From Our Team

John Hoogenhout

Words of thought from our Church Team

Connect, Grow, Serve, Go

In our church you constantly hear four words used to describe what we’re about – Connect, Grow, Serve, Go. If you’re new to our church community, you probably wonder what these words mean? Let me remind us all:

  • Connect: We intentionally want to see everyone connect to Jesus [vertically] and to one another [horizontally]
  • Grow: We intentionally want to grow in Christ-likeness, to be more and more like Jesus in how we live
  • Serve: We intentionally want to meet the needs of others
  • Go: We intentionally want to be difference makers for Jesus in our circles of influence [home, school, work, community]

As you look at these four words, which do you think needs more of your intentional focus? Are you connected to God through Jesus? Has the significance of what Jesus has done for you personally via the cross impacted you to the point where you want to worship him? And are you connected to other believers? Do you have good friendships in the church? Are you a good friend to others?

What about your growing Christ-likeness? Do others see Jesus in the way you live and love others? Are you quick to help others when you see a need? Are you a server or a taker? When you look back on an average day, do you sense you made a positive godly difference? Connect. Grow. Serve. Go. Four big words!

And one of the scribes came up and asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mk.12:28-31)

Notice – Elder Voting
Two of our elders retire from their term on Church Council at the end of the year, and our incumbent elders taking their place are Phillip Vanderniet & Hannes Knoetze. Our practice is to ask members to give their vote of affirmation for new elders – this is scheduled to take place following the AM Church service Sunday 24 November 2013.

Two are better than one
Do not be anxious about anything

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