From Our Team

John Hoogenhout

Words of thought from our Church Team

Two things… elder nominations & I’m after some advice…

Elder nominations

Church Council is seeking nominations for elders from our members. The practice in our church is that elders serve a term of three years on Church Council. The biblical criteria for elders is given to us in 1Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9. Please forward nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 25 August.

I’m after some advice

When it comes to asking for help, some of us are reluctant to do this – why do you think that is? I’ve wrestled with this, and to be honest, I still do. I think we like to consider ourselves ‘self-sufficient’ and ‘competent’ when we nut things out ourselves. My upbringing led me to conclude (wrongly), those who ask for help are a little weak. I’ve had to un-learn that… asking for help is actually healthy. Seeking advice is biblical.

The wise listen to advice. (Pr.12:15)
Plans are established by seeking advice. (Pr.20:18)

Help with promotions

I would like some help from those with a flair for promotions and marketing. When folk new to our church want to know more about our ministries, we provide them with a ‘New Comers Pack.’ This comprises a number of booklets we produce, explaining our ministries etc… Some say there’s too much information in one go – & a lot of repetition. I would like to fix this! Would you like to help me? Please touch base with me via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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