Our church started in October 2009 with a small group of people with a passion to glorify God in downtown Sunnyside, Pretoria. We didn’t have a lot of resources on our own, but we believed we served a powerful God. After all, He raised Jesus from the dead and sat Him at his right hand in the heavenly places! Not only that, He raised us from the spiritual dead and gave us new life in Christ!
Over the past several years we have seen God do some amazing things in our midst. The truth is, in many ways, from a human perspective at least, this is a church that shouldn’t be possible. One of the biggest obstacles to our church’s existence is our demographic – we don’t really have one. Pretoria is full of Zimbabwean churches, Afrikaans churches, rich churches, poor churches, Nigerian churches, Congolese churches, but we just want to honour God by actively and proactively seeking to be a church for all believers. And to some, that doesn’t seem possible. For a time, we wondered if it were possible. A Bible teaching church, a deep church, a gospel centred church for all believers? Rich and poor with real relationships, educated and uneducated learning from each other, people putting off superior and inferior attitudes that they picked up from the world and relating to each other in Christ? But, it is happening! It really is.
God cares for His people. We know that looking back to what He accomplished on the cross, but we also know that from looking at what’s happening in the lives of individuals in our church, and from what God is doing in our church as a community and family in Christ. The book of Ephesians says the church is God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which He prepared beforehand for us to do. And looking at our church, we see the beauty of God’s work on display week after week!
We would love to have you join us!
If you would like to pray for us: Please pray that we would clearly communicate God’s Word to people from many different cultures, that God would use us to raise up missionaries for Africa from Africa, that our church would be a disciple-making-disciples centre, that God would provide for us financially, that God would grow us in maturity as His church, and that God would enable us to clearly demonstrate the wonders of His grace in Pretoria and Africa and across the world. Thank-you!