Long before the platforms of social media, while the world was idolising information, Africans were already “sharing” and “liking” and “posting” their experiences, richness of culture and treasured memories through storytelling, communal living and modelling the way.
Now the world is ready to embrace what Africa has known all along – having information is not enough we must experience it through each other. Reaching out, sharing our faith and discipling others can now be done faster and further from the comfort and ease of our mobile devices.
If you’re passionate about reaching others with the Gospel join us at Indigitous Jo’burg hosted by Campus Crusade for Christ South Africa as we explore how to use digital resources to revive and renew a culture of Information to Experience.
Indigitous is coming to Johannesburg, South Africa October 14-15.
Follow this link to register for this event.
Hello Indigitous friends, This is Miheret with the Jo’Burg conference team. I always praise God for what He is doing through you in Indigitous movement in Africa. Most of you may remember what God did in Indigitous Addis in 2014.
After Addis event we have seen Indigitous spreading fast in different parts of Africa with more than 650 participants and volunteers.
The Classic event is happening again in Jo’Burg in October 14 & 15. Meet Johan MyBurgh (pictured with me). He is our Indigitous Johannesburg host and conference director.
Hi I’d like to personally welcome you and thank you for considering Indigitous jo’burg. It’s an exciting time for Indigitous in Africa as we continue to grow and adapt to new ideas of how to share the love of Jesus through social media and digital opportunities. I always get excited doing digital ministry. It is challenging and dynamic. That’s why Indigitous is bringing like minded people of leaders, digital practitioners and users in one place to shape the future digital mission in Africa.
What can you expect at Indigitous jo’burg? As you might have seen the theme of the conference is “Moving from Information to Experience”. I want to invite you to read the article at this link to understand a bit more of why we believe this is the right theme for the time we live in.
If you register with “Pay at the conference venue” option, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to make arrangement for your payment.
Before I close, I’d like to thank you for attending our conference and bringing your expertise to our gathering. You have the vision, the knowledge, and the experience to partner with us as we pave our way into the future.
In my next email,I will get back to you with FAQs related with our events and will introduce you our keynote speakers
Please feel free to contact me with any questions related visa and other things,
One more thing, please share this news with your freinds and network you may have. Thank you!
Co-founder @ Indigitous
Ken began whole-heartedly following Jesus during his second year as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Texas. After graduation, God led him on staff with a passion to disciple men and build spiritual movements.
Ken and his wife Ann have invested the majority of their 29 years on Cru staff in helping grow student-led movements. In 2010, they agreed to give leadership to Cru’s Global Digital Strategies to accelerate the use of digital strategies throughout the organization. Ken believes that the digital realm is the key to helping fulfill the prophecy from Habakkuk 2:14, which says, “For the Earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”To that end, in 2013 Ken co-founded Indigitous, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. Learn more here
Founder for Digital4Christ
Japie has been involved in Internet marketing since 2000. He has authored 3 books, published by Juta and prescribed at UNISA. Digital 4 Christ (D4C) was launched in order to address the need for social media within the church, youth- and other Christian and non-profit organisations. This includes dealing with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and the like.
Over the last 5 years, D4C has assisted many organisations with web sites, social media campaigns and online strategies. These include Association of Christian Media, Unashamedly Ethical, Youth for Christ, Kanaal 7, TygerbergFM, Heartlines, Global Leadership Summit / Willowcreek, Imagine Movement as well as a number of churches.
Learn more here
Arjo de Vroome – Jesus.net
Ministry Partnership Director of Jesus.net
Arjo de Vroome works alongside the 65+ Jesus.net partners around the world. His passion and calling is to advise, equip and support Christian ministries in developing and implementing effective digital strategies, resulting in online searchers becoming committed and engaged disciples of Christ.
Growing up as a missionary kid (MK) in West Africa (Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast), Arjo quickly learned the value of other cultures. This was a great ‘training school’ for him, as he continued on to major in International Business and went on to work for a Dutch Christian broadcaster. Seven years ago, he joined Cru Netherlands and has since become part of the global leadership team for Jesus.net.
Arjo is married to Willeke (17 years) and they live in Almere, the Netherlands where God has called them to be involved in a mission-minded church. Hiking, camping and riding big waves are some of the things Arjo loves doing in his free-time. @arjodevroome
Founder & CEO of iAfrikan,
A Pan-African technology company that produces content, podcasts, events, publications and other services about Afrika’s burgeoning innovation and technology sector and how it affects culture, business and day to day life on the continent. iAfrikan is also the technology partner to University of the Witwatersrand on the Xenowatch.org project in partnership with UNHCR.
We are in the final leg of preparation for Indigitous. As the excitement builds up, so does our expectation for what God will do. Someone once said, “If you are not encountering any challenges, then you are not walking with God. You left Him behind a while ago.”
We want to be where God is sending us and so, we have decided to take 3 days of prayer and fasting starting tomorrow, Tuesday 4th Oct to Thursday 6th Oct. We will do a partial fast, where we don’t eat anything from 6am to 6pm and only eat in the evening. We invite you to join us.
The prayer items are as follows:
- Visas for all applicants. Let’s ask the Lord to open a door since He alone has the key Rev 3:7
- Finances for those still in need. The bible says that Gods provision follows His mission. Rom 8:32, Ps 34:10
- Approval to attend the meetings from team leaders from various countries. Prov 21:1
- For our hearts to remain in tune with God. Pray that we would remain focused on Jesus and our relationship with Him so that we will hear that which He speaks to us, Prov 4:23
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
See you soon @ INDIGITOUS jo’burg!