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									    MOBILISING YOUTH FOR
EVANGELISM THROUGH THE ARTS
       South Africa holistically
    represented by 100 youth (5-15
               years)
•    80 are Black     •   75 attend township schools
•    9 are White      •   53 will continue until grade 12
                      •   36 will complete it
•    9 are Coloured   •   8 will go onto University
•    2 are Indian
   South Africa holistically
represented by 100 youth (5-15
           years)
  •   50 live below the poverty line
  •   50 will not work in the future
  •   18 are HIV positive
  •   2 head a household
  • 3 have had abortions
  • 41 have had sex
  • 29 are regularly sexually active
      South Africa holistically
   represented by 100 youth (5-15
              years)
                             •   6 have used cocaine
• 14 are in a gang           •   11 have used heroin
• 17 have recently carried   •   6 use club drugs
  a weapon                   •   11 have used inhalants
• 8 have forced someone      •   23 are binge drinkers
  to have sex                •   21 smoke cigarettes
                             •   17 have tried to commit
                                 suicide
   South Africa holistically
represented by 100 youth (5-15
           years)
  •   0 have lived under structural
      apartheid
  •   100 live with its economic
      effects
     WHO DO WE SERVE?
•   Inner City Children and Youth (age 4-23)
    – Will focus on High School and up today
•   Entire Family Income < R3000
•   Broken Family structures
•   Combination of South African & non-
    South African
CHALLENGES FOR INNER-CITY
        YOUTH
•   World view
•   Influences/Exposure
•   Family structure
•   Socio economic
•   Logistics
•   Space
 MES YOUTH ENRICHMENT
Joshua Service Year Team                   A2J Youth Group



After School Programmes                        Youth Clubs
    •Joshua                                             •    Preschool
   Orientation                                                 Outing
     Camp
   •Botswana
                 Events & Camps                        •   Gr. 1-3 Outing
 Outreach (for                                         •   Gr. 4-6 Hiking
  Joshuas and                                                   Trip
      A2J)         •Musical Stage Production             •  Gr. 7 Camp
•Outward Bound           •Talent Show                    •  Teen Camp
 (for Joshuas)
                 •10 Days of HOPE – Outreach
 •A2J Practice
     Camp
STRATEGY TO REACH THEM
1.   ACADEMIC (RESOURCES)
2.   ARTS
3.   FELLOWSHIP
4.   (SPORT)
        EVANGELISM
•   Perceptions
•   Contagious Christianity
•   Open Air Outreaches
            Why the Arts?

1.   Mindshift
2.   Life Skills Practical Skills
3.   Relationship Building
4.   Culturally relevant
5.   FUN
          The Arts

Alta Krige:
   Volunteer Consultant for MES Youth
   Enrichment Programme for all matters
   pertaining to the Arts
          WHAT DO WE DO?
•   Dancing (Street, Hip-hop)
•   Captain Traffic (Road Safety Programme)
•   The Prodigal Son (Street theatre)
•   A girl called HOPE (Musical)
          HOW DO WE DO IT
• Writing and Choreography (workshop)
• Times of practices
    – (ASP’s, after dark, exams – keep parents
      happy)
•   A typical practice (2 hours, 1h30min)
•   Learn, practise, polish, performance
•   ENERGY
•   Pep talk & Prayer
            PREPARATION
•   Script
•   Choreography
•   Workshop method with leader
•   Stage
•   Resources
            REHEARSALS
•   Holiday week
•   3 weeks in between
•   Acting Tuesdays & Thursdays
•   Singing Mondays & Wednesdays
•   Saturday Ensemble
•   Long weekend practice
           MARKETING
• Posters & Word of Mouth
• Focus of each show
  – Friday Matinee – Schools
  – Friday Evening – Parents and
    Community
  – Saturday Afternoon - Supporters and
    Friends of Ministry
            THE THEATRE
•   Theatre Orientation
•   Sound and Light scripts
•   Make-up
•   Stage Management
•   Discipline
•   Challenges of shared building
•   School pick-ups
          EVALUATION
• Audience Feedback
• Cast Feedback
FACEBOOK UPDATES
     WORKING PHILOSOPHY
•   Time and Resource Management
•   Commitment
•   Excellence
•   Skill levels
•   Mentoring
•   Task vs People
•   Flexibility
LET’S TALK

								
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