28 June 2010

Great Opportunity!

Looking for a worthwhile place to invest your organizational abilities? Look no further!

Opportunity for administrator/office manager
AfriCom, YWAM’s communication team for Africa, is offering an amazing opportunity for an administrator/office manager. Based in Muizenberg, South Africa, this is a key role in coordinating the work of AfriCom around the continent.

This person will offer general administrative support to the team, organizing events and developing effective systems to help manage a growing and dynamic ministry. There is also scope for him/her to participate in teaching and presentations and of course to travel widely to meet with teams and attend events throughout Africa.

Communication Teams in YWAM
Back in 2004, during a time of prayer, YWAM’s Global Leadership Team received the insight that the organization had an ineffective central nervous (communication) system.

Lynn Green, the International Chairman of YWAM, explained “That picture of a healthy body is the ideal picture of what our goal is … in reconnecting all our communication cells. Communication is vital to the Kingdom of God and to God’s purposes.”

Motivated by this insight, YWAM has mobilized communication teams to seek creative ways for YWAM ministries to effectively and efficiently communicate with one another. For Africa, God clearly spoke of multiplying communication teams across the continent.

The AfriCom core team is based in Muizenberg, South Africa. We are developing three regional AfriCom teams, in South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda.

AfriCom facilitates YWAM’s Africa projects by mobilizing people, prayer and resources, enabling YWAM teams to play a sustainable and transformational role in their communities. We do this by working closely with YWAM leaders to gather information from around the continent and communicate about YWAM’s work in Africa through print, web, video, text message, data and face-to-face presentations.

YWAM is committed to sharing knowledge across the continent. “By sharing information, we enable ministry teams to be better resourced,” said Lydia Smit, AfriCom Missions Communicator. “It is a way of empowering isolated communities with information that they can use to make informed decisions.” Missions communicators play a key role in attracting resources and staff to support needy projects.

If you have good administrative skills and enjoy diversity, if you are an excellent problem-solver and like to shape your own job, playing a part in a variety of exciting projects, then this could be the place for you!

Our current office manager leaves at the end of 2010. We are looking for a replacement to start anytime from October 2010 onwards.

Contact Miranda Heathcote at ywamafricom@gmail.com for more information.

23 June 2010

Introducing Peter Clemison

YWAM AfriCom is pleased to welcome Peter Clemison to the team at our Cape Town office. He is joining us with a specific focus on fundraising. Though fresh from a Discipleship Training School at the Muizenberg YWAM base, Peter is no stranger to the world of communications and missions. Before joining YWAM, he worked for Scripture Union England and Wales as their marketing and fundraising manager. Peter brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Christian charity sector and is well versed in raising awareness for mission work around the world.

"I am living here in Cape Town with my wife, Becky. She too has taken a position within YWAM under the ministry to prevent trafficking, known as Justice ACTs. This is our first time to live in South Africa (outside of DTS), so we're just aclimatising ourselves to missionary life in the rainbow nation!

"It's wonderful to join such an enthusiastic team of communicators for mission. YWAM is doing so much across this continent. Even here in Cape Town, the YWAM bases have seen an exponential growth in ministry. AfriCom is the team tasked with linking all the Africa mission work together and bringing that to the wider world of YWAM. I'm looking forward to building relationships with the diverse ministries across Africa and sharing what each one is doing."