Thursday, March 24, 2011

New MCM Website

The new MCM Website is finally up and running! We've changed the URL to The new site was developed to become the combined ministry website and, as soon as we've got final approval, it will be upgraded to the joint ministry presentation. When you go through the new website, you'll notice a picture gallery and a direct link to this blog to keep everyone up to date on what is happening in the ministry!
Special thanks to Marnelle Helling, for whom this was a real labor of love. In her own words, she learned a whole lot in the process... including what an FTP and URL is, what a website hosting service does, how to do a site map and understanding the difference between a developer and a designer!!! We'd also like to thank Charl de Jager and Pieter Venter here in Paarl, who did an amazing job (as the developer and designer).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Board Meeting week...

Miqlat and Monte Christo Ministries are Section 21 Public Benefit Organizations. As such, each has a Board of Directors. This past week, both had meetings, which is always great as it allows us to take a look at what has happened over the past two months and get some valuable direction from our Board.
We have some very gifted and committed board members, Riel Malan is the chairman of Miqlat and Deon Blackburn has the same role for MCM, with the two of them we're in very good hands.
This week, in addition to reviewing all of our ministry efforts and the overall administration of the ministries, both boards approved moving forward with the effort of bringing these two ministries together. With a ministry that has a combined total of 57 employees, we need strong, qualified leadership. We are blessed to have our committed board members.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

2011 Dream Team is under way

The 2011 Dream Team is under way. Under the direction of Theys and Rachael Stuurman, we have 11 young men and women who have moved into their new home upstairs at Tiffany's Center. Theys has developed a demanding schedule that is packed with training based on YWAM's DTS program. In addition to the training and development time, each week one of the ministry managers is presenting their ministry focus to the team.
This is a great group from the surrounding area. One of the major changes for 2011 was to focus on young adults from our own community so, once graduated, they may continue to grow and make impacts locally. Keep watching for Dream Team updates during the course of the year.