Operating from your true identity

Mar 31, 2021

If our mission as a movement is to be fulfilled, it will happen through transformed people. It saddens me when believers do not understand who they are in Christ. On the other hand, it excites me when I see a Christ Follower step into their true identity and operate from that! If we want to see communities change, it must start with people discovering who they truly are in Christ and learning how to represent this new life in broken communities.

“This is how love has been perfected among us: we will have confidence in the day of judgement because, during our time in this world, we are just like Him”
1 John 4:17

The more we become like Him, the more we become influencers who can bring about the kind of community and culture we long to live in. Meaningful change in our culture, and enduring change in communities, is rooted in transformed character.

'This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” '
Hebrews 8:10 -12 NIV

We need gospel-centered environments that will create an understanding of God’s intention for their individual lives and their effect on society. All true transformation starts with and is sustained by living from the gospel: The good news of new life in Christ. Let us rediscover the depth of our transformation in Christ this Easter!


Easter weekend



This Easter don't just enjoy a holiday, or even simply revisit a familiar story. Experience the message and power of Easter for you, your family, and friends.
 
GOOD FRIDAY includes a special communion focus and interview with "Magic Man" Michael - A man who had his sight set on being world champion! In the ring, he felt like superman but one day he faced a fight he couldn't win! 



Bookings are essential. Book here.

EASTER SUNDAY, is a whole family event. A special kid’s program will be happening while teens and adults have their own ‘Resurrection Sunday Experience’! Encounter Prayer will be offered for anyone needing healing, freedom, encouragement or peace.



Bookings are essential. Book here.

Stay on afterwards for kid's fun activities, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, Easter eggs, and more. IT'S ALL FREE!

Our fantastic photographer Mal Austin will be taking photos on Easter Sunday. If you are not comfortable being in photos, please phone the office 9908 2046, email [email protected] or let the Next Steps desk know.

Baptisms full of youth!



It was great to see our youth get baptised Sunday after making the decision at the fantastic Fuse youth camp at CYC. Our Fuse youth program is on a break over school holidays and will be back Friday 23rd April.

Partnership Classes



We will be conducting Partnership Classes again on the 11th and 18th of April 2021. This is a 2hr class that orients people in regard to taking up formal partnership in our church. It is repeated over two weeks to make the classes more accessible. You can invite people to enroll via Trybooking or book yourself, for the first time, or as a refresher. We will start @ 12:30 after our morning services, so you’ll be able to have a quick snack with us from 12pm in Room 1. Sunday 11th April book here. Sunday 18th April book here.

AGM



Our annual AGM will commence on the 23rd of May. We would love for all our partners to book in on Trybooking for the event as it will be an on-site AGM again. We would like to remind you that the reports will be sent out two weeks ahead of time for your convenience. An email will soon be sent out to all partners to help them assess their involvement as partners and to help them prepare for the AGM. Book here. 
 

Daylight savings ends this Sunday!



Daylight saving time ends at 2am (3am Daylight Saving Time) this Sunday 4th April when clocks are put back one hour. Don’t forget!
 

Office phone upgrade

 



In our continued efforts to be up to date with technology and finding the best deals around we are in the process of upgrading our phone and internet.  We have a temporary phone number for the church, please bear with us as we do the upgrade and we will advise you once things are back to normal.  In the meantime please call 9908 2046 to contact the church office and the counselling centre.


Sunday April 11th service booking



Booking is essential. Book here.
 
BRAAM BOTHA
Senior Pastor