The Forerunner Ministry Team is one of the different projects who work under the covering and supervision of Kibbutz El-Shammah in Roodewal.
Under the motto Discipling Youth – Extending the Kingdom the Forerunner Ministry Team’s focus lies on teenagers under the pressure of multiple and severe stressors, such as poverty, broken families, rejection, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, in all areas of Worcester.
The team consists of about 15 volunteers from different churches, of which three are involved as full-time youth workers and counsellors at Worcester Secondary School, Worcester Gymnasium and the schools girls hostel, Esselenpark Hostel and Zweletemba community. We also have a close connection with Breerivier Highschool and at this stage we trust the Lord for a full-time youth worker to come on board to serve this high school.
Our mandate is, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (Luke 1:17)
The ministry’s aim is to equip teenagers and young adults spiritually, practically and emotionally. By creating an environment which enables them to develop life and leadership skills, the youth is given a chance to explore their abilities and talents, increase self-value and self-esteem, and actively make a difference in their own lives as well as in the lives of those they are connecting and interacting with. Through this they will be able to reach out to their peers and other groups of teenagers themselves.
This happens mainly through the youth workers involvement in the schools and communities, where they lead prayer-groups and are available for the young people for one-on-one counselling.
Furthermore the team provides activities such as youth days, outings, camps, workshops and seminars where the young people can learn, grow and also enjoy fellowship with one another, regardless of their cultural or social background or the area and school they come from.
The Forerunner Ministry Team works closely with the other ministries of Kibbutz El-Shammah, such as South Roots – Ministry in Arts and Culture and the Change Makers, with YWAM Worcester and My Father’s House Avianpark.
Contact Person: Britta Wagner
Phone: 072 190 9395