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Upcoming Event

#HACK for the unreached

  • October 16-18, 2020
  • Virtual/Online
  • Free

Indigitous #HACK, returning October represents a generation of Christians in the tech industry passionate about bringing the gospel to where it’s not. Each city will gather locally over a weekend in October, while simultaneously connecting to a global network of Christians from around the world who are also applying their talents to their faith!

 

#HACK-HOLFONTEIN COMUNITY 

CHALLENGE

Summary 

The community of Holfontein, is a community located in Trichardt on the N17 Highway in the Mpumalanga Province. The community is an informal settlement with a small population of about 800 people. 80% of the community is found unemployed and because of such high levels of poverty, issues of crime are high in the community, women have went into prostitution to provide for their families, lack of food, teenage pregnancy is high, high rate of dropout learners in school before they reach Matric, quality of education is poor in schools as they lack basic resources like books, stationery, library, proper facilities for school, those who complete matric don’t have funds to further their education in school, basic necessities like water and electricity is not available, toilets to use as the ones they have is very dangerous.

The community is staying in private land since 2006 and the Municipality promised to move them as it can’t provide infrastructure for them as they are on private land. The Municipality’s promise to move them failed as they say they cannot find land for them. The community now opted to stay permanently on the farm and a social covenant document in terms of the community staying permanently was signed by the farmer who own the land, with different members of the community with shared values and agreement.

THE PROBLEM

Businesses and surrounding companies are willing to come and fulfill certain specific needs in the community that each business desires to fulfill.

The problem is that there is no defined information in regards to the community in a form of a document that speak of the needs, the statistics of different age groups and ethnicities, employment status, highest education level, income levels, access to basic infrastructure, crime rates, key economic activities and employment growth. No formal structure has been formed in terms of the forum with key contacts of the community leaders the companies can speak to. No formal letter with a stamp from the Municipality to endorse the existence of this community.

In the past two months we have worked to formalize such information but the CHALLENGE IS FOR COOPERATE COMPANIES AND BUSINESSS TO GET SUCH INFORMATION.

THE CHALLENGE

To design a portal with full information of the needs and the challenges of the community, with login details to make it easy for cooperate companies to access. To link surrounding businesses and companies to that portal.

THE DESIRED OUTCOME

The desired outcome is for the portal designed with every company in the Govan Mbeki municipality linked to the portal and see them fulfill those specific needs in the community #Hack challenge for the community of holfontein will require developers, IT specialists, strategic thinkers, planners, social entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, administrators etc. to solve this problem. 


 

 

#HACK-JESUS FILM REPORTING APP 

CHALLENGE

Summary 

There is a need to develop a Resource and Ministry Activity App for Smart Devices that can capture basic Jesus Film Ministry Activity for an individual user as well as our partners like other Campus Crusade for Christ teams, churches and mission organisations.

A Real-Time Activity App will advance the current Global Jesus Film Project Digital Missions focus and become a valuable resource to measure our resources and teams’ activities. 

THE PROBLEM

There is poor communication with teams using the Jesus Film resources in the field.
We did implemented a basic short WhatsApp / Excel report system to capture team and resource activity in 2018. Although we did collect data with this system it was not properly captured and is currently incomplete. Only about  5% of teams are using the Global Measurement Application(GMA). GMA doesn’t cater for the African context of limited data access and this system will be discontinued by the end of 2020.

THE CHALLENGE

  • An app for Smart Devices that interact with a   website application that will collect realtime ministry activity and the location in the mission field.
  • All information will be collected in a database platform and can be used to create a variety of automated reports for different purposes.
  • Teams or Individuals will be able to record activities at real time in the field  and it will automatically be available to team leaders and instant reports can be complied without having to contact each individual team.

Future potential:

  • The system can be duplicated in other countries in the Southern and Eastern Africa regions with a central database to monitor activity and resources in different countries to create a regional standard.
  • Link equipment and resources to donor reports and have accurate reports to donors.
  • Future possibility to include Report App into JFP Global Film App to link Country App with Country usage Reports.
  • This App will become a very important resource. Progress of teams that just received equipment can immediately be followed in the field with a Digital Footprint. 

THE DESIRED OUTCOME

A basic Ministry Activity App with potential to grow and expand in order for us to be good stewards over those we train and equip and to give accurate feedback about activities, resources and the results.


 

#HACK- ONLINE PERSONA JOURNEY STRATEGY

CHALLENGE

A Persona is a character profile tool used to understand and therefore create content for a specific target audience.

To create a campaign to reach a specific persona for Christ. We will use the tools of Social Media, Webpages (short articles) and a themed course. 

We have 3 people groups that we want to focus on:

Unaware: People who have not heard of Jesus or have no knowledge of what He has done for us.

Curious: People who are seeking God online but have not been led to the point of making a decision to give their lives to Christ.

Follower: A person who gave his heart to Christ but needs someone to disciple/guide him in his faith.

THE DESIRED OUTCOME:

The goal of this campaign is to get these personas to our KnowingGod platform. Here they can be discipled by an e-coach, get connected to a community, and hopefully become a discipler of the next online seekers.

SKILLS WE NEED ON THE TEAM:

Content developers
Creative writers
Graphic Designers
Social media Influencers
People with Marketing expertise
Web designers

SUMMARY 

People are online now more than ever. The virtual world has become a vital field where we need to reach people for Christ. The benefit is that Google and other companies are keeping record of what people are looking for, and many are searching about faith and the meaning of life. People are looking for hope.

THE PROBLEM

The internet offers a multitude of quick-fix answers to the questions people are asking about real-life issues. Unfortunately, most of these answers lead to more grief and heartache because the promised relief is short-lived and convenient. A cycle of despair is inevitable, and hope seems elusive.

THE CHALLENGE

We as Christians know the source of truth, life and a lasting hope – it’s found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to take people from different walks of life on a journey to discover Him – the source of true hope. To do that we need to create local content focused on a specific theme that we can share on social media and webpages. This content is created with the purpose of helping people grow in their understanding of the Christian faith. If you are good at writing, creating images, memes, are knowledgeable on how to help people deal with problems, and/or how to do marketing, we want to challenge you to join this event.

THE DESIRED OUTCOME

We trust that we can move people from being unaware of Christ to being curious about Him to become a follower of Jesus. We want to use social media, websites and a course to help people through this journey. 

 

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Program Schedule

 

Friday, October 9

Time 

Agenda

Who

 

Link

6:00pm

Opening

  

6:00pm

6:00pm

Welcome

City Lead

 

Zoom

main room

 

Global Welcome video

Video

 
 

Challenges Pitches/ Review

Challenge Owners

 

 

Prayer 

?

 

7:30pm

Team Formation

  

  7:30pm

After Challenge Pitches

Team Formation

Participants

 

Zoom 1

Zoom 2

Zoom 3 

etc.

 

Team Formation continues in two main locations: 

– on Slack or Devpost

– in main Zoom room

Participants

 

Zoom

main room

9:00pm

Project Work Time

  

9:00pm

After Team Formation

Project Work Time

Participants

 

Zoom or Discord etc.

 

 

Saturday, October 10

Time

Agenda

Who


Link

All Day

Hacking

Participants

 

All Day

9:00am

#HACK Check-in

Participants

 

Zoom 

main room

9:30am

Team-building (Optional)

Participants

Zoom 

main room

10:00am

Reboot, Rebalance and Rally

City lead

Zoom

 main room

12:00pm

to

2:00pm

Challenge owners meet-up

Challenge owners + teams

Zoom

5:00pm 

 (TBC)

(~30mins)

Global Connection Call (all 39 cities!) 

Hosted by Global #HACK project leads (Ann + Simon)

Zoom 

main room (Global)

5:30pm

Check-in (by project teams)

Participants

 

Zoom

8:00pm

Networking Time/Webinar #1 (Evening)  (Optional)
-Share a bit about yourselves
-How are you dealing with COVID-19 in your location?
-What’s your team project? Update some progress.

Hosted by City Lead

Zoom

Sunday, October 11

Time 

Agenda

Who

Link

9:00am 

Check-in/ Sunday service

City Lead/ online

Zoom

 main room

10:00am

Prepare video for submission

Teams

   

12:00pm

Preparations for presentation

 

 

1:00pm

Submission of Projects

Teams

2:00pm

Presentation

 

2:00pm

2:00pm

Team presentations

  • play videos 

  • Q&A

Participants

Zoom

 main room

3:00pm

Stories and Testimonies

  •  

Participants

Zoom

 main room

3:30pm

Judging and Survey

City Lead

VIP Judges

Participants

 

4:00pm

Participant Talk (optional)

 

 

4:15pm

Celebration /Closing

Everyone

   

4:30pm

Wrapup and Prayer

City Lead

   
         

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