P. O. BOX 25, STELLENBOSCH, 7599, SOUTH AFRICA Tel: +27 21 887 0212 or Cell: +27 84 413 9699 Fax: +27 886 6868 or +27 86 565 7496 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS Dates: 23 July 2009 - 16 October 2009 Cost: US$ 5000 (including the contribution of US$200) All leaders accepted for the training must contribute US$200, even if a scholarship is granted. Costs include accommodation, food, training and travel to South Africa. It excludes expenses for personal needs and visa application. Limited scholarships are available on request. Final date for application: 9 March 2009 Contact person: Zalhelia Blick VISION: To see communities and nations in Africa and the world transformed through a new generation of Christian leaders MISSION: To empower emerging leaders to facilitate sustainable transformation towards healthy reconciled communities based on biblical principles OBJECTIVES: - To serve the body of Christ internationally - To transform communities for Christ - To optimally build on community’s assets - To develop sound community transformation ethics CURRICULUM Preparation phase: Rooted in the church and community necessitates preparing students for their return after training and other preparatory tasks linked to the residential curriculum. Incubator phase (12 weeks): The residential part of the program with short lectures by guest experts and application with discussions with peers and lecturers on topics including: 1. Personal development and Leadership: e.g. values, worldviews, mentoring, facilitation skills, motivation, direction and constituencies. 2. Biblical foundation, Worldview and Spiritual growth: e.g. calling, disciplines, a Biblical understanding of change, prayer, models and testimonies, evangelism, understanding of the church. 3. Strategic Design & Management: e.g. people and financial management, funding, strategic planning, administration. 4. Community Development: 5. Community Transformation: e.g. overview of community development, wheel of human needs, economic processes, sustainability, community assets, culture, assessment, evaluation. 6. Relationships & Synergy: e.g. conflict management, reconciliation, and facilitation. Students integrate their learning in a ministry plan. 7. Specialized training: HIV/AIDS, Job Creation and Youth Development Implementation Phase: As a follow-up to the program, it is essential to apply and further assess learning (to receive a certificate of graduation). Participants will be required to submit a ministry plan before the end of the residential phase and several papers focusing on aspects of the implementation of the ministry plan and how their service will impact their community during the Implementation phase. The write-up should include all aspects of an entrepreneurial project in which the participant had received training, from the needs- or assets assessment to the proposed solution to a plan for developing funds and marketing the solution, as well as an explanation of how the plan advances the work of Jesus Christ. Curriculum notes Especially during the residential part of the program a major emphasize will be placed on: an incubator method of training creating an innovative space where knowledge is gained, insight and ideas developed and applied with the assistance of peers and specialists; the role of economics – the empowerment of students towards financially sustainable projects; also the key role of job and income creation. lectures will give a theoretical framework but focus on practical applications and/or implications. the intersection of faith and social action should be emphasized daily. Lecturers: We have assembled a team of some of the most highly sought-after and respected lecturers and experts in related fields worldwide. Evaluation: Evaluation Method Marks 1. Practical Assignment 10 2. Peer Evaluation 20 3. Ministry Plan 30 4. Lecturer evaluation 10 5. Assignments 30 Total 100 Requirements for admission: 1. young adults, 23 – 35 years old who, 2. have at least matriculated from high school 3. have complete commitment to honouring Christ and furthering His Kingdom 4. demonstrate Christian faith and commitment 5. have the necessary leadership potential and competency to facilitate a significant service project in their community 6. have shown vision and passion for community transformation through practical social change initiatives 7. have the essential ability to communicate (speak, read, understand and write) in English 8. are willing to send requested reports to the ALICT office during the next 5 years 9. have a passion for their local community 10. It is of primary importance that the training you receive will be implemented effectively in your context on your return. The support you will get from your church and/or other ministry networks will determine the influence you will have as a community transformation facilitator. We require that: a. You have a commitment from the leadership of the church that gives you spiritual covering and/or the ministry network that you are involved in, that they will support you in implementing what you have learned in the training in the next five year b. You stay connected to the community development and transformation networks in your country 11. ALICT does not provide finances to pioneer or sustain your ministry or for your personal needs. It is important that: a. you do not expect any future financial support for personal or ministry purposes b. you will have a financial sustainable income for your personal needs and for the ministry (in other words that you will not depend on your ministry to provide you with an income) 12. Have a passport or apply for one immediately and apply for a visa to South Africa at least 3-6 months prior to departure for South Africa 13. Send your application form and the two reference forms to the office by e-mail by 9 March 2009. 14. If not sponsored pay a US$600 deposit by 31 May. The balance of US$4400 is payable at the start of the training. If sponsored pay a US$200 contribution by 31 May 2009. Please enquire about account details. Thank you very much!
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