1for50 update

by BeckyD on June 30, 2017

The Ifor50 Training network was the very first initiative to be birthed by GCF. It continues to grow in reach and develop new resources to envision and equip local children’s ministry.

If you would like to learn more about the network and its vision, you can visit their website at www.1for50.net. You can browse their collection of resources at www.1for50share.net.

Some recent 1for50 activity:

  • 3-6 April – Myanmar, Kalemyo – Family and Parenting Training – 20 participants
  • 11 April – USA, Seattle – Vision Casting – 30 participants
  • 11-14 April – Zambia, Chadiza – Teacher Training
  • 15 April – Lebanon – Vision Casting
  • 20-28 April – Ukraine, Bolgrad, Kaliyi, Reni – Teacher Training
  • 22 April – Philippines, Rosario, Batangas – Vision Casting and Training – 32 participants
  • 23-24 April – Nepal, Bhaktapur –  Teacher Training – 19 participants
  • 24-25 April – Malawi, Lilongwe – Training of Trainers
  • 26 April – Malawi, Lilongwe  – Vision Casting
  • 28 April – India, Pune – Teacher Training  – 45 participants
  • 29 April – Philippines, Marikina, Manila – Vision Casting and Training – 60 participants
  • 4-6 May – Philippines, Manila – Metro Manila Leaders of Children Conference – 120 participants
  • May – DRC, Bukavu – Training of Trainers
  • 8-12 May – Ethiopia, Hawassa – Training of Trainers – 40 participants
  • 15-19 May – Ethiopia, Addis Ababa – Training of Trainers – 22 participants
  • 15-19 May – Kenya, Nairobi – Training of Trainers
  • 22-25 May – Kenya, Nairobi – Annual Global Retreat – 95 participants
  • 1-2 June – Ethiopia, Hossana – Teacher Training
  • 5-9 June – UAE, Dubai – Vision Casting and Training
  • 12-17 June – Cameroon, Benakuma – Vision Casting and Training
  • 14-15 June – Ethiopia – Teacher Training

Upcoming Events:

  • 4-7 July – Philippines, Quezon City – Training of Trainers – Contact: 1for50 Philippines Team
  • 8-9 July – Honduras, Tegucigalpa – Teacher Training – Contact: Ana Marie Chinchilla
  • 10-15 July – Tanzania, Karatu – Teacher Training – Contact: Rev. Israel Tumbay
  • 11-13 July – Honduras, San Isedro – Teacher Training – Contact: Ana Marie Chinchilla
  • 13-15 July – Zambia, Chipata – Teacher Training – Contact: Derrick Banda
  • 13-15 July – Malawi, Blantyre – Teacher Training – Contact: Greyson Dymon
  • 15-16 July – Honduras, Pena Blanca – Teacher Training – Contact: Ana Marie Chinchilla 
  • 20-22 July – South Africa, Johannesburg – Teacher Training – Contact: Lynnette Stander
  • 25-29 July – Nigeria, Lagos – Vision Casting – Contact: Sylvester Vinks
  • 26-28 July – Kenya, Nairobi – Training of Trainers – Contact: Peter Njeru
  • 8-9 August – Mexico, Saltillo – Teacher Training – Contact:  Becky McAllister
  • 19 August – Barbados – Vision Casting and Teacher Training – Contact: Clifton Charles
  • 26 August – Trinidad – Vision Casting and Teacher Training – Contact: Clifton Charles
  • 25-26 August – Moldova, Chisinau – Teacher Training – Contact: Oleg Reutki
  • 28-29 August – Moldova, Edinetsi – Teacher Training – Contact: Oleg Reutki
  • 30-31 August – Moldova, Cahul – Teacher Training – Contact: Oleg Reutki
  • 4-10 September – UAE – Teacher Training
  • 23-26 September – Malawi, Mzimba – Teacher Training – Contact: Greyson Dymon
  • 29 September – 2 October – India, Gadwal – Teacher Training – Contact: Suresh Kumar

Children At Risk Forum – May 2017

by BeckyD on June 21, 2017

In 14-17 May 2017, about 80 global influencers gathered at Lancaster Bible College, located in Pennsylvania, USA, for The Second Lausanne Forum on Children at Risk. The goal of the forum was to promote sustained collaborative action within the global church community and to respond to both the Quito Call to Action and the Lausanne Occasional Paper on Children at Risk (produced at the Quito Consultation on Children at Risk in November 2014). the various participants joined with the CAR issue network to respond to these foundational documents and to collaboratively discover ways ‘to educate, unify, and mobilize the global church to mission to, for, and with children at risk . . . empowering them as vulnerable agents of God’ (Quito Call to Action).

 

Much of the time was spent in 5 action groups – children on the move (refugees), reframing the CAR paradigm, amplifying children’s voices, multiplying training programs, regional forums. These work groups were grounded in the realities of Children at Risk by regularly reviewing many pictures and letters coming from children in difficult circumstances which were gathered by the participants. Please continue praying for this group as they work to help the church fulfil its calling to care for “the least of these”.

CAR steering committee

 

7th Annual 1for50 Global Retreat

June 21, 2017

We have much to celebrate in the 1for50 movement as God continues to expand our vision, raise up more, energized leaders, and provide us with new opportunities, all for the sake of giving every child in every community all around the world the opportunity to know Jesus and follow him for a lifetime! Annual Retreat […]

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GCF Leadership Experience – Applications now open for 2018

June 21, 2017

What is the Leadership Experience? It is a unique one-year course that provides the opportunity for children’s ministry leaders to learn together with others from around the globe. It is designed and facilitated by the Global Children’s Forum, a collaboration of Christian child-focused organisations who recognise the need to develop the next generation of leaders […]

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Children Praying for their Families

April 3, 2017

Did you know that every child can be an agent of hope in their families, communities, and their church and in the world? Yes, even your child can be someone that can bring hope to someone. God can use every child just like he uses adults to serve with Him in His redemptive plan for […]

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Kid’s Hub Gala Day

March 27, 2017

Children in Kampala, Uganda gathered for a special Children’s Gala for Hope. Edwin who works with children in his hometown said the annual Gala day is “a way of reaching out to children in schools and communities. Making Jesus famous in a creative way. This year our focus was child violence in schools. We trained […]

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Try a Music Hub

March 27, 2017

Emmanuel in Kampala, Uganda loves music. He wondered how he could use his skills to disciple the children in his church. He combined his passion for Jesus with his passion for music and a MUSIC HUB was birthed. Thirty children attended for 14 days and finished the program by putting on a performance for their church […]

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A Neighborhood Kids Hub

March 27, 2017

A Neighborhood Hub in the USA has been captivating local kids with hands-on activities and craft while making disciples. plasticine-mary-josephThe group of children retold the Christmas story in whatever creative way they chose. Modelling clay, toothpicks, pipe cleaners and ice cream sticks were just some of the resources the children made use of. If you […]

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1 for 50 Indonesia Training Goes Beyond Expectations

March 27, 2017

Last month the first-ever 1for50 Facilitator-Level Training took place in Indonesia. The outcome exceeded everyone’s expectations! On the last day of the training, groups worked on key focus areas for the coming year. As they shared their ideas, groups began to merge and within an hour they had a solid plan for moving 1for50 forward […]

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Portugese Kids Hub Materials Available

November 15, 2016

Do you speak Portuguese? KidsHub lessons on Puppetry, Drama, Arts & Crafts and a helpful training guide called ‘Learning through Games’ are now ready for download on KidsHubs.com and Max7.org.The Portuguese resources were translated by a volunteer and donated back to the KidsHub / Max7 community to share. Can you translate from English into another […]

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