much has been achieved in advancing God’s Kingdom in the northern areas.
2. THURSDAY 22 – FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2009: MABOPANE BAPTIST CHURCH
About 44 TCN Gauteng Pastors, Youth Leaders and church elders from Soshanguve, Hammanskraal, Garankuwa and Mabopane attend the training which was conducted over two days
The aim of this two day training once again, as with the training of 19 – 20 May 2009, was to equip Pastors, Youth Leaders and church elders with adequate knowledge regarding the application of the Spiritual Foundation manual for New Members in their own churches. Each attendant received a copy of the Spiritual Foundation Manual and they were very grateful for the excellent spiritual tool they received.
The training was done at the Mabopane Baptist Church in Mabopane by Pastors Carel, Gebhardt, Grant and Shadrack, as well as Overseeing Shepherd, Thomas Mitchell.
The feedback of these two days of training was extremely positive and a new fire was ignited in the attending Pastors/Church Leaders’ hearts to renew their commitment in bringing in a great harvest of souls and discipling them well.
Once again, as with the Spiritual Foundation training of 28 May 2009, the same topics in Phases 1 – 3 were imparted to participants of this training.
Pastors could purchase a meal at a minimal amount and at the end of the two day’s training, they were also served with communion and prayer in conclusion of the training time together.
3. TCN GAUTENG YOUNG PEOPLE’S SYNERGY MEETINGS AND TRAINING 2009 DONE AT HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH NORTH
1. SATURDAY 23 MAY 2009
Training for Young Leaders was done on Saturday 23 May 2009 by Pastor Gebhardt Berndt at the Hatfield Christian Church North. The day was attended by 42 youth leaders from all areas north of Pretoria. Many different churches were presented. The day started 9am and finished 16:30pm.
Youth leaders were trained in the following areas:
i. How to recognize young leaders
ii. How to develop young leaders;
iii. How to remain in a growth cycle in leadership.
Facilitation of Cells:
- Heart of the Cell.
- Reason for Cells.
- Model for Cells.
Dance , arts and drama:
- The Place of arts in the church.
2. SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2009
Another day of training for young Leaders took place on 31 October 2009 from 8h30-12h00 and the theme was: Tools for the Harvest. Due to exams and other responsibilities, only 11 young leaders were able to attend this training day. The following topics were discussed:
• The Heart of God (for the harvest).
• How to Evangelize: Harvest Tools.
• The Evangelism Script.
Since we had such a small group, we had the opportunity to present this training day in a discussion format which proved to be very successful. Every young leader was involved as the information was practically demonstrated and applied.
Through this training, we have been able to make increasing connections with the young leaders in our Network, enabling us to impart to them and giving us the opportunity to assist one another where needed.
4. TCN GAUTENG REGION: FURTHER REPORT ON STATION ACTIVITIES
1. PASTOR RUDY AND DAWN HOFFMAN
Pastor Rudy Hoffman and his wife Dawn have 13 Pastors/Leaders relating to his station, who are from 8 different churches. Activities in their station during the course of 2009 included the following:
• Their station reached out to schools, disadvantaged people and old aged members of their community (WESRAND). There is a positive co-operation between the Churches and the community forum and they believe that the Church is a relevant factor in the community.
• Two outreaches were done in conjunction with the S.A.P and the community radio station, Rainbow FM. These outreach events consisted of a mobile trauma clinic, which was normally presented very successfully from Sunday to Sunday alongside the busiest highway. Weekly programmes were also presented.
• Four of their leaders successfully completed a six month School of Ministry Course at Hatfield Christian Church (East). These two families (Rovain and Tersia in Lichtenburg and Wayne and Doreen in Hatfield – Johannesburg South) were allocated to the “Christus vir Dienswerk” Church.
• Pastor Rudy Hoffman acted in an overseeing capacity over the Harrismith Congregation from September 2009 and believes that Father God’s mercy was great in working restoration in this Church.
• Pastor Rudy wrote the following comment:
“Ek wil julle bedank vir al die liefde wat julle as span saai in ons lewens en mag ons saam 2010 ingaan met groot genade van ons Hemelse Vader”.
2. PASTOR IVOR AND HILARY TEMLETT
Pastor Ivor Temlett and his wife Hilary have 11 Pastors/Leaders relating to his station, who are from 10 different churches. Activities in their station during the course of 2009 included the following:
• Meals out in a restaurant and fellowship in other places
• Pastor Ivor and the men in his station visited a Golf Driving Range.
• A social game of Ten Pin Bowling was included.
• End of year party was a sleep over at a Spa for 1 night.
3. PASTOR GERHARD AND MELINDA ROODT
Pastor Gerhard and Melinda’s Station in South Gauteng region has grown amazingly over the past year out of a general need from the local pastors to stand in relationship with others. They started out with a group of 12 people and ended the year with approximately 25 – 30 people attending the meetings. There has been a buzz at every meeting and the guys are hungry for impartation.
Information from the Regional meetings that has been shared at the Station meetings has been well appreciated and accepted, giving direction and support to the local churches.
Interaction and support also came from the churches within the station, reaching out to one another and meeting specific needs of some of the pastors and churches, which has really been amazing to see.
The Station has been a platform for encouragement and there is a healthy building of trust and relationship between all the pastors. There have been great times of impartation, sharing and speaking into one another’s lives in praying together and prophetic word. Though it has been a tough year for many, it has brought the relationships to a new level of transparency and speaking into one another’s lives.
5. TCN GAUTENG REGIONAL- AND STATION LEADERS MEETINGS
1. THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2009 AT THE PROTEA HOTEL IN MIDRAND
The meeting was arranged by the TCN Regional Leader, and attended by the Station Leaders who relate to him. The aim of this meeting was to ensure that Station Leaders are regularly encouraged and imparted to as well as to ensure that they are informed regarding the important TCN matters, dates and events for 2009 following the TCN Core leaders meetings.
The TCN Station Leaders were also provided with a letter of invitation and all information relating to the TCN Regional Camp/Conference of 11 June 2009. They were encouraged to invite all Pastors from their respective Stations to attend the Conference at Hatfield Christian Church North and were requested to assist in gathering the correct number of delegates from their areas for catering purposes, as the number of Pastors/Leaders in the different areas was unknown.
Pastors were informed of the programme of the one day Conference and that Pastor Francois van Niekerk would be the guest speaker. An update would also be given by Pastor Carel Berndt, after which delegates would be served with lunch.
The TCN National Guidelines were distributed to the Station Leaders together with the date for the TCN National Conference (14 – 16 October 2009).
The Station Leaders were also provided with a contact list of registered TCN Pastors in their area and they were encouraged to meet with them on a regular basis. An example Agenda document was distributed in order to bring a clearer understanding as to the purpose of these meetings. Station Leaders were further requested to identify potential Station Leaders in their areas.
The meeting concluded with prayer.
2. TUESDAY 5 MAY 2009 AT THE PROTEA HOTEL IN MIDRAND
1. Spontaneous testimonies to the glory of God.
2. FEEDBACK from the different areas as to what God is doing.
3. CONCISE FEEDBACK TCN Core Leaders Meeting of 28 April 2009 at Maranatha Community Centre.
4. NATIONAL = Thanking the Lord for peace in SA
a. Spiritual temperature higher and higher in churches as reported from different provinces.
b. Thanksgiving ……Grace of God for this nation of SA.
i. Voting peaceful…REMEMBER…heart of the king is like water in the hand of God
1. Prov 21:1 The king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
2. Overall political able voters 23 million of which 77.3% voted.
3. ANC 264 seats = 65.9%, DA 67 seats =16.6% COPE 30 seats = 7.5% IFP 18 seats 4.5% ID 4 seats 1% UDM 4 seats 1%, VF+ 4 seats 1% ACDP 3 seats 0,75% rest all lower.
ii. Credit Act perfectly in time to stop SA sliding into debt-disaster like rest of the world.
c. 2010 Soccer in SA comes at a time when world economy is down and in crisis…billions poured into this nation (see FIFA Facts).
i. When the soccer bid was allocated to SA there was no voice from no one who prophetically discerned it.
ii. SA is 2nd country in the world to have hosted cricket, rugby and soccer world cups.
iii. Infra structure development in SA for our benefit (see FIFA Facts)
1. See last paragraph of FIFA document re economic injection.
2. IPL cricket injection.
3. Argus the biggest road race in the world.
4. Angus the biggest crowd ever…..Do you think these stadiums were built for soccer only??
5. SPIRITUAL MANDATE IN THE AREA GOD HAS PLACED YOU
a. Be careful not to give away nor neglect the spiritual mandate God has given you.
b. Continue giving hope and strengthen faith in God in this time (Truth vs Fact).
c. Assistance with difficulties, challenges, “my brother’s keeper”.
d. Apostolic governmental spiritual role of your church in the area.
e. Raising up station leaders where you see potential.
6. HARVEST TIME
a. HARVEST is primarily souls, however also beyond people…it is goods, money, favour of God with government, business, but also buildings, property, other groups that will join us, working together like never before.
b. HARVEST means HARVEST in ALL areas of life…relationships, work, promotion, to the next level spiritually, arise fivefold ministry, arise spirit of revelation and wisdom, arise spirit of grace and earnest prayer to settle upon this nation and its people.
c. Prophesy regarding the HARVEST, labourers; as God has opened the heavens for this purpose ……claim the harvest even where others sowed.
i. HARVEST…WE NEED TO POSITION OURSELVES to HARVEST effectively, being at the right place at the right time (position yourselves).
ii. Most churches are in a subsistence mode but most are living on a 4000ha farm[which is the promise of God].
1. Challenge is to go from subsistence to commercial farming.
2. Breaking old mindsets and Planning logistically for commercial farming with commercial results.
3. Can you now HANDLE AN INCREASE… to care, disciple, deliver, teach, equip new members.
iii. New Processes…...with a SPIRIT IMPACT…God builds His church on the human heart…with STRATEGIC ACTIONS/MINDSET.
iv. Evaluate what will it will take for a man/church to break through.
v. Plan to Succeed…Harvest time…leaders/workers must be in place and trained to accommodate the harvest which is upon us.
vi. Fathering skills, sons need to position themselves,
1. Prophetical discernment as to what the obstacle is in his life! For breakthrough in life.
2. Spiritual father is one step ahead leading….obtain skills continually and make your leadership strategic.
vii. Effective teams…Dysfunctions in a team…tool to eradicate dysfunctions .
viii. 3 Types of son = Luke 15
• Son 1 is GIVE ME ,
• Change comes in son’s heart; things are not well in his circumstances...then he
• goes back to his father’s house asks…MAKE ME!
• 3rd son in house does not understand the continued availability of his heritage.
7. TEAM EFFORT on church level
a. Depth of our teams on church level is important...new leaders including younger ones need to come to the surface…the take on team is more difficult for older people?? Younger people connect easier!?? Fathers-sons, mentoring remains helpful.
b. Impacting businesses in our area…blessing the businesses and professional people.
i. Keeping our pastors, leaders responsible and accountable for the tasks they have.
ii. Impacting the shepherds/life group leaders of areas.
iii. Impacting the different departmental heads and workers/teachers/counselors.
iv. Characteristics such as Ownership, Integrity, faithfulness, are principles which show when people have taken ownership of spiritual leadership.
v. Bottom-line is not always what you expect people to do, but what you inspect what they have done.
vi. T-E-A-M = Me – Mate – Meat – Time (being at the right place, not elsewhere – positioning ourselves well – it affects the outcome of what God wants for us.
vii. TCN = To – C (see) – Now = what God is saying.
8. TCN Meetings (Gauteng - this term )
a. 11 June 2009 Regional Conference at HCCNorth…Francois v Niekerk….please invite the pastors/leaders to attend even if they have difficulty in contributing financially.
b. 9 -10 June 2009 Core Leaders meeting .
9. TCN CONFERENCE
a. Workshops for the Conference in Oct ’09…Major purpose is to establish a culture of evangelism into communities…turning spectators into an army….
CHURCHES STRATEGICALLY LOOKING AT THE COMMUNITIES
i. Effective Harvest Tools – Jesus Film, Alpha Course, discipleship, Spiritual Foundation, other resources.
ii. Effective Translators We need to be effective translators/interpreters of the Word and the times we are in, translating God to our community, preaching/speaking/talking Christianese/ Attribute/characteristics of God, also see God in the lives of the people.
iii. Effective Prayer and Harvest [Matt 9] Pray the Lord of the Harvest…unlocking prayer in community, for the government, mobilize your church into a sustainable durable prayer machine with methodology…praying effectively…..Planning, Praying e doing……
iv. Effective Mobilization… motivation must flow out into mobilization… practically plan to mobilize prayer in my church…also mobilizing people for the harvest… mobilization needs according to your resources/ size of church…effective is sometimes fewer ministries, however most effective ministries…..
10. HOMOSEXUALITY etc
i. Document on volunteers (children workers) even unpaid workers/staff.
ii. Statement of Faith.
iii. Membership Acceptance.
iv. Conditions of Employment .…process is important what is followed from Application Form onwards….
v. Employed according to CoE, St of Faith, “if you Change mind on values of HCCN eg sexual orientation etc…. I can terminate employment….”
vi. Station Leaders to be given document from Pastor Francois’ office.
i. Generally contributions improved…however to be able to give to regions and run the network to the region’s benefit; all churches should be able to see the benefit of TCN and contribute their subscriptions.
ii. Ownership and assisting one another is important.
iii. Your success my honour and joy.
i. Camps/conferences, Leadership – [master builders] , regional stations, inter generational contact between Young/pastors…teaching /training/equipping.
ii. Station Leaders carrying the heart of the young people of the region.
iii. Importance of being at meetings of Synergy.
13. Station Leaders meeting in 18-19 August 2009 will be provincial… Gauteng
14. Key Actions towards your TCN Pastors/ Leaders
a. Personal connection…interested in them..heart connection.
b. Prophetic discernment … where they are at, reposition them on next level…watch it to be double minded.. it disables.
c. Disconnectedness…… Prayer Hotline
d. Godly demand.
e. Equipping/training/problem-solving/conflict management.
f. Evaluation where necessary…spiritually and practically,,,, accountability for God-given task./ Leadership and Ministry Evaluation.
i. Christ centeredness in church.
ii. Leadership e governance.
iii. Shepherding e discipleship.
v. Encouraging Strategic leadership.
15. Strategic Leadership Characteristics
a. Humility within a serving heart.
b. Trustworthiness and integrity.
c. Willingness to lead out of leadership gifting rather than from leadership position.
d. A desire to encourage growth, development and success in others.
e. A style of leadership that seeks to love, lead, with confidence, understand, support and promptly deal with challenges.
f. Vision and purpose earthed in an assurance of God's calling.
g. An active prayer life.
16. Feedback from Station Leaders
Station Leaders had the opportunity to give feedback as to what is happening in their respective stations.
3. TCN GAUTENG REGIONAL CAMP / CONFERENCE (THURSDAY 11 JUNE 2009)
More than 150 Pastors, Assistant Pastors, Church Elders and Youth Leaders attended the TCN Gauteng Regional Camp/Conference on Thursday 11 June 2009. The meeting commenced at 09:00 and was addressed by Pastor Francois van Niekerk on the topic of Hearts for the Harvest. Pastor Francois was accompanied by Pastor Sid Hartley and his wife Elvin. Pastor Carel and his wife Mariët (Gauteng Regional Leaders) was joined by the TCN Gauteng Station Leaders who relates to him, as well as their spouses.
Pastor Carel gave an update on important dates for 2009 and Pastors and Leaders were given the opportunity to formally register as members of The Christian Network.
Pastors and Leaders were also informed that consideration would be given in follow-up to the recent training regarding the Spiritual Foundation teachings for New Members to accommodate Pastors and Leaders who were unable to attend the training that was done on 19 – 20 May 2009. Several Leaders wrote their names on a list and still more names could be added in the near future, which will determine the feasibility of further training.
Delegates also received a Church building tool in the form of a Discipleship Model according to the Apostle Paul, which gave Pastors and Leaders guidelines to spiritual parenting of their members.
Lunch was served in the Minor Hall while the Jesus Film was shown to delegates by Jaco Pitzer, who is Head of the Jesus Film Outreach Team. This was done to introduce Pastors and leaders to the effectiveness of the film as a Church building instrument. Pastors from the respective Gauteng areas were also given the opportunity to meet with Pastor Francois, Pastor Sid and all the Station Leaders.
The meeting concluded at approximately 14:00 with a time of fellowship with Pastor Francois, who was joined in the Board Room by Pastor Sid, Pastor Carel and the Gauteng Station Leaders with their spouses.
4. TUESDAY 10 – WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2009 AT THE KOPANONG CONFERENCE CENTRE (JOHANNESBURG)
TCN Gauteng Regional- and Station Leaders shared a time of discussions and fellowship at the Kopanong Conference Centre in Johannesburg. Arrival on Tuesday 10 November was at 18:00 and dinner was enjoyed at 19:00. Breakfast on Wednesday morning 11 November 2009 was from 08:00 – 09:00 with discussions from 09:00 – 11:30, after which the meeting was adjourned.
The meeting was attended by the following Leaders:
- Pastor Carel Berndt (Gauteng Regional Leader).
- Pastor Sid and Elvin Hartley.
- Pastor Rudi Hoffman (Station Leader).
- Pastor Gerhard and Melinda Roodt (Station Leaders).
- Apology from Pastor Ivor and Hilary
Discussions revolved around the following:
4.1 Documentation discussed:
- Hearts for the Harvest:
- Effective Translators.
- Effective Harvest Tools.
- Effective Mobilization.
- Effective Prayer.
Report of TCN Gauteng Activities during 2009
- Problem Solving.
- Healing from Trauma.
4.2 Progressive Pastoring Dates 2010
4.3 Apostolic support to the Region
• Regional- and Station Leaders to visit, support and encourage the different Churches in their regions.
4.4 Senior Pastor’s Appreciation
• All attendants were requested to give inputs on how Senior Pastors can be shown appreciation.
4.5 Feedback on TCN Core Leaders Meeting dated 3 November 2009
Pastor Sid Hartley gave feedback to the meeting regarding the TCN Core Leaders Meeting of 3 November 2009.
6. TCN NATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH EAST 14 – 16 OCTOBER 2009
Sponsorship for attending the TCN National Conference (Hearts for the Harvest) at Hatfield Christian Church East from 14 – 16 October 2009 were granted to 10 TCN Gauteng Pastors. They were extremely grateful for the sponsorship as well as the opportunity to attend the Conference. These Pastors were faithful in their attendance of the Gauteng Regional meetings and has built a good relationship with the Hatfield Christian Church North. The following Pastors each received sponsorships to the value of R450.00 and they each paid an amount of R50.00:
||Church||Workshops of choice|
|Ps Joshua Masemola
||Charisma Christian Church
||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Harvest Prayer|
|Ps Sosaya Chauke||Shalom Assembly of God||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Harvest Prayer|
|Ps Philemon Mbili
||Margate Christian Church||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Harvest Prayer|
|Ps Israel Moremi
||Bread of Life Ministry||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Harvest Prayer|
|Ps Ezekiel Mabusela||Praise and Worship Christian Church||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Harvest Prayer
|Ps Themba Dlamini||The End Times Jesus Ministry||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Mobilisation
|Ps Jan Mashiane
||Salvation in Church of Christ||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Mobilisation|
|Ps Peter Dlamini||Peace & Joy Evangelism Church||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Mobilisation|
|Ps Reuben Mamatsinya||Love in Action Ministries||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Mobilisation
|Ps Thomas Maseko||End Time Harvest Fellowship||Effective Harvest Tools & Effective Mobilisation|
The feedback that was received was very positive and these Pastors were equipped with effective tools to bring in the coming harvest.
Great number of TCN Gauteng region pastors and leaders attended and supported the TCN National Conference held at Hatfield Christian Church (East)
In conclusion I believe we have worked hard at relationship building, equipping, mentoring, leadership development, laying foundations for church planting, seeing some churches coming off the ground whilst others were slower, yet the TCN Gauteng grew tremendously in numbers and attendance. Our biggest challenge remains to impart that this is a network built on relationships and moving towards a vision and not a fraternal. Our 2009 scenario is as follows.
• Pastor Carel Berndt - 176 attending members from 90 Churches.
• Pastor Gerhard Roodt - 39 attending members from 18 Churches.
• Pastor Rudy Hoffman - 13 attending members from 8 Churches.
• Pastor Ivor Temlett - 11 attending members from 10 Churches.
• Pastor Jacob Manyaka - 15 attending members from 7 Churches.
• Total for Gauteng Region -254 attending members from 133 Churches.
Pastor C W Berndt
Regional Leader: Gauteng