Community Organisation Assign1 Essay

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Assignment 1:
Join a Community Organisation or Group:
How I joined the organisation?
How I came to know about them?
What it is that attracted you to them?
How you are experiencing the process of becoming a part of them?
While reading through suggestion 2 ,I was one of the students asking the question as to weather i can stay with the organisation i am already with , and was glad to discover i can and i look forward to looking at the organisation in a new way. The oranisation i am involved with is The New Harvest Christian Fellowship it is organisation),I Became involved in the Church in 2006 when i did a year of your life programe with them , which involved working in the community ...view middle of the document...

This is again just to mention a few there are lots more. The main attraction for me was the need for a strong moral standing to grow within the youth of today as they are faced with so many challenges and realities ,that they struggle to get by. We need to in still strong morals and values in the youth to help combat things like HIV/AIDS, Corruption, Drug and Alchole abuse, Rape and Sexual asults , violence and crime in general. More than ever i feel the youth of South Africa need the support of the older generations to mentor and guide them to a better South Africa, and i know my contribution may be very small , but I feel a door opened up for me to do my small part with the youth in our community.
A little about the organization:
The mission statememnt and vision for the church is best put by the senior pastor…
“We are a Christian community called to become totally committed to Jesus through walking in obedience to His leading; having a loving caring commitment to each other, and a commitment to serving non–members through integrity and compassion.
We are a family church which values people above programmes, participation by all, a down-to-earth genuineness and a generous spirit which focuses on the positive development of individuals.
Our vision is to bring people into a living relationship with Jesus.
We aim to achieve this by helping people:
 Become “Christ followers” by giving their lives to Jesus;
 Understand and adopt the lifestyle of a Christian;
 Discover why they are here;
 Become equipped and trained to do what they were created to do; and
 Get launched into actually doing it.”Pastor Calven Celliers
Making my way through the prescribed book and other literature:
What aspects of the book I like and can relate to And What I don’t like and why?
As I have worked through the material so far I have struggled with certain sections of the prescribed book and have had to wrestle with the concepts and I’ve landed up putting quiet a lot of information from the prescribed book onto my 3 panel poster but feel that I constantly have to go through that information to make sure that whatever is on there is relevant and necessary. I’ve also had to put the work into my own words, to try to get a better understanding. The aspects that I really enjoyed reading about was mainly the sections on the different kinds of oppression (Authoritarianism, SIT,SDT, oppression and identity, Dialogical, all the effects of oppression) how they came about and the needs for charge to occur , I also enjoyed reflecting on how Psychology has developed but realising it also needs to change and adapt , I found it interesting to note that Change is twofold in the sense that people and aspects are constantly changing and growing , yet out right change is resisted ,and how power plays a role in influencing change and how it happens. Section on libratory psychology was also interesting. I struggled with some of the discussion in the beginning of chapter...

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