WHAT IS TUKS MISSIONS:
This year marks the 44th year of Tuks Missions, a student driven society within the University of Pretoria with a specific mandate to expose, mobilize and connect students to the missions field.
We aim to connect students to Missions right where they are, in their study field to the capacity which they can be involved in.Tuks Missions is a platform on campus that exposes missions opportunities both locally and internationally. This includes outreaches, seminars, prayer events, debates etc. any opportunity presented by ministries, student societies or churches where students can experience exposure to missions
How do we expose these opportunities to students?
There is 2 ways to be involved in Tuks Missions: Be part of the Committee or the Community.
-The Committee is the student driven body who organizes and runs Tuks Missions on a weekly basis. We maintain a working relationship with ministries and churches; promote missions opportunities, grow together in discipleship and actively engage in the missions field. If you feel you can contribute with your skills, passions or just want to help us out with anything feel free to contact us. Being part of the committee offers personal growth as well as invaluable exposure to the missions field. As we are a small committee we appreciate any help or extra hands.
-The Community consist of the students who are able to connect and interact with people with the same vision as them as well as keep in the loop of all the missions opportunities available, via email and regular social media updates. We would like the community to be actively involved by blogging about their experiences in these outreaches, events, on campus or about anything missions related to share their passions and dreams for missions on campus.
We send out regular emails to all the contacts on our database containing the monthly opportunities available. We post the events on our Facebook page and Twitter account. Follow us on any of these networks to be updated. We encourage students who are part of the committee & community to blog articles, missions related, on our website. Send an article of 200-500 words with pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org about your experiences on campus, at any type of outreaches locally/ internationally, at previous missions weeks – anything missions related. Then we’ll blog it on our website with your name. Feel free to attend any outreach and meeting just to check us out.
This Tuks Missions vision climaxes with the annual event ‘Missions Week’, which has always been marked with divine fellowship, radical teaching, praise and worship and creating an atmosphere and platform for students and different ministries to connect as they exhibit their ministries in front of the Amphi. Usually starting in the month of July ‘Tuks Missions Week’ presents remarkable international and national speakers, arts & drama, exhibitions, outreaches and fellowship, a phenomenal worship band, all taking place on Tuks Hatfield Campus in the Amphi theatre every night for 5 days.
“Missions week is not a feel good event, show or production about the love of Christ, but everything that happens that week needs to convey a weight and meaning of an outward movement of taking the Gospel (or this love of Christ) to those places where Christ is not accessible or freely worshipped. That is Missions Week at its core.” Allen Baatsen, former chair-person.
Previous speakers include writer & speaker Carl Madeiras, director of All Nations Floyd McClung, founder of OM ministries George Verver, Grant Porter, Dave Hitchcock, founder of the World Mission Centre in Pretoria Willy Crew, Mike Hack, international facilitator of the Student Volunteer Movement 2 (SVM2) Ryan Shaw, INContext founder Mike Burnard and the global Ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance Dr. Bill Taylor.
For students to intimately hear the call of God. To grab hold of the fullness of life with Him. And to step out boldly in answer to His Great assignment/mandate/commission… This is the heartbeat of Tuks Missions!