Praktiseer AssemblyWe believe in:
Our VisionTo empower, equip, develop the saints holistically, and to be a home to the community we serve to the glory of God.
Our Mission• By being a God-inspired , united and committed team that develops and produces leaders and champions
The HistoryAFM stands for "Apostolic Faith Mission" (in Afrikaans: "AGS - Apostoliese Geloofsending"). The AFM exists since 1908 and is the first and largest Pentecostal church in the country - with 1.4 million members in SA and currently established in 29 countries of the world. "Pentecostal" means that it is a church who believes that the Spirit of God is given to believers to live dynamic and overcoming lives. It also implies that believers can demonstrate the character, love and power of their Lord, Jesus Christ, in their daily lives.
Important MilestonesIn a country humiliated and impoverished by the Anglo-South African War of 1899-1902, a spiritual awakening became evident in 1908. As no existing church welcomed the revival in their ranks, God used John G. Lake and Thomas Hezmalhalch to start a new movement, the AFM in May 1908. Because of the openness to the work of the Holy Spirit and a strong missionary focus, the movement grew with leaps and bounds. Following the trend of the day, the AFM after a few years became racially separated – a condition that was many years later graciously turned around in 1996. Today a vast number of independent ministries and churches trace their roots to the AFM. The AFM today is one of the five largest churches in South Africa. More in-depth AFM History can be explored at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostolic_Faith_Mission_of_South_Africa.
AFM ArchiveRecently a large house at the AFM’s Auckland Park Theological College has been converted to exhibit the AFM’s rich collection of history. Contained within the exhibit are items such as John G Lake’s Bible and personal diary as well as the first minute-book of the Executive Council of 1908. There is information so unique that researchers from different overseas countries have already spent extensive times of research in the AFM archive. If you have a desire to visit the AFM Archive you can contact us at: http://www.afmetd.co.za/contactus.asp
Isaiah 56:7 - Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."Where Everyone Is Our Ministry
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