Christian leaders with a heart for young people will be equipped to share the Gospel with children and to teach them to share it with others during Hope for Kids workshops in Port Elizabeth from February 14 to February 18.
Co-facilitator, Paul Clough, who is behind a vibrant schools’ prayer walk movement in the city, said he believes that “God has something HUGE in store for our schools this year” and that the Hope for Kids programme is an integral part of God’s plan for 2014. He called on children’s church leaders, youth pastors, church leaders and teachers to attend the workshops. Separate workshops will be presented in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.
Hope for Kids, a division of Evangelism Explosion, has equipped more than 26 000 children (9 to 11-years age group) to share the Good News of Jesus Christ over the past few years. The training is offered throughout South Africa.
Dominee Jan Coetzee, fellow facilitator of the PE Hope for workshops said he believes that the programme will play a role in changing the attitude and morality of scholars and that it can change a child’s life forever.
“This is a great opportunity and we want to make it possible for every school and church to become a part of it,” he said. “Hope for Kids has had such a positive influence in schools and churches.”
Delegates at Hope for Kids workshops receive free Teachers’ manuals upon completion. The manuals contain 12 planned lessons.Each lesson comprises a lesson plan, goal illustrations, songs, crafts and dramas, designed to raise young evangelists. Children who undergo Hope for Kids equipping receive free, colourful activity books, as well as a Pathway to Hope booklet which encourages and teaches them how to communicate the Good News of Jesus.
The PE training sessions from February 14 to 18 cost R300 per person and include refreshments and training material. More information is available from Coetzee at 041 360 65673 or 072 320 2844, or from Clough at 073 478 9281.
The Xhosa workshop will be at the Dutch Reformed Church Port Elizabeth (Moedergemeente) – corner of Kirkwood- and Geard Street, North End. The English workshop will be at the Word of Faith Christian Centree, Corner of William Moffat Expressway and Lilly Avenue, Walmer Downs, and the Afrikaans workshop will be at the Dutch Reformed Church, PE Heideveld in Rowallan Park. The time schedule is: Friday 18h00 to 21h00; Saturday 08h00 to 17h00; Sunday 14h00 to 17h30; Monday and Tuesday 18h00 to 21h00.