All men from the age of 12 upwards are invited to attend the first Mighty Men Conference in Johannesburg next weekend on a spacious campsite 15 minutes south of the city.
The theme of the MMC Joburg will be ‘Taking up the responsibility of being the Prophet, Priest and King of your Family and your Home,” says convenor, Victor Lemmer, who has been commissioned by Mighty Men founder Angus Buchan to pursue God’s plan for MMCs in Gauteng. A dynamic line-up of speakers — Danie Botha, Afrika Mhlophe, Francois du Toit and Franna Benade — will carry this message and Louis Brits, Benade and Arno van Wyk will lead worship.
Buchan who is currently focusing on getting the MMC movement off the ground in other parts of the world has confirmed that he will not be attending MMC’s in South Africa this year. During 2014 he will attend two MMCs in the United States as well as MMCs in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Israel and Australia. He has made it clear that he believes it is God’s plan for the MMC movement in South Africa to be carried onward in different parts of the country by younger men he has charged with the task.
In a video message urging men to attend the Johannesburg Mighty Men Conference from Friday, March 7 to Sunday March 9, Buchan urges men to go without any preconceived idead and to “open your heart and let God speak into your life”.
MMC Joburg convenor Lemmer says: “We believe that all men are called to attend this conference. It doesn’t matter what race you are or which church you belong to. Non-church goers are most welcome. We also believe that even if you know God and follow Him, He might need you there to mentor the guy next to you, so please take up this calling.”
The MMC venue is Plot 121, Alewynspoort in the Eikenhof Area. Ticket for the weekend (camping or driving-in daily) cost R250 per person and can be purchased itickets or by calling 071 912 2554. Food tickets are also available at R150 for three meals. The meals menu can be viewed at www.mmcjoburg.co.za. Food and cool drinks will be sold throughout the weekend. T-shirts can be ordered by texting T-shirt and your email address to 071 912 2554.
Important times to remember are:
Camping sites open on Friday morning at 10:00
Friday Evening Session — 18:30 to 21:00
Saturday Morning Session — 08:30 to 11:00
Saturday Worship Session — 14:00 to 16:00
Saturday Evening Session — 18:30 to 21:00
Sunday Family Session — 10:00 to 12:00 (All loved ones welcome)
Other points to remember are that alcohol and open fires are not allowed. Men may bring their own food and gas braais. Other items to bring include a chair, a black plastic bag for personal rubbish and money for buying items from the vendor tent.